Blogging Tips: Mini Challenges

The most recent mini challenges for the current blogathon are at the top. All past mini challenges with working links are below. Check out the past challenges, especially if you are new to the blogathon. There is lots of great information there.

The current challenges include a specific challenge to do. The past ones may or may not still have the challenge. Either way they are great resources. Let me know if you find one that doesn’t work anymore.

Current

Who is Your Ideal Reader? @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
How to Learn New Things Without Getting Overwhelmed @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
How to Easily Make Videos @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Keyword Tips for Pinterest @ From Mom’s Desk
Learn How to Use PLR for Your Blog Content Creation @ From Mom’s Desk
Skyrocket Your Affiliate Sales @ From Mom’s Desk

ADDED THIS YEAR – below are some links to other blog posts/websites and a task to do related to the site. Doing any of the below WILL count towards prizes. They will count as if they are mini challenges like those above. There is a thread in the Facebook group if you want to discuss any of these challenges or share what you did. This is optional.

Compiled Mini Challenges

  1. Do this quiz – https://www.tapinfluence.com/ftc-compliance-quiz/
  2. Read this article and decide are you a hobby blogger or is this a business? If a business, is there one of these suggestions you are not already doing that you could be? https://problogger.com/want-better-results-treat-your-blog-like-an-actual-business
  3. 40 Free Online Courses – pick and sign up for one – http://epife.com/free-online-courses-bloggers/
  4. Watch one of these TED Talks –http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tips/the-best-ted-talks-for-internet-marketers-bloggers/
  5. pick one of these ways and either do it or make a plan to do it soon – https://www.quicksprout.com/2017/01/11/11-advanced-techniques-for-repurposing-old-content/
  6. Watch This YouTube video and figure out which tip you should implement first –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DttIKsE67ls
  7. answer the question: which one of these ways can you use to make more time to write? https://smartblogger.com/time-to-write/
  8. Self care (do the checklist, what’s your score?) (not blogging related but it’s important to take care of ourselves) – http://jillconyers.com/2017/01/how-to-create-a-self-care-plan/
  9. Read and decide if a free email course is for you and make a plan for what it would be about – http://incomesuperhero.com/create-your-first-email-course-2-hours/
  10. Watch This YouTube video on creating about me pages and improve your about me page in ONE way. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCBh5E2CnQ0
  11. Are you more goofus or gallant? (they don’t have to say). If more gallant, make a list of what you need to work on – http://www.copyblogger.com/web-success/
  12. Spend at least 20 minutes answering some of these questions and planning for your ideal client (or ideal reader) – http://www.jencarrington.com/blog/2017/4/2/writing-for-dream-clients-five-exercises-for-big-hearted-creatives
  13. Is there any of these you could improve about your homepage? https://www.quicksprout.com/2017/03/08/how-to-increase-the-revenue-value-of-your-homepage-by-851
  14. Read this post and plan one way you can take content you have and get more mileage from it
    http://www.violetroots.com/how-to-get-more-mileage-out-of-your-creative-ideas/
  15. Take this quiz and get help creating epic funnels and tailor the right content to your audience (you will need to know your ideal audience to do this. Also copy and paste your results to a document and save them after)
    http://contentprescription.com/

Past

(Newest to oldest)
Links last checked June 2017

Past mini challenges will NOT count towards prizes during the blogathon event.

What is a Media Kit? @ Parsimonious Pash
Build Your Own DIY Media Kit @ Parsimonious Pash
Keyword Research for Bloggers @ Kecia Hambrick
5 Tips to Growing Your Twitter Following @ Kecia Hambrick
How to Understand Basic HTML @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Create a Pinnable Image with Picmonkey @ Horseshoes n Handgrenades
10 Simple Ways to Double (or even Triple) Your Instagram Followers @ Love Peace and Tiny Feet
How to Run a Rafflecopter Giveaway @ SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews
Rebranding Your Blog @ Life as Leels
Writing Professional Emails @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
How to Create and Run a Facebook Group for Bloggers @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Add A Little Icon Flare to Your Website Using Font Awesome @ Geek With Style
Watermarking and Other Fun Things to do with FastStone Photo Resizer @ Geek With Style
Create a Business Plan For Your Blog @ Forgetful Momma
You Could Be Losing Money @ Life as Leels
Increase Organic Facebook Reach @ Horsehoes and Hand Grenades
To Auto Post or Not to Auto Post? @ Shaping Up to Be a Mom
Why Bloggers Need LinkedIn @ iBlog Magazine
Making a Blog Header @ Shades of Rose Media
Present a User Friendly Blog Layout @ I’m Dancing in the Rain
Learn How to Configure Your Twitter Handle @ Life as Leels
The Whys and Hows of a Newsletter For Your Blog @ Divas With a Purpose
Ready to Set Up an Affiliate Program @ Divas with a Purpose
Creating a Pinnable Image with Picmonkey @ Happy Pretty Blog
5 Tips to Organize Your Blogging When You Work Outside The Home  @ Making Our Life Matter
Narrowing Your Niche @ Holy Splendor
Categories and Tags @ Holy Splendor
Increasing Your Google+ Following @ Minnesota Girl in LA
Growing Your Facebook Community @ Raising My Boys
Increasing Blog Productivity @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
15 Clever Ways to Get New Blog Traffic @ Sunshine and Sippy Cups
Incorporating Schema.org Microdata into Your WordPress Theme (Helping Google and other sites pick up your site and understand what it’s about) @ Geek With Style
Why Vine is So Fabulous for Blogging and How to Publish Your Vids On Your Blog @ Geek With Style
Setting Up a Cloud Account for Image Hosting @ Geek With Style
Tips to Keeping Your Blog and Online Self Secure @ Geek With Style
StumbleUpon 101: A Beginner’s Intro @ Divas With a Purpose
Branding Basics @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
You are Your Brand @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
There is Much Advantage in a Guest Post.. Take Advantage @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
How Vimeo Polishes You & The Basics @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
The Art of Networking For Your Blog @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
Seven Key Things Your Blog Should Have @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
The Art to Irresistible Post Titles @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
How to Bring Your Blog to Life with Live Events @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
Writing a Series or Theme On Your Blog @ Savvy Suburban Mama
The Social Media of It All @ Keystrokes by Kimberly
Understanding Google PageRank, Alexa and Klout @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
How to Incorporate Google+ Hangouts On Air Into Your Blog @ Creative Cynchronicity
A Professional Cover Photo for your Facebook Page @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Create a Custom Static HTML Tab on Your Facebook Page @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Maximizing Your Call-To-Action Button @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Understanding Blog Policies @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Give to Get @ Holy Splendor
Grammar Police @ Holy Splendor
Blog Brand Consistency @ Newlywed Survival
Ad Management for Bloggers @ Geek With Style
How to Back Up Your Blog @ Geek With Style
Photo Editing Tools For Bloggers @ Geek With Style
Tips for Promoting Blog Posts on Facebook @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Why Social Network Promotion is Important for Blogs @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Google+ (Google Plus) Guide for Bloggers @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
Blogger’s Guide to LinkedIn @ Biannual Blogathon Bash
How to Get Paid Blogging Opps @ Sunshine and Sippy Cups
Cleaning Up Your Back End @ Makobi Scribe
Tips for Food Photography @ Confessions of an Overworked Mom
How to Write a Better Tweet on Twitter @ Callista’s Ramblings
Improving Your Alexa Rank @ Rachel Cotterill
Creating a Fav Icon @ Rachel Cotterill
How to Host a Successful Giveaway Hop @ Simply Stacie
How to Make a Recipe Printable in Blogger or WordPress @ Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Where to Get Blogger Support @ Minnesota Girl in LA
Blogger SEO Basics @ Geek With Style
HTML Basics @ Geek With Style
How to Guest Post @ Crunchy Frugalista
Succeeding Despite the Doubters @ LPO Beauty
Boost Your Blog Design With No Budget @ Callista’s Ramblings
How To Monetize Your Blog in 5 Easy Steps @ Sunshine and Sippy Cups
How to Create a Create a Clutter-Free and Helpful Sidebar @ From Mom’s Desk
Adding Photos To Your Posts @ Callista’s Ramblings
Tracking Your Blog Income: The Basics @ Maple Leaf Mommy
Social Media Accounts @ Bake Sew Write
Organizing Your Email @ Callista’s Ramblings
Improving Your Rafflecopter Giveaways @ I Heart Giveaways