I was thinking about the ebb and flow of things this morning at 4.15am. When sensible people were sleeping my mind was pondering the state of my writing. In particular I was thinking how this blog was more in the ebb than the flow of things, and when the ebbing is happening more than the flowing it is time to spice things up. Which is why at 4.20 this morning I signed up for a month of posting every day with NaBloPoMo.
NaBloPoMo (aka National Blog Posting Month) was created by Eden Kennedy who wrote:
In 2006 I started NaBloPoMo as kind of a joke because I’d failed at NaNoWriMo the previous year. I decided that if I couldn’t write a novel in thirty days, at the very least I could post on my blog every day for a month. I thought maybe thirty or forty people would do it with me. We ended up with around 2,000 bloggers, I think. In 2007 we moved to a real web site and got almost 6,000 people, and by January of 2010 we had more than 16,000 members. WHERE DID ALL YOU PEOPLE COME FROM?!
In 2010 Eden sold NaBloPoMo to BlogHer.com. On November 1st, 2011, the old NaBloPoMo site (hosted at Ning) was closed, and NaBloPoMo is now hosted at BlogHer.
National Blog Posting Month attracts thousands of participants who spend the month writing, commenting and blog hopping about seeking to encourage each other and find inspiration when the creative cupboard is bare, like mine in recent times.
The lovelies at Blogher who host the challenge have posted a series of prompts with no particular theme and that appeals to me because I have no plan, no editorial calendar – yet – and a bunch of ideas for short posts rattling around in the drafts’ folder. So, if like me, you have been wondering what to do with the time between work, home, socialising and paying bills, why not go visit the Blogher website and jump on board; they even have blog bling to add zip and zing to the sidelines.
The WordPress happiness engineers are on board with NaBloPoMo this year and have an amazing post with so much help and too many ideas to keep us all afloat during the thirty days of November.