Do You Dare Join Me for This?

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Come on, I dare you to join the Ultimate Blog Challenge with me!

We start January 1st.

Here’s the deal.  Every quarter, Michele Scism and I host a month long challenge celebration for bloggers.  (Yes, I’ve decided to call it a celebration this time!)

The goal is to post once to your blog for every day of the month.  So 31 posts by the end of January.

Why the heck would anyone do this?  Over the years we’ve run this challenge I’ve heard dozens of reasons from “just to prove I can” to “creating content for my next ebook/book” to “more traffic!” and many others.

Here are 10 reasons why YOU should join us:

  1. It’s free.  Can’t beat that.
  2. We’ll send you a daily email with blogging ideas (they’re already scheduled and ready to go, with over 100 ideas total!).  Put these in a folder and feel the stress melt away as you know where to go next time writer’s block tries to attack.
  3. You get to join a fabulous community of bloggers who connect on Facebook and Twitter to support each other.
  4. With writing every day, you learn to write faster and stay focused.
  5. We help you learn to promote your posts consistently by reminding you to get out there and share them after you’ve written them.  Form good habits!
  6. You’ll walk away with lots more content that you can then repurpose into other things (ebooks, books, giveaways, teleseminars, infographics, seriously this list could go on and on).
  7. You’ll stretch yourself and prove you can create valuable content more often than you thought.
  8. You can submit your blog to be listed in the directory and list yourself as a member on the UBC website (links!).
  9. It’s a great way to build relationships and find other bloggers you can connect with beyond the challenge–for JVs, guest blog posts, and more.
  10. It’s FUN!  Consider it a daily opportunity to celebrate your right to freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom to create your own business, and the ability to broadcast to the world via the internet.

 

Get in now at http://ultimateblogchallenge.com

Are you in?  Leave a comment below and share your blog!

 

Comments

  1. Linda Ursin
    Twitter:

    Twitter: LindaUrsin
    says:

    I really wish I’ll be able to participate this time as well, since I’ve completed it twice. I just have to brainstorm 31 posts connected to my new venture. (yikes)
    Linda Ursin recently posted… The New Version of HeksebuaMy Profile

  2. Amber-Lee Dibble
    Twitter:

    Twitter: AlaskaChickBlog
    says:

    Michelle…
    I want to! Really. I want to! I simply don’t have a clue how I would do it and I hate to be half-as**d with anything… I am coming up on my second year blogging and really work hard to post three times a week… that doesn’t always work! I also try to average 1-2 guest posts a month on other sites as well as the newsletter and Chisana News Wire once a month. (sigh) No, I am not whining! I really do want to do more… but I have read blogs of all kinds for these last two years on line, in all sorts of circles, businesses and mindsets… I do not want to post lame. I want to Stay the Path, stay focused on my ultimate goal as well as continue to improve, myself, intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and professionally.

    I jumped into this blogging pool with both feet when I decided to learn enough to create the website I wanted the world to see… The hardest thing I have come up against is that our business is so different than any good example available … I am left with wingin’ it and trying to take the lessons learned and twisting them to fit with our business.

    Had to come over and tell you I want to be part of this! (Yes, now I am whining…!)
    Amber-Lee Dibble recently posted… Winning in the Alaska WildernessMy Profile

    • Michelle Shaeffer
      Twitter:

      Twitter: Michelleshaeffr
      says:

      Hey Amber-Lee,

      My two cents – jump in even if you don’t think you’ll be blogging every day. ;) You’ll still make great connections with other bloggers, get blogging ideas that may work for you, and have a blast. :)

      There’s no failure — whether you post 5 times or 31 times, if you add content to your blog, comment on other blogs, make connections, and get more traffic, that’s success!
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Do You Dare Join Me for This?My Profile

  3. Michelle, thanks so much for running this challenge, I mean, celebration! Great update in the name! I’ve participated twice and gotten almost to 31 posts.

    The most unexpected benefit for me has been that I write much more quickly now. Also, it is actually easier to write when I’m doing it every day; my brain stays in Create Mode and comes up with topics several times a day. Also, I have made several good friends out of the UBC. We share a lot of support, and they are a great joy to me.

    I so appreciate your posts! Looking forward to the January UBC!

  4. Tracey Grady
    Twitter:

    Twitter: ReadySetQuiz
    says:

    I’ve signed up. I’m looking forward to the impetus this will provide and I’m definitely looking forward to meeting everyone who takes part.

    I have a few blog post ideas set aside already and I will be brainstorming more before the challenge gets underway.
    Tracey Grady recently posted… Quiz Night Questions: What kind will you choose?My Profile

  5. Marilyn Schendel
    Twitter:

    Twitter: ritualwaters
    says:

    OMG yes I am in and soo ready!

  6. Annette Jett
    Twitter:

    Twitter: pilotsofchange
    says:

    I’m in!

  7. Suzi Shumaker
    Twitter:

    Twitter: SuziShumaker
    says:

    I read this last night and thought, “no way. I already blog twice a week and that’s plenty.” But the idea lingered and woke me up throughout the night.

    So, count me in!

  8. I will take this celebration as for the past 12 months I have blogged everyday. Looking forward to seeing what January 2013 brings.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Linda Simpson recently posted… Little KittyMy Profile

  9. Elizabeth Conway
    Twitter:

    Twitter: isisviedu
    says:

    Well I am intrigued. I have a blog and only write when I feel inspired or have a point of view I feel passionate about to share. This I find interesting as a challenge. A challenge I am a lover of and am also a great believer of celebrating achievments. You have caught me on both accounts. I am curious as to what I would write about each day. However I am interested to discover what I will come up with.
    Thank you for the invitation. I accept.
    With Blessing to all Elizabeth ISIS Conway.

  10. Hi Michelle,

    I decided to take the dare again. My blog is in need of an infusion of content, and what better way to fill that need.

    Thanks to you and Michele for pushing us forward again.
    Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. recently posted… 7 Great Gift Ideas for Writers and BookwormsMy Profile

  11. janet
    Twitter:

    Twitter: janetbrent
    says:

    Everytime I’ve tried joining this I don’t keep up with it. I hope to change that this time around!!
    janet recently posted… Forget Goals: What’s Your 2013 Theme?My Profile

  12. Kendra
    Twitter:

    Twitter: theflowerhazard
    says:

    I’m in! I’ve never done one before, but I need the challenge! Looking forward to it!

  13. Dana
    Twitter:

    Twitter: soulfitwomen
    says:

    Hi Michelle! I’m in:-) I’ve also made nice connection through this celebration:-) I’m going to brainstorm ideas tomorrow.
    Dana recently posted… Quiz: How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?My Profile

  14. Corinne Rodrigues
    Twitter:

    Twitter: CorinneBlogs
    says:

    I have attempted the UBC before and made some great connections through it, Michelle. I look forward to joining again. I’m out from the 5th to 9th and will have to schedule. I hope it works.
    Corinne Rodrigues recently posted… Keeping It SimpleMy Profile

  15. I want to try this but have to go away for a week in between when I won’t be working. However, I think I’ll still give it a go anyway…

  16. Amanda
    Twitter:

    Twitter: realityarts
    says:

    I think it’s a great idea, and I will be jumping in with both feet! Not sure what I’ll write about, but thats where the adventure starts – with the unknown, blessings, Amanda
    Amanda recently posted… Reflections and New BeginningsMy Profile

  17. Julie Jordan Scott
    Twitter:

    Twitter: juliejordanscot
    says:

    I am excited to be joining in again for …. lets see… my sixth time or something like that? I’ll be focusing again on writing & creativity tips, ideas and passion for all things word-related.

    Thrilled to be joining once again.

    Now, to pre-write for the first few days so that I always stay ahead!
    Julie Jordan Scott recently posted… Traditions: Old, Blended and Brand New for 2013My Profile

  18. Shari Smothers
    Twitter:

    Twitter: wordmage
    says:

    Hi Michelle,

    I’ve decided to try this celebration to start the year with a major push to resuscitate my blog. I really enjoy your posts and videos, and I’m looking forward to receiving the post ideas in my email.

    I’m really hoping that I can stick with this. I think it will help my blog if I can focus enough attention to publish 31 days of posts. And hopefully it will help to cultivate a good posting habit.

    Time now to look at my calendar to work out my initial writing schedule and post ideas.

    I’m excited to try! Thanks.

  19. Blaze
    Twitter:

    Twitter: blazelazarony
    says:
  20. It’ll give me an opportunity to complete the Blog Book Tour Guide – I’ll blog about it every day. Thanks for the kickstart!
    Dani G. recently posted… Oh, How I Miss You BlogfestMy Profile

  21. Chanel
    Twitter:

    Twitter: laviajeramorena
    says:

    This will be my first challenge! Hooray!
    Chanel recently posted… Christmas In New YorkMy Profile

  22. Cindy Schulson
    Twitter:

    Twitter: cindyschulson
    says:

    I’m jumping in Michelle and am looking forward to it. I’ve been taking advantage of the down time now to start creating some blog posts. My secret goal is to have all 30 posts done in the next week – that’s pretty ambitious but I’m working on it.

    I’ll tell you how I’m doing it. I’m going through the masses of trainings I’ve created over the past year and using that as ideas for my blog posts.

    I look forward to it – thanks for all that you do!
    Cindy Schulson recently posted… 3 Steps to a Profitable 2013 – Reflect, Plan, Grow!My Profile

  23. Stella Scott
    Twitter:

    Twitter: lookfeeldogood
    says:

    Hi Michelle!

    I’m all in! I just got this information from a firend. Since I gave myself a 100 day challenge earlier this fall and I’ve already posted over 80 in a row (two different blogs) I might just as well continue to the end of Jan. :-D

    Cheers!
    Stella
    Stella Scott recently posted… Vitamin B5 benefits on inside, to help complexion on outsideMy Profile

  24. Vickie
    Twitter:

    Twitter: editvdo
    says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of this celebration. I’ve had a blog for years but haven’t posted as regularly as I should. My plan for the new year is to be consistent on my blog. My blog is the foundation for building my credibility and showing my skills. I firmly believe it will be one of the the keys to my success this year.

    I’m intrigued with the notion that this exercise could make writing easier. I love to write and am fairly good at it, but I tend to get caught up in the “perfection” of it.

    Good luck to everyone!
    vickie

  25. Victoria Elam
    Twitter:

    Twitter: VictoriaElam
    says:

    So excited to be participating in my fist blog challenge! Happy New Year!

  26. Karren Haller
    Twitter:

    Twitter: Myllls
    says:

    So I had a friend ask if I was going to do a blog challenge just today and feel this is something I need to do, I have tried all the ideas I can come up with and instead of battling with my brain to try and think of new content, new ideas Im reaching out for help in this challenge as I am sure ya’all can teach an old dog new tricks.

    So Im in for 2013 as my something new to do. Thanks for doing these challenges, I just dont know if I can get through everyone, but Im not going to let that stop me from starting.

  27. Yvonne A Jones
    Twitter:

    Twitter: YvonneAJones
    says:

    I’m in, Michelle for as long as I can. I’ll use my posts to create products for training offline and online. Re-purposing has been drummed into my head over the years and I’ll be using that strategy here. Thanks to you and Michele for putting this celebration together again.
    Yvonne A Jones recently posted… Multitasking for Greater Productivity – an Illusion?My Profile

  28. Jen Lawrence
    Twitter:

    Twitter: JaelDesignsInc
    says:

    Great way to start the New Year! This will be the third time I have participated in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. It keeps me motivated! ;-)
    Jen Lawrence recently posted… Reflections: Seven Great Moments In 2012My Profile

  29. Linda Ursin
    Twitter:

    Twitter: LindaUrsin
    says:

    Ok, I’m in. But I still have to come up with a lot of new stuff
    Linda Ursin recently posted… Happy New Year!My Profile

  30. Wendy Love
    Twitter:

    Twitter: Wendy Love
    says:

    I’m in! Just like so many Canadians up here in a winter wonderland, I could use a little boost. I am looking forward to responding to the challenges each day.
    Wendy Love recently posted… Seven Reasons to Feel GoodMy Profile

  31. Hannah Clementson
    Twitter:

    Twitter: hchclem
    says:

    I’d love to be involved.

    http://www.anewadditionblog.co.uk Hannah x

  32. Arleen Bradley
    Twitter:

    Twitter: arleenbradley
    says:

    Job Search 2013: New twists on old strategies. http://wp.me/p2JJFD-9P I posted this the other day. I hope it will qualify as it is already 8:30 pm ET. I will have 2 posts tomorrow.

    Thank you for doing this.
    Arleen Bradley recently posted… Job Search 2013: New Twists on Old StrategiesMy Profile

  33. This is a wonderful opportunity Michelle. I think I’m up for it. I’ll start checking my schedule for January. Need to be prepared for this.
    Connor Harley recently posted… Why Invest in Gold?My Profile

  34. Shanna
    Twitter:

    Twitter: Craftsexaminer
    says:

    Iam happy to join the first Ultimate Blogging Celebration of 2013!
    I really would like to grow my readership during the new year. I hope that I will learn to form a positive habit of blogging daily in order to boost my readership, join in the Blogging community and discover new and interesting blogs and people.

    I have a blogging resolution of making a minimum of 10 blog comments per day. I’d love to share by trading a comment for a comment as part of my challenge/ resolution!

    Please visit me @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Shanna recently posted… My New Years Resolution Personal and as a. BloggerMy Profile

  35. TMAshby
    Twitter:

    Twitter: doglady_ashland
    says:

    My blog is pure fluff… written on behalf of my dog, with no business purpose. I started the blog to force myself to write. I am signing up for this challenge for the same reason. I have stories, books, plays, and more locked inside my brain. I am determined to unlock the door and release the flood.

    Thanks for the challenge!
    TMAshby recently posted… ChristmasMy Profile

  36. Jessica
    Twitter:

    Twitter: Jessica7418249
    says:

    I`m in:-) This would be fun! To get to know a lot of new people!
    Jessica recently posted… WordPress.com: Our Labor of Love — 2012 in ReviewMy Profile

  37. Teri Gelseth
    Twitter:

    Twitter: terigelseth
    says:

    I am in. Though I run many different blogs I have been offline for sometime and the accountability is always fun and welcome :-) Happy New Year!
    Teri Gelseth recently posted… Constitution TuesdayMy Profile

  38. Sue Pamment
    Twitter:

    Twitter: suepamment
    says:

    Hi Michelle, I’m a little late but have decided to give it a go. I’ll play catch up and will get on track as quick as I can. Thanks for the motivation to resurrect my blog.

  39. I’m in mostly because of the daily blogging ideas. Writing every day isn’t as easy as it may seem, but if we are provided with inspirational ideas, it should be challenging indeed.

  40. I have messed around with blogs long enough and so it is time to get serious – I will join you all on Jan 7th as i just want to get my kids back to school first (yes here in Ireland they get 20 dec-jan 7th off school) so for just the next few days lots of planning and ideas in my head and I will see you all Monday

    Looking forward to it

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