Ideas and prompts for NaBloPoMo

I won’t be around for the whole of November (I’m going away for eight days) otherwise I would’ve been tempted to join in with National Blog Posting Month and publish a blog post a day for the whole of November.  However, if you’re on a NaBloPoMo mission and are looking for some inspiration, here are some ideas for posts:

  • Post a picture – Autumn is incredibly photogenic.  No need for any words so a good one to post if you’re pressed for time!

autumn park

  • Take a series of photographs from all the windows in your house.  Again, no words necessary although you might like to describe and explain who/what is out there.  Introduce your readers to your neighbourhood!  I based a post around this photo I took one night when I couldn’t sleep.
  • Interview yourself.  What makes you tick?  What are your dreams?  What’s your daily routine?  Where do you live? Where do you work? Why do you blog? Think up a list of questions and conduct an interview.
  • Find a child’s drawing – either something you drew yourself when you were a child or one of your own children’s/relative’s/friend’s drawings.  Write a short post about the picture.  Here’s a post I wrote about a picture my daughter drew when she was four.
  • Write about three blogs you follow, say why you follow them and include links to the sites.  I wrote about some favourite blogs here and here.
  • Write a review.  A book review (here’s one I’ve written) or a review of a show, film, exhibition, event – whatever you’ve been up to, review it.
  • Write a poem or flash fiction.  Either post the poem on its own or explain how/why you’ve written it.
  • Write a post about what you’re currently reading.
  • Write about something you’ve never written about on your blog before – a hobby, a favourite recipe, a description of where you live or like to walk – here’s your chance to show another side of yourself to your readers.
  • Write about someone you loved who died.  Here are posts I wrote about my mother and father.
  • Write about who like to follow on Twitter and why.  Include some of their tweets to back up your opinions.
  • Ring the changes with a video post – keep it short and snappy.  Ideas – read a poem, sing a song, give your opinion about a news item.  I cringe to watch this, but here I am on film reciting a tiny poem.
  • Record something on Soundcloud.  I posted a recording here of me reading some poems.

That’s probably enough for now.  Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments section below and, Good Luck, if you’re aiming for a month of blogging!

8 thoughts on “Ideas and prompts for NaBloPoMo

  1. jaynestanton says:

    Considering the (indecent) amount of time I spend on social media, how come its the first I’ve heard of NaBloWriMo?!?! Whether or not I decide to do this (who am I kidding?!) these are all great ideas for blog posts with a difference, so thank you.
    Enjoy the Aldeburgh Eight experience, Josephine 🙂 x

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    • Josephine Corcoran says:

      Thanks so much, Jayne! Yes, I’ve gradually become aware of nablopomo over the last couple of years. I would have taken part this year if I wasn’t off going away. Have fun if you take part. Maybe we should invent something that you just need to commit to for a week, rather than a whole month! 🙂 x

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  2. john foggin says:

    A cobweb strand every day for a month! Somehow this has crept up on me. I didn’t quite tale in the full horror/enormity of it ….not in one go. But it’s Sunday, which has been looming for sometime. As, in the nature of things, it must. And, looming with it, its demanding sidekick, the cobweb. To feel like this, everyday, for a month! The horror. The horror. So, if there are folk out there who are up for it, then good luck, and don’t forget St Christopher to see you on your way. But ask; is your journey really necessary.

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  3. jaynestanton says:

    You’re right, John. As an infrequent blogger, I lack the stamina (and the time). I remain in awe of weekly bloggers whose posts never fail to make compelling reading. A feather in your cap, sir! 🙂

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