August's NaBloPoMo is Red Hot

5 years ago

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?


It's the middle of summer, and you could fry an egg on the sidewalk in D.C. We're escaping the heat by jumping in the pool and hanging out in air conditioning, though we're also embracing the heat, happy for warm weather after months of long sleeves and sweaters.

This month, we're exploring the word hot. Whether we're talking about physical hotness or a spicy dish, we'll be examining the things that heat us up. Do you avoid or embrace hot button issues on your blog? What is the difference between being hot-tempered and passionate? And debate with us: is hotness something you can ever lose, and what age does it come about?

The theme and writing prompts, as always, are there as a guide if you want some structure to your month, though you can always sign up for NaBloPoMo and chart your own path.

If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts August 1 and runs until August 31. Just make the commitment to (1) blog daily for the month (nothing more to it than that!) and (2) to support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers by reading a handful of the other blogs on the blogroll. Cheer them along and they'll cheer you on too. You can sign up for August's NaBloPoMo until August 5th. You can grab the official badge here and upload a link to the badges you make.

It's as simple as that: post daily on your own blog. That's it. You can get fancy and cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page for August, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead.

NaBloPoMo is what you make of it. At its core, all you need to do is post daily on your blog. The point of NaBloPoMo is not to be restricted by the theme, but instead to either take it or leave it. If you'll do better blogging every day based on what's happening in your world, throw aside the daily prompts.

So start thinking about what's hot and sign up for August's NaBloPoMo.

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.