November, apparently, is “National Blog Posting Month” and it comes with its own acronym: NaBloPoMo. I have been blogging since 2002, and I don’t recall this being a thing but a quick search points to many blog posts on the subject. In 2006 Eden Kennedy took the idea of National Novel Writing Month and applied it to blogging.
The challenge is to inspire blog authors to post each day this month—thirty days, thirty posts. Automattic, the people behind Wordpress posted about the challenge last week:
November’s National Blog Posting Month challenge is an opportunity for creators to find new inspiration, strengthen their content and get into the habit of consistent posting. By searching the web for inspiring content, you are on track to find new and creative ways to post daily. Working with new styles and formats is a great way to expand your offerings and learn more about what you like, and what content resonates with your audience. Creating a blogging community or continuing to build one is a great way to ensure that you stay connected, motivated, and encouraged to post your content all month long.
I don’t know that I’ve ever participated in a challenge like this, but I’m in. It’s meant to inspire others, and I hope it has that effect instead of annoying subscribers. If there was ever a time to have some input on what gets published here, now is it.
A number of blogs from days gone by came back to life this year, and I hope they’ll join me in publishing each day.