November, 30 Posts in 30 Days, Blogging Challenge

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November, 30 Posts in 30 Days, Blogging Challenge 

It's easy to get into a slack mentality as the holiday season approaches.  Why bother working so hard when there are fewer people who need to buy and sell?  Well, this 30 in 30 blogging challenge is going to stop you from thinking that way. 

We all know that what we put out there for marketing today, doesn't pay off immediately.  It means more future business.  So let's not get our New Year off to the wrong start because we did nothing in November.  Let's focus on creating that habit of daily blogging.  We've done it before and we can do it again.

This 30 for 30 challenge has a special twist.  A local event twist.  At least one post per week will need to focus on a local event.  Maybe there's a Toys for Tots gift collection center you want to promote.  A food bank that is collecting canned goods for a Thanksgiving dinner.  Santa is bound to be taking up a seat at the local mall to meet the kids.  Or maybe there's a community event that celebrates the season.  Whatever you do, you'll need one of those localism posts per week.

Here are the 30 for 30 requirements:

Starting November 1st you need to post at least one blog post every day.  

At least one blog post a week needs to focus on a local event.

All content needs to be original.  No jokes or cut and paste emails you've received.

Speechless posts will not count.  You are actually going to have to write.

The posts DO NOT need to have the title of the challenge in them.

The posts DO NOT need to be submitted to any particular group.   

On December 1st, email Kerrie to let her know you've completed the challenge.

As if the motivation for the future business weren't enough, everyone who completes their 30 original posts, one each day, will receive an additional 3,000 points

For anyone who has not participated in a 30 for 30 blogging challenge, I recommend starting a list of topics.  It's inevitable that somewhere in this challenge, your brain will encounter writer's block.  Save some posts as word documents that you can cut and paste on busy days.  That's also another inevitablity in a contest like this.  Be prepared and have fun!  

 

 

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Silvia:  I sure hope so. The more relevant content is out there on AR, the better all of our posts will rank in those darn Google searches.

Dennis:  That sounds cool.  Going to check it out.

Nov 30, 2012 10:44 AM #359
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Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Done ... thanks Chris Ann for the inspiration!

Nov 30, 2012 11:04 AM #360
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Cynthia:  You are welcome.  And thank you for participating.

Nov 30, 2012 11:05 AM #361
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Steven Pahl
Keller Williams Tampa Properties - Tampa, FL
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Done, thought I had missed something when I saw your post earlier today saying the contest had ended.  I normally post late at night each day.  I'll be emailing Kerrie tomorrow!

Nov 30, 2012 12:29 PM #362
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Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
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Done... though I did have a hiccup or two so I may not get the extra points.  But, I'm glad I pushed through and kept it up.  Thanks for the challenge, Chris Ann!

Nov 30, 2012 02:19 PM #363
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Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Century 21 Peak - West Hills, CA
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Hi Chris Ann,

Thank you so much for the challenge.

Here is a link to my entries  November-30 Posts in 30 Days- Blogging Challenge- Esperanza Butler 

I enjoyed it... it was a fun learning experience.

Here is wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas Season

Nov 30, 2012 02:53 PM #364
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Mykel Martin
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Realty Masters & Associates

I completed the 30 in 30 challenge and e-mailed Kerrie.  Thank you for the opportunity. Have a great weekend.

Nov 30, 2012 03:27 PM #365
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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
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Hi Chris,

When I click the email link for Kerrie it will not open an email.....is ther another way to get her the information?

Nov 30, 2012 10:35 PM #366
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
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Okay. I just emailed Kerrie. Thanks so much for the challenge. I still can't believe I did it.
Dec 01, 2012 12:31 AM #367
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Steven:  Nope.  You're all good.

Peggy:  Points are up to Kerrie.  If you did a post every day and one of them was a local event per week, then you should be fine.

Esperanza:  Please make sure to email Kerrie.  That's how you get the points.

Mykel:  You're welcome.  So glad you made it through.  It's quite a feeling of accomplishment.

Dan:  It's kerrie@activerain.com.

Dana:  Congrats.

Dec 01, 2012 12:52 AM #368
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Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
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I finished it, in spite of recovering from open heart surgery and having a death in the family (my mother in law). These challenges are NEVER without challenges!

Dec 01, 2012 05:11 AM #369
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Liz:  I am sorry to hear of your loss and your surgery.  Clearly you are on the road to recovery to be able to complete this challenge.  I, myself, faced the near death of my Mom and the sudden death of a family pet.  That last week was really tough on me.  The last thing I wanted to do was blog.

Dec 01, 2012 05:30 AM #370
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
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Hi Chris, thanks for the challenge and it was a quite a challenge.  The last day brought writer's block, but we managed a post.  Then the juices started again and have 5 new drafts started!

Dec 02, 2012 07:11 PM #371
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Bob:  Fantastic.  Great way to start December.

Dec 03, 2012 03:59 AM #372
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
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Chris Ann -

Do you know when the points will be awarded? I'm sure there were a lot to review, but thought I'd check with you rather than worry.

Dana

 

Dec 04, 2012 04:31 AM #373
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Dana:  As Kerrie gets to them.  She sent me a message yesterday that her inbox was stuffed with completion emails from participants.  Certainly, if you haven't gotten the points after about ten days, you may want to find out if there was an issue.

Dec 04, 2012 04:39 AM #374
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Tracy Santrock
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I guess I'll have to wait for the next contest..it's never to late to get started though!  Thanks for keeping it fun in the rain.

Nov 16, 2013 10:56 PM #375
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Like breathing, needing food, love, family, shelter, make blogging a daily experience. (Plop on counter of heavy burlap bag sound smelling of feed store) Here is my final installment of the 30 in November blog challenge. There would have been the thirty without the points but here to settle up. 

Nov 29, 2013 10:13 PM #376
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
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I wonder if we can encourage you to run this challenge again this year.

Sep 03, 2015 02:05 AM #377
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Dana Hollish Hill -- I think Active Rain will probably do something similar.  Maybe you want to host it this year?

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