Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another year, another NaBloPoMo

I've been cruising along pretty well with getting this new blog started, I must say.

NaBloPoMo (a platform for those who want to blog every day for a month) has been a big help.

The theme for January is "friends," but when I do a one-post-a-day month, I don't always stick to the official NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) theme.

It's interesting to see how NBPM, to make it really short, has developed over the years.

If my memory serves me right, it used to take place only in the month of November, and the base site was, well, pretty much just another blog.

I don't think there were themes at the beginning, either.

Now NaBloPoMo has become a full-blown social media site, with friends, profiles, an email function, and all the other accoutrements of our online era.

The possibilities the site now offers make my head spin.

Do you have any memories about what NaBloPoMo used to be? And have you ever participated in it?


  1. If memory serves, it was a response to NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. The founder of NaBloPoMo (Eden, I think?) decided that while she couldn't write a novel in a month, she could blog every day.

    I've done it a few times, and I'm sure I'll participate again at some point.

  2. Thanks for chiming in. I figured you would know something about the history of the "event," which isn't exactly one anymore since it is going on all of the time.

  3. I'm very new to this. I found it last year and this is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've given it a go. Have taken your advice and not tried to stick to the theme.
    I did try harder one time last year, when the theme was 'green.' It began to feel a bit contrived after a while.
    I like the discipline of trying to blog everyday.