Do you want to become a better blogger and build a better blog? Have you been struggling to build a larger readership, get more participation or more ad clicks on your weblog? Personally I have and I think many of you have striven to accomplish the same goals as well. I have come across Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (31 DBBB) project which has helped thousands to improve their blogging skills and would like to offer you a chance to participate in our upcoming “Build a Better (Movie) Blog project.
Simply put, Anomalous Material and everyone who signs up for this will go through the lessons and assignments of the 31 DBBB curriculum. I realize that most of us do not have the time or energy to blog every single day for 31 consecutive days so I will select only 22 of the 31 lessons to account for weekends off. If anyone is interested in getting through the entire curriculum, Darren Rowse will willingly offer a 25% rebate off his workbook (if we get at least 5 participants).
Each of the 22 days, we will publish a post about that day’s lesson and homework here on AM. I would like every single one of you who sign up to contribute a guest post at some point during those 22 days. For each of these lessons, each participant will contribute at least one comment about what they learned, what they applied on their blog and how they improved their blogging for that day’s lesson.
This event will take place throughout the month of August. I haven’t decided yet whether we will 5 days in a row during the weekday and take the weekend off or take Wednesday and Sunday off. Let me know what your preference is in the comments.
The tentative schedule will be as follow:
|08/02||Comment on a Blog You’ve Never Commented On Before|
|08/03||Email a New Reader|
|08/04||Declutter Your Sidebar|
|08/05||Introduce Yourself to another Blogger|
|08/06||Dig into Your Blog’s Statistics|
|08/09||Analyze Your Blog’s Competition|
|08/10||Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog|
|08/11||Respond to Comments on Your Blog|
|08/12||Make a Reader Famous|
|08/13||Explore a Social Media Site|
|08/16||Email a Blogger that Linked to You to Say Thanks|
|08/17||Go Shopping and Improve Your blog|
|08/18||Do a Search Engine Optimization Audit|
|08/19||Search for and Join a Forum|
|08/20||Conduct an ‘About Page Audit’|
|08/23||Email an Old Timer Reader|
|08/24||Analyze Your Blog’s Competition|
|08/25||Run a Reader Survey|
|08/26||Interlink Archived Posts|
|08/27||Plan Your Next Week’s Posting Schedule|
|08/30||Link Up to a Competitor|
|08/31||Catch New Readers Up on the Basics of your Blog|
Simply let me know in the comments if you are going to participate.
The Prize for Participating
We will give away one copy of the workbook 31 Days to Build a Better Blog to one lucky participant via random drawing:
- Each day a participant contributes to the project (via comment) will count as an entry into the drawing
- A guest post will also count as an entry into the drawing
Any questions, opinions or random thoughts about this upcoming project? Let us know in the comments!