Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer.com this November, and commit 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.
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:
- Add your blog to the November NaBloPoMo blogroll until November 5. (That's the list we're using to choose the prizes, too.)
- 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.
- You can also cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site for more exposure.
- If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts. It will show all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead.
To help you take your blog and business to the next level, this year we're giving away four passes to BlogHer PRO! 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 8, 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!BlogHer PRO School
In honor of NaBloPoMo in November, BlogHer is thrilled to announce BlogHer PRO School, a month-long, eight-post "course" with concrete lessons on how to improve your writing. We've got some AH-MAZING bloggers lined up to share their best, most successful tips. And they'll be appearing in our Twitter chat for questions and follow-ups as well. Get the full details here.Twitter Chats Every Weekday
Join BlogHer social media manager Diane Lang, members of BlogHer's editorial staff, and writers of BlogHer PRO School posts to talk about the daily NaBloPoMo prompts and checking in on progress. We'll be on Twitter every weekday (except American Thanksgiving and Black Friday) at 10AM PT/1PM ET. You're not alone in this, so join us with the hashtag #NaBloPoMo!Daily Newsletter
About those newsletters... we're once again increasing the frequency of the newsletter to daily just for the month of November, so you can get your writing prompts directly in your in-box. How's that for service? If you're not signed up for the NaBloPoMo newsletter, add yourself on the signup page now. After the month of NaBlo (er, November), the newsletter will go back to once per month.)More Prompts and Help
This year, BlogHer and WordPress.com are again joining forces to bring you writing prompts, blogging how-tos, and tips to keep you motivated to blog every day. Sign up for the NaBloPoMo newsletter to get all of our updates, and find more at WordPress.com's blogging site, The Daily Post.
Start with their fantastic Survival Guide to get you in the right frame of mind for daily posting.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. In other words, 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.
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