There I was, looking at the upcoming month of April. A few conferences to attend or speak at, a few outside appointments, just an average looking month. Excluding weekends, I quickly counted the number of weekdays. 21. Lucky number 21.
Normally I write as often as the whimsy hits me but I started to think, could I manage a blog post a day for all 21 days?
Yes I could. I know I can. Sometimes I have to hold back from posting stuff. Can you post too often?
But let’s make this public, said I… So I popped over to Facebook between periods of a Hockey game I was watching and posted this
No rules, just commit. Write 1,500 words or write less than 100! Photo Blog, Video Blog, it’s whatever you like.
I guess that makes it official. So this is Blog Post #1 of my 21 day challenge. Each weekday I’ll have another post, all posting at 5 a.m Pacific time but I probably won’t make much more noise about the “challenge” again.
Here’s a bit of link love for the other contestants.
First to commit was Bill Cobb who will be posting on his ActiveRain Blog http://activerain.com/blogs/batonrougerealestate
It’s no secret that Chris Griffith is a blogging machine with her http://lifeinbonitasprings.com/ HINT: if you ever get a chance to see her at a REBarCamp make sure you make that session. You’ll thank me for it. But she also played the Shame Game to get Cyndee Hayden to commit and it worked!
Cyndee Haydon rocks out the video and blogs over at http://www.clearwaterrealestatetampahomes.com/
Diane Haley Brooks is going strong on her http://tuesdaysintempleton.com/
Jason Farris might double down and write a post for two completely different blogs with two completely different scopes! I know he’s crazy busy but he’s got http://www.fresyes.com/ and http://cruwinecompany.com/ to maintain.
Jackie Wells says she can tap them all out in a day (and she probably could) for her http://www.bestoftahoeproperty.com/blog/
Monika Mahler McGillicuddy tossed her http://monikamcgillicuddy.com/wordpress/ blog into the ring as did Carole Sanek with her http://greatertampabayarearealestateinfo.com/. CAROLE SANEK wanted her name in LIGHTS (I hope she sees it now – lol!)
Roger Colton who writes http://www.theblueparrot.info is in.
Lane Bailey who writes a ton of posts for many different blogs says he’s in with his– He’s a car guy and there’s no shortage of cool cars to a car guy. Do you think he’ll write about the 1972 Ford Pinto anytime soon?
Almost late to the party was Melissa Brown Riley with her– Melissa, I joke, there is no Late. Welcome Aboard!
Learning from the best (CG) I personally shamed Jeremy Blanton into writing on his http://www.210consulting.com/. If either of us fails we’ll have to dress as a chicken and stand on a busy corner for a day. Hey, it’s a bet. JB also took the time to video respond to my challenge. Check it out
Just added Ann Cummings who had not published a post since…
And the ever busy, Debbie Kirkland and her http://blog.homesalesoftallahassee.com/
Diane suggested tweeting the posts with a hashtag #21in21 so I’m going with it.
I took all the above blogs, grabbed their RSS and put it in this handy dandy widget:
With one click you subscribe to each of the blogs like I have and get the daily posts in your FeedReader.
Blogging is not dead, it’s very much alive. What say you? Want to join in on the challenge? Maybe even shame your online friends? (hey, I’m all for that). Just drop a link to your blog in the comments and join us.
And guess what? Know who wins in the end? You do! (and your readers)