31 Days to Build a Better Blog

365.14 (Blogging)

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Darren Rowse, over at Problogger, is currently running his 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (31DBBB) course. I remember this running last year, but thought I’d actually get involved this time.

The material Darren pumps out comes thick and fast, and I have to admit that I’m not keeping up as I’d like to. He is, however, very encouraging and mentions that there are a number of people working through the course at a slightly slower pace (i.e. it’ll take more than 31 days) so I don’t feel too bad about it. Material is delivered by daily e-mail and post on Problogger.net. For those who have signed up for 31DBBB there is also a dedicated forum where bloggers can exchange ideas and collaborate on projects.

I’ve already discovered a few new bloggers that interest me, Mike CJ and Samantha Hartley in particular, and would most definitely recommend 31DBBB as a way of networking with others, even without the excellent teaching.

Speaking of the teaching, there have been articles on writing various types of posts (list and links spring instantly to mind), ways to develop ideas (brainstorming and mind-mapping), abstract thinking (how can a visit to the mall help your blogging?), and we’re only 16 days in. If you think you’ve missed the boat, you haven’t: just head over to the 31DBBB signup page, enter your details, and you’ll start receiving the teaching e-mails from the beginning.

I know this sounds a lot like a sales pitch, but let me assure you that I’m not on commission :) I just think this is a fantastic opportunity for you to step up your writing, and your blog. Head on over, sign up, and see what you can learn from Darren… and what we can learn from each other.

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  1. Thanks for the mention Chris. I totally agree with you. I was hesitant about joining, wondering if it would be too basic for me, but I have learnt stuff everyday. And some days I have really had an awakening and that has caused me to make some quite big changes to my routine.

    I’m particularly impressed with the networking side, and to have met so many other interesting bloggers like you.

    It’s going to be fascinating watching as we all progress, and hopefully some of us will get into a position where we an give back as much to the community as Darren currently is.

  2. Samantha Hartley | Enlightened Marketing says:

    Hey Chris,

    Thanks for the kind words! I too have loved meeting new people in our 31DBB group and just reading the comments and the forum. You’ve already given me some great time-saving tips. ;-)

    I took “6-Figure Blogging” last year from Darren and Andy Wibbels. There was SO MUCH value in it – even a bonus class with Chris Garrett. It was worth way more than the $500 or so we paid. But this course is free and worth at least as much. You’re right to encourage others to join (and maybe you SHOULD be on commission!)

  3. It’s no problem, for either of you. I genuinely enjoy your blogs. If nothing else, it’s been worth it to meet new people. Of course, it’s been worth it for more than that too!

    I’d love to see the commission structure for a free course, Samantha. Perhaps I should get in touch with Darren and see what he’d be willing to offer :)

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