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NaBloPoMo: Marathon Blogging

National Blog Posting Month November 2010

Recently over coffee, my friend Anthony laid an interesting idea on the table – let’s be each other’s source of accountability for posting a blog each day.

Me: Each day?

Him: Yes. And if there’s not a new post up by 5pm, let’s ping each other.

Me: Every day?

Him: Yes, every day.

He told me to think about it.

Then today a different friend tweeted about NaBloPoMoNow blow—what? National Blog Posting Month. Oh, like NaNoWriMo…

I’ve always been a fan of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I usually sit on the sidelines, cheering on writers who are brave enough to craft 50,000 words in a mere 30-days. The idea of pumping out a novel like that is exceptionally admirable and epic, but I’ve never participated. I’m a writer at heart, but being setting out to write a novel is very different.

But one blog post a day could work. It’s less intimidating than NaNoWriMo and way more applicable to my life and goals at this time, yet still ambitious.

Why am I doing this?

  • I have this glorious, beautiful blog that deserves some contextual love.
  • I have a lot to say, and I haven’t been saying it.
  • Some big things have happened this year and more incredible things are happening before it finishes; I don’t want to let those go unnoticed.
  • And most importantly, I’m doing this for me.

My coffee buddy will be NaBloPoMo-ing along with me, and we’ll keep each other on track (you’re welcome to do so as well).

My goal for this month is to become a blogging machine and stop letting that little voice in the back of my head get its way when it says, “you shouldn’t post that…” Goodbye writer’s sabotage and perfectionist’s doom! I have a voice and a blog for a reason; let’s do this.


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