what the heck is NaBloPoMo?

NaBloPoMo_1114_465x287_NOVIt’s November and that means NaBloPoMo! What is it, aside from a tongue-twisting acronym? It stands for National Blog Post Posting Month. It was begun by blogger Eden Kennedy in 2011, and has basically been running ever since—like, monthly! However, since November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) NaBloPoMo tends to blow up in November as well.

I’ve decided to participate this year for a few reasons, but the biggest reason is a big change: Starting in January, I’ll be launching an official web design business! I’m really excited to be working with beloved designer John Traylor on a logo and look for my business site. But since I hope to spread the word in a grassroots way by building an email list, social media and blogging—I figured now was a good time to cultivate the habit of creating good content.

In addition, I’m going to use this blog as a test platform. So you’ll not only be seeing new blogposts from me, but I’m building a whole new site for this blog! This will be a way for me to testdrive the platform I’ll be steering my web design clients to and practice what I’ll be preaching in terms of building your audience and extending my reach.

In the next month, you should expect a lot of change here. Those of you who get an email whenever I post…well, you’ll be getting a lot of emails. (You can always change your email preferences by clicking the “manage” hyperlink in the sidebar where it says “You are following this blog.”) At some point, you’ll get a message directing you to the new site. I will probably also blog more about my new business and ask you for feedback—after all, my business focus will be on small churches and I know many of you are active members of small churches. You’ll undoubtedly have good ideas for me. And I’m sure, when I’m really stuck for things to write, you’ll receive posts that are not as amazing as what you’re used to, or stream-of-consciousness, or just plain weird. I hope you can hang in there with me through the ups and downs.

On the plus side, if there was ever a topic you wished I’d blogged about, just ask! Is there a spiritual discipline you’ve tried to practice but it just doesn’t make sense to you? Is there a bad spiritual habit you’d like help breaking? Want to guest-post on my blog? Just ask.

And I will keep writing devotions, reflections, and spiritual discipline posts. Promise.

Let’s see where all this goes. Happy November!


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