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Friday, January 28, 2011

28 Day Blogging Challenge

About 3 weeks ago, I joined the 12 Week Blog Shape Up, on Mom Bloggers Club. One of the assignments for week 2 & 3 is create an editorial calendar. I have struggled with this big time! It seemed like I just couldn't buy a writing idea!

I thought if I got organized, it would help the process. Like other things I want to know, I tweeted to find out who else uses an editorial calendar, and what do they use. I got several helpful responses.

Fawn of Instead of The Dishes, response lead me to Angela England'sarticle, and finally to Blog Energizer's blogging calendar and planner.

Armed with a way cool blogging calendar, and a few more ideas than I started with, I considered challenging myself. Lets face it, if I don't have a real reason to do the editorial calendar, I won't. I'll keep doing what I've been doing... coming up with by the seat of my pants ideas. I'm not knocking it, it's worked okay, for the past two years. But if I plan on growing as a blogger, I have to do things I've not done before.

The Challenge: For the month of February, I will write a fresh new blog post everyday. That's 28 days, including Sunday! On the days that I post on My Blogalicious, I may cross post. I'm reserving that right.

With the challenge to start just next week, I got busy beating the bushes for ideas! I went back to Blog Energizer, where they have great ideas, through Mama Kat's writer's workshop prompts, pulled out my old notebooks of ideas, and flipped through magazines. Excited, I have 23 days of ideas so far. Instead of filling those other five days, I plan to leave them open in case I come up with other ideas during the month.

I'm going to blog, vlog, an interview or two, and even a music video! Yes, I said a music video. I've been wanting to do one for a while. Do you have any suggestions?

If you're up for the challenge and want to join in, I'll add a linky, and we can support each other through out the month. Let the blogging begin!


Jewel said...

I'm in! This is just what I need. Someone to hold me to task..

greeneyes616 said...

I started out trying to write daily perhaps I will give it a go since february is short. I am in the process of writing 2nd book, and co-writing another and we are in rewrites but I'm in, if for nothing else, supporting one another is BIG for let's get writing girls ..God Bless Have a fruitful weekend and may God keep you in His loving embrace Patricia

Stesha said...

28 straight days of blogging? I don't know if I'm up for the challenge just yet, but I'm sure you can do it!

Hugs and Mocha,

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