2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge-
Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success
Welcome to the 5th Annual Blog JUMPSTART Challenge
for Newbies - Middle-bies - Long-Timers
Earn up to 2016 BONUS POINTS added over regular points.
Learn new skills and explore ActiveRain's Philosophical Foundation.
LINKS go to ActiveRain University & more -- LOTS TO LEARN!!!
Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success!
Leave comment "I'M JOINING UP" here when you start.
Leave comment "I FINISHED" here when you're done with Challenge.
1 - START - 12:01 am PST - Monday, January 4th
END on Sunday, January 31st at 11:59 pm PST
11 assigned topics & 3 topics for you to choose = 14 Posts Total
2 - POSTS - 200 word minimum - one a day - for any 14 of the 28 days.
3 - ALL POSTS MUST include at least one visual element. See list at end of this post.
Use a drawing, a graph, an icon, a photo, a slide show or a video. Try something you haven't tried before - treat YOURSELF to a new skill.
Listen to Lenn Harley from Virginia.
REMEMBER - If you want to use an image/icon or photo from someone else - verify it is OK.
Avoid Copyright Infringement. Know what a SNIPPIT is and isn't. Avoid Getty images.
4 - TOPICS - Each included for YOUR Blogging skills & AR Community Building. Chart here.
Which concepts speak to your own enjoyment of the ActiveRain environment?
Choose one or two that you think contribute to the success of the ActiveRain community.
|1||Practice a Re-Blog||
Prepare a short bio about the original writer as the intro to the post you appreciated.
|1||Profile An AR Member||
Contact an ActiveRain Member you never interacted with personally before.
|Follow the rules for the January 2016 Ringing and Singing Contest - and then "double-dip" on points!|
|1||Local Event||Feature an upcoming special opportunity in your marketing area.|
Botanical Garden? Aquarium? University? Zoo? Sports Arena? Museum? Any in your Market area?
Market Reports for RE members or an option for Market Trends for members in Mortgage, Inspection, Staging or other categories. Try to use a graph (See list of graph sources below.) or try using information from Anita Clark for an INFOGRAPHIC
Choose specific towns or neighborhoods in your Market area. Different career? Substitute ... think about your Client base.
|SUBDIVISIONS or CONDOS|
|3||Open TOPICS||For your convenience,|
|You Choose What Will be provide the||LINKS go to ActiveRain University|
|MOST Benefit for YOUR BUSINESS||or to Blogs by other Members.|
|14||Total number of posts.||THANKS for your participation!!!|
5 - Comment IN THIS POST when you finish the Challenge.
No one checking up? No - this Challenge is all about PERSONAL BEST. People who claim points without doing the Challenge only cheat themsleves - right?
FRA - (frequently requested answers)
* Points awarded during February 2016 or sooner if possible.
* Yes, you may enter all three posts from Ringing and Singing Contest here as well.
Special circumstances? Questions? Email Challenge Moderator.
More to read before you start? Try these posts from
|Bob Stewart||Bob Crane||Patricia Kennedy|
|Rich Jacobson||Alan May||Lenn Harley|
|Fred Griffin||Belinda Spillman||OTHERS ...|
2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge
Grow Your Personal Best for YOUR Success
VISUALS Check out the info or tutorial links below.
a.) Videos - Here are links for video options - a set of YouTube tutorials from Eva, Part Two (2014) (over 3,323,000 views!) and Part One (2013), WISTIA, Vimeo (tutorial), VIMEO website, Smilebox, YouTube , a classic Steve Harris YouTube tutorial Part One and Part Two. New video option suggested by Hannah Williams : Biteable
b.) Slideshows - Use your own computer programs or one of these Windows Movie Maker, Animoto, PowerPoint, Flickr or Picasa.
c.) Graphs - Prepare a Graph using your own computer programs such as Excel, as explained here in a tutorial. Other graph-making programs include Graph, ChartGO, Create A Graph, or Graphs Made Easy.
--- Thanks to Belinda Spillman for the REGULAR POINTS explanation post.
Thanks to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for proofreading!
Any errors are NOT Margaret's --- of course! Glad you are participating - Lynn