Explore More and Less with December's NaBloPoMo

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So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?

MORE/LESS

After the frantic pace of November's NaBloPoMo, December's NaBloPoMo tends to be a quieter affair for hardcore daily bloggers, honing their writing skills.  Are you up for the challenge?

This month, we're looking at the two extremes of more or less.  What we want more of in 2014, and which habits we'd rather not bring into the next year.  We're thinking about how we can do more with less, and how we can lessen our stress levels, especially for those jumping into another series of holidays.

This theme will help you set priorities.  Sometimes we need to write it all down in order to realize which tasks are the most important, and which tasks can fade away.

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.


December's NaBloPoMo

If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts December 1 and runs until December 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 December's NaBloPoMo until December 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 December, 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 think about what you want more or less of in your life, and sign up for December's NaBloPoMo.

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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