Last fall I participated in BlogHer’s National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo for short) hosted by Yeah Write. Since it was November, the month we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, I decided to write posts on gratitude and things for which I was thankful. The month before, I began a list of ideas so that I would be able to achieve the goal of NaBloPoMo: to publish a blog post every day.
While I think it was good to keep focused on thankfulness, holding myself to the gratitude theme for the whole month was a challenge. I felt like I had to set aside some stories that could have been good in order to keep with my declared motif. I was relieved when it was all over.
This year, I’m taking the NaBloPoMo plunge once again, but I’m giving myself the freedom to write anything. That’s a good idea because we found a house and will be moving. Yup, I think it sounds crazy to commit to this blogging challenge while moving, too. Fortunately, I have a few guest posts lined up that are already drafted and ready to go, so that takes some of the pressure off.
Pressure? Nah, it’s all in my head. The folks at Yeah Write know life gets in the way, so no one is judging if a blogger misses a day. However, they are offering incentives to those who publish every day in November. If you think you’re up to the challenge, join us here. You’ll meet new-to-you bloggers and have a chance to win cool prizes. What are you waiting for?
Look at that: Day 1 complete. Only twenty-nine more days to go.