I want to keep the momentum from Blogtober going and NaNoWriMo seems the best way to do it. However, I don’t want to write a novel. I didn’t do any prep work for the challenge. I didn’t do any prep work for Blogtober either and that turned out successful. So, what is an unprepared blogger to do?
First, I scoured the internet today looking for blog posts on how to blog NaNoWriMo. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much. I discovered that there is something called National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo) where you post every day of November but that seemed redundant to Blogtober.
I found another article about how to write your NaNoWriMo novel on WordPress but it was mostly about different plugins to use. Also, the article is from 2013 so I would definitely check if the plugins still work before counting on them.
Then I came across DIY MFA’s blog post on five tips to rock NaNoWriMo. In one of the sections of her post she writes about being a NaNoWriMo rebel. She wrote that, “NaNoWriMo serves as motivation. It’s an exercise in goal setting and in meeting those goals.”
2020 Blogging Statistics
Readers love mini-blog posts
Short form “Facebook-like” updates make for the most memorable writing with readers. Short form posts, like mini-blogs range from 300 – 1,000 words.
Search engines (Google) love long form content
How to blog NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo challenges you to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That comes out to about 1,667 words a day. What do you know. 1,667 words is in the optimal range for long form content.
- Update old posts with fresh research and material
- Hit my 50,000 words in November goal by updating old posts to be in the opitmal long form word count range.
- Publish short 300 – 500 word posts about the old post I updated and key info from them
What do you think of my NaNoWriMo challenge? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Let me know in the comments below.