This is the end – the end of the beginning, I mean. Today is the end of the 30 Day Blog Challenge I have been on (not today, really, and I have not completed every module on the challenge but did go through all of them, honest). So, here are a few answers about the why, how, what of this challenge.
I have been blogging for years now (since 2010, in fact) and had been on blogger forever. It worked pretty well for me, ease of use, convenience, with many tools I could easily use along with my blogspot website that made me, well, pretty lazy, if I have to admit it, to move from that position of comfort. I was blogging just for the joy of it, and no other reason. And I am not saying that is wrong at all – it is what I did and still do – blog for the joy of it. I loved the look and feel of my blogspot blog but knew I needed to get my own website sooner or later.
But now I also know that if I apply myself (a little bit more than I am doing currently), I can grow my blog
- to something more,
- to something where I can derive a passive income at least,
- and more importantly, to something where my readers leave with a smile on their faces and with something that helps them somehow.
When my thoughts were taking this turn, along came a time, a few weeks ago, when I was looking for something different, and had more time on my hands suddenly. Somehow (well, maybe because of my google searches), a post appeared on my Facebook feed about the 30 Day Blog Challenge, and after looking into it, I decided to take the plunge and do the challenge.
This challenge takes you from the very beginning – the web-hosting and creating and starting a new blog, to themes, blog post ideas, building an audience, creating emails, ideas for how to make an income from blogging, and more. With a step-by-step guide using daily video lessons (about an average of 8 minutes each), and other accompanying resources and guides on how-tos, templates, etc, this challenge did make my journey from my blogspot blog to where I am today easier.
Will I be making money and posting income reports in the future? Will I be that top-rated website in my niche (duh, I don’t have one niche, like my tagline says, I am a blog(ful) of niches)? Well, that depends completely on me, right? But, before I forget, the most important point, this 30 Day Blog Challenge (course/guide to setup your blog and more) is completely FREE!! And I should also point out that this is not a sponsored post in anyway but my way of saying thanks to this resource that got me off my lazy-couch and onto a learning journey. I have learned so many things over the course of the past month and more, not only from this challenge/course, but because I decided to start this new venture of mine (courtesy – this challenge!!), and so because of this challenge.
So, thank you to all of you at the 30 Day Blog Challenge..
From here – my blogspot site where I used a downloaded theme (which was beautiful and I still have by the way!)
to here – my very own domain/my very own website where I created the header for it!!