If you’re not a stranger to Soul In Stereo, you’re probably familiar with our yearly November tradition.
No, not No Shave November. My face gets too itchy for that.
I’m talking #BlogLikeCrazy, the writing challenge that’s been going for eight years strong.
The #BlogLikeCrazy challenge is the brainchild of wife Javacia Harris Bowser – creator of Soul In Stereo’s predecessor GeorgiaMae.com and founder of See Jane Write, a community of women writers that helps coach ladies to write their best life. If you’re a woman and a writer you need to be hooked up with this group – go check them out right here.
As part of Javacia’s mission to promote writing, #BlogLikeCrazy challenges writers to publish at least one blog people EVERY SINGLE DAY during the month of November. And, since I’m obviously not a woman, #BlogLikeCrazy is open to both guys and girls.
And if you’re a writer, here’s why you should take the plunge:
Content, content, content – That cool blog of yours is nothing without actual stories to fill it, right? Well, #BlogLikeCrazy forces you to unlock those lingering topics that have been floating around your brain and share them with the world. Ladies, if you need help coming up with topics to cover the month, you can join the See Jane Write network and get access to daily writing prompts and help with promoting your stories.
Time management – I won’t sugarcoat this: Creating 30 blog posts is a heavy commitment, especially when we’re all juggling multiple jobs, family obligations and holiday commitments. Life is tough. But trust me, you can do this. #BlogLikeCrazy forces you to carve out time in your busy day to meet your quota. That might mean waking up an hour earlier, staying up an hour later, or writing multiple posts at once to get you through the week. You can then carry those time management lessons into 2020, making you a much more consistent writer.
Hone your writing skills – No one wants to read the same post over and over for the next 30 days. #BlogLikeCrazy will force you to come up with new strategies and concepts to diversify the content on your site. Plus, the only way to improve your writing is to WRITE MORE. #BlogLikeCrazy will definitely take care of that for you.
Find a community – The coolest part about #BlogLikeCrazy, and the hallmark of the See Jane Write program, is connecting with fellow bloggers. Share your posts on social media with the #BlogLikeCrazy hashtag and fellow bloggers will show you some love. Just be sure to return the favor and read and share their content too. Get ready to be introduced to a whole new network of great writers and insightful thinkers.
So yeah, if you’re a writer, this challenge is a must to not only sharpen your skills but also build your brand. And even if you’re not a writer, LUCKY YOU because this means you’ll get new content every day – love letters, reviews, album rankings, Old Man Yelling at Clouds posts, you name it. Everyone wins.
Now, excuse me, I’ve got some writing to do.