BLOGATHON! May Project!

May 1, 2012 by

This is referred to as "The Look of Quoi" in some circles.

Hello, friends!

Pals.

Ducklings.

Precious people I adore.

The month of May begins today, and with it a little self-set project I like to call BLOGATHON.

So, lots of people are always telling me I should blog more.  And by “lots of people” I mean I think someone told me that once, and I tell myself that all the time.

Not for nothing, I now work in social media to make a living, and this here blog is sort of my digital calling card.  This is where I direct people to see what I do (more specifically, I direct them here).  So this blog should be a dynamic, thriving community in order to demonstrate to potential clients that I know what I’m talking about with all this new media stuff.  Unfortunately, I don’t blog frequently enough.  That’s on me.

So here’s what I promise for May: One Blog Every Single Damn Day.

And for the first two weeks or so I’ll be traveling, so you can bet there will even be very exciting stuff going on!  We’re also not out of the woods yet on this whole cleanse thing.  And Miles will inevitably keeping doing funny, weird stuff.  The content is readily available.

But there’s a catch.

I track this blog (and the others I manage) using several kinds of analytics.  I know that when I post a blog, usually around 300 people will read it on that first day.  BUT, even so, I hardly ever get comments here.  They mostly stay on Facebook.  So what it looks like to clients is that I’m singing into the virtual void.  I promise to blog every day this month, but in order to keep me motivated, I’m going to need some encouragement.

I’m setting a goal of at least three comments on every post.

It’s not so many!  Let me know what you think, tell me off, share a story, comment on something somebody else said!  Comments create community, and community engagement is what makes great bloggers.  Who can charge other people for their services.

But of course there’s something in it for you.

The first prize will be announced on Friday, May 4th

Every time you comment during BLOGATHON (unless of course you do it anonymously), you’ll be entered to win a gift collection at the end of May.  Your name can be entered as many as 31 times (maximum of 1 per day). 

And remember, this only applies to comments left ON THE BLOG ITSELF, not Twitter or FB.  The gift collection will contain 4 fantabulous prizes; I will reveal one each Friday between now and the end of the month.  And on Friday, June 1st, I’ll pull a random name and reveal the winner of the whole kaboodle.  That person will feel totally cool.  And they’ll get a basket of goodies in the mail.

So you see: we all win!  I’ll write more, and you’ll get those comments going. 

BLOGATHON begins NOW!  Everyone to your posts! (double entendre)

And in case I didn’t make it clear at the beginning… I love you.  I always have.  And from the bottom of my heart, thanks for your help.

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11 Comments

  1. I feel your pain Chelsea…. I have built my website from scratch but can’t seem to be consistent at all with my blog. So, good luck on your adventure!

    • Thanks, Nathan! Hope you and your lovely wife and little rascal are doing well. You know I blogged about meeting her the day she was born, right?
      Meet a Baby Within Its First 24 Hours of Life

      • Chelsea,
        I had never seen that before. That is…wait for it…AWESOME! We loved having you there and having you be a part of our growing family. Should I put you on the list for baby 2? lol. I am sure we will have a similar adventure when “the Muppet” has her little one! Good luck again on the quest, I’ll be sure to keep reading and commenting!

  2. I’ll validate it for you. You should definitely blog more.

    I’m just now launching full-time into search and social media myself (literally, I start full-time today as an SEO specialist). I had no idea you were taking clients for web services as well. If you ever jetset your way out to Ventura, let us get coffee, yes?

    • I hope to be all over the CA in July! We will DEF get coffee! Good luck with the new job. (I have awesome social media/new media/SEO book and blog recommendations, if you’re looking for any reading material.)

  3. Katie Bearden

    My first comment messed up (please delete it) Love your blogs! Keep them coming. We’re you trying to make sure we were reading? I think you meant June 1st, not April 1st 🙂

  4. Jean

    OK. I’m up to the challenge! I love your blogs because it’s like having a conversation with you; a one-sided conversation where I get to listen to what’s going on in your life. Frequently informative . . . always entertaining! I really like the link “here” that goes to your page about your new business. Well done! Looking forward to the next month!

  5. Good for you! I follow a comedic blog where the woman is writing one blog post per DAY for one full year. I think so far she’s only missed one day. Have fun! PS I heart prizes. 🙂

  6. Breanna

    Like I said I’m now hooked. I second what Jean had to say its nice to pop in and be entertained. Bring on the blogathon! And watch out I’m not afraid to comment, no prize necessary 😉

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