1: I can’t believe it’s NaBloPoMo again

NaBloPoMo November 2013

I really don’t know how that happened. Where did this year go? November is here and that means it’s time for National BloPosting Month.

Bloggers commit to update their blogs once a day for an entire month. Every year, I contemplate if I am going to do it again. Every year, I cave. I’ve participated for the last 7 years, since the whole damn thing was started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy as a goof based on National NovelWriting 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. A blogging movement was born. You can get all your questions answered here.

The official NaBloPoMo month was November, but the idea has gained such popularity over time that people started doing the blogging challenge every month of the year now. You can basically pick a month that suits you and sign up. I, however, will stick to November. It’s what I am used to and what I am looking forward to all year.The challenge is now hosted through blogher.com and here is the official blogroll (you have time to sign up until November, 5th – and you can win prizes, too!). There is also a prompts list if that is your thing (I won’t be doing all the prompts, but may use some for inspiration).

Like last year, I’d like to ask you – my readers – for content ideas for this month:

  • What would you like to read more about this next month?
  • Anything that you always wanted to ask me but never have?
  • Any other ideas, prompts, memes that you’d like to see in a blog post?

Inspire me! Ask away! Now is your chance. This is also 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 even link you here) and so that we can support each other.

I already know about a few blog friends who have signed up. Go check them out.
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  1. Ooh yay, as you know I’ve failed at restarting my own blog so far, but I’m so exciting about getting a new San post every day this month! :)
    I always love your posts about anything related to Germany (I may be biased) and also I LOVE seeing how people live so a.) an(other) apartment tour please?, and b.) a Day In The Life Of where you take us through the boring-but-not-to-us details of a typical day as San? :)
    Good luck, and I can’t wait to read! <3

  2. I’ll be participating (or at least trying!)

  3. I do well if I blog once/week, I can’t imagine posting something every day! I always enjoy reading more from you during NaBloPoMo though :) I agree with Kat, can we have an (other) apartment tour? I love reading those :)

  4. I’m a NaNoWriMo girl, but it’s awesome you’re doing something like this! I’ll try to stop in as often as I can to see what you’re writing.
    Maybe go through a how-to process of how you create those cute cards? ;)

  5. I’ve always watched the NaNoFillintheBlanks from afar, but this year I felt the pull to participate. Maybe it’s because of the belonging I found at BiSC, but I just want to rejoin with that community that was so real in May, but sometimes seems to turn ever more nebulous as the days pass.

  6. I second the idea of taking us through a regular day in the life of Sandra. And how about a post all about “what if…”, like, what if you had never moved to the US, what would your life be like now? Would you be in Germany or some other country? What if you could do it all over again, would you pick the same majors in College or do something else? And what job would you have?

    I thought about starting a blog… maybe I’ll go for it in the next few weeks. Not sure about posting every day, but can’t wait to read your daily posts this month.

  7. This is the first time committing to something as big as blogging every day – I’m a little nervous! But, two of my friends who blog did this over the summer and it made me want to do it. I had completely forgotten that NaBloPoMo happens in Novmeber (well, the big one does) so it just worked out really well.

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