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Blog Challenge Survival Guide

 

Are you ready to commit to a week, a month, or even a year of posting? Multi-day blog challenges are a great way to push yourself as a writer or artist, grow in unexpected ways, connect with other bloggers — maybe even to produce a publishable book.

Our survival guide gives you the tools you need to see a longer challenge through to the end, from inspiration for the days your muse has left the building to resources on making the most of WordPress.com:

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Like genius, blog challenges are 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration — but without that 1%, it’s hard to get off the ground. We’ll help you shape and sustain your energy for the long haul:

Need some specific post ideas? We’ve got you covered there, too.

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Blog challenges are an opportunity to stretch yourself as a writer or artist; trying something new shifts your perspective, and a new angle on your work is critical and inspiring. These posts help you tighten and focus your writing and give you the push you need to try something boundary-busting:

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Ensure your blog layout shows off your content to its best advantage with these options, baked right in to WordPress.com:

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The folks at BlogHer, who are behind NaBloPoMo, know a thing or two about sustaining daily blogging! Here, their top tips for a blog challenge experience you can be proud of:

Of course, WordPress.com and BlogHer are not the only places to find helpful resources! Here the sites we visit — on WordPress.com and beyond — when we need a blogging boost:

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“Blog event survival guide” image by Florian Richter / CC by 2.0
“Get inspired” image by Caleb Roenigk / CC by 2.0
“Be a better writer” image by semihundido / CC by 2.0
“WordPress.com” image by Christopher Ross / CC by 2.0
“Resources” image by Germán Póo-Caamaño / CC by 2.0