2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge - Why Should Anyone Participate Anyway?

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2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge
Why Should Anyone Participate Anyway?

 

 

That question deserves an answer ...
2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge -
Why Should Anyone Participate Anyway?

 

Simple answer: to enhance Blogging Skills & Grow Business.

 

The first few years - 2012, 2013, 2014 - were 30 posts in 30 days.   Kerrie La Guardia set the frequency requirement. At that time - getting people to post regularly was still a factor.

For the past few years, participants seem to be members who are already Blogging consistently. They are people who have seen their businesses grow from their Blogging efforts.

The Challenge requires visuals for every post. Each year, included in the instructions, are extensive links to sites that offer easy AND MOSTLY FREE ways to make graphs, charts, infographics, to edit photos and obtain icons.

2018 - adding a VIDEO or SLIDESHOW or PODCAST component for the next technical leap in your future!

Already an experienced Blogger? This is your opportunity to refine skills --- you already know how to put in a photo but do you know how to space it so the words aren't jammed up against the photo? How good are you at adding links? Take this chance to work on polishing the technical aspects of your posts.

What about the (in)famous MARKET REPORT? Are those easy and comfortable for you? Do you know how to prepare and add charts or graphs of Market data to attract readers? When I do Market Reports - which I should do more often - they create HIGH traffic stats!!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
There is the question of why I add the extra work of Moderating this Challenge to my schedule each year?

 


My strong concern is that our community maintains the Founders' Vision of the CHARACTER of ActiveRain. As the number of members continues to soar, does each new member take the time to learn about ActiveRain's foundation?  For example, do new members understand that copyrights are to be taken seriously? Do they know about attribution?

IMHO, keeping the Founders' VALUES and ETHICS for our great ActiveRain community up front in the consciousness of all members is critical.

That's why the Weltanschauung or world-view and the Community Guidelines on which the Founders based the community are included in the Challenge every year. Best if we all know what philosophy supports the ActiveRain community. Keep it strong and we all benefit.

 

I love ActiveRain - I learn here, I grow my business here, I make amazing friends here and I am proud to donate these many hours of my time towards keeping the community strong.

 

Please accept my personal invitation to join the 2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge. Full details will be posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018.

All the best, Lynn

 

PS   Why not invite an AR friend to do the 2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge with you? Learn together ...   see infographic at this post -

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Kathleen Daniels
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Lynn,  I do plan to partipate in the challenge ... for many reasons ... among them is to support you and your efforts in hosting this challenge.  

Jan 03, 2017 10:27 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Lynn B. Friedman anything that will promote and improve bloggins skills catches my attention.... I'm in!!!!  but then, I'm in on most contests.... 

Jan 03, 2017 10:45 AM #2
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I will certainly be participating in this one and appreciate the great challenges you come up with.  Thanks for all you do to make Active Rain so active!

 

Jan 03, 2017 11:05 AM #3
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Plenty of reasons to participate in this contest, Lynn - it's one of the best to not only establish consistency, but to do it right!

Jan 03, 2017 01:43 PM #4
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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It's a fun challenge, Lynn, and I like the variety. Looking forward to it. And thank for all the time to create and moderate this challenge.

Jeff

Jan 03, 2017 05:18 PM #5
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for taking the time for hosting this challenge.

Jan 05, 2017 06:47 AM #6
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Charita Cadenhead
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I'm in Lynn.  This is exactly what I was looking for today be bring me back to my blogging days of glory (lol).  I am ready, ready, ready and super motivated.  The real challenge for me now is remembering to do it.  Any suggestions there would be useful.  I know I can add it to my calendar, but sometimes I even overlook calendared to do list.

Jan 05, 2017 10:53 AM #7
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Lynn awesome here we go again!  Thanks for hosting this great contest! Always something new and to improve on!

Jan 06, 2017 02:53 PM #8
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Lynn have you posted the full details yet?

Jan 06, 2017 03:40 PM #9
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Lynn B. Friedman - missed the very first one as I was in India. Since then, always waiting for this challenge.

Jan 07, 2017 04:35 PM #10
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(And this year, I am also hosting a contest - the Crystal Ball one....combine that with this challenge! Cool!)

Jan 07, 2017 04:37 PM #11
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Charita Cadenhead
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Prague in participating in yours too.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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And here we are for the new effort in 2018. I am in this year, Lynn and appreciate all that you do for our community. D 

Dec 27, 2017 08:58 AM #13
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You are such a trooper, Lynn, coming back for more this coming year too!!

Thank you for hosting this detailed challenge and I'm looking forward to being all-in again this year!

 

Dec 28, 2017 09:44 PM #14
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I need to do this, but I'm not sure I can carve out the time.

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