Nourish Yourself by Participating in May's NaBloPoMo

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So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?


Yum. What makes you think "yum" when you see a cake in a bakery's glass case, or walk by the open back door of a restaurant kitchen and smell meat grilling, or taste that tomato sauce that has been bubbling on the stove all afternoon? Is it because you're hungry, or is it because food goes beyond fueling our body, speaking to our very soul? Food obviously nourishes us in the sense that it keeps us alive, but good food does so much more: it makes us feel happy, transports us to other countries, or gives us access to memories.

This month, we're going to be looking at food as nourishment and food as a harbinger of fun and creativity.  We'll be recounting favourite recipes and restaurants.  And we'll be looking at what else nourishes us: is it writing, religion, relationships?

Additionally, the BlogHer food conference is meeting this month in Miami, Florida on May 16 and 17.  Watch BlogHer to see delicious news coming out of the conference site.

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 May 1 and runs until May 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 May's NaBloPoMo until May 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 May, 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.

Sign up for May's NaBloPoMo and sink your teeth into some delicious blog posts.

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

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