As most bloggers know, Darren Rowse of Problogger.net is a great authority on blogging. Back in April, he ran a 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge, where bloggers signed up and received an assignment everyday for 31 days on ways to improve their blogging.
At the time, I was preparing for my wedding and honeymoon, so I didn’t get a chance to do every task. But a few of them that I did get to do made a huge difference. The following are just the first three days of the challenge, and the results.
Day 1 – Create an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog
I had been wishy washy about what I really wanted this site to be about. After reading about how to create an elevator pitch and with some creative wording help from my husband, I came up with Kikolani’s new concept. The tagline:
Technically Beautiful, Artfully Beneficial
Then the main description:
Kikolani is about the art of blogging – the technical aspects with blogging and social networking tips, the beauty with photography and poetry, and the benefits for writers and readers.
Day 2 – Write a List Post
I had a huge article ready on the many ways of using Delicious bookmarking, and I took that assignment and converted my article into a descriptive list post.
Day 3 – Promote a Blog Post
Using the same article on Delicious, I went on a social media spree. In the end, I ended up with 56 Diggs, 24 Delicious saves, 22 Mixx votes, 15 Stumble reviews (and many more thumbs up), 54 comments and 35 re-tweets.
Then, the next week, I used the same social media promotions on a post on Twitter Lingo, and ended up with 44 Diggs, 28 Delicious saves, 23 Mixx votes, 16 Stumble reviews (and many more thumbs up) 79 comments and 109 re-tweets.
31 Days to Build a Better Blog Workbook
So needless to say, since I didn’t get to finish up all of the assignments in the 31 days that the challenge ran, I was excited that Darren released a comprehensive workbook with all 31 assignments.
When you purchase the workbook, you not only get the 31 assignments, but you also get a free one hour podcast plus transcript where Darren answers questions from other workbook owners on a broad range of topics related to blogging.
You will learn how to:
- Write a variety of different types and styles of posts
- Learn techniques for coming up with new post ideas
- Promote your blog in a variety of ways
- Build relationships with readers
- Reach out to and developed working relationships with other bloggers
- Develop an editorial calendar for your blog going forward
- Discover ways to be more connected to your niche/topic
- Design a plan for the next month of your blogging
I believe that any blogger that is looking to grow their readership, become an authority in their niche, and become a problogger will benefit greatly from this workbook. I believe in it so much that the link to it is in the footer of each of my posts to help spread the word about this great resource.
So if you are a blogger, why not give it a try? Purchase 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. There is a 100% money back guarantee, so if you don’t like it after 31 days, you can get a full refund. What is there to lose?