If you've ever told yourself you wanted to start a blog “some day,” this is the challenge for you.
We're going to be blogging with a purpose. Whether you want to find your voice as a writer, make a little bit of money online, or simply find a new way to express yourself, you're going to fit right in here.
We're calling this little experiment “Intentional Blogging.” But what does that mean?
So many people start a blog and never follow through. They write a few articles and get distracted, forgetting about their goals. Or they drift from one idea to the next, setting up and abandoning blog after blog.
I know, because I was one of them.
But when I finally got serious about blogging, it changed my life. I started writing with greater clarity, understanding myself and what I wanted out of life, and ended up changing some people's lives in the process. I want the same thing for you.
If you're in (and this doesn't cost a dime, by the way), just do the following:
Step 1: Get your blog set up
If you haven't started a self-hosted blog yet, I recommend doing so. Below is an eight-minute guide on how to get started:
It does cost a little bit of money, but it's worth the control and flexibility you get (not to mention pride of ownership). Of course, this option may not be for everyone, so you can also sign up for a free blog at WordPress.com.
For more on starting a blog, follow this guide: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Own Blog
Step 2: Sign up for the free blogging course
To get 12 free blogging lessons from me, enter your email address here.
When you add your email, you're going to get some of my best advice on building a blog that matters — and it won't cost a thing.
Step 3: Join the community
To connect with other bloggers doing the Intentional blogging challenge, do the following
- Follow the hashtag #intentionalblogging on Twitter.
- Join the group on Facebook (this is where I will occasionally answer questions on blogging and writing).
- Enter your blog info in the widget below (be sure to click on over and visit someone else's blog!).
Get started by clicking here!