After being personally inspired by The 30 Day Blogging Challenge I feel like sharing a similar idea of my own. Firstly let me just say that everyone should be striving to complete the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, which entails posting at least once every single day for 30 days.
My idea is building upon the benefits of posting consistently, and taking advantage of networking opportunities. It should also train you to read more blogs, and participate in blogging communities.
So to do the challenge you must:
Leave a quality comment on 10 blog posts each day. Try to do this on different blogs where possible, and definitely don’t spam.
Post 10 times per day on related forums. This may not sound like a lot, but 10 posts per day is a lot without some kind of motivation. It’s very easy to forget to post or simply not bother, hopefully this challenge will help you to become motivated. Try to make quality posts, and help others out wherever possible.
Comment on EVERY blog post that you read. If you’ve taken the time to read a blog post then why not get a backlink out of it? In my eyes it’s entirely pointless skimming a post and then moving on without commenting. You’re never going to meet other bloggers that way. Even if you didn’t like the post say why this is the case, don’t just say nothing.
Try one new promotional strategy each day. Most bloggers have a list of promotional strategies that they’ve been wanting to try out. Well this is the time! Experiment with new social networks (I need to look at Squidoo for example), start a contest if you haven’t already, try paid advertising…
To sum up… all of these things are entirely possible, and a week really isn’t a long time. However, think of the benefits of:
70 comments on other blogs
70 forum posts with a signature link to your blog.
A general increase in your blog commenting
7 great new promotional strategies.
I will be posting about how I get on with the 7 Day Blogging Challenge. I’d really appreciate comments from those who like the idea and are going to participate. Please post the results on your blogs and try to gauge the success of the challenge.