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NaBloPoMo: Here We Are Again.


Hello November first.

This is the day on which there are two kinds of bloggers:

1. I’m doin’ it!!
2. No. Way. You are all insane.

It seems like there’s no gray area when it comes to National Blog Posting Month, and I’m fine with that. Really, no matter where you stand on the issue of blogging every single day during the month of November, you can’t deny that the event is a great unifier.

I THINK I have done November’s NaBloPoMo every year (all the way through) since I started blogging in 2007, but I’m not sure and I don’t want to go back and look. It doesn’t matter. That’s the great thing about doing this: even if you start the month going gangbusters and you fizzle out before the end, you’ve still succeeded at a certain level because you tried it in the first place. High five to all of us who start out strong!

Here’s something funny: I am a huge promoter/supporter of NaBloPoMo, but I’m actually creating more work for myself. One of the main components of my job at BlogHer is to track mentions of all things BlogHer, including NaBloPoMo. November is my second busiest month besides annual conference month, and yet here I am telling all my friends they should do this. Glutton for punishment? I guess so. Anyway…it’s fun!

I wrote a post last year that included some good tips for sticking through to the very end. You can read that here.
If you want to sign up for the official BlogHer NaBloPoMo blog roll and be eligible for prizes (as if getting into a writing habit and gaining some new readers weren’t prize-y enough!), you can do that here. (Sign up by 11/5!)

One of the biggest benefits of doing this is picking up a few new readers here and there. I always try harder to leave comments on blog posts in November so people know I was there, even though it really does take up the time. It’s important to be supportive! I encourage you to do the same.

So what do you say: are you in?

Here’s a list in no particular order, of friends who indicated on Facebook that they’d be giving it a go this year (ahem, at least to start!) OR friends whose commitment I discovered when reading their first post today. If you aren’t listed, leave your blog url in the comments! Let’s all join hands and support each other (until it’s time to leave a comment, then UNjoin hands to type, then join hands again!).

Enjoying This Life
Momo Fali
As Cape Cod Turns
Mommy Needs Coffee
Thin Spiral Notebook
Deb on the Rocks
Me, Myself, and Jen
Good Day, Regular People
Adventures in Babywearing
Redhead Reverie
Napkin Hoarder
Another Version of Mother
100 Routes Across America
Alphabet Salad
Life’s A Disco Ball
Jennifer Williams
Angela Amman
Up Popped A Fox
The Headless Family
Stop, Drop, and Blog
Baddest Mother Ever
Busy Since Birth
Journey of 1000 Stitches
Butterfly Confessions
Is There Any Mommy Out There?
Red Shutters
Life With Roozle (Casey actually blogs every day year round!)

Good luck to everyone! I look forward to doing more writing AND reading this month! Woo hoo! Go Team!

(Oh and one more thing: best of luck to all of my friends who are also participating in National Novel Writing Month! Go get ’em, tigers!)


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  • Angela November 1, 2014, 4:04 pm

    All the words! I will gather them to my blog and hope they make sense by the end of the month 😉

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:31 pm

      Whoop whoop! Let’s go!

  • alexandra November 1, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Here with ya, babe.

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:36 pm


  • Heather November 1, 2014, 4:44 pm

    Me, Today: “YAY! IT’S NABLOPOMO”

    Me, Tomorrow: “Yay! It’s NABLOPOMO”

    Me, in a week: “GAH! It’s NABLOPOMO”

    Me, mid November: “ugh. *yawns* it’s nablopomo”

    Me, End of November: “YAY!!! It’s OVER!!!”

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:35 pm

      Sounds about right! haha

  • Tara R. November 1, 2014, 6:07 pm

    So excited! I’m counting on you for inspiration if I get lost.

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:35 pm

      Oh my gosh, I’ll be looking at YOU for inspiration, lady. You’ve already got it going on!!

      • Tara R. November 1, 2014, 9:00 pm

        You’re making me blush…

  • as cape cod turns November 1, 2014, 6:24 pm

    Remember to send the “inspiration” truck my way every day 🙂

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:33 pm

      As soon as I get that plane ticket! LOL

  • Cheryl at Busy Since Birth November 1, 2014, 7:31 pm

    I really do love making more work for you, so I guess I’m all in. 😉

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:33 pm

      hah! You’re a good friend. 🙂

  • Kimberly @ Red Shutters November 1, 2014, 8:25 pm

    I’m in, I’m in!

    1, 2, 3…..see you at 30!

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:32 pm

      Just added you to the list in the post! Woo hoo!

  • Arnebya November 1, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Doing both. (I keep saying that without throwing up. Amazing.) Let’s go.

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:32 pm

      I bet you’ll be so good at it that you’ll want to do it again in December. 😉

  • Kelli Martinelli November 1, 2014, 8:33 pm

    Oh my god I’m doing it, too! Gah!!!! Words!!!!

    • Melisa Wells November 1, 2014, 8:34 pm

      P.S. Nice talking to you tonight. Blog post about that coming up in a couple of days. 🙂 SEE HOW I MAKE BLOG FODDER? haha

      • Jessica November 1, 2014, 10:13 pm

        I would love to join. Let’s do it!

  • Shannan November 1, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I’m in, too! I’m a little worried that I’m already grateful that there are 30 days in Nov., not 31.

  • Snoskred November 1, 2014, 11:34 pm

    Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    You are right about commenting taking up some serious time. I devote some hours to it each day during NaBloPoMo, plus, I add all the blogs to my feed reader as well.

    Because the blogroll was opening all the links in a frame, I had to close each frame to get the URL.. that slowed me down a bit.. eventually I got my technical guru to edit the list so I could cut out that step. 😉

    My comment does have a little copy and paste bit so I don’t have to type out the explanation for why I am visiting and commenting 80 plus times a day. 🙂 And that bit goes like this –

    As part of NaBloPoMo I challenge myself try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I add all participating blogs to my feed reader.

    So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, and you’ll likely see me drop by again during November.

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!

    • Melisa Wells November 4, 2014, 7:43 pm

      Hi there, and thanks for stopping by! I’ll be dropping by your place on my next reading binge (tomorrow 🙂 ).

  • Patty November 2, 2014, 3:59 am

    I saw this post and just had to say yes! 🙂

  • Mrs4444 November 2, 2014, 8:27 am

    I can’t imagine writing a post every day, let alone writing a novel, but I can appreciate how it would help! Good luck!

  • Liz November 2, 2014, 8:57 am

    Go friends, go!

  • Shannon November 2, 2014, 9:08 am

    I rest firmly in camp number 2, but I love November because of all of my insane friends.
    I’m cheering along with Liz, “Go friends, Go!”

  • Momo November 5, 2014, 8:34 pm

    Oh, I don’t know. I think there’s some gray area. Right around the 3rd week. 😉