Original post: January 2017. Updated: 11/2020
Blogging Challenge for a New Year
A fun blogging challenge helps attract and engage potential fans with fresh content.
How many times have you started something and then quit?
How many times have you changed your password, because you had lost or forgotten it?
How many times have you started over?
If you are similar to me, I have started a blog challenge more times than I have changed houses, and I’ve moved a lot in my life.
Why a Blog Challenge?
If you are new to blogging, you want to blog to raise awareness of who you are and what you do. Basically, you want to increase your rank on the web. Long-term goals of blogging is to generate income through selling something on your blog.
New to blogging?
Great! You are in the correct place.
I don’t want to scare you, but blogging is a lot of work. And a ton of fun! Successful bloggers find joy putting new posts up on a weekly basis.
Success and Happiness with Blogging?
So why have I started blogging a trillion times before without success?
It is not because I get bored. I get overwhelmed and consumed by everything else happening in my life. When overwhelm sneaks upon me, I stop doing the one thing I love the most…writing.
Can you relate?
So here I am, starting yet another blog. www.susanrkiley.com/blog. I will attempt to stay with it, stick it out for the next 30 days. 30 days is attainable…correct?
Successful bloggers didn’t become successful overnight. Blogging is a journey, one that will require consistency and patience.
Maybe now you understand why I stopped all the trillion times before.
For the sake of sanity, know it is with all good intentions and purpose I blog daily. Knowing this won’t happen, I will shoot for once a week, that is more realistic in the scheme of life.
Why Start a Blog Challenge?
First, I want to actually start a challenge I finish.
Second, I am starting the Blogging Challenge for myself.
To hold me accountable to those that may find this post and find inspiration in my words.
Third, because building a blog does not have to be complicated. You don’t need any fancy skills when starting out.
If writing scares you, take a deep breath. I promise you will be okay. You can grab your free guide that will help you build your blog without any prior technical or writing experience.
Maybe you feel compelled to see if I succeed or fall flat on my arse. Potentially you will feel compelled to try the challenge out for yourself as well? Potentially??
Well, if you stick with me for the next 30 days, you will see what happens.
30 Day Blog Challenge
You have something to share with the world! The fact you are curious and researching blog challenges tells me you do have something to share.
Now is your time for you to share your ‘something’ with others through a blog. And, if you are uncertain as to what a blog is, let me help you.
A blog is simply a regularly updated website or web page. You write something on it consistently – a schedule if you will. People will find you if you post regularly.
Many new bloggers write like they speak, which is okay when you are starting out. If you invest in your blog for 30 days, you will see your blog transform into something amazing.
Today, I challenge you to the 30 day blog challenge! Are you ready to share your talents with the world? If so, start your first blog post now!
How to Start a Blog in 4 Steps
Simplicity is the name of the blogging challenge. You want to start and not get caught in technical stuff, correct?
Great! Let’s go. The first three steps will take less than an hour. Step 4 will be a bit longer because you are actually writing your first blog post as part of the blogging challenge.
STEP 1: Pick a name for your blog / website.
STEP 2: Register your blog name/website with a hosting company.
STEP 3: Choose a WordPress theme for your blog.
STEP 4: Write and publish your first post!
By the end of the day you will have a blog on the internet and ready for people to read.
If you need my help selecting a name, setting up your blog or confused what hosting company you need, you can contact me so I can help you.
Start Your Blog Challenge Today!
My hope is this quick motivational blog post inspired you to start your own blog.
However, I’ve got good news if you need help on starting your blog or where to find inspiration to write a blog post. You can find a detailed post that will walk you through the different steps of starting a blog.
Also, you can find an inspiration blog post that has a crazy amount of ideas.
Message me if you need anything, really!
My goal with the 30 Day Challenge is to inspire more people to start sharing their ‘something’ with the world!
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