It's all about the comments

4 years ago

I think one of the things I like - no, love! - the most about blogging is the ability for others to share their own thoughts on what I've written by way of the comments feature. Thinking about it, this potential for input from readers is really what keeps me coming back to blogging day after day, writing and sharing my thoughts and life with the world instead of keeping them locked up in a private journal for my eyes only.

So when I signed up for another month of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer, I was intrigued to see that the theme for the month of June is Comment.

NaBloPoMo June 2014

Wondering how on earth anyone could possibly write a whole month's worth of blog posts on commenting, I headed over to take a look at the list of prompts for June - and realized right away that apparently I don't have enough imagination! I was inspired by several of the questions before me - things like, "Who owns the comment section: the blog writer or the blog readers?" and, "Are you good at holding your tongue, or do you need to say what is on your mind?" and, "Do you strongly support freedom of speech? Do you think it should have limits?" Several of the prompts triggered an immediate response that made me want to dive right in and start writing; others caught me a bit off-guard and made me stop and think. In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing what emerges as I and my fellow NaBloPoMo-ers tackle these interesting subjects. I think June is going to be an interesting time of exploration, definition, and discussion, and I'm looking forward to being a part of it!

As always, I probably won't follow the prompts list entirely - I'll still be featuring my regular Gratitude Linkup, Tangled Tuesday, Photo Friday, and Photo A Day Challenge posts, as well as any other topic that happens to take my fancy on any given day... but that's the beauty of NaBloPoMo, isn't it?! What you choose to post is entirely up to you - the prompts are there as a resource, but all that matters is that you post something every day throughout the month.


Interested? Think you might want to give NaBloPoMo a try this month? Head on over to BlogHer and sign up for daily posting in June... then come back to this post and COMMENT to let me know you did it! ;)

Will you be participating in NaBloPoMo in June?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo May 2014

(Original post in Alphabet Salad.)

Laurel Regan blogs about life as she lives it at Alphabet Salad - "an eclectic assortment of rants & ramblings."

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