Tweet of the Day:The 2011 WordCount Blogathon
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.