Must-Follow Mondays: NaBloPoMo Bloggers
While NaBloPoMo happens all year round, November is still our biggest month, with thousands of bloggers making the commitment to blog daily for 30 days. It's not as easy as it sounds. Daily posting takes huge discipline, a lot of creativity, and sometimes stretching the definition of blogging. But BlogHer has provided a lot of support in the form of daily writing prompts and advice; writing daily with a community means that no one writes alone. It's good to know that there will be people to lean on when you feel that mid-month slump and wonder what you'll write next; and usually those interactions (plus taking a deep breath) yield some pretty gorgeous posts -- not to mention new blogging friends.
Here's an introduction to a few of the blogs participating in NaBloPoMo this month. We chose these in particular to show the diversity of bloggers that commit to blogging monthly in November -- but remember, there are still many, many, many more to meet on the list. Go meet them, too!
Elan Morgan has been publishing a new poem every day in 2013 on the Schmoetry section of her blog, Schmutzie, and this month, she's stepping up to the plate to post some prose every day, too, in her (ahem) copious spare time.
Knit. Run. Reap. Eat.
Don't be fooled by the title or the link to knitting patterns at the top of the blog: Knit. Run. Reap. Eat. is about a lot more than yarn. She blogs daily, touching on all facets of life from the recent government shutdown to travel to weight loss.
- Follow Knit. Run. Reap. Eat. on BlogHer
- Follow Knit. Run. Reap. Eat. on Twitter
- Follow Knit. Run. Reap. Eat. on Pinterest
Sean Timberlake of Hedonia writes mostly about food, with some travel and San Francisco living thrown in. His words and pictures narrate his experience -- from inspiration to cooking; from planning a party to the conviviality that ensues. It's always informed, often witty, and sometimes even lyrical.
The Lovely Photog
LeSha posts her passions -- everything from style to business to life stories -- at The Lovely Photographer, plus, of course, lovely photography. She's going for it ALL in November -- participating in a 30 Thankful Days Instagram challenge, National Novel Writing Month, AND NaBloPoMo. Go, LeSha!
I'm Not the Nanny
Thien Kim Lam blogs her life as a Washington, DC blogger raising biracial kids at I'm Not The Nanny, covering parenting, local events, cooking and tech. Bookmark her five staples you need in your cupboard for Vietnamese recipes, and don't miss I'm Tired of Defending My Nationality; her stirring op-ed was selected as a BlogHer Voices of the Year post in 2013.
At xoxoxo e, Elisabeth Periale blogs all things pop culture (movies, music, TV) -- as well as life in general as a feminist, a parent, and a very witty person. Don't miss her really cool genealogy and found Civil War photography, and original art blog, too.
Who do you think should be added to this list? Leave recommendations in the comments. And ifyou haven't signed up yet, you have until midnight on Tuesday November 5 to add yoru name and enter to win prizes!