Well, as I said, it’s been three months since I started blogging. I’ve made improvements, but I have a long way to go. Enter, The Million Dollar Blog Project. A community of bloggers, or would-be bloggers, who are working to create a successful blog and earn a few dollars from it. There’s a little competition and a lot of support. It’s just the kick in the pants I needed to take this little blog to the next level.
Post by post, Think Traffic is providing excellent guidance on how to set up a blog and get writing. (Always wanted to start a blog? Join me!) I’m a little late in the game (about a month behind) but intend to emerge in two weeks with a brand new blog (or two). One of the requirements for participation is an accountability log – this is mine.
My first step is to do as much reading and research as I can about blogging best practices. I’ve taken a few webinars already and have learned a lot. My second step will be to purchase hosting and a url, and then design my blog. This is what I hope to have done in two weeks.
Also, because I’m insane, I will be going to an undisclosed location and banging out my nonfiction book. I have nearly 15,000 words completed already. I hope to emerge with a first draft somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 words. After that I will need content for my blog (s?) and a few excellent quotes for my book, so I will need to start interviewing people. Who exactly is TBD, but I have a few folks in mind already.
So, I will be going underground for two weeks. This blog is going to take a little hiatus during this time. I will only surface for a blog post if something significant happens on #OccupyWallStreet. Thanks and see you in two weeks!