NaBloPoMo Is Here!

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Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer.com this November by committing to post every single day this month!

Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up — it's about community and connection. It's also about honing your craft, challenging yourself, and taking your blog to the next level. And we're going to help you do that.

What Is NaBloPoMo?

NaBloPoMo was started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy, as a response to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and BlogHer began leading the charge in 2011. We now run NaBloPoMo writing challenges every month … but November still tends to be the "official" month, and it is unofficially HUGE.

Think of it as one big blogging party meant to give you enough energy, ideas and inspiration to supercharge your blogging mojo and carry you through the next 12 months. We do our part to keep the energy going by celebrating the big crowd by featuring great posts, sharing prompts, cheering you on, and handing out prizes.

NaBloPoMo is also a fantastic time to catapult your blog toward greater visibility and online opportunities. You'll likely build readers, both through your frequent posts and through people exploring the NabBloPoMo blogroll.

This year, we've lined up a lot of resources to help you take your blog to the next level before the new year.

How Do I Join? What Do I Do?

NaBloPoMo starts November 1 and runs until November 30. Just make the commitment to post on your own blog every day. It's that simple.

To increase your exposure and participation, you should:

  1. Add your blog to the November NaBloPoMo blogroll until November 5. (That's the list we're using to choose the prizes, too.)
  2. Support other bloggers doing NaBloPoMo by reading a handful of the other blogs on the blogroll. Cheer them along, and they'll cheer you on, too.
  3. You can also cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site for more exposure.
  4. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts. It will show all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead.

Win a Pass to the Annual BlogHer Conference

To help you take your blog and business to the next level, this year we're giving away two passes to BlogHer '16 in Los Angeles! You'll need to have your name on the blogroll by November 5 to be eligible. We'll be announcing the winners and giving away the pass codes by November 11, so you have time to make plans to either attend, or give the pass away to your readers. Take a look at the official contest rules here, then sign up and commit to blog daily!

Wordpress, Too!

Wordpress is once again partnering with BlogHer for November's NaBloPoMo. Start with their fantastic Survival Guide to get you in the right frame of mind for daily posting. Also check out WordPress.com's blogging site, The Daily Post for more resources.

Newsletter

If you're not signed up for the NaBloPoMo newsletter, add yourself on the signup page now. The newsletter goes out once a month at the end of the month.

Badges

Lastly, you can grab the official badge here and upload a link to the badges you make.

Wheeew, that was a lot of information. Think of November's NaBloPoMo somewhere between the blogosphere's biggest hug and bloggy boot camp. We're going to ask you about your goals in our daily writing prompts (and Twitter chats). We want you to think about what you are good at and celebrate it, in a big, wordy way. We're here to support and encourage you, so take advantage of a whole lot of blogging expertise this November and take your blog to the next level.

So grab a cup of coffee, crack your knuckles, and let's get writing! Oh, but sign up for November's NaBloPoMo before you get lost in your own blog.

Join us in posting every day in November for #NaBloPoMo and you could win one of two free passes to #BlogHer16 in Los Angeles next August.

Have fun!

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