Today’s assignment: visit and congratulate five other Zero to Hero bloggers, and set a new goal for the next 30 days.
Can it be? Has it been 30 days already?
What a month! You’ve created your blog from the ground up: personalized it, built a growing network, and published posts and pages. For our final day together, let’s extend your reach even more, and then set a concrete goal for the next 30 days.
Today’s assignment: visit and congratulate five other Blogging 101 bloggers, and set a goal for the next 30 days.
Why do this?
- Because everyone likes acknowledgement of a job well done.
- Because your blog is a work in progress, and having a sense of where you’d like to take it will keep you motivated and engaged.
Remember: there’s also a blogroll of all your co-bloggers on The Commons.
Start your blogging day off with a few kudos: visit the zerotohero topic in the Reader to find other participants, and congratulate them on a job well-done. If you have some favorites you’ve been following all month, be sure to include them! The other bloggers will appreciate the acknowledgement, and you’ll make some new connections who’ll stay with you post-Blogging 101.
Next, think about where you want to go over the next month. What is your main goal? To publish twice a week? Double your follower count? Get feedback on your poetry? Finish a piece of long fiction? Learn CSS? It’s time to pull everything together: think about the brand you’ve started creating, what you’ve already put out there, and why you started blogging in the first place. Given all that, what’s next for you?
While you’re mulling your goal, think about how these 30 days have gone. What was the most fun? The most rewarding? The most challenging? Your goal might be different from what you’d originally thought — the serendipity of blogging means we’re always heading in unexpected new directions as we interact with the learn from others.
You’re now free to move about the blogospheric cabin! Feel free to write a post about this experience, what you might need to reach this next goal, and what’s next on the horizon.
That’s a wrap! On behalf of Lisa, Pam, Krista, and everyone at The Daily Post, thanks for sticking with the challenge!.
We’ve had a great time and have really enjoyed watching your blogs and relationships develop. We hope it was also a happy and helpful experience for you. We’ll be announcing the next course, a write-every-day challenge, later this week. I hope we’ll see you there, as well as around The Daily Post!
Editor’s note: Assignment posts will remain accessible here on The Daily Post so you can continue to refer to them. The Commons will remain open for conversation for one more week, through Wednesday, May 21; after that, you’ll be able to read and refer to your comments there, but you’ll no longer be able to publish new ones. If you’d like to continue chatting with bloggers and getting feedback, we invite you to visit the Community Pool here each Sunday: it’s an open thread where any blogger can seek (or offer!) support and critique.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on how the challenge went so we can make it even better next time, so we’ll be sending you a short survey in the next few days.