So you are already a Write Tribe Pro Blogger and have successfully cultivated the habit of blogging daily, right? (If not, why not? Think about it).
If you are guilty about committing to blog daily but slipped up once in a while, you are definitely not alone. Life is full of second chances, at least with blogging. And so we usher in October with some fun blogging challenges.
Let’s take stock of all the blogging challenges you can participate in, in October, by simply posting daily on your blog.
The Exciting October Blogging Challenges
Write Tribe Pro Blogger Challenge – write every day #writetribe
I am happy to tell you that the response to the Write Tribe Pro Blogger challenge has been great over the last two months. Being a Write Tribe Pro Blogger means writing on your blog every day and sharing your link on our challenge post for the week. What? Not a WTPB yet? Quickly join, right now by filling the form here. I’m keeping the form open until October 5th. For this week, add your link to our post here. There will be a new linky every Monday.
Next on the list is…
31 Days #write31days
31 Days is an online writing challenge started by Myquillyn Smith where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Every one links up just once on day one (linky opens on the evening of October 1st) so that we can see all the topics and read the ones that most interest us. The linky stays open through October 5th for late comers but will be closed after that. Seriously, it doesn’t get easier than this. (Tell that to Vidya Sury, who always forgets to add her linky even when she writes every day!)
A challenge within a challenge
31 Days of Five-Minute Free Writes
Kate Motaung’s 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes is a “challenge within the 31 days challenge,” mentioned above, to post on your blog every day in the month of October; the twist is to write each post in only five minutes flat. Kate is offering prompts too – but they’re optional.
BlogHer‘s NaBloPoMo for October #NaBloPoMo
BlogHer is primarily a website for women. And NaBloPoMo is a monthly feature with various themes. This month’s theme is :Crunch. But you don’t need to stick to the theme. Just post daily on your own blog. For daily inspiration, bookmark the NaBloPoMo prompts page, so you can plan ahead. To participate, sign up here before October 5th. Later today, you’ll find a linky where you can add your daily posts.
Ultra Blog Challenge #UltraBlog
An initiative of Kathy Hadley, the Ultra Blog Challenge took off in September and ran very successfully. I made some great connections through the challenge last month. Subscribe to the challenge to join the Facebook group.
Ultimate Blog Challenge #BlogBoost
Also, Sarah Arrow has created a 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can start anytime and blog continuously for 30 days! Consider buying Sarah’s fantastic book, Zero to Blogger in 30 Days! This is especially good for newbie bloggers.
If you are overwhelmed by this list, don’t be! Just think of it as:
- Signing up – one time activity
- Adding the various badges – optional
- Posting on your blog every day – mandatory
- Adding your links to the community linkys
- Sharing, visiting, connecting
The outcome? Growing your blog. And all the other benefits of blogging daily.
Jump right in. I am. And so are hundreds of bloggers! Over the next few days, we’ll continue to offer you tips and resources.
Happy October 2014!