Once again, I am signing up for another challenge. I must be crazy! The first time I did something like this, it was a wonderful learning experience. And I met some really great people as well! But it wasn’t easy blogging every day. That was back in April. This month I think I’ve for the most part written three to four times a week, and certainly I’ve been happy with that. This one came across my computer about a week ago thanks to my friend Philip over at PSG Photo Solutions and I’ve been mulling over it ever since then. But I officially signed up just before the deadline so I hope you’ve signed up too, Philip!
One of the things I liked about the first challenge I did was that they had a separate Facebook page where there was a lot of member support. This seems to be an important piece of the puzzle to making a challenge successful. The 2013 WordCount Blogathon has a Facebook page as well. In order to increase traffic on your blog, you need to build your community. If there’s no sense of community, then it goes without saying that it’s going to be much slower going trying to grow your blog.
Are you looking for paid blogging work? Want to work with brands? Doing a challenge like this can give you the experience and the confidence to pursue those types of opportunities. But there are a lot of great reasons to sign up for a blog challenge. You may even find some that you hadn’t thought of yourself!
So here I go again, embarking on a somewhat difficult challenge at a time of year that is notoriously known for being crazy. We’re coming up on the end of school, the sports seasons aren’t over, and everyone has tryouts for new teams. This month is going to be really busy! On the positive side of that, I tend to get a lot of writing done at practices, so now I’ll have practices and tryouts during which to write!
Wish me luck! Have you ever tried a blog challenge? What were your results?