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.
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!