Keep it Fresh with April's NaBloPoMo

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So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?

FRESH

Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere, which brings with it a fresh start for nature. Many people use this time to create a fresh start for themselves too, taking on new projects and cleaning up old spaces. How are you going to make the things in your life -- including blogging -- fresh and interesting this year?

This month, we're going to explore nature through writing, talk about our green thumbs, and pass along tips for spring cleaning. Who knows -- you may just get inspired to get outside or spend some time on a farm, not only getting healthy, but also building up experiences to unfold in blog posts.

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.

April's NaBloPoMo

If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts April 1 and runs until April 30. 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 April's NaBloPoMo until April 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 April, 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 fresh starts and sign up for April's NaBloPoMo.

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

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