First, the email:
Pour yourself a cup of coffee, open the bag of Twizzlers, crack your knuckles... because it's time for November's NaBloPoMo. While NaBloPoMo happens every month, November is always the biggest crowd, and we pull out all the stops: from blogging advice to Twitter chats to prizes.Next, the website:
Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up — it's about community and connection. It's also about honing your craft, challenging yourself, and taking your blog to the next level. And we're going to help you do that.This is why I say the theme is "Huge" even though there is officially no theme other than blogging ones heart out.
NaBloPoMo was started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy, as a response to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and BlogHer began leading the charge in 2011. We now run NaBloPoMo writing challenges every month … but November still tends to be the "official" month, and it is unofficially HUGE.
Think of it as one big blogging party meant to give you enough energy, ideas and inspiration to supercharge your blogging mojo and carry you through the next 12 months. We do our part to keep the energy going by celebrating the big crowd by featuring great posts, sharing prompts, cheering you on, and handing out prizes.I'll ignore the prompts this month; I have enough to blog about.
NaBloPoMo is also a fantastic time to catapult your blog toward greater visibility and online opportunities. You'll likely build readers, both through your frequent posts and through people exploring the NabBloPoMo blogroll.I'm second on the blogroll, right after Alphabet Salad, who lives right across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This is the second month we've signed up one after the other. I've already told her hello.
So grab a cup of coffee, crack your knuckles, and let's get writing!Looking forward to posting an entry every day this month, just as I have every month for the four and one half years since I started this blog.
Finally, a meme for this month's theme.