NaBloPoMo – what do those innocent looking letters mean?
NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month.
National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo, is a month long writing exercise intended to occur annually in November. The first NaBloPoMo occurred in November of 2006, and was the brainchild of an American blogger. It was inspired by National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which also happens every November. Now I have no issue with NaNoWriMo which was founded in 1999 by authors in the San Francisco Bay Area who wanted to motivate themselves into producing more written work. This challenge requires authors to produce a 50,000 word novel within one month.
But writing a blog, is not writing a novel.
I have to say for me blogging is about quality not quantity and I often find myself just bypassing blogs that I normally enjoy on a regular basis during the month of November. A large part of me feels that if you do not have something to say on every other day of the year what makes November special? It is a dark, dank and often dismal month in the UK and I look forward to reading blogs filled with all sorts of inspirational writing, making, baking and tales of everyday life.
Please don’t get me started on writing prompts. Who need a daily prompt of what to write about? Get a journal people and spare the readers.
Oh and yes, before anyone says it is a free world and I don;t have to read if I don’t want to, well I know that and I won’t be.