31 Ways to Create a Dramatically Better Blog

31days Do you know the fastest, most effective way to build a better blog?

Learn from someone who’s got an awesome blog!  And in this case, I’m referring to the amazing Darren Rowse of ProBlogger fame.

Darren is one of the most successful bloggers on the planet. He authors the ProBlogger blog which boasts 321,000+ subscribers and has helped thousands of people learn to earn a living through blogging.

Several years ago, Darren did a 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project and posted a blogging lesson and gave a homework assignment each of the 31 days.

Important: This challenge group is not endorsed by ProBlogger. My co-host (Melissa Barham) and I are just BIG fans who’ve seen awesome results from what he teaches in this book and think it’s always more fun to do challenging, new things with others who are working towards shared goals. There’s no charge for the challenge, but you will need the book. The only cost is to buy Darren’s ebook.

Starting Monday, November 18th, we’re working through the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook together.

This isn’t a “post every day” challenge.  Instead, each week day (we take weekends off) you’ll get one task from the ProBlogger workbook to complete.  Some take only a few minutes but others will take more time.

Every task is designed to help you focus in on the specific actions and decisions that make a difference and guide you to creating a dramatically better blog, including:

  • Analyze a top blogger in your niche
  • Find a blog buddy
  • Create a squeeze page for your blog
  • Leave comments on other blogs
  • Hunt for dead links
  • Promote a blog post
  • Write a variety of post types
  • Call your readers to action
  • And much, much more!

You’ll need a copy of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog to participate in the challenge and you can pick that up directly from ProBlogger.  You’ll also need to put your name and email in on the group challenge site and join us in the Facebook group.

I’ve been through this ebook multiple times and every time I find new things I can do to improve my blog, my writing, and my promotions.  It’s packed full of helpful information and resources.  And it’s much easier to get through as part of a supportive, caring group who wants to see you succeed.

So if you’ve got a blog (or are starting one), and want to get it working for you, check it out at http://31daysblogchallenge.com

Are you in?

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  1. I’m in! Like you said, every time I go through it I learn something new. Looking forward to it.
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    1. Yay! Glad to have you, Loralee. :)
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  2. Hey Michelle, 31 Days to build a better blog is one of the starter resources I used when I started with blogging – when I started knowing nothing about blogging. It is a great resource and since it is a challenge, it is very actionable and help us “do” things rather than worrying about stuff!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    1. That’s a great reminder, Jane. Taking ACTION helps get us out of that worry mode.
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  3. Whoever doesn’t get this book is an incomplete blogger. I got it while I started and it has really boosted my blog.

    Thanks for share Michelle.
    Gilbert Samuel recently posted… Writing an Atomic Bomb Out of your Blog PostMy Profile

    1. It’s a really useful book and covers so many foundational pieces. Glad to hear it’s been helpful for you, Gilbert.
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  4. I won’t join you this time, Michelle (running my own LinkedIn Challenge, inspired by YOU) but I’ve participated in The Ultimate Blogging Challenge before and it has made such a big difference to my blog. I encourage every one to participate in Michelle’s 31dayblogchallenge!
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  5. “Do you know the fastest, most effective way to build a better blog?”
    I guess, even if I will say yes, still it is difficult to do it. You still need to know all the knots and bolts, plenty of strategies, know your target, how to approach them, how to deal with them and so much more.
    Action speaks louder than words. I guess, those savvy people will definitely say that it is very easy, but for newbies? It’s a NO.
    And I deem that this book is helpful. And 31 ways is quite a lot. A must share post! Thanks!

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  6. count me in, thanks for the tip!
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  7. This is actually the first time I had heard about the challenge, but after reading countless articles online, just your bulleted list alone is cause to take notice. Thank you for sharing this.
    Best of wishes to everyone who’s blogging!

  8. I really like the 31 day concept that Darren writes about. This is the thing that set me back when first starting as I would take off a couple of days of here and there. When I came across the 21 day concept, and finished my 21 day stretch, it became habit, and yes that includes weekends. I was under the incorrect impression that it was a 7 1/2 hour day for each day, it doesn’t have to be like that. I also don’t see how an extra 10 days could cause any harm!
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  9. A few days ago I decided to overhaul my blog and how I blog. This challenge is perfect timing. Thanks for sharing Michelle!

    Best wishes to everyone who will be joining.
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