Just yesterday, I signed myself into BlogHer‘s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge. It’s an event that encourages writers to make a post each day on their blog for one whole month! When I made my yes to this, a giant thought bubble automatically popped out: What the hell was I thinkin’? Posting everyday for one whole month? How the hell can I possibly do that?
Okay, ’nuff with the ranting. It’s a voluntary choice actually. Besides, I was thinking that this challenge shall serve as my motivation to really keep my blog alive and poppin’ for the whole month of November. And perhaps, if I get used to it I’d probably blog everyday until the following years!
What is NaBloPoMo?
As what I’ve said, this is an event sponsored by BlogHer where a particular blogger is
forced challenged/encouraged to write something on his or her blog for one whole month (In this case, the whole month of November). In a way, it resembles WordPress’ Post a Day/Post a Week challenge.
Hundreds, and even thousands of bloggers join in this event. And what’s even meatier about it is that the organizer (BlogHer) spruced the event up by having prizes at stake! Unfortunately, the prizes are for US residents only (sigh).
BlogHer chose the theme: Blogging for Blogging’s Sake this November and I think it really suits the season well.
The Difficult Part of NaBloPoMo
As a new blogger (see my post about it), I’m still learning my way through the ins and outs of the whole “blogsphere” and I’m just in the process of testing out my wings, flapping it a little, secretly wishing that I can already fly – so I guess my biggest challenge for this event is the writing itself.
I’m afraid I’m not a consistent writer. I mean, I always do suffer from what they call the “writer’s block.” My brain and digits don’t really synchronize well with each other unless a huge inspiration hits me – and when I say huge, I really mean something HUGE like a) when I’ve read a really good book and I wanted to make a review out of it, b) when good news knocked on my door, and c) whenever my sleeping creativity awakes.
Good thing though, BlogHer provides NoBloPoMo prompts each day for those writers who can’t really think of something to blog about. The questions are really nice and it’ll provoke your mind to write.
I’m really having my fingers crossed right now that I can live up to this situation I’ve gotten myself into. Nevertheless, I guess joining NaBloPoMo is actually a good idea, especially since I’m an aspiring writer.
The Plus Points of Joining NaBloPoMo
There are two good things NaBloPoMo grants to bloggers. One, each blogger will be able to practice his or her writing skills. Second, each blogger will be able to increase his or her site stats because of daily posting.
In many ways, I think NaBloPoMo is a great event for bloggers to showcase themselves, gain friends, read other blogs, improve, and just have fun writing!
If you’re interested in joining NaBloPoMo for this December (Sorry, November signing ended up yesterday), you may visit BlogHer and subscribe to their newsletter for updates.
In addition, you can check out the blog entries of NaBloPoMo participants. I’m smiling right now because I just did my first post! One down. How many posts left?
By the way, I’m blogger number 2187 in NaBloPoMo!
- NaBloPoMo 2011 (blatherskiteblog.com)
- NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts (blogher.com)
- Will You NaBloPoMo? (findingchutzpah.wordpress.com)