In November of last year, I actually decided I would try National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. I didn’t actually get very far; I did make some headway on framing out a storyline I had been kicking around for literally years, but then the month caught up with me, and I didn’t get much past 10.000 words (the definitional goal is 50,000 words before December 1).
However, some inspired folks have decided that if turning out writing is the goal, 30 blog posts in 30 days is also a worthwhile benchmark, and thus NaBloPoMo was born. This, I think, may be more achievable for me. Let’s see how it goes! (I’ll be counting both WordPress and LiveJournal posts for this purpose.)
There’s a lot of buzz each November around NaNoWriMo — you may notice some of your favorite blogs dedicating themselves to churning out 50,000 words this month.
If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blogging than writing a book, NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month — might be your speed: a challenge to post once every day for the entire month of November. No theme, no word count, no rules; just you, your blog, and 30 new posts.
NaBloPoMo started in 2006 in response to NaNoWriMo; not every blogger has the time or inclination to write a book, but the idea of a challenge that forces participants to stretch themselves, grow as bloggers, and be part of a supportive community is undeniably appealing. As founder Eden Kennedy, the power blogger behind fussy.org, put it:
If there’s one thing creative people…
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