2012 - BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge
Total of 21 Posts to Contribute
B - Back to Basics - Let’s review what makes ActiveRain such a special community.
I - Interaction - Let’s meet and greet both new members and established members of our community.
G - Grow Your Business - Let’s share what practices work best for us.
Happy and Healthy and Successful New Year to All! For some of us, just coming off the December 2011 challenge - this contest may seem like no big deal since we are in the rhythm. For others of us, especially newcomers, it may seem like a big challenge to write almost every day. For me, doing a challenge in early 2011 led me - as a NEWBIE - out of the dreadful “BLOGFEAR SWAMP”. Doing that one challenge helped me so much.
Qualifying for Points: Post each blog to the 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge Group and any other groups you choose. DO NOT POST at the AR Contest group - please - that’s the designated group for announcing contests.
Points: Of interest to everyone, of course: 3000 points on completion/verification
Begin: Monday, January 9, 2012 (12:01 am Eastern) ~ End: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (11:59 pm Eastern)
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The 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge requires the following:
* Join the group: 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge
* Go for your SEO - no extra words required for blog title.
Minimum 50 word blogs as per AR requirements.
* Visibility - your choice - Member or Public
* Twenty-one posts total - no more than one a day and only 18 from required categories. Three posts are "free-style" or "wildcards" -- topic choice is yours. The other 18 are designated.
Contact me by email with any questions.** Two posts in each of the nine categories are required during the Challenge (see below).
** The remaining three posts may be any topic of your choice within the Challenge dates.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: In an effort to keep these directions both short and clear, only bare bones explanations here. If you need more info and/or want more details, go to the topic link - that leads to a longer explanation of post topic. ** Check out the links at each topic heading. ** (PLEASE- re-read the previous sentence.)
B - Back to Basics - a.) Community Guidelines: 2 posts required
Focus on a Community Guideline that you think makes AR the great community it is.
b.) Weltanschauung: 2 posts required
Focus on an aspect of the Weltanschauung that you see as a special part of AR.
c.) ActiveRain University: 2 posts required
Report to us which webinars you chose at ARU and tell us what new skills you learned.
I - Interaction -
a.) Newcomers: 2 posts required
Welcome at least two newcomers and do a blog about each and their AR experiences. If you want, also post these to Craig Daniels’ “Gold Star” Group established for posts about individuals.
b.) Reblogs: 2 posts required
Reblog someone’s special post and in your 50 word intro, explain why you chose that post for us to enjoy.
c.) Invitations: 2 posts required
Profile two people who accepted your invitation to join ActiveRain. If you never invited anyone - send at least two (honor system!) just for the practice. To substitute if no accepted invitations, profile two members whose comments you enjoyed on others' posts which encouraged you to follow their blogs. Or contact someone who hasn't participated in a while on AR and invite them back again. If you want, also post these profiles to Craig Daniels' "Gold Star" Group established for posts about individuals. (Invited folks but no one has accepted? Margaret Rome says: "Don't despair! I send many invitations for each acceptance!")
G - Grow Your Business - not linked - we want to learn from you ...
a.) SEO related Suggestions: 2 posts required
Teach us something you have done to increase your SEO.
b.) Content: 2 posts required
Explain how you choose topics for your blogs and how you develop the theme.
c.) Videos or Photographs: 2 posts required
Use your own original videos or original photographs to accompany the theme of your post. If you are new to video or photo, use the SEARCH feature on AR blogs to find "How To" information.
Completion/Verification? Posts to 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge Group will be tallied up. Ask by email for the excel Tally Sheet which is available for you if you haven't received it yet. (Lots of technical opportunities to learn with this Tally Sheet but that's another story ...).
Any questions? Send me an email and I will answer both happily and as soon as I can.
Problems linking? Please let me know by email.
Have a happy day -
PS Want to keep track of your posts easily? Use the excel spreadsheet prepared especially for the 2012 BIG Back to Basics Blog Challenge. Fill in the blanks and you'll see what you've done. When you finish, just email it as an attachment so I can verify and send your name in for the points! :-) L.
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