So I was going to wait until a certain day to start this challenge, and then I realized that when you make a plan to “start” something on a certain date, it never really ends up carrying through.
So I’m starting now. Whether or not I’m “completely ready” – it’s full throttle.
Awhile back, my buddy David Manning introduced me to the idea of doing a 30-days-in-a-row blogging challenge. I liked the idea, but I always feared I wouldn’t have the content.
Well you know what? I might not. I might not have a stacked inventory of shoots ready to post, or interesting/clever ideas that would strike as a good read. But I’m going to push myself to MAKE IT HAPPEN, and regardless of whether or not I succeed – I’m betting I’ll probably gain something valuable out of the process.
And while I’m sure I’ll benefit from the process, I’m the type of person that likes to add a little gasoline to the fire (those that have heard the story from about a month ago know this to be true).
So here’s the deal:
I’m going to commit myself to blogging genuine content for 30 days straight (no single paragraph posts or lame fillers to just complete the challenge, but REAL substance). I’d pose the challenge (no pun intended) to all my fellow photographers & bloggers alike to do the same. Here are the stakes – if we both successfully do it, we’ll give each other hi-fives on doing a great job on building a better practice come January 6th. If one fails to post – the other gets to choose one of their own blog posts for the other to promote on their social media outlet – for EACH DAY MISSED DURING THE 30 DAY PERIOD.
For example, say you & I make a pact that we’re in on this. I miss 4 days of blogging during the month. You get to choose whether I’ll post on facebook or twitter, and what time of day/week, and which of your posts to promote. And since I missed 4 days, you can choose 4 separate posts of yours that you would like me to promote. 2 hr period between prior & future tweets/status updates to ensure a solid delivery, posts set to “public” so there’s no funny business involving ‘lists’. If you miss 3 days of the month, you would only win by 1 post, so therefore you would ‘win’ one post of promotion. No 1 paragraph/1 photo blogs – we’re talking real content here. Posts must be online by noon (PST) each day to count.
Now obviously some of you will have more/less followers than I do – but in the spirit of a bet, I’m game no matter what. No fan-base too big or small.
If you’re in, post your blog URL in the comments below for all to see, so that way they can enjoy your posts too. Looking forward to an interesting month guys!