2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge - Why Should Anyone Participate Anyway?

Reblogger Charita Cadenhead
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

In Like Flynn

I remember when I was younger, "in like Flynn" was one of my brother's favorite sayings, so when I saw Lynn's post, that the first thing that came to mind.

I reached out to new Rain member Noel Mayer and I'm hoping he'll join in on this challenge as well.

I wish everyone because I know this can be exhausting if you're not used to it.

Off the top, I know I'd really like to focus on market reports but I may run the gamut on topics and I'm eager to see what everyone will be blogging about.

Thanks Lynn for moderating and leading the effort.

 

Original content by Lynn B. Friedman

2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge
Why Should Anyone Participate Anyway?

 

 

That question deserves an answer ...
2017 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 LaGuardia 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.

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 how our community may maintain 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 the 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 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge. Full details will be posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017.

All the best, Lynn

 

PS   Why not invite an AR friend to do the 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge with you? Learn together ...   see infographic

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Your support is very important to me - thanks for the re-blog. The 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge really pits each of us against ourselves. Now that's why it is called a CHALLENGE!!! Personal growth is never easy. L.

Jan 05, 2017 11:40 AM #1
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I'm all about challenging myself Lynn.  It's what I do.

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Charita,

Yes I'm "in like Flynn" and want to take part in the challenge. Charita Cadenhead

 Thank you 

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Cool beans Noel. This should be fun.

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