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.
Posted: 11:26 pm by tom in Blog
, My Life
, Push Standards
Just a very quick update for everyone,
I’ve been incredibly busy tonight catching up on some important work and also making some much needed changes to Css Gallery List.
Thankfully by tomorrow I should have a much reduced workload and will be able to put some more time into Push Standards. For now I’d just like to update you on a few things:
I’m now offering a free website review to one lucky webmaster so be sure to leave me a comment and you may be selected for the write up. I’ll probably be posting the review tomorrow night or Wednesday night latest now, I just want to give a few more people the opportunity to suggest their website.
CssGalleryList.com is slowly but surely gathering some momentum as people begin to see the benefits of the service. This is the time when I’m trying to really push the site’s exposure and so would really appreciate your help! Please post a link in your next blog post if you feel that the site is news worthy, I’d be extremely grateful. Also if you haven’t yet tried submitting your website to Css Galleries I really suggest that you give it a try (using my site of course :P) as the traffic benefits can be huge.
I’m working on a really exciting Wordpress template! I’ll be offering a custom designed news-themed Wordpress template sometime in the near future to my readers. The template is looking really great so far and I hope that it will appeal to many of you.
I’m working on another photoshop tutorial - this time to show you how to create an amazing header design for your blog. My last tutorial is currently being shown on Tutorialized’s homepage - and has received far more traffic than any of the other upcoming tutorials by the look of things.
So that’s what I’ve been up to. Be sure to check back tomorrow when I’ll be posting some great new content, and please subscribe if you haven’t already. Thanks!
Posted: 11:18 pm by tom in Blog
, Push Standards
Apologies for not posting tonight, but I’m incredibly busy. And when I say incredibly busy, I mean that I have yet to start an essay due in tomorrow morning! Lets hope that I work well under pressure…
I thought that this would be a good time to announce my latest offer concerning website reviews. I had quite a cool idea of pricing my reviews based on an increasing price scale. Basically I’ve taken the standard rules of price increasing with traffic and age of website, but made it somewhat more concrete. I will be offering full website reviews based on a rounds system, whereby I increase the price slightly each round. The great news for you is that I’m starting very low, in fact, the first review is totally FREE!
Here is my pricing scheme for each round:
Round 1 Review: $0
Round 2 Review: $5
Round 3 Review: $10
Round 4 Review: $15
Round 5 Review: $20
So as you can see, I’ll be increasing my review price by $5 after each review. However, my prices will still be considerably cheaper than my competition for a long while to come. I’m really offering this service as I love helping people improve their websites, and I feel that it makes good reading for everyone to learn from real life casestudies.
In order to apply for your free review please comment on this post with ‘please review me!’ I’ll choose a site sometime next week and post a detailed review critiquing it. If you like this idea please feel free to blog about it
I’m happy to announce the launch of AffiliateConfession’s new redesign, courtesy of PushStandards! I’ve been working closely with webmaster Alan LeStourgeon to give his blog the best possible new look.
For those of you who don’t already know AffiliateConfession, I highly recommend it, as it makes great reading. Alan updates very frequently with great affiliate related tips and tricks and his blog looks set to become VERY successful.
Alan was actually nice enough to dedicate an entire post to crediting me as the designer, a really nice gesture on his part. You can see the post here.
I’ve also added Affiliate Confession to my portfolio, so feel free to check out the casestudy there.
In true PushStandards form I couldn’t just post announcing the redesign. There are some great lessons to be learnt from the experience and I’d like to share them with you…