NaBloPoMo & HiveBloPoMo (aka Hive Blog Posting Month for April 2021!

in #hiveblopomo14 days ago (edited)

As I've done a few other times over the past couple of years (and full disclosure, this announcement post is pretty much a rehash of the last one 😂 ), I'm hosting another month of daily posts on the blockchain, known as HiveBloPoMo (Hive Blog Posting Month) for April 2021. I know some other awesome people on Hive have done similar 30 day posting challenges, but this one is slightly different, as I've based it off of the NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month imitative that started around 2010, that was in turn based on the long running NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month (both of which I did - and "won" - back in 2014). Traditionally the months have been April and November, which is why I've also picked those months to run my blockchain based versions.

While I'm focusing mostly on doing daily posts for my crypo-earning blog (hence referring to it as, I don't want to leave my WordPress friends out in the cold, so if anyone wants to jump in with the #NaBloPoMo tag instead, go for it! I'll be keeping an eye on my Twitter for both tags, and I'll do my best to retweet them through my relevant accounts - my personal Twitter for WP, and the Hive posts on HiveBloPoMo (and probably HiveBlogShare account as well).

Okay, I'm in! What will I win if I complete the HiveBloPoMo challenge?

As the tagline in my graphic says, this is how it all breaks down -

  • Post daily on the Hive Blockchain for the month of April 2021.
  • Win the amazeballs feeling of having 30 new posts earning crypto on the Hive blockchain!

And a slight switchup for my non-crypto friends -

  • Post daily on your blog for the month of April 2021.
  • Win the amazeballs feeling of having 30 new posts getting attention & boosting your SEO on the interwebz!

Is that it?

You mean that's not enough? 🤣

Okay, while I'd like to focus on this being more of a personal challenge, rather than winning Lambo amounts of coin, I can sweeten the challenge a teensy bit. I plan to reblog posts with the #HiveBloPoMo tag through the @hiveblopomo account, and I'll try to pass out some upvotes as well. I'm also thinking about doing another round of weekly curation posts for some or all (depending on the participation) HiveBloPoMo posts to help get some extra exposure.

So what's the big deal about blockchain blogging anyway?

When I first started SteemBloPoMo on that other blockchain, I remembered that back when I did the NaBloPoMo thing on the now completely redone BlogHer website, that they had a cool little graphic each month with blog post ideas. I started searching the interwebz, and discovered that not only were all the graphics gone (except for one from May 2015, thanks to a blogger who shared it on her personal blog), but all of my posts for the site, including the ones they paid me for, had vanished.

One of the myriad of reasons I'm so enthusiastic about the Hive blockchain is once something is published to the chain, it is there to stay - even if you edit and/or delete it, there's still a viewable original post out there in the blockchainverse, and the only one who can change your content is you.

This is something that's been on my mind a great deal as of late, especially with all the censorship running rampant on traditional, centralized social media. It also reminds me that a dear friend had her ENTIRE Facebook presence wiped out back in March of 2019, including all of her posts and private messages across the board, for a copyright complaint that she can't get the details for FROM 2012! When the page was removed, there almost 750 thousand (yes, three quarters of a million) people following it.

Now, just over two years later, she still hasn't been able to get Facebook to tell her how to remedy the situation and restore her page, and while she's tried rebooting her page, she barely has a fraction of her original followers - mostly, I believe, because she doesn't see the point of trying when it can all be undone in the blink of an eye.

With that, I'll get off my soapbox (for now,, but I thought it was worth mentioning why I seem to be constantly cheering for my crypto cult community - can you tell I'm really excited about the potential I see for my blogging future? And that's even before the price of Hive (including today's meteoric rise of HBD) started heading towards the moon! 😊

Writing Prompts

To help get some of those creative blogging juices flowing, here's the aforementioned graphic I found from the old BlogHer site that I used the first time I participated in NaBloPoMo in 2014 -

(shared via the Lifestyle of a Professional blog - yes, they're somewhat photo-centric, but still some cool brain nudges)


I also love this awesome list of blog topic ideas, called 110+ Blog Post Ideas, compiled by Suzie Speaks (creator of the SundayBlogShare hash tag on Twitter). Here's a snippet of it -

  1. An open letter to someone/something.
  2. A letter to your younger / older self.
  3. Host a blog party or link-up.
  4. A day in the life of…
  5. The Beginners Guide to…
  6. A wishlist of…
  7. Things I wish I had know before…
  8. Share the story of how you and your partner/best friend met.
  9. Write a short story, poem or haiku.
  10. Give your thoughts on a particular news story.
  11. Share your workout routine, weight loss journey.
  12. Share a photo journal of your day / a place / an event.
  13. Research your family history.
  14. How to create / use a Bullet Journal.
  15. Your day as a working parent.
  16. How to plan for college.
  17. Effective tools for revision or research.
  18. Advice / ideas on wedding planning.
  19. Dating tips / relationship advice.

Alrighty, let's get this #HiveBloPoMo party started!

So starting tomorrow, April 1st 2021 (or for some places in the world, in about 40, use the tag #HiveBloPoMo on your blockchain posts (or #NaBloPoMo for non-crypto blog posts) and let's see if together we can grow our blogs over the next month.

Happy HiveBloPoMo and NaBloPoMo Blog Posting in April 2021!


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Badly needed this. So, I'm joining in.

Btw, @traciyork some of my friends (@jujani and @kibri) just started their 30 day blogging challenge. Can they just join in by using the tags?

Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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This could be what I need!

Thank you for doing this Traci

I am going to give it a go. Again! Thank you for doing this.

On prompts, @gvkanten developed a list for the November 2020 edition. peehaps he will join in and share it again?

Yes I'm in!
I'll share it in my first #HiveBloPoMo (that's the tag I'm gonna be using). I might thinker with it a but cause I like some of these prompts...

But for now Hivepud, cause I missed out on my badge last month due to the time difference.. I'm still not over it 🙄🙄🙄

Good! And oh dear! I have just seen your post you will be getting a badge!

OK OK Let's do this!

((He said confidently with way more swagger and bravado than he really felt and knowing that he would likely be out of it by the 3rd of April... Suddenly a thought struck him, like a drunken seagull on a windy day...

"Why the hell am I referring to myself in the third person???"
He enquired of no-one in particular.
"I have no idea".
He replied to the deafening silence that was the void in his head where thinking was supposed to happen.

"I think I'm approaching the legitimate amount of text that can EVER be held inside by brackets without compromising structural integrity"
He called out pannickedly..."
"Pannickedly isn't even a word!"
He didn't even have a clue where that response had come from.
"It is now!"
He arrogantly cried throwing back his head and laughing like a maniac, he glanced toward the mirror and flashed his best Clark Gable smile realising that 87% of the entire planet had no clue about who was the subject of the nonsensical reference.))

Oops I think I did it again, I zoned out for a second there.

Uhm, yeah like I said ,let's do this it sounds like a lot of fun and I am filled to the brim with confidence that I can finish this!😎👍🚀

((He was so glad they couldn't see inside to his insecurity and self loathing... Ah for god's sake it's happeneing again, he thought...))

Good luck and happy April folks 🙂🕺💯

Hello @traciyork Thanks for hosting this again. I had already marked the date on my calendar. Let's get #hiveblopomo going today.

Have a good start to your weekend.

Can i join this challenge 2nd of April with two blog posts?

Hello! I just came across this post and will definitely join in! ☺️