It’s that time of year again.
November is National Blog Posting Month. Otherwise known as NaBloPoMo, it’s the time when bloggers everywhere commit to writing daily for the entire month.
While NaBloPoMo actually does occur year round, November is the “birthday” of the event. (It’s sort of the lazy step-sister of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.) More bloggers are involved during November than any other part of the year. Other months have specific themes. For November NaBloPoMo, the theme is simply blogging for blogging’s sake.
Last year, I jumped in with two feet and ended up blogging daily for 61 days in a row. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot. Even through the holidays and the growth of my business, I was able to keep it up and find some amazing bloggers (whose blogs I still read regularly) in the process.
During those 61 days, I also really feel like I hit my stride in the blogging world. Though I’ve been blogging regularly since 2007 (via this and other blogs), writing daily for two busy months taught me how to discipline myself when it comes to writing. I was more thoughtful about my posts. I planned my content and when I would write it, schedule it and share it.
Guess what? Since I completed my daily writing feat, I’ve been blogging regularly ever since. I don’t have trouble finding topics to write about, and I’m better at planning my posts. In fact, I really feel like content for blog posts comes to me at this point.
So, I’m joining the #NaBloPoMo crew again this year.
Did I mention the prizes? According to Melissa Ford, our NaBloPoMo host on Blogher.com, there will be two prize draws per week for people on the official blogroll (add your blog to the blogroll here). Prizes include free passes to BlogHer conferences and Voices of the Year e-books. Of course, you will need to be daily blogging in order to be eligible for the prizes.
Who’s joining me? (And I’ll totally support you through the process. We’re all in this together!)