WordPress Blogging Challenge – 3 Times a Week

It’s no secret that WordPress started as a blogging platform and there are tens of millions of blogs out there. Even though most of us do WordPress design/development for a living, blogging was what introduced us to the platform in the first place but given the busy daily schedule of work tasks, calls/chats and social networks, we tend to neglect it.

I miss writing

I miss writing. I used to do it a few times a week, writing in several blogs of mine – sharing daily facts or code snippets, or useful links I found, announcing events, summarizing conferences and so on. I used that as a personal reference to search in later or share an opinion with various friends at once.

Currently there is an Ultimate Blog Challenge running and the rules are daily blogging for a month. It was tempting to join but I was fully aware that it is impossible given my agenda juggling with several projects at a time. On the other hand a less regular, yet consecutive routine would be easier to follow and revive the habit of regular blogging without affecting the quality and amount of work on a weekly basis.

The challenge

Okay, maybe it’s not really a challenge per se, but it’s a friendly game where all WordPress peeps are welcome to join. As with more team sports, team exercises, diets and so on it’s easier to follow a group initiative to be more strict in following the rules.

The only rule here is blogging 3 times a week for a period of two months. We will start on Monday, July 22 and “officially” end on Sunday, September 22. That’s 9 weeks of blogging at least 3 times a week πŸ™‚ Hopefully this would become a healthy habit to follow from now on, but let’s start with baby steps and see where it goes!

Join me!

I would like to invite all my friends from the WordPress community who feel too busy to get into regular blogging but still want to maintain that great habit of sharing with the public. It’s a game where everyone is welcome (trolls prohibited explicitly) but WordPress folks could unite in particular to show their support to the WordPress platform itself and add up by contributing some handy tips and tricks, conference reports, dig up some old drafts from the past, show some love to the community or just entertain.

If you want to feel the team spirit, write a comment under this post and let’s start together on Monday (Jul 22nd)!


15 thoughts on “WordPress Blogging Challenge – 3 Times a Week”

  1. Marko Heijnen says: July 17, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I’m in! Nothing more to say since I need that for the blog posts πŸ˜‰

  2. toscho says: July 17, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Worth a try, even if I fail. I’m in too. πŸ™‚

  3. Lucas Cherkewski says: July 17, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I’m in! I’m not using WordPress for my publishing, but the idea remains the same. I look forward to trying to maintain some consistency.

  4. Mario Peshev says: July 17, 2013 at 1:32 am

    You are all welcome to join and hopefully this would lead to more regular blogging in the long run πŸ™‚

    @toscho this is not the army, every single new post is a win!

  5. Brian Krogsgard says: July 17, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I’m totally in! This is a good challenge, and I look forward to all the extra content I’ll be able to choose from for Post Status if a bunch of folks join you πŸ™‚

  6. Mario Peshev says: July 18, 2013 at 2:51 am

    @Brian welcome on board then πŸ™‚ Feel free to invite your WordPress friends to that challenge to expand the circle of related materials in the world of WordPress (boy, this sounds like “World of Warcraft”!)

  7. Tammie Lister says: July 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I’m really into with doing this, could do with kick starting writing again on my blog and sounds like the perfect opportunity. Thanks for kicking this off Mario should be fun to do.

  8. Mario Peshev says: July 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Sure Tammie, it’s always easier in a group. Additionally feeling responsible for your place in the group is good for the discipline πŸ™‚

  9. MJ says: July 22, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I’m in, it’ll make me start the blog I’ve been threatening since I bought the domain πŸ™‚

  10. Mario Peshev says: July 22, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Welcome! πŸ™‚

  11. Andrea_R says: July 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Gah, between all my websites that haven;t had updates in ages, I should do this… I mean, I really should…

  12. Jonny says: July 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Great idea – I miss writing blog posts too! I’m going to take up the challenge and will do my best to keep up. Already have 4 blog posts half-written this week (week 1), so I better finish them and publish before the week is out!

  13. Mario Peshev says: July 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Everyone is welcome, Jonny πŸ™‚

    @Andrea – poking you virtually to move your blog as well!

  14. Andrea_R says: July 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the poke – πŸ˜€

    I updated 2 of my blogs yesterday, finally.

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