Have you been posting daily since November 1st? If so, it’s likely that you’ve been participating in National Blog Posting Month, an internet tradition for the last five years. Launched in 2006 by Eden Kennedy (of the blog Fussy), with roots firmly embedded in National Novel Writing Month (known as nanwrimo, of course), this program is designed to encourage bloggers to write on a daily basis during the month of November.
This year the reins of NaBloPoMo have moved from Eden’s site to BlogHer, who bought the site and the name this year. BlogHer is hosting writing prompts and featuring posts, and the theme is “glorious madness.”
Best of all, NaBloPoMo leads to some of the richest writing on the web.
When I started blogging in 2004 most other bloggers I knew were bloggers writing about their lives. I loved it because I was immersed in these people’s lives many anonymous and it was an amazing experience to watch people’s lives unfold. I’m still avid readers of some of those blogs today. What I love best about NaBloPoMo is that it infuses the blogosphere with the spirit of those early bloggers, with words just filling the world with everyone’s thoughts, hopes, dreams, joys and sadness.
It’s a wondrous time of year.
Check it out! You’ll find BlogHer’s info about NaBloPoMo here.
Writing prompts are here; even if you don’t participate in NaBloPoMo, these prompts are ever green and a GREAT way to practice your writing skills and create fresh content for your blog. If you’ve ever had one of those day where you can’t think of something to write, here’s your inspiration.
And if you want to celebrate the joy of blogging, jump on into the blogroll here and enjoy some of the more than 2200 bloggers participating. Yep, you read that right: 2200 bloggers.
And it’s not too late. You can still jump in and finish the rest of the month out and blog every day. Enjoy.