Three years ago, in November 2013, I joined thousands of bloggers and writers around the world in my first National Blog Posting Month. The goal was to blog once a day for 30 days.
I was excited about joining the effort, but frankly, a bit concerned whether I would be able to write and publish a post 30 days in a row.
Since I was publishing posts once or twice a week, joining NaBloPoMo would mean a drastic change to my work.
I admit it, some days were easy. Other days were a struggle.
But I met my goal! And it led to me writing and publishing daily for over two years.
While writing daily helped me to better focus on my work, one of the other benefits was meeting so many other people in the writing and blogging community.
Last December I stopped posting daily and started a new schedule of publishing posts four times a week.
But with National Blog Posting Month starting tomorrow, I decided I’m going to return to posting daily.
Join Me for National Blog Posting Month
Want to join me starting tomorrow in writing a blog post every day for 30 days?
You’ll be joining bloggers and writers around the world who have signed up for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), a free event where they pledge to publish a post every day.
Started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy, NaBloPoMo has been led by BlogHer since 2011.
It’s an excellent way to get in the habit of
- Writing daily
- Challenging yourself
- Meeting others in the writing community
- Increasing your readership
Did I mention NaBloPoMo is free? Yep!
Sign Up for NaBloPoMo
Do you already have a blog? Great!
Add your blog to the BlogHer BlogRoll. You’ll get more visibility for your blog.
And if you add your blog to the blogroll before November 5, 2016, you’ll be eligible to win one of four passes to the BlogHer17 conference in June 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
Need to set up a blog? WordPress.com offers free blogs (with a subdomain).
Or you can sign up for one of their premium plans to use a custom domain name. (If you need help, let me know).
Looking for Blogging Tips and Ideas?
The folks at BlogHer know that coming up with ideas for your NaBloPoMo blog posts can be challenging. And that’s why they suggest you join their WritingLab Facebook group to get helpful writing prompts and tips.
Another useful source for blogging advice are the free WordPress.com Blogging University online courses.
You’ll discover a range of short (14 to 28 days) courses with bite-sized daily blogging assignments to get you writing in no time. Here are a few of the courses:
Three years ago, I used the WordPress.com Blog Event Survival Guide to keep me motivated.
I hope you’ll join me in November for a month of blog posting with NaBloPoMo. It’s a great way to challenge yourself as a writer!
I’ve invited several of my friends and colleagues to join me.
But so far, only one has semi-committed to NaBloPoMo. Hopefully, others will take up the challenge! (It’s more fun with friends, co-workers, and colleagues.)
Remember to add the BlogHer NaBloMoPo badge to your blog .
And comment below with your blog address so I can read your writing and comment on your posts!