Yeah it’s a stupid word, I didn’t make it up!
Sandra posted yesterday that she is looking to blog more consistently and that she has joined this new WordPress thing called Bloganuary. And yes, she already pointed out that Bloguary would have been a better choice for the name, but maybe that already existed somewhere and the WordPress people wanted to avoid it? Like Blogmas is already a thing so maybe Bloguary is too? I don’t know!
Here is what the email they sent me says:
Welcome to our first ever Bloganuary!
Our goal is to start a fun challenge to help jump start your blogging habits in the new year while connecting you with other great bloggers from around the world. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
What to expect
Each and every day during the month of January, we’ll post a prompt to our community site, as well as sending it out via email. The prompts will either be a question or a directive, helping to serve as inspiration for your blog content that day. Once you’re ready to publish your blog post, make sure to add a bloganuary tag. Our team will be looking for participant posts to highlight and share across the Reader, our social media channels, and the community site.
Take the opportunity to connect with other bloggers like you. All Bloganuary participants will receive the same daily prompt, but will be sharing their own ideas, stories, and experiences. We encourage everyone to use this as an opportunity to connect with other bloggers, discuss prompts, share your posts, and build your own community. The easiest place to connect with other participants is on our community site, so feel free to join at any time.
Anyway, it seemed like a good idea because I also would like to blog more consistently. I have been going for almost 80 days straight now, and while that doesn’t really seem like a lot of days, it’s been since Thanksgiving and that was when I finally burnt out so it’s actually a really impressive thing for me.
And I think that doing this will also help me to branch out and meet new bloggers and maybe expand my blogging community. Which I have honestly been sucking at lately.
If you also want to join along, click here to sign up.
Thanks for the idea Sanrda! And I can’t wait to see the prompts and see what I will write!