Thursday, October 29, 2009

Technology + Culture Lesson: NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month, is a NaNoWriMo-like blogging marathon in the month of November.

Founded by Eden "Mrs." Kennedy, NaBloPoMo is a "goof" wherein the goal is to post every day in the month of November. I'll let Mrs. Kennedy explain, as taken from the FAQ page:
0. Why is this called National Blog Posting Month if it happens every month?

The whole thing started off as a goof based on National Novel Writing Month, the challenge of which is to try to write an entire novel during the month November. Not everyone can commit to an endeavor of such magnitude, though, and so National Blog Posting Month was born. However, after doing NaBlo for a couple of years in a row it seemed that a lot of people had found their momentum and wanted to keep going into December and beyond. So now NaBloPoMo is something you can drop into any month of the year, though November is still the biggest month, and is the only month when members donate prizes that are then given out randomly to other members who posted every day in November.
Anyone can join, and anyone can win the fabulous prizes.

For me, the benefit is unabashed daily blogging from my favorite bloggers. For bloggers, its participating in a fun, community-supported Internet "event," plus additional exposure. It's hard work, but definitely worth it

I want to fill up the archives, so count yourself lucky if you enjoy Lessons for Old People: This blog is joining! (I did it last year on my personal blog, too.)

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