November is National Blog Posting Month

Each November, writers all over the world hunker down and spend the month writing. National Novel Writing Month is the best known challenge, but don’t be fooled – other writers do it, too. Blogging has its own challenge – NaNoPoblano, as it’s called. National Blog Posting Month. Ra at Rarasaur created NaNoPoblano, I believe, and I’ve been aware of it for several years. This year, I’m joining as a way to jump-start myself back into one of my favorite hobbies.

Click the image above to learn more about NaNoPoblano, see participating bloggers, or join the challenge yourself.

My Goals

There are two ways to do NaNoPoblano this year: 30 days of posts, like every year, or a new-for-2020 version that includes 10 days of posting, 10 days of commenting, and 10 days of sharing. I’m doing the traditional version this year for simplicity but plan on commenting and sharing as well.

  • 300 words per day
  • 1 or more comments per day on others’ posts
  • 1 or more shares per week of others’ posts on Twitter or via my own blog

I typically don’t post much on Twitter. I prefer to doom-scroll. But in November, I plan to start using that platform a bit more to share my own posts and to boost others’. We’ll see how that goes; if I get to 30 days of continuous posts and nothing else, I’ll be thrilled.

Why I’m Doing NaNoPoblano This Year

  • I miss blogging.
  • I miss being creative.
  • I like human connection.
  • I’m tired of spending my time scrolling instead of creating.
  • I feel like doing more to support the work of bloggers I have followed for years.

If you decide to join NaNoPoblano this year too, let me know!

25 comments

  1. Happy peppering! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts. (And count me in among the “hate the blocks but have gotten used to them” group!)

  2. I didn’t know about this! I had already signed up for the National Novel Writing Month challenge, because I’m…ambitious (or nuts!) And I’m getting nervous! Thanks for the info though.

    • Wow good luck on NaNoWriMo! I tried the summer version once but can’t remember what my word count ended up. It was not 30k, lol. Hope you’ll update us on how you do!

  3. This sounds great. I’m new to blogging and have found the whole process has been really enjoyable so far and given me a much needed outlet throughout sometimes difficult times. Bring it on!

  4. Hi
    Nice to meet you! I just launched my blog last week. I’m doing Nanopoblano too! Go big, or go home…I guess🤪 Looking forward to your writing! 🌹

  5. It will be very ambitious for me to write every day. It’s nice to know there are alternatives for 2020. Either way, all the activity will help bloggers.

  6. Wow, I had no idea about the blogging variant, so thanks for enlightening me! Won’t be participating in either though, because I already have some writing obligations to fulfil. Am wishing you all the best with your writing goals for November!

  7. Good luck to you. I follow a blogger who posts funny blurbs about movies. For October, he’s been posting every day about horror movies. I have no idea how he keeps coming up with mild to moderately amusing stuff every day. Going for a streak seems like it would be the hardest thing to do for me. Maybe I can commit to two per week which would be about a 50% Increase. When did you become the ‘wine-drinking blogger’?

    • Yeah, I’m not sure what’s the longest I’ve gone posting back to back…this would probably be like 1000% increase for me, lol. On the wine-drinming blogger honestly I am not sure?? I changed it to that sometime after college graduation and have wanted to change it back to my old one but I cannot for the life of me figure out where to edit that piece of this wordpress layout. Lol.

    • Ha! I want to make it so that when I post, only a blurb is emailed to followers so they need to click through. I’ve gone searching for that at least 10 times. WordPress isn’t the most intuitive tool… and what’s up with that block text thing?

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