I decided to take part in 31 days to build a better blog (where Problogger Darren Rowse will give a new assignment each day) as a result of Michele Martin’s (The Bamboo Blog) post 31 Days to a Better Blog–A Personal Learning Experiment and a Blogger Challenge (Michelle will provide alternative homework when Darren gives assignments on monetize your blog, if you are not interest in that part of blogging) because I am interested in being a more effective blogger.
My girlfriend Frances from My Technology Addictions has decided to join me, and it looks like others are going to as well (will advise when confirmed). Now to say my friends are a bit competitive is an understatement. When Leonard at Mobile Learning had a competition for his blog’s first birthday Frances, Evil Sue and I really jumped into the challenge in a big way. You can check out Evil Sue and my video entry below (shows lots of different ways you can access blog posts on iPods and PDAs).
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The 31 Day Competition
So Frances, being competitive, has challenged me to take the Blogging challenge to the next level. She feels that we should make it interesting and give a prize to the winner – the loser has to buy a kilo of chocolate. I have decided that, me also being competitive, this is a really good idea. With us, it is not about the prize (although chocolate will be good) it is about winning.
Am I worried that I might lose – yes. When Frances decides to do something – she throws herself into. Look at the sacrifices she did for A Day without Google, and what she gained from doing it.
So we invite you, bloggers of the World, to join us in this blogging challenge, to gain from what you learn, and to be in the winning for a kilo of chocolate (you can add your preferred prize if you are not into chocolate). If both Frances and I lose we will be buying the prize for the winner (and paying for postage). You can email me at suewater [at] gmail [dot] com to let me know you are joining the competition (remember to write a post on joining the competition).
- We understand that you may not be able to do your assignment each day – this is okay, you can catch up, provided the work is done
- We will decide as a group on who is the winner – we need to decide what criteria(s) we will use for selecting a winner so I invite all readers to comment or write a post on how we should select the winner at the end of the competition
- Add names on all people involved in the challenge to the side bar of your blog, so we can see how we are all going (please let us know if your friends are joining you so we can add their names).