During a lot of interviews, I’ve always been asked what blogs I read and recommend to people who want to be a blogger. I always have one common blog in the list – Problogger.net aka Darren Rowse. Darren has been an inspiration to me and a hero to many bloggers. Problogger.net is an encyclopedia of blogging and internet marketing tips. Darren ran a challenge last month titled “31 Days to Build a Better Blog.”
“The idea is simple. By the end of this challenge you’ll have learned 31 aspects of blogging and put them into practice. It is designed not only to fill your head with knowledge ABOUT blogging, but also to give you some concrete things to actually DO something with the knowledge.”
-A Task – something to DO that day.
-Teaching – each day you’ll be given great instruction on both the WHY and HOW of the task of the day.
To make it simple each day you had a teaching and a task. The teaching would give you the concepts and theory, and the task would force you to take action on what you had just learned. A simple and effective way to teach a subject. Over 13,000 people participated in the challenge, and the feedback that Darren got was very good. It was so good, that he decided to create a workbook out of it.
31 Days to Build a Better Blog is a downloadable e-book designed to help you revitalize your blog by giving you 31 tasks that will all help to turn it your blog into the page view powerhouse you’ve always dreamed of.
He sent me a copy of the workbook via email, the workbook is packed with information on Building a successful blog from scratch in 31 days. There are 94 pages of pure content, Darren has put two pages on each page so it’s really 188 pages and condensed for easy printing. The 188 pages has all the 31 tasks, teachings, images and links to useful posts and tools. Here is a screenshot of one of the tasks:
If you are passionate about blogging and want to improve your blog I would highly recommend downloading the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook. You can use this book in several ways, as Darren mentioned. Some people will want to do an intensive training and will ready it all at once. Others will follow the 31 days schedule and work on one task every day. Others might take the slow route and do one task every week.
The important thing is that the ebook will help you get going with your blog, it does not matter how long it take to get you going.
The workbook costs $19.95 and worth every cent Check out Darren’s post about the workbook for more info, or purchase it on this direct link