30 Day Blogging Challenge – a review

The 30 Day Blogging Challenge has been a life-changing event for me!

Here’s why:

Change of path

Having done the 30 Day Blogging Challenge on this blog, my pathway is going to change. I’m moving my attention to another of my blogs which will allow me to use all that I have learnt and think more in a business way.

Basics of a blog

The programme gave me the basics of setting up and running a blog and although I have been blogging for a few years, I have learnt so much.

Writing a post

Much like the point above, my posts are now much better formed and logical. Being more of  a free writer I relied very much on the Muse visiting. Now with a ‘plan’ they have order. I hope they haven’t become formulaic though!

Aspects of SEO

I had heard of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) but had never really understood that I have some control over who finds me when they google. It is not the be-all and end-all but it is nice to think that as many folks as possible read my posts. That’s why I’m writing them after all!

Images

I use a lot of photos in my posts but I had no idea that their size was making reading them a slow process for my visitors. By compressing them, you can still see them but it won’t take so much of your time to do so.

Use of social media

I’m a great fan of twitter and face book and the 30 Day Blogging Challenge has given me more understanding of their power in reaching an audience.

Power of Comments

Again, I was aware of comments and readers but over the past 30 days I have engaged more with my audience. I have also visited other blogs and left comments that I hope generates a conversation. I’ve even learnt how to disagree with someone without offending!

Amazing 30 Day Blogging Challenge support

Each day you receive an email from the wonderful Sarah Arrow giving you single steps along the path. Some days you even have the chance to read other posts and even collect some freebies.

Group support

The Face Book group is a great support. You post daily and support each other by leaving comments and suggestions for making posts better. It builds a great camaraderie as well as giving you a wider audience to link with.

Confidence

The 30 Day Blogging Challenge is not easy. Writing for 30 days consecutively is hard but it does make you look at blogging in a different way. It does not have to be something light and fluffy, that many wrongly thought  that ‘mummy bloggers’ do. There are industries out there that use this media and it has certainly made me look at my blogging from a more professional stance. Thank you Sarah!

Are you considering blogging? Have you got a business that could do with a boost? Sign up today to do the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Just click this picture of super Sarah!

 

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