So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?
December kicks off a new addition to the BlogHer conference family -- BlogHer PRO -- and what better way to celebrate it than to consider how work fits into each of our lives?
More and more, the work we do isn't falling into clear-cut, 9-to-5 boundaries. Some work is unpaid but moves us closer to our overall goal. Some work doesn't feel like work at all because it's so much fun.
And, of course, we'll need to spend the month daydreaming your ideal work to make sure you're doing the work you really want to do (and if you're not, maybe January will be a time to start down a new path!).
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 course.
If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts December 1 and runs until December 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 December's NaBloPoMo until December 5. 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 NaBloPoMo on BlogHer. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page for December, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so that 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 feels like work and what feels like play. And join us on the BlogHer.com homepage and on Facebook, where we'll be talking about work and sharing career tips daily through midmonth!
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