Fall in Love with October's NaBloPoMo Theme

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So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?


While the Southern Hemisphere moves closer to summer, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are hunkering down for fall. Leaves are starting to shake off of trees, pumpkin spice is in the air, and sweaters are coming out of storage. But fall is so much more than a season. We're talking about falling in love, falling down, and falling apart.

This month, we're going to look at how gullible we are. We're going to embrace our failures, figure out what we stand for, and look back at how problems have resolved themselves. There will be time to consider how long it takes you to fall asleep and how fearful you are of heights. By the end of the month, we hope this deep look into your own psyche will get you to fall in love with yourself all over again.

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.

October's NaBloPoMo

If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts October 1 and runs until October 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 October's NaBloPoMo until October 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 October, 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 grab a mug of hot chocolate, crunch some leaves underfoot, and sign up for October's NaBloPoMo.

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


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