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I believe blogging is one of the best avenues to achieve success.
Whether your dream is to lead a great church, build a great company, bring lots of people to faith in Christ, fight an injustice, or anything else, blogging can help you accomplish that. In fact, you’re probably already reading the blog of someone you admire because they’re successful at something similar to your dream.
I want to become a better blogger, and I want to help you become a better blogger, whether you’ve got years of experience or are just thinking about starting your first blog.
Let me explain how we can do this together.
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Darren Rowse is one of the most successful bloggers on the planet. He authors the ProBlogger blog which boasts 136,000 RSS subscribers and has helped thousands of people earn a living blogging.
Several years ago Darren did a 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project. Thousands of bloggers participated as each day for 31 days Darren posted a blogging lesson & gave a homework assignment.
I bought a copy of 31DBBB for $20. I skimmed it, and it’s fantastic. I could go through it and do it on my own, but what would be the fun in that?
I want to do 31DBBB with a group of people who are as passionate about blogging and self-improvement as I am. Experience is irrelevant. I hope the group includes some people who have been blogging for years as well as some who are just starting their first blog. Far more important that experience is passion and a willingness to commit to about an hour a day, every day, for 31 days.
Yes, that’s a big commitment. But I wouldn’t make that commitment myself if I didn’t believe it was worth it.
How do we make this exciting?
Becoming a better blogger is its own reward, but because this project requires a big commitment, I want to add some incentives and some excitement so that we’ll look forward to all 31 days. This is where I need your help.
What would help make this exciting for you?
Here are some ideas I’ve come up with…
- What if there were prizes for things like the blog that sees the biggest increase in traffic over the 31 days? Or the biggest jump in RSS subscribers?
- What if OCC offered free hosting for a year to any blogger who made it all 31 days?
- What if we found some WordPress theme developers who would offer big discounts or free themes to participants?
- What if we created some sort of forum so that participants could get honest feedback on their blog’s design, topics, writing style, etc from other participants?
- What if we could get a famous, celebrity blogger to participate?
- What if we created our own topic at postrank.com which would allow us to see which blogs are making the most progress. (Example)
I want to finalize the details this week so they can be announced on Monday and we can start the 31 days to a better blog on Saturday May 1. So, before you click away could you real quick answer these questions for me in a comment?
- Do you blog?
- How interested are you in doing the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog?
- Which of the ideas mentioned would you like to see as a part of this project?
- What other prizes, incentives, or other ideas do you have that would get you excited about the project?