Social Media Challenge #4: Blog-a-Day Week

After blogging for several weeks, you should be developing a feel for what should have a feel for what works, what doesn’t, and how to plan your attack. So far you’ve been doing sprints, but this week will be a 5K. Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, you will post something EVERY day to your personal blog for a week (yes, this includes Saturday & Sunday). This will not be easy, but you can do it, and at the end you’ll have a newfound respect for those who do this every week.

Some rules:

  • The first rule of Blog-a-Day Week is:  We do NOT talk about Blog-a-Day Week! This means no posting about how hard it is to post every day, or other such metacommentary.
  • Likewise, no posting about how you don’t know what to post. Use the skills from previous challenges, ideas from your blogroll, synthesis posts, comments from other students … ANYTHING that leads to a substantive post!
  • As always, good posts will have rich content (links, videos, images, maps, etc.) and be connective. Now might be the time to check out that “Add Poll” button up at the top of your New Post window.
  • Scoring (10 pts total): Two of these posts obviously count for your required weekly posts (2 pts each; not part of the SMC). The remaining five are worth 1 pt each, and the overview post (see below) is worth 5 pts (so it should be a little more in-depth).

After these seven posts, you will then post an eighth: an overview of the blog-a-day week experience. What did you learn? What was difficult? What got easier over time? Post this by 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, and also post a link to it in the comments section of this assignment (this is the only link you need to worry about posting to the course blog).

DUE: Every day from Monday, Sept. 16 – Monday, Sept. 23 (eight posts in all)

So that’s it. Daunting, but I promise you’ll survive and learn some new skills. THIS is what a full-time blogger does. I strongly recommend writing a few posts in advance to keep from going insane. You might also want to check out the National Blog Posting Month website for advice and support – you can even sign up to win prizes.

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22 Responses to Social Media Challenge #4: Blog-a-Day Week

  1. This is myblog post about companies who released questionable information on September 11.

  2. […] maybe it wasn’t exactly hair-pulling stress, but it was close! Blog-a-Day Week was, as promised, daunting. Many parts were difficult: coming up with ideas that related to my […]

  3. […] over! Blog-A-Day Week is over! I learned a lot from the experience and I’m going to share a few things I learned […]

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