Darren Rowse, of Problogger.net, has just released a download able workbook called, “31 Days to Build a Better Blog”, based on a challenge he ran recently.
Essentially it’s a book of one action or activity to do per day for a 31 day period, and a lesson around why it should be done, to improve your blog.
Here’s what Darren has to say about it:
The concept was simple: bloggers set aside 31 days to be intentional about improving their blogs.
Each day for 31 days readers were presented with a daily task and teaching to give them concrete ways to take their blogs to the next level – the goal being more readers, higher quality content, deeper reader engagement and higher levels of creativity and energy for the blogger.
Challenges included writing tasks, promotion techniques, methods to deepen reader engagement, creating thinking exercises, ideas for breaking through bloggers block and much more.
Whether you were part of the original challenge or not, this workbook sounds like a pretty good deal. Especially since it’s got a pile of extra content that wasn’t included in the original challenge.
It isn’t free (it’s $20), but considering how much benefit it could have for most people’s blogs, it would probably pay for itself pretty fast. If you’re taking the tasks seriously at least.
I haven’t grabbed it yet, but I’m confident enough in Darren Rowse’s work to recommend checking it out if you want some great ideas for how to push your blog to the next level (or start a new one off on the right foot).
Basically it’s a month long consulting session with one of the most successful bloggers out there, so $20 isn’t too shabby at all.
Once I get through it I’ll likely post a detailed review of the experience, so if you don’t feel like taking a leap, just wait for my full opinion of it sometime next month.