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Sunday Tweets: The 2011 WordCount Blogathon


Tweet of the Day:The 2011 WordCount Blogathon

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Through the AW forums I stumbled on this blog post.  Apparently someone is challenging bloggers to post every day. Which what I have been doing of late. So I decided to throw my blog on the ring and participate in the 2011 WordCount Blogathon. According to Michelle Rafter, instigator of this madness(I mean that in the nicest way possible) , there are a multiple of reasons why you should try to do this (at least for one month):

  • To gain experience to look for paid blogging work.
  • To gain expertise in a subject you want to write about for paid markets.
  • To build traffic.
  • To etablish yourself as an expert.
  • As part of building a personal brand.
  • To help promote a book, e-book, e-newsletter or other product or service you’re selling or hoping to sell.
  • To start a blog – or a second or third.
  • To improve your SEO skills.
  • To make money from advertising, affiliate programs or other blog-based enterprise.

Although I don’t make money from my blogging (at least, not yet) since I don’t have any payed advertisements on the blog, I am trying to establish a brand around my writing. My plan is as follows:

  • Assign a theme to each day of the week.
  • Pre-plan my post at least a week in advance.
  • Be on the lookout for interesting material for future post.
  • Read and share great articles with other bloggers, readers and writers.
  • Use social media to its fullest.
  • Encourage reader participation at every turn.

I only missed one day in April, so this month should be a breeze. ;)

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We have our first entry in the Character Interview Writer’s Challenge. None other than Tasha from Gyspyscarllet’s Weblog. Follow the links and check her out!

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7 comments on “Sunday Tweets: The 2011 WordCount Blogathon

  1. Sounds like a great plan! Good luck with it.

  2. Thanks for the mention in this post. I’m glad you are a part of the Blogathon. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

  3. Good luck! I like reading your posts (I read most of ‘em, even when I don’t comment). And sometime this week I’ll be posting my own character interview! Just needs some edits…

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