If you’ve been around the blogosphere, you might remember NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), the 30-day blogging challenge first launched by Eden Kennedy in 2006. I’ve been participating since year one and even though 2016 was the last year that BlogHer officially hosted NaBloPloMo, I am still writing and participating every year in November. And so can you.It's NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. 30 days, 30 blog posts. Are you up for the challenge? #nablopomo2020 Click To Tweet
I know, it’s a lot of pressure to blog every day. NaBloPoMo used to have hundreds of participants, but in recent years people have moved on to other platforms or stopped blogging altogether. Many people say that they don’t know what to write about or that they don’t have the time to blog every day. Oh, but you can totally do this on Instagram if that is your preferred platform now! And I know a lot of you post on Instagram almost daily, so you really don’t have an excuse.
My tip: a little planning goes a long way. Not every blog post has to be a deep, long, elaborate piece of writing. Sometimes sharing a picture or some random thoughts is all it takes to engage your readers! I admit, right here, that I’ve been planning out my November blogging month a bit in advance, and while I will be posting every day in November, not every word will be written on the day that it will be posted. And that is okay.
There used to be long lists of blogging prompts and blog ideas that people could use for the challenge. I never really used those list, but in case, they help you to commit, here are just some ideas what you could blog about this month.,
- why you still blog
- your personal COVID-19 experience
- a book review
- your favorite hobby and what you love about it
- a craft project
- a recipe (or three)
- your four-legged friend(s) (I am living vicariously through you!)
- blogs you love
- something you’ve learned this year
- new products you’ve tried
- your favorite pandemic home activities
I hope you’re excited to come here a little more often this month. Also, I’d love for you to join me and use the hashtag #NaBloPoMo2020, so I can find you (and promote your posts!). You’re welcome to also steal some of my post ideas, if they inspire you to write. They’re not all original and some posts are borrowed from other bloggers (because this is what bloggers do – inspire each other and share great post ideas!). There really is no pressure (or punishment) involved. If you skip a day, nobody’s going to yell at you, I promise. It’s just a fun way to connect and support each other!
Oh, and before I go: I am thinking about organizing another Secret Santa Mug Swap this year. I’ve hosted a swap for the last few years and this year would be the 5th consecutive year. I imagine it would be especially nice this year to spread some holiday cheer when many of us will be stuck at home for the holidays. Would you be interested in participating (again) this year? Let me know in the comments!