Connect with Others with July's NaBloPoMo
By Melissa Ford on June 27, 2013
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So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?
Every human being needs to feel connected to something larger than herself, whether that be other people, an idea, a religion, or a movement. Humans are not meant to be solitary, exploring life on our own. E.M. Foster in Howard's End said, "only connect!" in order to "live in fragments no longer."
This month, we're going to be exploring that idea of connection. We're going to look at the ways we socialize on the Internet, and the importance of face-to-face time. We're going to be looking at missed connections, and the ones that have changed our lives. We'll look back on your first days of blogging, and think ahead to the future and all the connections that are waiting for you.
The theme and writing prompts, as always, are there as a guide if you want some structure to your month, though you can always sign up for NaBloPoMo and chart your own path.
If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts July 1 and runs until July 31. Just make the commitment to (1) blog daily for the month (nothing more to it than that!) and (2) to support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers by reading a handful of the other blogs on the blogroll. Cheer them along and they'll cheer you on too. You can sign up for July's NaBloPoMo until July 5th. You can grab the official badge here and upload a link to the badges you make.
It's as simple as that: post daily on your own blog. That's it. You can get fancy and cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page for July, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead.
NaBloPoMo is what you make of it. At its core, all you need to do is post daily on your blog. The point of NaBloPoMo is not to be restricted by the theme, but instead to either take it or leave it. If you'll do better blogging every day based on what's happening in your world, throw aside the daily prompts.
So start thinking about connections and sign up for July's NaBloPoMo.
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