Friends, I am not going to claim that I am any more organized this year for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) than I was last year. Well, maybe just a little, because look, here I am, giving you a heads up a month early! It’s something, right? I thought I’d try and get the word out a bit in advance this year so that you can make up your mind and don’t feel like I am springing this on you.
But let me back up for a minute.
What is this NaBloPoMo thing, you ask? In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a 30-day blogging challenge first launched by Eden Kennedy in 2006. You can read more about it here. Once upon a time, when blogging was all the rage (ha!), there was a strong following with hundreds of participants, which has in the meantime all but crumbled and disappeared. Most people have moved on to other platforms or stopped blogging altogether. But I am still doing it, I am still writing and participating every year in November. 30 days, 30 blog posts. That’s it. That is all that is required. My own personal challenge every year – this will be my 17th year. Who says that we can’t keep this thing going?
I might be the only blogger in the whole wide blogosphere who is still keeping it up (not true, my friend Tobia has been a reliable companion these last few years, and quite a few others joined last year!), but I am determined to blog my way through November and I invite you to join me!
I know, maybe you think you don’t know what to write about or that you don’t have the time to blog every day. It’s valid. November is a busy month for many of us with the holidays approaching and all. But, a little discipline has hurt no one and besides, 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. Also, remember that 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!
Last year, I also shared a post about NaBloPoMo Best Practices, a list of tips and tricks to make participation more successful and fun. I thought I’d link to it here so you can get organized.
COME JOIN ME
I hope you’re excited to come here a little more often in November and I’d be super-stoked if you decided to join me. Please spread the word and invite others. The more, the merrier! Oh, and please use the hashtag #NaBloPoMo2022, so I can find you (and promote your posts!). I’ll keep a running list of participants on my NaBloPoMo page.
Come on, you know it’ll be fun!