• Howdy, MJ! We don’t have a chance to connect nearly enough.!

    I openly admit, time in and time again, once I started participating in any type of blogging challenges, that’s when everything changed for me in very positive ways. Others become ‘visible’ through podcasts, videos, article marketing, writing a book, teleseminars, and so many other ways. For me … it’s blogging.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Blog challenges help, it is nice to have responses to your blog posts rather than feel invisible. Thank you Melanie! MJ Schrader

  • Melanie, I never thought of it in that way before. . . . making invisable people visable! What a great way to look at it. Visability is always the key to business. If people don’t know where you are, how can they possibly know where to find your products and services?

    The Blog Challenges are a great way for beginners to get their feet wet! It’s also a way for old-timers to connect with a whole new audience of bloggers 🙂

    • Martha ~

      I can honestly say that I was totally invisible until the blogging challenges came down the pike. And one of the greatest things that happened to me was meeting YOU. 🙂 Your blog is constantly energized with sincere, off-the-cuff expertise. Nobody tells it like it is in the realm of online marketing like you do!

  • This is my third month in a row participating in blog challenges. Oh, the benefits! I am such an advocate now. Even if you aren’t sure of your ability to finish, you should at least start. You may surprise yourself, and the networking is amazing.

    • Too true, Angie!

      Talk about benefits – this is only the second day of the challenge and my list of subscribers is already growing. Is that cool, or what?! And your thoughts about whether someone actually completes the challenge or not is definitely valid. What’s more important is what you learn and the self-confidence you gain through the experience. For me, the best part is all the new friends I get to meet. 🙂

  • Great post Melanie! The 31DBB Challenge helped me out so much and expanded my knowledge about blogging. This was my first one and like you, can’t wait for another one!

    • Kristen! Great to see you here.

      Without question, you’ll be in awesome-o-matic hands with Michelle and Michele as hosts of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. And you’ll have expert daily blogging tips to guide you through the journey – can’t beat that deal! You have signed up, right? 🙂

  • I love the challenges, too. There’s just something about blogging with others that’s inspiring.

    I agree with what you said about Lisbeth’s resources – they’re awesome. I am so looking forward to getting some time to write tomorrow.

    • Happy you stopped by today, Michelle ~

      Since I started my business a little less than two years ago, NOTHING else has given it a boost like the blogging challenges. And I believe it’s not so much the art of blogging, but the engagement and interaction with others that creates the magic. I love to build community and a good old fashioned blog challenge does the trick every time! 🙂

  • Welcome back to the game 😉 You are definitely an asset to each Blog Challenge Melanie…

    • Hi Fiona!

      Like I told Michelle Shaeffer … I feel like I’m back in my “zone” again. 🙂

      A lot of the members of our original 30-day blogging challenges aren’t participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge and don’t intend to join the events anymore. They’re busy marketing and promoting their products and services, etc. I’m super busy doing the same things in my business but I love the challenges. They always motivate me to write more (which I love!) and they definitely help to build my list and land some wonderful new friends.

      And you and I will be meeting soon for your spectacular guest expert interview!

  • If it’s exposure you need… a blog challenge is certainly they way to go. I used a Blog Challenge to introduce a new blog. It was an effective way to find new readers and build great relationships.

    • Kathy, you and I should consider ourselves “seasoned” experts at blogging challenges! Your blog was one of the first ones that caught my eye in the 30-day blogging challenge and I’m so excited to be blogging with you again.

      I know that both of us have created some lasting and treasured relationships through joining blog challenges. The exposure we get is just the icing on the cake. 🙂


  • Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like this post and it came at the right time – I am trying to expand my blogging abilities and you pointed that the only way to do this is to promote yourself. I think that this is true and that it is time for me to take that plung to just start exploring the blogging world.

    Thanks for the post, and I look forward to reading more of your work.


    • Hey Angela! Thanks for knocking on my door today. This is my fourth blog challenge so I can tell you with the strongest of conviction that you’re going to have a blast! And joining this challenge will help immensely to get you the exposure you deserve. Your blog is wonderful.

      See you in the blogosphere!

  • Melanie – thanks so much for including my article marketing weekend in your blog post today! I’m very psyched and am looking forward to working with the folks who’ve already signed up. It’s going to be fun – and educational. Not to mention, the sense of accomplishment at the end of the weekend! 🙂

    • You’re welcome, Lis, and I know your course is going to knock the socks off the attendees! I’m really anxious to hear about everyone’s accomplishments and what they come away with from hanging out with one of the finest writers on the net! 🙂

      The resources you’ve included in your weekend course are FABULOUS – worth three times the price of admission.

      Write On!