Feel the Pressure with January's NaBloPoMo

Feel the Pressure with January's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?

PRESSURE

Sometimes a little pressure can be exactly what you need to catapult yourself through your resolutions, and if you resolved to write more in 2014, we hope you'll join along with January's NaBloPoMo to jump start your year.

This month, we're looking at the concept of pressure -- the pressure we put on ourselves, the pressure we feel from others, and whether that pressure can be used to our advantage. This month is about finding your strength and letting out a Katy Perry-worthy RAAAAAAAAWR!

Of course, it's easier to deal with pressure when you have a little support. Lean on the NaBloPoMo community to make sure you achieve your goal of writing more this year.

The theme and writing prompts, as always, are there as a guide if you want some structure to your month, though you can always sign up for NaBloPoMo and chart your own path.


January's NaBloPoMo

If you've never joined NaBloPoMo, this is the time to do so. It starts January 1 and runs until January 31. 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 January's NaBloPoMo until January 5th. You can grab the official badge here and upload a link to the badges you make.

It's as simple as that: post daily on your own blog. That's it. You can get fancy and cross-post your blog posts onto the NaBloPoMo site. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page for January, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead.

NaBloPoMo is what you make of it. At its core, all you need to do is post daily on your blog. The point of NaBloPoMo is not to be restricted by the theme, but instead to either take it or leave it. If you'll do better blogging every day based on what's happening in your world, throw aside the daily prompts.

So here's a little peer pressure: sign up for January's NaBloPoMo.

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

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