NaBloPoMo: You're in the Right Place

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If you've arrived to NaBloPoMo on BlogHer.com via the redirect from the old site, you may be wondering how you got here. And even if you had mentally moved yourself over to the new NaBloPoMo site, you may still be wondering where all your favourite features are located. Have no fear! November's NaBloPoMo has officially started, and I'm here to tell you where to find things such as the blogroll, badges, and the daily prompt.

Blogrolls

We're using a different sign-up sheet this month, solely due to the inclusion of great prizes every weekday in November. In order to make this month's enormous blogroll usable with the random number generator, we needed to get rid of categories for the month and just make one long list. To sign up, please go to the blogroll sign-up sheet and fill out the form. You'll be moved onto the blogroll within 24 hours.

You can find the November blogroll itself here. Each month's blogroll lives on the NaBloPoMo Blogrolls page. You can use these blogrolls to find new blogs and to support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers.

Badges

This is the official badge for NaBloPoMo this November, but participants are still welcome to upload their own and leave a link to it in the comment section. Feel free to place any NaBlo badge on your blog!

Prompts

There are a multitude of ways to get the daily prompt. First and foremost, it's always at the very top of the NaBloPoMo home page with a pale blue background. The daily prompt is also archived with all of the monthly prompts in its own post each month (see all lists of monthly prompts here and the prompts for November here). You can bookmark the month's post and return to it nightly to see the prompt for the next day.

The prompt is also tweeted nightly from our @BlogHerBlogging twitter account, so follow us on Twitter!

Finding NaBloPoMo Member Posts and Adding Your Own

Go here to read all the posts NaBlo participants have posted on BlogHer.com.

We invite you to share your own NaBloPoMo posts on BlogHer.com. It's a great way to expose your blog to a wider audience, to interact with the NaBlo and BlogHer communities, and/or to just try out this blogging thing. Just click Create a Post at the top right of any page, and make sure to select NaBloPoMo under Blogging & Social Media to add your post to the section. (See Using This Site for more instructions on how to blog.)

Newsletter

Lastly, the newsletter. It will go out weekly, providing news as well as featuring great posts that you cross-posted (or solely posted) on BlogHer. I really encourage you to sign up for the newsletter because it is the number one source for NaBloPoMo news. We'll be announcing prize winners, exciting opportunities, and helpful writing tips, as well as all the how-tos that go into running this blogging project.

So that's it -- the main things you need to know about the new NaBloPoMo space. We're settling in nicely on our first day, and soon we'll be featuring your posts and giving them a little extra social media love. So kick back with your computer and get writing.

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

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