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The first week of SITS31DBBB blog challenge is off to a fantastic start! This week for the we’ve been looking at Assessing Your Blog. The days have included (and will cover) the following:
Day #1 Analyze a Blog in Your Niche
Day #2 Set Up Alerts to Monitor What’s Happening in Your Niche
Day #3 Find a Blog Buddy
Day #4 Use a Magazine to Improve Your Blog
Day #5 Monitor Statistics
Depending on what group you are participating in, your tasks are varied to meet your skill level. The beauty of this approach is you can tackle the daily challenges based on your need and current skill set. If you feel you are advanced in one area, but intermediate in another, hop around! It’s this fabulous flexibility that will make this edition of SITS31DBBB the best one yet. Another aspect of the SITS31DBBB that we love is the support element. You are connecting while learning and that is really what this event is all about. As we near the close of the week, we want to provide you with some additional article links covering some of the questions we saw most in the forums as you tackled the week’s challenges. While reflecting on your week, use these articles to solidify or clarify the tasks covered.
Finding your Niche
How to Choose a Niche (ProBlogger) How to Find the Best Niche for Your Blog How To Blog Without A Niche
The 5 C’s of Maximizing Blog Friends Guest Posting Etiquette How to Get Great Guest Posts
Setting Up Effective Google Alerts to Make Decisions About Content:
Creating a Blog Series Creating a Blog Meme
How to Use Analytics to Understand Your Readers and Create Fabulous Content:
Find Blog Topics Using Google Analytics The 411 on Blog Stats Making Your Blog Stats Actionable How To Create A Stat Book for Your Blog Stats
Use Magazines to Create Better Content:
Blog Post Titles that Get Clicks The Secret to a Gazillion Blog Post Ideas Blog Idol Interviews: Assessing Your Blog: Some of your favorite bloggers answered questions on this week’s topics based on their own experiences. We hope you’re enjoying the challenge, and the new format, so far!
Stephanie Bishop says
Reading the 5C’s for creating a blog circle really helped me. I am working on PR relationships and creating more community support. Thanks Kludgy MOM
I love extra reading material. Now I just need to get caught up with the assignments from #SITS31DBBB so I can tackle all the bonus material.
Sylver Blaque says
Going to play catch-up this weekend. Can’t wait! The How 2 Blog w/out a Niche sounds interesting…since I have no idea what my niche is…
How to Blog Without a Niche was a GREAT article, and helped to get me out of my little panicky obsession to figure out my niche. Thanks for including this!
Thanks for a great list of resources! Love the ones on guest posting tips!
Can I still join?
Definitely. You are welcome to dive in, Trina. Just figure out which group you would like to be a part of and get involved.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Sonia Barton says
Wonderful. This might be to much to ask, but can we get a post like this for the coming week so we know what’s coming. I thought I had seen a post laying out the weeks ahead but now I can’t find it, or might have imaged it.
you’ll be getting an email about what to expect next week…should arrive in your inbox this weekend 🙂
Sonia Barton says
Wonderful, You guys do such great work.
Laura from Pruning Princesses says
My head is spinning from all the great information this week. I could spend the whole day learning and improving. I think I need a conference where I can focus more…..but alas…the girls will be up in a minute and blog time will have to go on hold for a while (no school today!).
Thank you for a great first week! I’m starting a new blog, and while it’s been a bit overwhelming, these have all been great things to remember while I’m building. I try to make each assignment a daily improvement – but at the very least, you’re inspiring me to post!
[email protected] says
This is great – good wrap up to the week and great resource page as well. There is just so much information to take in!
I cant wait to read all about using google analytics. Thank you for doing this. I know it will be a great help to me.
Jamie @ Roubinek Reality says
LOVE this list!! Thank you!
Susan in the Boonies says
Thank you SO MUCH for posting this great list of valuable resources! Y’all just rock!
[email protected] New Kind of Normal says
I am totally bookmarking this post for all the great resources!
C @ Kid Things says
Such a great list of resources! I haven’t been able to dive in as much as I’d like, but I have definitely been reading up and assessing.
Mommie Daze says
Thanks for a great resource list!
When Pigs Fly says
So many great resources for people! I really enjoyed doing the challenge a couple of years ago. It’s always good to revisit these ideas.
[email protected] Wants This says
I love that although I can’t participate, I can still do some reading and improve my blog in my own time. Thanks SITS!
JDaniel4's Mom says
What a wonderful resource list!
Leigh Powell Hines (@Hinessightblog) says
Great reading. Lots of information for me to look through when I get some time.