NaBloPoMo is not a swear word. NaBloPoMo is November’s National Blog Posting Month. So for the whole month of November the aim is to write a blog post a day. So far I’m up to two, doing okay. I did miss Saturday and Sunday but then I did think 1 November was Sunday so technically I’m only behind one post.
NaBloPoMo started in 2006 and came off the back of NaNoWriMo, National Novel writing month, where you write 50,000 words and hopefully a novel in the month of November. I’d like to do that one day but in the mean time I thought I’d try NaBloPoMo, it seemed like a good place to start. It seemed perfect. I’ve been wanting to write more regularly and now this. It’s like the universe is reading my mind.
It’s a big ask though. At the moment I’m managing one blog post a week, most weeks. The most post’s I’ve done in a week was three when I was in NYC. So I’ve got my work cut out for me. I’m going to need ideas, inspiration and energy and some great tips. Here’s mine below.
Tips to help with your daily November blog posts for NaBloPoMo
- Look up the Blog Her 2014 NaBloPoMo prompts. I particularly like ‘Do you think feel you’ve found your voice on your blog?’ That’s tomorrow’s prompt. There’s a prompt for every day if you get stuck.
- Story ideas typed into the notes app of your iphone. I used to think of story ideas and then forget them. Now no matter what I’m doing I either type them into the notes app or write them down in my moleskin notebook (#favouritethings #cannever have too many) that I keep in my handbag. Little grabs of brilliance or at least writable topics that can help me out when inspiration takes a wrong turn to my brain.
- Reading the papers for current topics in the news. Today one of the biggest horse races in the world was run. The favourite died and another horse is seriously sick. If that topic doesn’t smack you in the face and knock you down and give you heaps to write about, I don’t know what will.
- Ask your friends and family what they’d like to read. You have a captive audience use them. Ask them, talk to them. What would they spend 5-10 minutes reading and commenting on
- Post something visual. A post is a post. Post a photo or a favourite drawing. Tell your readers what it is and why it’s up there. The writing is mechanical and probably brief but it will get you over the line for the day.
So there you have it my promise to have a go at daily posting for November’s NaBloPoMo and my tips for finding topics for each day’s blog post. Now you know, that I have committed to writing a post a day.
So I might not be swearing at you now when I say ahh NaBloPoMo but I can’t guarantee I won’t be swearing come 30 November!