I have to be honest. I’m kind of really happy that November is almost over. Not that I don’t love it, but by the end of the month, blogging every day gets a little challenging. Ok, a lot challenging. So, I figured that I’d share with you my tips on how to survive NaBloPoMo. Here it goes:
1. SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE.
Before November even started, I started scheduling my posts. You know how whenever you would have to write a paper in highschool or university, you’d always start with an outline? Well, this is no different. I like to see what the plan it – what I’m going to be writing about for the month. It’s still organic though; not written in stone. The outline is just a guideline, it’s constantly changing.
2. HAVE “THEME DAYS”
Sunday Suppers. Wordless Wednesdays. Follow Fridays. These are the “theme days” that I use during NaBloPoMo (and the rest of the year!) and I find that they really help me out. They take the pressure off of deciding what to blog about that day. Plus, the Wordless Wednesdays are a nice way to let your pictures do the taking. It’s an easy blogging day.
3. USE THE “SCHEDULE” FEATURE
Here’s my secret: I don’t blog every day. Sure, there’s a new blog post each day in November, but I don’t sit down and write every day. I write in chunks; two or three posts at a time. It’s what works for me. It allows me to have days “off”, yet still get all my posts done. I just schedule the posts to auto-post on the days that I want. I don’t think I could do NaBloPoMo without this.
4. HAVE FUN!
The whole idea behind NaBloPoMo (and blogging!) is to have fun! Don’t take it too seriously. If you miss a post, don’t worry about it, it happens to the best of us. Relax and have fun!