Last month, I posted that I was participating in a 30 Day Blogging Challenge hosted by a business coach that I admire, Sandra Martini. I knew it would indeed be a challenge to draft 30 posts in 30 days. I am thrilled that I met the challenge!
Here were the rules:
- The 30 Day Blogging Challenge officially began at midnight on September 9th and ends at 11:59pm on October 8th.
- Each post must be at least 100 words.
- You could skip some days and post several times on others — as long as you reach 30 posts by the end of the challenge period. (Thank goodness for this rule!)
What did I gain from the 30 Day Blogging Challenge? It forced me to blog often, certainly a lot more often than I would have done independently. It helped me to develop and stretch my blog “muscles.” I found myself constantly thinking of ideas to share. Blogging so often allowed me to share great content, as well as re-purpose existing content. In addition, by posting so often, the content is always new, thus resulting in increased search engine optimization and web traffic. Lastly, by sharing my expertise so often, the 30 Day Blogging Challenge helped to build my credibility as an organizing expert. All in all, not too shabby.
While I am glad the official 30 Day Blogging Challenge is complete, I can honestly say that it was a wonderful experience, and one that I would recommend to anyone with a blog. Try it … you might like the results you get!