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It’s the Ultimate Blog Challenge–Join Me

By Melissa Brown, MD


The Ultimate Blog Challenge

Want to get more content published on your blog? Want more visibility? How about more traffic and comments? For February 2021, I’ve committed to the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and you’re invited to join me. Good news–it’s free to join. The value, though, is immeasurable.

Here’s how it works: You sign up here so you get the Ultimate Blog Challenge daily emails delivered to your inbox. These emails give you a daily prompt for an idea to write about if you don’t already have a content calendar schedule set up. You write your blog post each day, publish it on your own website, then post a link in the Ultimate Blog Challenge Facebook Group.

The magic of connecting with others

After you post the link to your published blog for the day, others will comment on your blog post on your website, tweet, and like your post. You’ll do the same for others, and everyone wins!

You gain blog traffic, comments, published content, and maybe even pick up new leads and readers! You can make connections with other participants, potential JV partners, and you’ll read some great content this month.

More reasons to join

Besides traffic, connections, and Google juice, there are even more reasons to join the Ultimate Blog Challenge. One of the biggest reasons to join is for accountability. Everyone wants to write and publish more content. One of the most common obstacles facing online business owners is putting out enough compelling content for their readers. The reasons for not publishing more content seem to go like this:

I don’t know what to write about.

There’s never enough time to write.

I suck at writing. I have no idea what I’m doing.

I’m still working on XYZ. I’ll publish it when I get it perfect.

These are all excuses. If you want to get more content published, then write. Every day. And have someone hold you accountable to be sure it’s done. When you’re interested in doing something, you’ll find excuses. When it’s important, and you make it a priority, you find a way to get it done.

Get rid of the excuses.

Let’s look at those excuses above:

I don’t know what to write about.
You really do know what to write about–it’s all inside you. With a few exercises to stimulate the creative regions of your brain, you’ll get your ideas out of your head, record them in an organized way, and be able to schedule these ideas into a calendar so you’ll never run out of ideas again in the future. I’ve included these exercises and more in my self-study courses, The Do-Able Content Creation Framework.

I don’t have enough time to write.
You have enough time to write when writing is a priority to you, and you make the time to write. Schedule the time in your calendar. Use done-for-you content as a jump-start. Repurpose and refresh content you’ve already published. You don’t always have to start from scratch!

I suck at writing.
There are plenty of spell-checking apps and grammar tools to help even the most challenged writer make sense and be able to communicate their thoughts. Apps like Grammarly and the Hemingway app are two of the most common and easiest to use.

I’m still working on XYZ. I’ll publish it when I get it perfect.
And this last excuse will keep you stuck forever if you let it. Perfection is an illusion. It’s not achievable, and if you wait until you get each blog post ‘perfect,’ you’ll be waiting forever. That means your audience will be waiting to hear your message, too. Please don’t keep them waiting–done is better than perfect. Hit the publish button and be done with it–it doesn’t need perfectionism.

Accountability

Want to increase your success in reaching publishing goals? State your intentions with your goals and be accountable to another person or group for getting those goals done. Your success rate increases by around 65% with accountability in place, according to a study done by The American Society of Training and Development. Having a specific accountability partner will increase your success rate up to 95%!

When you join a challenge like the Ultimate Blog Challenge, having the group accountability experience can increase your odds of reaching your goal of publishing more content. Partnering with another specific person in the group can really increase your success to that 95% range!

So, join me in the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and let’s get content created together.

About the author

Dr. Melissa Brown's career journey has always had an element of teaching. After retirement from clinical pediatric practice, Dr. Brown has taught and mentored as a healthy lifestyle coach, author, and speaker. She currently teaches solopreneurs and coaches how to stop being the world's best-kept secret. Her mission is to help you: Create great content. Impact people. Change the world.

  • I had to tell myself its baby steps and to get out of my head because I can post one post a day and if I miss a day its not going to hurt. I appreciate you reminding me to let go of the excuses.

    • Glenda, thanks for commenting. Yep, one step at a time and just keep moving–even if you miss a day. I remember doing this challenge years ago when I had a different blog and I created a theme for the month called ‘One Word Wednesdays.’ I posted a picture and a work that picture sparked in my mind. That was the entire blog post. I always love to ask myself the question, ‘What would this look like if it were easy?’ I have a feeling I will be asking and answering that question a lot this month!’ 😉

  • This challenge has been great for me and now I have some great content on my blog to share. It’s also been fun to meet fellow bloggers and read their content. Looking forward to stopping back to read this month!

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