Oh cool, there are directions to being better at blogging without all this trial and error (oh, and error). I started the 31 Day Challenge by myself while out for Christmas break. I was actually also working the Steve Dembo challenge to Be a Better Blogger. I thought hey these are quick little tasks, I can do two at once:)
Reality check! I first of all spent more time than I originally thought completing the challenges. Not that they are hard. I just have a very active brain and one challenge leads to another idea, and another, and you get the picture! So I decided to only complete the 31 Day Challenge and then skim Steve’s.
Via Sue’s Suggestion, I tweeted that I was starting the challenge to see if anyone else wanted to join in. That is when I met Bill and then we met Ana and Pam. Basically one thing led to another and then Sue posted about the challenge and we are currently up to 15 participants. Of course, that could change any minute.
So how has the first 5 days gone? GREAT!
I feel that day one is a vital part of building your PLN. Each email, comment, or twitter response acts as building blocks to build your Personal(professional) Learning Network. Day two I will probably visit several times during this challenge. The audit of a blog by people outside of you local support system (or family) is GREAT! I loved Jenny Wood’s idea to post a poll and then send out a tweet. I need to change a few things from my latest audit via Sue Water’s. Then I want to tweet and poll:)
Joining a forum (day 3) is a great resource. I found it helpful to search for various topics as well as expanding my PLN members. The interlink activity for day 4 is a great idea I had never thought about. I will do more of this as I add posts to my blog. Of course there had to be another challenge I would want to visit more than once, about page audit (day 5). I completed this challenge and am already ready to revamp again. I think I might be visiting day 2 and 5 every week:)