If you’ve been blogging for a while, I am sure have heard about NaBloPoMo before.
National Blog Posting Month.
Bloggers commit to update their blogs once a day for an entire month.
The whole thing was started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy as a goof based on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). After she had failed to write a novel in 30 days, she decided that she could at least write a blog post every day for a month.
She put the idea out on the Internet, thinking that she could maybe get some people to join in and you know how people go crazy over ideas like that. The first year there were 2000 participants. By 2010 the official website had over 16,000 members. A blogging movement was born. You can get all your questions answered here.
Originally, the official NaBloPoMo month was November, but the idea has gained such popularity over time that people started doing it every month of the year now. Some months have themes and writing prompts are posted on the website. While I think it’s neat that people can participate any month of the year now (November is usually a busy month for many and maybe not the most convenient), I’ll stick to November.
I can proudly say that I’ve been participating for the last five years. I was one of the first 2000 participants in 2006 and of course, I’ll participate again this year! A lot of bloggers friends have done NaBloPoMo in the past and it’s been fun to have something to look forward to all year. It’s also an opportunity to find new, interesting blogs and meet new people.
To make 30 consecutive blog posts fun for you as well, I’d kindly like to ask for your help. This is your opportunity to chime in and let me know:
- What would you like to read more about this next month?
- Anything that you always wanted to ask but never have?
- Any pictures that you want me to take and post on my blog?
- Any other ideas, prompts, memes that you’d like to see in a blog post?
Inspire me! Ask away! Who knows when you’ll get this chance again! Also, this is the perfect time to de-lurk if you haven’t done so in the past ;)
Are you participating this year?
Let me know, so that I can come check out your posts and so that we can support each other!