BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo 2012 at yeah write

National Blog Posting Month

NaBloPoMo started in 2006 on a personal blog as an goofy companion to NaNoWriMo. The premise was basically: good lord, who has the time or the inclination to write an entire novel in one month, but we as bloggers can certainly write some post-y things every day for 30 days, right?

The concept took off, prizes were collected and distributed and, years later, the project has been taken over by BlogHer. It was a lot for one person to handle in its popularity, so it’s great to have the organizational structure behind it.

With that growth, NaBlo inevitably lost its original personal touch. How in the world can anyone make it around to 30,000 participating blogs? I just made that number up; I’ll bet it’s higher. Eden Kennedy, the blogger who originally launched the idea on her blog, had it going on. Anyway, NaBlo got a little frustrating for writers with tiny blogs like mine and I was kinda sad wandering around in the desert as it grew more popular. I was gonna skip it this year.

Momo steps in

Until I tweeted the question: “Is NaBloPoMo still a thing?”

And with the nicest tweetbomb from Momo over at BlogHer, I am again drawn to this fun project that helped me shape, during my first go-round in 2006, how I’ve continued to blog and interact with readers—real, personal stories without getting really personal, thoughtfully considering my readers’ perspectives.

NaBloPoMo on the yeah write grid

To make NaBlo easier to navigate, let’s do it together! I’ve created a grid for you. It’s completely open. All you’ll need to do is add the URL of your blog after you’ve signed up at BlogHer to participate. Yeah write is not affiliated with BlogHer in any way, so any questions you have about BlogHer or its NaBloPoMo event need to be directed to the BlogHer site. All I am doing is creating a space for the yeah write community participating in NaBloPoMo 2012 to gather in one space. That way, we can visit, comment, and cheer each other on. The same thing we do every week.

If any of your blogging friends on NaBlo are feeling a little lonely, please send them this way. I’ll be monitoring the grid for commercial sites, spam, trolls and jerks, so keep my job simple by only inviting bloggers who don’t owe you money. Or who never stood you up at Starbucks that one time.

The writing guidelines for NaBloPoMo

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  • Beginning November 1, write a blog post every day for the month of November
  • It doesn’t have to be a long post. A quote or photo will count
  • Every day includes weekends and American Thanksgiving
  • “Day” means between midnight and 11:59 p.m.
  • Writing several posts in one batch then scheduling them to publish on individual days is only cheating yourself; it’s supposed to be fun, not rebelling against the man trying to keep you down

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Adding your blog to the yeah write NaBloPoMo grid

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  • Sign up for NaBloPoMo at BlogHer
  • Grab the NaBloPoMo badge from the sidebar of yeah write and add it to your blog
  • Add your general blog URL. There’s no need to add each individual post to the grid every day. Once you’re on, you’re on
  • No commercial blogs. Those and any other posts designed to sell stuff to our readers will be removed
  • Let’s make the comment rounds just like it’s a challenge grid. Be courteous. If something brings out your inner attack dog, please crate that beyotch
  • Miss a day of writing? Don’t beat yourself up over it. The grid will still be here for you to read, write and comment. Write a new post when you can

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See you tomorrow!

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82 Responses to “BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo 2012 at yeah write”

  1. Hi! Just found your blog and looking for people to NaBloPoMo with!

  2. Such a great idea! This is my fourth year doing NaBloPoMo, and I’m glad I found you! :) It’s fun to support each other…I still keep up with some of the bloggers that I did NaBloPoMo with in 2010.

  3. Found you on Twitter – good luck this month!

  4. Erica, I hope you know that this website and all of your hard work is the main reason I enjoy writing as much as I do now.
    I have grown so much, and have met so many great people because of you.
    Thanks.

    Also, hello to all the new faces! There will be lots to read this month!

  5. Made it through day 1 – hurray! Only 29 to go. I had a great time reading everyone’s posts today.

    Also, Google/Blogger has taken a dislike to me and refuses to let me comment on any blog that is set to “Registered users” only (it doesn’t recognize my open ID or google profile). I also sometimes have problems with Disqus. I’ll send you an e-mail with my comment if I can find an e-mail address listed on your blog/profile.

    Good luck to everyone!

  6. Hey, Erica. I’m having a problem with the Yeah Write badge. It was there in my sidebar, but when I added the BlogHer badge, the Yeah Write image disappeared. The link is there, but the image is not. I don’t think I screwed up the HTML. I checked it carefully. Any idea what might be up? Thanks!

  7. Woot! Just published my first NaBloPoMo post, and psyched to keep going! Let’s do this!

  8. This is great! And I often write a post (or more) a day, so I’m excited. Only challenge is, I have a few sponsored blog posts scheduled to publish in November, but they aren’t supposed to be “commercial” posts. Can I still participate? It should only be 2 the whole month, and I can write more than one that day.

    • I’m actually wondering the same thing. I have a Vibrator giveaway scheduled for the middle of the week. And no, I’m not kidding about that. :)

      • That’s fine to both of you. Your blogs are not commercial. That’s what I’m trying to avoid :)

  9. Hold on tight! Who knows what we’ll get some day! So exciting. And we’re off…

  10. Don’t know how long I’ll last. I rarely last long on these things. But here I am…fresh from testing my limits on the edge of civilization.

  11. Oh, dear Lord, what have I done??? I read your post and it sounded all fun and everything, so I signed up. And now, I’ve realized, I’ve signed up!!

    At least I’ll have the support of you other cool people. Oh boy, here we go!

  12. What a great idea! The blogroll at BlogHer is a little overwhelming.

  13. You are so cool! It’s like a “Sub-NaBloPoMo” club! My blog is sportin’ the badge and I’m all linked up!

  14. I’m getting this error message, but can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong:

    Error: No backlink: You must provide a backlink on the guest blog/site

  15. woot woot sooo excited. and i lurve the badge. :)

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