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nablopomo starts tomorrow


Tomorrow is November 1, which means it’s time to begin NaBloPoMo, an event during which I’ll be writing a blog post every single day of the month.

I loved doing this last year, and am excited about participating again. I’m a little concerned because I already know one week in November will be insane for me: I’ll be attending TEDx, spending three nights in Desert Springs on a press trip, covering the Words Alive luncheon featuring Anna Quindlen, then heading up to San Jose to meet my daughter for Oprah’s The Life You Want weekend.

Expect a lot of pictures posted that week!

I hope you’ll follow along, read and comment because otherwise I’ll look like a crazy lady talking to herself.

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If there’s a subject or product you’d like me to write about, just let me know. And fair warning to everyone I know — anything you say or do may be turned into a blog post this month.

I have 30 days to fill.


  1. I posted every single day for 4 years, so I think I am covered. I take weekends off now.

  2. I’ve seen these challenges or what I call challenges and I often wonder how someone comes up with topics and time. Good luck.. and have fun with it.

  3. Sounds like you will have lots to write about! Those pictures will help a lot, too. I am going to do this one as well…and I am already stacking up posts and scheduling them, since this month is gonna be busy for us.

  4. I would love to join one of these but this time of year and other things are too hectic look forward to reading yours

  5. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    Sounds like something very interesting. Looking forward to seeing all of the great topics you choose to write about.

  6. I think I participated in that one year when I was blogging 7 days a week. With all you’re up to, I’m pretty sure you’ll come up with plenty to talk about. Happy Halloween!

  7. Writing one every single day is quite a challenge – I do it sometimes but for one whole month? I don’t think I was able to achieve that yet haha!

  8. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  9. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    Oh wow this sounds like a fun idea and challenging too. I can’t wait to see what you write about!

  10. This sounds like a fun challenge. I find myself trying to find time to work on the things on my plate otherwise I would love to try it out for myself.

  11. I feel like I am at the end of the diving board and I need someone to push me in! Wow you have a lot of fun things going on. Gee, I feel so boring. Except for having a private conversation with Hawkeye, of course. 🙂

  12. I am excited to be doing this together again! And bring it on!

  13. I love reading everyone’s posts during National Blog Post Month. Challenges like this really seem to get the creativity flowing!

  14. I feel like I blog every day whether I want to or not! 😉 It’s nice to have a challenge set aside. Good luck!

  15. I wish I could participate but I am finishing up a book and have so many deadlines this month.
    I will read your posts though and wish you and the other participants the best of luck:)

  16. I did this last year and it was tough but fun. I can’t wait to see what you are saying!

  17. Yay. Sounds like you’ve got great content for the month just through your adventures. I’ve done NaBloPoMo the past two years and wasn’t sure that I was this year. But I’ve been so sporadic with posting lately, letting work, children, life all take the front seat. This is a fun way to post daily again. Looking forward to the group.

  18. Jennifer Williams says:

    I have not participated in one of these events in a while. The ones that I did were fun. I am getting ready to move so I think I will skip this one.

  19. I try to post every day. Miss now and then. Great goal.

  20. Good luck! I look forward to seeing what the next 30 days brings in blogs from you 🙂 x

  21. Elizabeth O. says:

    That’s quite a challenge. Good luck on your task!

  22. I’m sure this will be fun reading and look forward to what you will say each day.
    I love that you share so much with us.

  23. I need to participate!

  24. Sounds like fun! Enjoy your trip, sounds like a a lovely time!

  25. Kimberly Bergerone says:

    Looks like you’ll have lots to write about. It will be great to see what you bring to us!

  26. Good luck – we’ll be watching and cheering you on!

  27. How fun! Can’t wait to read. Wish I could do this too!

  28. I’m ready. This will be fun!

  29. Sounds like fun challenge. Pictures are good 🙂 Have fun posting

  30. I can barely get on a month done, one a day is amazing. You go girl.

  31. Ooo, good luck to you! How about a post on how to enjoy the Thanksgiving season without jumping straight to Christmas?!

  32. It sounds like you’ve got a lot going on. I bet you’ll have no trouble coming up w/blog material. Looking forward to what you write. 🙂

  33. I have done NaNo for 5 years. I am doing it again this year but need to buckle down and figure out which story I want to write.

  34. It looks like you have a busy month planned. I can’t wait to read your posts!

  35. I have never done nablopomo before. G’luck with it 😀

  36. I am reluctant to commit….mostly because I am a flake. But I have decided to do this. I will only post to my blog page on Facebook, right? I did one this morning and it went well, not typical, and I enjoyed it. Is there something I need to do to be a part of it all?

  37. that sounds like a huge challenge. I can’t imagine writing something every single day. Looking out for your stories!

  38. Amanda Love says:

    Good luck with Nablopomo. I don’t think I can ever do this. I’m usually too swamped. I look forward to reading what you write.

  39. I look forward to following your posts and wish you the best. I write better when I’m not under pressure but I do admit, sometimes it helps to have a bit of a push.

  40. Wow that’s a lot of work! I have done this but right now I don’t have the time.

  41. Melissa Smith says:

    I just heard about this NaBloPoMo thing. I already post daily, but I have a little guideline that I follow every week.

  42. I keep seeing this but have no idea what it is. Can you explain it to me? I want your life! I love reading about all your adventures!

  43. I need to get back in the swing of doing the NaBloPoMo postings. It’s hard to think of things to write about every single day but they have you covered.

  44. Amanda McMahon says:

    You’re off to a good start. Good luck on your posts.

  45. Sounds interesting how does it work and what is it?

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      You can sign up through BlogHer and you just post every day during the month of November! It’s actually really fun – and definitely a challenge!

  46. I did this one year before. I really enjoyed it.

  47. You are going to have a busy month. I look forward to reading your future posts.

  48. I have this challenge and now it seems like I never run out of story ideas just time to write them.

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