The big event of the blogging year is here, the anniversary of the original Nablopomo. I'm going to be a good environmentalist and recycle what I wrote in Nablopomo for November: No theme, just blog.
There is no theme this month other than blogging for blogging's sake. That written, there is an announcement.This sentence, which was repeated in the email and at this year's announcement at the website, is why I'm saying this month's theme is "Huge," even though there officially is no theme beyond blogging for blogging's sake.Every November, thousands of bloggers make this commitment to post daily. But it's about much more than posting; it's about community, connection and our shared craft. Those are all values worthy of a monthlong public celebration. So let's get into all the sparkly details!
NaBloPoMo happens every month, but due to its proximity to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), November tends to be the "official" month, and it is unofficially HUGE.
Back to my entry from last year.
I think I miscounted. I may not have posted anything about Nablopomo in November 2010, but I blogged every day that month, so I retroactively proclaim that I participated. That means that this is now the seventh November I participated in Nablopomo and the sixth anniversary of my first doing so. Time still flies.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 highlighting posts and handing out prizes.This is my fifth November participating since I first signed up in 2009 on my LiveJournal. My, how time flies.
It's as simple as this: post daily on your own blog. That's it. You can get fancy and cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site for more exposure. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page for November, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead.
So grab a cup of coffee, crack your knuckles, and let's get writing! Oh, but sign up for November's NaBloPoMo before you get lost in your own blog.
Follow over the link for the email and announcement at the website for this month.
From the Email:
November's NaBloPoMo is Going to Be HUGE!Now, the website.
November's NaBloPoMo: It's finally here!
On your marks...
Today officially kicks off the warm up to November's enormous NaBloPoMo. It's a time when several thousand bloggers commit to writing and posting daily. 30 days. 30 posts. Crack your knuckles and get ready to write.
But first, we have to talk details because we have a lot of cool stuff lined up in November. First and foremost, the NaBloPoMo newsletter will go out daily for the month of November. Each day, you'll get writing tips, a writing prompt, and highlighted NaBloPoMo posts.
We're having Twitter chats every weekday, we're holding an online "course" called BlogHer PRO school featuring concrete tips that will improve your blogging, and we're giving away tickets to the BlogHer PRO conference. There are writing prompts and badges and featured NaBloPoMo posts. It's 30 days of support, celebrating blogging with old friends and new.
You can read more about this month's NaBloPoMo in our opening post.
Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer.com this November, and commit to post every single day this month!This month is already huge. I signed up on the 30th of October and my blog is 322nd on the list (normally it's in the first 100) and there are 735 blogs on the list. The signup period extends until the 5th, so I fully expect there will be more than 1000 bloggers signed up when all is said and done. Huge, indeed!
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.
What Is NaBloPoMo?
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.
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.
This year, we've lined up a lot of resources to help you take your blog to the next level before the new year.
How Do I Join? What Do I Do?
NaBloPoMo starts November 1 and runs until November 30. Just make the commitment to post on your own blog every day. It's that simple.
So grab a cup of coffee, crack your knuckles, and let's get writing!