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Blogging: Ultimate Blog Challenge Wrap-Up

I talked about joining the Ultimate Blog Challenge for October 2014 right HERE. Basically, you try to blog daily for a month, hopefully increasing engagement, networking with other bloggers, etc.

Today is 10-31-14 and we’ve made it through the month. The “Ultimate Blogging Challenge” didn’t go the way I expected it to but it was still fun. I started off strong, posting daily for the first 5 days. Then, of course, “life got in the way” with work and some travel taking up a bunch of my time.

I did manage to get 4 more blog posts done by the end of the month, so 9 total during the challenge period vs. the goal of 31 😀 Even though I fell short, I’m glad I did it and will probably try again next year.

“Wellllll, kind of . . . ”

It was fun finding other bloggers via Twitter (using the hashtag #BlogBoost). I was also listed in the UBC blog directory. To be honest, I don’t think either thing led to much if any traffic to my blog 🙁 That was a letdown because I did make it a point to visit some other UBC bloggers and wish they would’ve returned the favor.

I think blog challenges in general are good. The prompts give you ideas if you’re running dry and the challenge itself is motivating. I encourage other bloggers to do challenges like this one.

Blogging: Would You Like to Join Me in a Blogging Challenge?

As you can see, this is a very new blog. I have 2 other established blogs about my hobby and my work – but I’ve started this one to be more personal. I’m going to write about ‘real life’ things, share some photos and thoughts, make you laugh, and have some great conversations with you.

But it all starts with readers, right? I need to get the word out and find some new friends 🙂 Hopefully, that’s you! I’d love to network with other bloggers and find some new blogs that *I* love to read. Maybe we can share ideas, support each other, and be bloggy friends! Maybe we can even do guest posts for each other, who knows? The sky’s the limit.

I found a cool blogging challenge that I hope will help me with all of the above. It’s FREE (that’s my favorite price!) and sounds like a lot of fun. It starts on October 1, 2014 and the goal is to post at least once per day through October 31. I figure even if I don’t meet that goal (hey, I get busy sometimes! LOL), I’ll still have a lot more blog entries than I would on my own. And you can sign up to receive daily blogging ideas and encouragement, not to mention interacting on Facebook and Twitter!

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I’m familiar with Paul Taubman because I’ve learned so much about WordPress from him. I joined the opening webinar about UBC and Danni Ackerman seems awesome, too!

Doesn’t the Ultimate Blog Challenge sound fun! Whether you have an established blog – or a new one like mine – this challenge will hold you accountable for daily posting, gain you some readers/friends, and help your SEO {which means Google will love you more}.

Would you like to join me? If you’re here BECAUSE OF the UBC, will you please say “hi” in Comments? Thanks & I look forward to meeting you!