7 Blogging Challenges for a Successful Blog by Dr. Amrita Basu
Dr.Amrita Basu (Misra) is an ENT Surgeon, a teacher in a Medical college, Blogger and Author of two books. When she is not writing she can be found gardening or doodling with her daughter. She is a twitter fan and always replies if you say hi to @misra_amrita. Blogging in India is still an unstructured game. But a few stepping stones will make your life easier. These seven Blogging challenges(plus a few extra tips) will help you create a successful Blog without losing your hair!
Review: Are you ready to commit to a week, a month, or even a year of posting? Multi-day blog challenges are a great way to push yourself as a writer or artist, grow in unexpected ways, connect with other bloggers — maybe even to produce a publishable book. Like genius, blog challenges are 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration — but without that 1%, it’s hard to get off the ground. Amrita’s book talks about blogging challenges. Blog challenges are an opportunity to stretch yourself as a writer or artist; trying something new shifts your perspective, and a new angle on your work is critical and inspiring. The current book is an amazing bible sort of for bloggers who need to know about challenges and why they should take them. I have been a part of all the challenges mentioned in this book. Of all the challenges, the most interesting has to be Super Blogger Challenge ( I am not writing specifically about it because Amrita hosted it). There is one thing I have learned by challenges are creativity breeds creativity. I write a post, tweet, make a video, generate content, and the ideas just rush in. I have so many ideas for content now that I know that when this blog challenge is finished, I will not struggle to find inspiration for what to put out there be it by writing, video or in pictures. Regular blogging with challenges or without them, engagement on other blogs and interaction via social media has brought many new readers and commenters to my blog and the same goes for the blogs I have been reading. And the most important payoff has been the connection with other bloggers and content-creators, which has brought inspiration, ideas, encouragement and most of all feedback – knowing that the content you produced has helped someone else solve a problem or inspired them, makes me want to create more content on the next day and the next. By being present every day and producing content, I have been able to grow community across all platforms, organically, the way I like it. And in creating that presence, I have also been more aware of where my readers and followers are hanging out – It has also shown me that readers/viewers/followers/fans will access content in the fashion that suits them most, so it is vital that I do not rely on one medium. For me, my content will centre around blogging, but I will be sure to include a variety of blog posts (video posts, written, visual with photos), and linking them with other social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest – all are the places in which my target audience are hanging out. I appreciate Amrita that she has come out with such a wonderful book compiling of super amazing challenges from My Friend Alexa to ATOZ Blogging to Blogchatter Ebook carnival to her own Super Blogger challenge. From being creative, getting more traffic, having a growing presence, and being part of a community (as well as watching my community grow) is Anticipation and Motivation. Motivation to write. Motivation to produce content. Motivation to try new things. Anticipation of where it will take my blog to. The language used in this book is so simple that it is easy to grab the content into mind, understand and start off. You will be tempted to start a blog if you don’t. Not to miss the part of this book is habits of successful bloggers. I loved what Amrita wrote in this chapter. As I have been blogging from the past 14 years I would too like to add that the first key to being a successful blogger is to write. A lot. The more you write, the better your writing gets. The more posts you add to your blog, the more juice you’ll get from search engines. And more content means more reader visits to see what’s new. Wishing you more success and lots of eBooks ahead. I enjoyed reading your eBook and it is now one of the best books in the blogging category of my bookshelf.
- Content – 4.5/5
- Cover Page – 4/5
“This Book review is a part of BLOGCHATTER EBOOK CARNIVAL SEASON THREE“.
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