July is over. Seven months of Blog Exercises and you would think I’d be sick of these. Yet, I’ve got hundreds more. I fear my ability to fit it into one year. I might just have to keep going.
The response has been amazing. I’ve looked at hundreds and hundreds of websites and given feedback to so many as we’ve worked through these blog exercises together. Amazing.
I’m learning new things from you every day as well. Your willingness to jump off the cliff and go for it. Your openness and desire to improve. It’s impressive.
In July I started handing out more prompt writing assignments, moving back into content generation on your site.
I also had to take a few of you to task to remind you not to play stupid with your privacy and security and to clean up your site (and old habits) to blog cleaner and better.
I also published “The Giant Blog Exercise Check List Part 1” listing all of the blog exercises divided up by topic rather than chronological order, though I included that as well.
There is no order to these exercises, though they do tend to build upon each other. You may start at any time. Just jump in. They are designed for advanced and intermediate, experienced bloggers as well as beginners, all needing to tone their blogging muscles.
Here is the list for July:
- Blog Exercises: Self-Sabotage Writing
- Blog Exercises: Are Your Comments Open for Business?
- Blog Exercises: What Story Should I Share?
- Blog Exercises: Trackbacks Come Again No More
- Blog Exercises: Comments on the Contact Page
- Blog Exercises: A Few of My Favorite Things
- Blog Exercises: Protect Your Privacy
- Blog Exercises: Blog Your Hobby
- Blog Exercises: July Random Editing Day
- Blog Exercises: How to Tag Posts – The Quiz
- Blog Exercises: Blog Your Mistakes
- Blog Exercises: Connecting All the Pieces of Your Site Together
- Blog Exercises: July Current Events
- Blog Exercises: Timey Whimey Tangents
- Blog Exercises: Statistics and Web Analytics
- Blog Exercises: How to Respond to a Copyright Violation
- Blog Exercises: Where is Your Audience?
- Blog Exercises: What Makes You Special?
- Blog Exercises: When to Hit Publish
- Blog Exercises: Organize Your Content
- Blog Exercises: Organize Your Content – The Sequel
- Blog Exercises: What’s the View Through Your Binoculars
- Blog Exercises: Don’t Let Your Content Compete With Itself
I’m curious. Going through all of these exercises in series, have you given thought to doing your own year-long article series and project? It’s daunting but achievable. I’m living proof.
If you were to blog on a subject five days a week for a year, what would be your topic?