It’s Alphabet Soup. It’s Acronym Stew. No, it is NaMoPoMo!
I’m celebrating making it through another October, often a very difficult month for me, by joining in this annual blog writing challenge by writing and posting on this blog every day in November. No. It doesn’t make sense to me either. And yes, this time of year is the beginning of Holiday Stress for most folks, me included. But, I’m joining this annual writing challenge with the funny name anyway. Why? Read on for a list of motivations behind my decision.
Why I Do NaBloPoMo
- Cohorts can support members by providing community. In this case – a writing community – and writers often tend toward the hermit communication model so anything that encourages community is good for those of us who would gladly move into a cave, as long as it had wifi.
- The best way to write more, is to write more. Duh! I know from experience that after completing a month of NaBloPoMo, posting several times a week becomes far easier. I’ve successfully navigated this challenge and improved my writing quality and quantity each time.
- I find that I always start many more posts than I finish. I save these starts as drafts and they serve as starters for posts during busy or dry spells for months after the challenge.
- This time of year is great for writing about some of my favorite topics that help to provide a bit of balance to the immense pressure to over-consume, over-spend, and generally run oneself ragged at this time of year.
- I also need the once a year reminder this challenge provides that posts do not have to be overly long or overly complicated.
So you can find out more about this challenge that actually goes on each month, although November is the original month for the challenge, by clicking on this post’s graphic near the top of the page.