November's NaBloPoMo is Here! Join the Blogroll to Enter To Win iPad Mini(s)!

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It's time, everyone! Join the BlogHer.com NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) blog roll and commit to write (photograph, draw, craft poetry, whatever) every single day this month!

Every November, thousands of bloggers make this commitment to post daily. But it's about much more than posting; it's about community, connection and our shared craft. Those are all values worthy of a monthlong public celebration. So let's get into all the sparkly details!

First and foremost, welcome to NaBloPoMo 2013!

November NaBloPoMo

What Is NaBloPoMo?

NaBloPoMo happens every month, but due to its proximity to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), November tends to be the "official" month, and it is unofficially HUGE. Think of it as one big blogging party meant to give you enough energy, ideas and inspiration to supercharge your blogging mojo and carry you through the next 12 months. We do our part to keep the energy going by celebrating the big crowd by highlighting posts and handing out prizes.

It's as simple as this: post daily on your own blog. That's it. You can get fancy and cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site for more exposure. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page for November, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead. We'll be posting prompts in the next day or two, so please stay tuned.

How Do I Join and Win Prizes?

If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts November 1 and runs until November 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 November's NaBloPoMo until November 5. That's the list we're using to choose the weekly prizes, too: Every week, we'll be handing out an iPad Mini and two passes to the 2014 BlogHer conference in San Jose, CA. First, take a look at the official contest rules here, then sign up and commit to blog daily!

What Else Can I Do to Play Along?

UPDATE: Join us Monday, November 4 at 10 a.m. PST for a #BlogHerTalks Twitter chat about NaBloPoMo with advice on how to get hte most out of it. We'll be talking with BlogHer cofounder Elisa Camahort Page and members of the BlogHer and WordPress.com editorial teams.

You can grab the official badge here and upload a link to the badges you make.

One last thing to help you on your NaBlo journey: we're going to be increasing the frequency of the newsletter to daily just for the month of November, so you can get your writing prompts directly in your in-box. How's that for service? If you're not signed up for the NaBloPoMo newsletter, you can add yourself on the signup page HERE. (After the month of NaBlo, er, November, the newsletter will go back to once per month.)

So grab a cup of coffee, crack your knuckles, and let's get writing! Oh, but sign up for November's NaBloPoMo before you get lost in your own blog.

In honor of NaBloPoMo in November, BlogHer and WordPress.com are joining forces to bring you writing prompts, blogging how-tos, and tips to keep you motivated to blog every day. Find more at WordPress.com's blogging site, The Daily Post.

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

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