One of my work buddies rallied together a group to participate in a 30 day blog challenge. Here we go again! Another blog challenge. I’ve really fallen off the bandwagon with posting blogs on a regular basis, these blog challenges help me write on a regular basis and motivate me to continue to write.
- Post 3 days a week for a total of 60 days: Starts Feb 17 ends April 27th
- Post a link in the blogging challenge team’s channel when your article is live.
- 1 comment on another person’s blog per week that requires a response
- No paragraph blogs (just to check off the day)
- Only 1 blog about the challenge itself (this will be my 1 blog)
Lessons learned from the last challenge
The number one thing I learned from the last blog challenge is that being accountable (having accountability) to a writing group is the best motivator for writing and publishing blog posts.
The Obliger in me demands the external accountability to get things done.
Posting 7 days a week was probably not the best idea. I ended up writing a ton more “filler” content during the blogtober challenge and I should’ve focused on poviding more value.
Things that have changed
WordPress released the new Gutenberg Editor in one of its updates late last year. That’s been a huge change. It feels and looks like Medium’s blog formats. I’m still getting used to the block formatting, but I think in the long run it will work out better than the old editor.
In the last challenge I used mostly original photographs in my posts. Although a valiant effort, sometimes the photos didn’t make sense (as it related to the article). I’ll be leveraging unsplash for most of the images on the blog posts moving forward and do my best to post images that are relevant to the article.