If you’re looking for something to give your blog a boost and whip your writing regimen into shape, the #bloglikecrazy challenge may be exactly what you need.
What is Blog Like Crazy?
Each year in November I challenge myself and my fellow bloggers to publish a new blog post every day for 30 days. I call this challenge #bloglikecrazy. Throughout the month, I’ll share blogging tips and post ideas using the hashtag #bloglikecrazy. And if you use the #bloglikecrazy hashtag when you share your posts on social media I’ll help promote your posts, too.
Who can participate in the challenge?
In 2012, I started the #bloglikecrazy challenge on my personal blog but the women of See Jane Write were so excited about it that it quickly became something I started hosting for the women of SJW. Then word started to get out and soon women and men all over the country were participating. You don’t have to be a member of the See Jane Write Collective to do the #bloglikecrazy challenge. To participate all you need is a blog.
Why should I #bloglikecrazy?
I’ll be honest, I originally started this challenge because November can be a lonely time for non-fiction writers. National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is also in November, which means all my fiction writer friends are busy trying to write a 50,000-word novel in a month and so no one can come out to play! So, I decided to create a writing challenge for non-fiction writers who blog.
But I believe blogging every day for 30 days will boost your creativity, your community, and your consistency. I break down each of these here.
Related Reading: Jessica Furniss of Spiffy Eats shares how #bloglikecrazy helped her land her first magazine spread.
Also, if you succeed in blogging every day for 30 days (each blog post needs to be at least 300 words), I will give you a shoutout on the See Jane Write blog and on social media.
Related Reading: Making the Most of #bloglikecrazy
How on earth am I supposed to do this?!
You can find tips on how to create an editorial calendar for the challenge here.
You’re free to blog about whatever you want during the challenge, but, in case you need them, you can find writing prompts here, here, and here.
When am I supposed to find the time to blog every day?
Good question. Be sure to read Finding Time to #bloglikecrazy and How to #bloglikecrazy without Going Crazy.
Where can I find other people to help me with this crazy challenge?
Follow the #bloglikecrazy hashtag on social media to find other bloggers participating in the challenge.
If you use the #bloglikecrazy hashtag when promoting your posts on Twitter, I’ll retweet your tweets. If you use it on Instagram, I’ll like and comment on your posts. And if you use it and tag me @seejavaciawrite when promoting your posts in Instagram Stories I’ll share your story in my own.
And be sure to join the See Jane Write Network Facebook group.
If you’re participating in #BlogLikeCrazy 2022 head to this blog post and let me know.