On November 1st, MarketWire and other sites across the Internet announced National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), an annual ritual for dedicated bloggers. Blogger Eden Kennedy launched NaBloPoMo in 2006; the event has grown to include thousands of bloggers, and it’s now celebrated officially under the auspices of BlogHer, Inc. (www.blogher.com). NaBloPoMo generates themes and daily writing prompts for bloggers throughout the year, but November is NaBloPoMo’s anniversary month, and between now and the 30th bloggers everywhere will try to sit down at a keyboard every day and write something brilliant.
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