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or not – RandomBlog2011 Challenge

Random Blog 2011 Challenge, postaday2011, postaweek2011, randomblog2011There was nothing bugging me yesterday, there is nothing bugging me today and there might not be anything bugging me all week! 🙂

I normally only post once a day but with the RandomBlog2011 Challenge starting tomorrow I wanted to get this out for my friends and readers around the world where it’s early Sunday evening or already Monday. You know who you are!

Ever since the WordPress Challenge started and especially since we all have our Blogging Buddies now there’s been a lot of talk about how great our online community is.

Now is our chance to show just how great we are!

Think back to when the challenge started and the pledge we all made.

I’ve decided to blog more. Rather than just think about doing it, I’m doing it!

Starting now, I am pledging to post to this blog once a day for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it will be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. I just started this blog but I’m promising myself to make use of The DailyPost and the community of other bloggers to help me along the way. Including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments, likes, and good will along the way.

Let’s show some love to the new bloggers who are having trouble getting readers to their blog.

The RandomBlog2011 Challenge

1.    Read a minimum of 2 new blog posts every day from any of the tags on WordPress.com at a blog you have never visited before.

2.    Look outside of your comfort zone and read something totally different from what you normally would. Expand your horizon.

3.    Go “Tag Surfing” on the Hot Topics page.

4.    Follow a “comment trail” – start with a comment on a friend’s blog from someone you’ve never met and see how far it takes you.

5.    Try and find new bloggers looking for readers and leave a “like” and a “comment”. Ask them to join in the fun and check out the RandomBlog2011 Challenge.

6.    Tag your own posts with RandomBlog2011.

7.    Feel free to tag a post or two from the past week with RandomBlog2011.

8.    Tag an older post or a favourite that didn’t get the attention it deserved.

9.    Visit the Daily Post and read through the comments and see if you can find someone looking for readers. If they’re posting a link they want to be read.

10.  You can visit any new blog you want but I encourage you to visit and comment on the blogs that recently joined the WordPress PostADay2011 or PostAWeek 2011 Challenge.

I think that just about covers it.

Since this challenge is something I’ve started you are welcome to visit the RandomBlog2011 Challenge page and leave a comment to let me know you’ve joined the challenge.

Let’s have some fun this week!

There is nothing bugging me today!


Quote for today

All people smile in the same language.

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

  1. February 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Thanks for reminding us! 🙂

    • February 13, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Hi PiP, I was thinking of you. Are you feeling any better? 🙂

  2. Lisa
    February 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    What do you consider a “new” blogger? I mean, I’ve been blogging since last March, but only really started reading, exploring and responding over the past few months (and more so since the Post a Day challenge began). Am I a new blogger? Is it based on how many readers they have? Just questions that are going through my head. I think this is a great idea and accept the challenge!

    • February 13, 2011 at 8:14 PM

      Hi and welcome Lisa, from what you’ve just said I would definitely consider you a new blogger. I’m so glad you like the idea and accept the challenge. From the response I think it’s going to be a fun week with plenty of “likes’ and “comments”. 🙂

  3. February 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    Great idea and I will be adding your post to the upcoming Blog Hop so others can join in the fun. The more the merrier! 🙂

    • February 13, 2011 at 9:42 PM

      Thanks Eliz, there are others too who have included it in their posts so the word is getting out there. Should be a fun week. 🙂

  4. February 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Hey Rose! Thanks for the invite, I’ll definitely give it a try, but blogging gets difficult when you’re trying to juggle school too! Check out my poems, they’re apart of my postaday challenge here, and also my own Poetry 365 project. I’d love some feedback, from anyone! It get’s difficult to think about a new poem for each day 😛

    • February 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

      Thanks for coming and welcome to the Challenge. There are a few other poets in the Blogging Buddies and I’m sure they would love to read your poems. Don’t forget to tag your posts with RandomBlog2011. 🙂

  5. Hanna Wilbur
    February 14, 2011 at 3:14 AM

    Okay, I’m in ^_^!
    Comment on first blog: Check!

    • February 14, 2011 at 6:19 AM

      Hi and welcome Hanna! Don’t forget to tag yours posts RandomBlog2011. 🙂

  6. February 14, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    I am joining the challenge but I just hope I remember to put the randomblog2011challenge tag on my posts! I do generally go tag-surfing a lot and comment as much as I can just to show I stopped by.

    • February 14, 2011 at 6:22 AM

      Hi Marcia, thanks for jumping on board. The tag is randomblog2011, don’t add the word challenge. 🙂

  7. February 14, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Fabulous idea! I try like many others to look around for new and exciting blogs. This is a great way to get some momentum going. Thank you 🙂

    • February 14, 2011 at 1:17 PM

      Hi and welcome. 🙂 So glad you like the idea. The blogging buddies got things going but there are still some struggling so I thought I would give this a try. 🙂

  8. postadaychallenge2011
    February 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Sorry I have been so sick I will PRESS THIS an get well.

    • February 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM

      I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. 😦 Thanks for pressing this, already got the email. Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  9. February 14, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Top post and nice addition to the whole post a day. Be good to see what other types of blogs are out there. Will start using the additional tag of RandomBlog2011

  10. February 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Hi Timmer, Glad you like it and are joining in. Thanks for subscribing. 🙂

  11. February 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Thanks! I’ll give it a try.

    • February 14, 2011 at 4:04 PM

      Hi Cottontail and welcome to my blog. Thanks for joining in. 🙂

  12. February 15, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Nifty idea. I’ll give it a try, I need to get myself into gear and get posting again though. I’ve been slacking a bit.

    • February 15, 2011 at 2:18 PM

      Hi Rambler, you’ll be back into it in no time. You can tag an older post or two to get you started and have something on the tag listing. Thanks for jumping in. 🙂

  13. February 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    I think you have a great idea! I’m sure that those who reach out to other bloggers, especially new ones, will be suprised at how much love in return they will get. Personally, I’m hoping to allocate at least 50% of my time on-line time reading & commenting on other peoples posts.

    • February 21, 2011 at 3:03 PM

      Thanks Sondra, I hope that means you’re going to take part in the challenge. Everyone has been having a great time and making all kinds of new connections.

      You can visit NoobCake for the badge.

      We’re a very supporting and encouraging group. 🙂

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