The 21 Day Blogging Challenge

May 4, 2009 by Sarah Cooper  
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21 Days to Improve Your Blogging Habits Book

Real Estate BarCamp Philadelphia is issuing a challenge to the Blogosphere – Get Blogging!

Popular wisdom tells us it take 21 days to create a habit. REBCPHL wants to help bloggers who might need a little help or encouragement by throwing out a challenge.  And if the help or encouragement you need is starting a blog, DO IT NOW.

Starting tomorrow, May 5th, 2009, write a post a day for the next 21 days. Each day, email us a link to your post at [email protected] with the subject line 21DIBH. That’s pretty much it. We like to keep things simple.

Entries will not be judged, we’re merely trying to help get you in the habit of writing. Don’t freak out about content or competition – the point is that you’re working to improve something that can improve your business. If you see value in that, please challenge yourself to play along!

We’re also not being picky about the type of content. If you have have a day that just wears you down and the idea of blogging feels like it’s going to send you over the edge, maybe it’s a photo blog day. (Best to keep that camera with you for emergencies like this. Snap a shot of that new business going in on the corner, the gorgeous flowers at the local farmer’s market or springtime on the golf course. It’s all good.) What we’re working on here is the habit of blogging itself.

There will be prizes awarded at REBCPHL but you do not need to be present to win. This means if you’re on the other side of the country (and Hello, Canada!) feel free to join in and play. We’re hoping you will!

We will occasionally share links to posts we especially like, so although we aren’t really judging you may feel free to try to wow us for potential link love. Maybe we’ll tweet them, throw them in Facebook or share them here. We’ll surprise you.

In summary:

  • Write a post a day from May 5 to May 26, 2009.
  • Send a link to your post each day to [email protected] with the subject line 21DIBH
  • You don’t have to be present at REBCPHL to win.
  • Realize on May 26th that you’re quite the blogger and pat yourself on the back.

We look forward to reading your blog!

Why haven't you RSVP'd yet?


25 Comments on "The 21 Day Blogging Challenge"

  1. Derek Massey on Tue, 5th May 2009 9:31 am 

    I posted to my blog today noting that my email was down. Does that count? ;)

  2. sarahwv on Tue, 5th May 2009 9:35 am 

    Derek, I’d give that to you, but I’m obviously the Paula Abdul of the judges. :)

  3. Derek Massey on Tue, 5th May 2009 9:45 am 

    Can I get a ruling from the Simon?

    This is a great idea. I’ve got a few “real” posts I’ve been thinking about. I’ve thought enough, time to write!

  4. kimw on Tue, 5th May 2009 10:04 am 

    Mr. Massey this is a contest to improve your blogging habits. WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ? You come on here and think that posting a post writing that your email is down would count as a post ? Did you add a picture of the screen and make sure the text wraps around it with a link embedded to your email account? Mr. Massey do you want to be a better blogger? How do YOU feel about this? What sort of an example would you like to be setting for people ? Just think on that.

    Of course it counts, a post is a post. It’s all about the post :) heehee *HUGS*

  5. Troy Roark (ILRealEstate @Twitter) on Tue, 5th May 2009 10:48 am 

    Okay… I’m in. I’m starting my blog today. Haven’t even opened an acount anywhere. Any suggestions as to where to park my blog?

  6. Sharon Trombly on Tue, 5th May 2009 11:55 am 

    What a wonderful challenge to motivate everyone into blogging more. Be sure and let your SOI know you are taking on this challenge so they can support you with comments on your blog posts :) To your success!

    ~ Sharon

  7. Lesley Lambert on Tue, 5th May 2009 12:39 pm 

    I am IN!

  8. Ann Cummings on Tue, 5th May 2009 2:27 pm 

    Well now, this just might be the kick-in-the-butt that I’ve been needing. My blog is so neglected, poor thing. Maybe I’ll join in the fray and see what I can do. I like the idea of doing a photo post on those days when my mind just shuts down. Unfortunately, that’s a lot lately. But I shall give it a whirl – thanks for the motivation!

  9. Jennifer Rathbun on Tue, 5th May 2009 3:23 pm 

    Wow! Every day, huh? I write about 3-4 times a week. I’m not sure I could take the pressure of every day! I guess I could try and see what happens…

  10. Heather Elias on Tue, 5th May 2009 3:32 pm 

    I’m in! Does it count if I post to LoCoMusings one day, LoCoMarketStats the next, and one of the town stat sites another day? Or do I need to post to Musings each day? I need a ruling, here.. ;)


  11. sarahwv on Tue, 5th May 2009 4:28 pm 

    Heather, it can be to any blog – we just want to encourage the habit of daily blogging. We’re not all that picky about where or what. :)

    You can do it, Jennifer!!

    Ann, photos help so much! They can be great inspiration for a post, too.

  12. Chris Somers on Tue, 5th May 2009 4:49 pm 

    Is a great idea ! Nothing like a little practice and discipline to create those good habits ! Is good to feel that and be a part of some positive momentum.

  13. Danielle Daniels on Tue, 5th May 2009 5:57 pm 

    Okay, I’m in! This will be interesting to see just how well I can follow through.

  14. Monika on Tue, 5th May 2009 6:55 pm 

    I’m in but it will be very hard for me due to attending Mid Year in DC… oh well I shall try my best.

  15. Tina in Virginia on Tue, 5th May 2009 7:23 pm 

    So…let me get this straight….now I have to brush my teeth AND blog every day?????

  16. Twitterzilla on Tue, 5th May 2009 8:12 pm 

    Alright, I’m in. Grab a box o Kleenex, I’m about to bore you to tears. :)

  17. Indyval on Wed, 6th May 2009 11:47 am 

    Free Chicken!

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  19. Andrew Wetzel on Wed, 6th May 2009 12:18 pm 

    I am looking forward to this event. I see several familiar names in the email list and hope to see you all there!

  20. Debbie Kirkland on Wed, 6th May 2009 3:18 pm 

    21 day challenge… It’s on. I just hope I am not too late.. missed the first day.. so Maybe I can squeeze in two in one day..hmm?

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    This is perfect timing! I JUST started my blog last Friday! Thanks guys!

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