I joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge

I joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge

I joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge!!!!  Oh boy, I’ve done it now 😆

I just committed myself to releasing a new blog post, EVERY DAY, for the month of July!

Oh snap!!!!  My first thought is “oh boy, everybody sure is going to get sick of me.”

I joined the Ultimate Blog ChallengeI first heard about the Ultimate Blog Challenge a couple weeks ago, I went and checked out the website.

While the site wasn’t big (meaning there wasn’t a ton of content) or flashy, what it said really hit home with how I’ve been feeling about this site.

Ok, let me be a little more specific, I know that was a little (ok a LOT) vague!

Up until recently, I’ve been pretty content to just let this site/blog grow at it’s own pace, organically.

Sure, I write blog posts, post them on social media – but that’s pretty much been it.

Recently, I’ve started to feel that it’s time to “shit or get off the pot” so to speak and either really do something with/about this site as far as growth goes or just walk away from it altogether.

So, the first thing I did, was give it a face-lift with a new theme, which I hoped would make it clearer, cleaner, and easier to navigate when someone first landed here (take a look at the home page and see if I succeeded – I’ love your feedback).

Next, I took an inventory of every blog post that’s here on YarnyBookkeeper.com and organized all of my content using Trello (the free version).

Using Trello to take an inventory of the content at YarnyBookkeeper.com

Taking this inventory confirmed what I thought…..

There’s a lot of content here, relevant to handmade and creative business owners, about how to handle bookkeeping tasks and other “behind the scenes STUFF” – but I’m just not getting it out there to them….

I need to do more!

The Ultimate Blog Challenge was the bright, shiny object that caused me to stop and say… perhaps this isn’t the right audience, but this challenge will:

  • Help me to become more consistent in publishing blog posts.  If I can publish a new post every day for a month, going back to a weekly post should be a piece of cake LOL
  • Make some new connections.  Since this whole COVID-19 pandemic started, I’ve really isolated, both on and off-line.
  • Brainstorm some new ideas.  That would be super nice.
  • And, even if the others who joined the Ultimate Blog Post Challenge aren’t my target market, perhaps they’ll be able to offer up some suggestions.

That’s it for today!

P.S. If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, don’t worry I won’t be filling your Inbox every day.  Newsletters will still only go out once a week and it will contain a digest of all the posts since the last time 😛

 

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15 Comments

  1. […] I’ve been asking myself for the last couple of months (I wrote a little about that in Day 1 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge) and I’ve been getting myself […]

  2. Welcome and we will be Homeschooling this year and looking for Craft projects to do so I can’t wait to see what all you share with everyone. If your like some of us once the challenge is over you will find you miss posting each day and that your readers look forward to what you have to share.

  3. Welcome to the UBC! I’m in my 5th year and love it!

    1. 5 years….WOW, that’s impressive!

  4. Awesome to see where this challenge will take your blog! Time to grow!

  5. This is my first time with the challenge, too. I thought I was just signing up to get a newsletter 🙂 Good luck to you with the Challenge!

    1. Good luck to you as well. I bet it was quite the surprise to find it wasn’t just a newsletter!

  6. I can definitely relate to the reasons you joined the blog challenge! Here’s to a month of daily posting! 🙂

  7. I can definitely relate to your reasons for joining the challenge! I have been participating off and on for about ten years, and it can help tremendously with blog traffic. Looking forward to reading your posts.

    1. WOW 10 years! That’s impressive. It must be good if you keep coming back!

    2. I like your new theme. 🙂 I’ve been thinking of doing a post inventory too, but I haven’t made myself do it yet. I’m worried about how much time it will take. I guess I need to just do it.

      1. Jen, I’ll be honest…doing a blog post inventory has taken me a LOT of time. The worst part of it was deciding how to do it and what tool I wanted to use. Honestly Trello saved the day!

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