30 Days of Blogging Challenge (are you in?)

30 Days of Blogging Challenge

Blogging can be a lot of things. It can be reflecting, it can be sharing, it can be planning, it can be a how-to, it can be a call to action, it can be a story, and it can be an experiment. But, blogging will always be a way to take what’s going on inside your head, in your life, in your work, and be able to put it out for the world to interact and learn from.

There are a lot of barriers that keep us from blogging, writing, and sharing more. Here are just a few that go through my head each day:

  • I don’t have enough time…
  • I have to do this and this instead of blogging…
  • I don’t have anything special to write about, it would be boring…
  • No one really wants to hear about this and it’s just a waste of time…
  • Everyone else is writing about important and interesting work/lives…

But, when I actually stand up to these thoughts and write something down a strange sensation comes over me. I feel better. I want to do better work. I want to share what I wrote with the world, and see if anyone has similar thoughts, or different thoughts, or can inspire me with what they are doing in their work and life.

Blogging is actually refreshing, reviving, and renewing.

And in this New Year, I need to remember that feeling and power of writing every day.

I’m giving my writing/blogging a little jump start this year. I’m going to write every day and blog three times a week. I’m calling it the 30 Days of Blogging Challenge!

My 2017 Blogging Goals

  1. Write everyday
  2. Publish 3 blog posts a week on a schedule (Mon, Thurs, Saturday)
  3. Incorporate video and audio into my blog (YouTube series or Podcast)

30 Days of Blogging is a 30-day challenge designed to help you (and me) get a jump start on blogging in 2017. It will help you get motivated, share your writing, and finally blog as often as you’ve wanted to!

Ready to get started? Read below to get all the details:

The rules

  • Write ____ words per day, every day for 30 days (you choose the amount)
  • Publish ____ posts per week (again you choose the amount)
  • If you miss a day, pick up where you left off. Don’t make up for lost days.

How it works

  1. Leave a comment below with your 2017 blogging goals
  2. Add your blog to the linkup below (this is important if you’re a blogger and want others to see you work).
  3. Write every day, and record your progress
  4. Sign up for email updates (if you haven’t already) to get free writing tips and prompts via email.

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  • AJ Juliani says:

    I’m going to write 500 words a day and publish 3 posts a week. I know, lofty goals 🙂 – But I’m excited to share more with the world! Specifically, I’m going to try and write one reflection post, one instructional post, and one post looking at a book/tool/resource.

    Happy Blogging!

    • Thanks for the challenge! I am going to write at least 500 words per blog post and at least 3 posts per week. I’m also going to get back into Twitter chats @mrsteinhauser

    • Nancy Varljen says:

      Love this idea, but a bit afraid…Yes, I know! Go for it & face the music! In addition to being an elementary principal, I adopted my daughter 5 years ago when she was 12 after she stole my heart as a student at my school. This summer, we discovered her brother & sister were back in foster care, arranged for our daughter to meet them for the first time in 10 years, & took them into our home the week before school started. My goal is to write 500 words a day and publish 3 posts a week. Some will be our story as a new family, at least one a week a reflection as a principal and educator, and one post with thoughts on an educational resource. Just posted blog one (I think!)

    • Here’s my rules
      Write 100 words per day, every day for 30 days
      Publish 3 posts per week
      If you miss a day, pick up where you left off. Don’t make up for lost days.

      Thanks for creating this challenge!!

    • Judy Walton says:

      I’m going to write 250 words a day, and publish 1-2 times per week.

    • I’m jumping into the challenge late. Your recent post on why blogging still matters has motivated me to start up again. I have not posted to my blog in almost a year. I am going to start writing 100 words a day and posting once a week.

      Thank you!

  • Mike Still says:

    AJ, I love this idea!

    I’m going to write 250 words per day and schedule 1 post per week.

    I also am going to post to Instagram daily.

    By the end of 30 days I want to also have scheduled 4 weeks of posts from that day.

    Mike

  • I am going to write 250 words and 2 blog posts a week.

  • Anthony Purcell says:

    My goal is to write everyday and post a blog everyday for the next 30 days. I know that I can do this. There is so much to write about as I teach, it’s important to share it. Happy Blogging!

  • Joy Kirr says:

    Hi, AJ and readers!
    I do blog, but it’s usually only once a month. I already had it on my docket to write every day in 2017, so this challenge will help me click “publish” more often. Thanks for the nudge!
    My challenge will be to publish 8 posts in January – two per week.
    I will also try embedding something in each post besides a photo (which is my norm).

  • I’m going to write 200 words a day and I am striving to publish 2 posts a week. I’m shooting for one ‘this is what we are doing in class’ instructional post and one ‘how to use’ Tech tool post.

  • Jancey Clark says:

    Thank you for this challenge! My Edu2017 goal is blogging, so this is just what I need. My goal is to write 200 words a day, and publish two posts a week. I would also like to incorporate some video into my posts.

  • Jody Davis says:

    I would like to blog at least once a week with a tech tip, something that I’ve learned or run across that might be useful for High School teachers of Foreign Language or Economics. I’ll set Saturday as my deadline. I may even troll other blogs for ideas!

  • Murakami, Yoshifumi says:

    Hello.
    English is not my native language, and this is a really tough goal.
    But I would like participate.
    Thank you AJ, for your great idea.

  • Thank you I for the challenge. I too have the same fears when it comes to blogging, really, does anyone want to read what I wrote? I will try to keep it interesting, and relevent. This will be my first time (well I did posts for friends when I travelled, and got good feedback.) I have been meaning to write more too. Mostly I need to write more about my reflections. I wanted to start a blog to share ideas about making and inventing with children, as I begin the process of moving from teacher to small business makerspace owner. I will add my blog to my website and share the link above today. (Goal 1). I will write 200 words per day, or research for a blog each day, and I will share my blog 2 times a week. I hope to also add video or photos to keep it engaging. Are there any good blogging tips I should keep in mind? Thanks again!!

  • Dawn says:

    I started blogging in the fall when I asked my students to do it. This challenge is a good way to start the year. I hope to write 100-200 words a day and publish twice a week.

  • I am challenging myself to do the following:
    Write _100_ words per day, every day for 30 days!
    Publish _2_ posts per week!
    Usually I post only on breaks but I know I can do so much more! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • This really is a challenge for me. So I’m starting small and hopefully working my way up. Two posts a week and some video posted to my blog. If all turns our well and I’m meeting this challenge I might up that.

    Thanks for sharing this

  • MaryLu Ringwood says:

    So glad I came across this challenge. Every year I resolve to blog, more but then life happens, and all the excuses you list start rolling around in my head and I wind up just wishing I would blog more. This challenge has encouraged me to create specific goals that I can attain. I love the idea of separating the writing from the posting. If I only have to write 100 words a day it will be much easier to do, and then I will have 2 posts a week ready to go. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Ok…so 3rd time is a charm right?
    I am going to…
    –write 300 words everyday for 30 days
    –publish 1 blog post every other week on a schedule (Wednesdays)
    –Incorporate visual, video and/or audio into my blog

  • Dana Clutter says:

    I’m going to write 250 words each day and post at least 1 blog per week. Thanks for the nudge!

  • Preeti Gahlawat says:

    Thanks for this! I am daring to step into this blogging world, to which I have always been passive as a reader, by accepting to start blogging! I will write every day reflecting on daily life as a teacher and how I could balance it with my personal life and responsibilities as a mother of 2 boys. I plan to write one para each about professional and personal life and plan to publish once a week.
    Many Thanks,

  • Ruth Valle says:

    I am planning on discussing the progress on our new Genius Hour project on this blog as well as the progress with our Great Global Project Challenge: “Why Should I Learn a Foreign Language?.” Thank you for encouraging us to work on our blogs.

  • Thank you for the challenge to get uncomfortable; when you know you are growing. I usually only reflect and utilize pictures. This will vary my writing and media use. Publishing twice a week with 250 words with one reflection and one educational best practice suggestion will be my goal. Happy blogging everyone! You should offer a twitter hashtag so we can follow each other during the week. I do like be read others’ blogs.

  • Kirsten Hund says:

    I’m excited to be a part of this challenge. I just started a blog and this will help me get in the groove. My goal is 200 words a day and to publish twice a week. Thank you for putting this together, cheers to a great 2017!

  • Sandy Jacobs says:

    My goal is to write a post a day. I love my little blog and need to jump back in big time!

  • My goal is 300-500 words per day and 3 posts per week. Happy writing everyone!

  • Eileen Lawson says:

    Hello,
    I love this idea. I will write 100 words a day and publish once a week. I have been wanting to write more so I am hoping this goal setting keeps me productive.

  • I have a few e-books to write this year, so I pledge to write 1,000 words each day and publish at least three posts to my blog each week. Many of my posts will be about books and reading because I’m hosting the Strategic Reading Challenge. Thanks for this opportunity to participate in this blogging challenge!

  • Krista Gypton says:

    My goal is to write a minimum of 250 words a day and post 1 post a week. This does not seem like very much, but I know for me even this will be a real challenge. Good Luck Everyone!

  • John Spencer says:

    I dig this idea, AJ!

    I plan to continue my goal of 1,000 words per day (though some of it might be for a book as well) and aim for 3 days per week.

    However, I also want to try something else. I want to create a video on my YouTube channel every single weekday.

  • Arash Milani says:

    I’m going to write 300 words per day, every day for 30 days. Publish 2 posts per week.

  • I will write 300 words per day and publish one post on each of my blogs, 2 per week. Thanks for the push!

  • I will write 50 words per day, and post to my blog once every other week. That seems lightweight, but I plan to continue that for the year, not just for the 30 days.

  • Audrey Fine says:

    I’m going to publish at least two days a week sharing what is going on in my personal life and professional life. I love a challenge and I truly do enjoy writing on my blog but have gotten away from it. Thank you for starting this.

  • Nick Davis says:

    Before when I started to blog I would type it up and press publish, but then I wouldn’t share it with anyone. I am going to try not to do that this time. I am going to start out small and maybe up that as we move along. I will write 100 words a day and publish once every couple of weeks. Happy New Year Everyone!

  • This challenge is just what I need to get back into a writing routine. My plan is to write a minimum of 300 words daily to include both blogging and article work. I will publish a blog weekly on Thursday. My long-term goal will be to increase publication to possibly twice weekly. Thanks for the timely motivation!

  • Samantha Mendenhall says:

    Great idea! This is just what I needed to get myself in gear and motivated with my blog. My goal is to write 100 a day and post at least 1 post a week. I’m hoping this will help me get a routine with my blog and to be consistent. Thank you A.J. for this awesome idea!

  • Emily says:

    I’m going to post twice a week; Mondays and Thursdays. I’ve not posted for a while now and feel like I’ve lost all confidence! I need a kick to get going again.

  • Tim Haag says:

    Thanks, A.J., for the push.
    https://wordinventions.blog/30-day-blog-challenge/
    I’m going to use Marjorie Frank’s If You’re Trying to Teach Kids How To Write, You’ve Gotta Have This Book as the springboard for this challenge.
    In this blog, I will either follow up on one of her many ideas Over 200 alternatives to ‘write a story’… or reflect on some of her many powerful insights and suggestions.
    Three posts weekly.
    200 words apiece.

  • This is all new for me but here goes!!

    Instead of so many words a day I want to try and do 5 minutes of writing each day. With at least one blog post every week.

    SO excited to give this challenge a try!!

  • Anna says:

    Thanks for inspiring me to get back into blogging with this! My goal is to write 100 words a day for 30 days (yes, I know it’s small, but I want to stay realistic), and to publish one post per week on my teaching blog. Thanks!

  • I just completed a Blogs A-Z challenge, so hopefully this will keep the momentum going! My goal is to write 200 words a day and Post at least once a week (maybe 2). I want to post more instructional posts. I also want to share teacher/admin/educator stories if anyone wants to collaborate. My email is msclassnsession@gmail.com.

  • Thanks AJ! I can’t help but feel this is a sign for me!
    I just started a blog two days ago. I tried it once before but literally put two posts then I let it lapse for the year. I always had an excuse… “I don’t have time,” or “there are so many other things to do.” My goal is to get a post in once a week. I have about 4 different blogs I would like to start but am taking baby steps…
    Thank you!
    http://www.financiallyfreefamily.com

  • After thinking about this for the most of the day I have decided that this is just the nudge I need to step out of my comfort zone and give blogging a go!
    I posted my very first blog last night and it has been exhilarating and motivating. I am excited to see where this blogging journey takes me.

    I am going to write at least 250 words a day with the hopes of posting one blog a week (4 this month).

  • Beth says:

    Thank you for this challenge – hopefully it will get me back on track!
    I want to publish 2 posts a week and write 100-250 words daily.
    Even more than that I want to open my eyes to the world around me when I visit classrooms and talk to teachers. I want to listen more than I speak and reflect that listening in my writing.
    Whew!! Excited for 2017!!

  • Barbara Bray says:

    I take this challenge. I’m been bringing back my website, Rethinking Learning and this is going to push me into writing. I’m going to write at least 300 words everyday and publish a blog at least once a week. I’m also starting a podcast show around conversations about creativity in learning with many of you along with building my Youtube channel. This is going to be a busy year but I love to write. I still will continue Personalize Learning but really want to shake up the system. My goal is to bring back wonder, joy and creativity to learning. I love the design thinking process and will continue to focus on transforming teaching and learning so learners own and drive their learning. Thanks!

  • Erica Praga says:

    One of my goals for 2017 was to get back on track with my blog-thanks A.J.!
    I plan to write 200 words per day, and post once per week.
    I am currently working on an editorial calendar with topics, so hopefully this will help!

  • Just have to write and keep in mind it doesn’t have to be perfect it just has to get done (a mantra for many things) Thanks for opportunity to reflect and share.
    Write 200 words per day, every day for 30 days
    Publish at least on post per week

  • Brittany says:

    My 2017 blogging goals are:
    1. Work on my blog at least 5 days a week.
    2. Post 1 new blog post per week.
    3. Learn more about social media marketing and SEO

  • Write 250 words per day.

    Post one blog post per week.

    Make posts meaningful and thoughtful.

    Publicize posts via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ , and Instrgram

  • Love this idea, AJ! Public accountability is great and hopefully, we will all learn from each other along the way.

    I’ve started a new blog: http://www.hackEDleadership.com and am committed to publishing at least once a week but will work on these posts daily. The focus of the blog is leadership and methods for improving the user experience for students and staff. I’m happy to allow others to contribute if they so desire and I always want people to challenge my thinking.

  • Toni says:

    Goodness. My challenge right now is a 31-Day Tidy-Up Challenge. Every day I’m writing a post on tidying up my house! I am currently teaching in Germany and am looking to relocate to…some other place in the world. I don’t want to take all of my junk with me, so…this is the upshot! I just posted for Day 3 (scheduled to go up tomorrow). I am IN!

  • I think I’m ready to wade back in. I think.

    I’m going to handwrite in my journal each day and post to my blog once a week. (I’m thinking it will be on Fridays or Saturdays.) I’m also going to attempt to write more comments on others’ blog posts. I’m going to aim for 4-5 comments each week.

  • Paula Cassin says:

    okay, time to pick up the pace!! I promise to write 250 words a day from Jan 2 – Feb 1st…and to post at least 1 x per week, on Mondays. I’ll go get organized, set up some structure now so I actually do it…

  • Bridget says:

    I challenge myself to write 100 words every day and to publish three blog entries!

  • Tania says:

    Not sure if I’ll write every day…as I tend to binge write posts.
    But am committed to one post a week…which will hopefully be achievable and sustainable throughout the year.

  • Let’s see how this goes…

    Write 100 words per day, every day for 30 days
    Publish 6 posts per week

    My goal is to publish a little thought every day to keep myself more accountable since I am brand new to blogging.

  • Kyleen Gray says:

    Thanks for this goal setting challenge! My goal is to write one post a week. Word goals don’t really motivate me, as I usually tend to write too much and scale down, but when things get busy, my blog is the first thing to go. I want to change that:)

  • I am going to challenge myself to write 150-200 words and publish every day! Thanks for the challenge!!

  • Ann Marie says:

    I actually just decided to publish a blog with just a couple days left to 2016! This is what I need to get it to turn it into a habit.
    I plan to write 250 words a day and publish once a week.

    Thanks for this!!

  • Cary Harrod says:

    Just the thing I need to get back in the saddle again…thanks, A.J.! My goals include writing every day and publishing twice a week. I’m not one to count words…more interested in the ideas that make it to the page. Most of what I write about is my journey through personalized learning and now that I’m back in the classroom (after 10 years out), I have so much to share.

  • Breck Quarles says:

    Really needed this challenge to jump back in to blogging. Only posted about 10 times last year. My goal is 200 words a day and 2 posts a week.

  • Aaron Davis says:

    MY GOALS:
    Write 200 words per day, every day for 30 days
    Publish two posts per week

  • Tara says:

    My Goals,
    Not into a word count, so my goal is to write for a minimum of 30 minutes everyday, and one post per week 🙂 We all have to start somewhere right?

  • Tish Wodetzki says:

    I want to do this, but for some reason, my system is not letting me use Blogger. Do you have another suggested Blog site for beginners? I have used it in the past, and I was trying to do it through my personal account, but it keeps saying I don’t have access to that suite.

  • Kathy Carson says:

    I am excited to begin blogging, and to read what others are writing! My goal is 250 words a day and one post a week. I have never blogged before, and hope that I set up my WordPress.com site correctly. I got a little confused about the hosting thing, and didn’t chose a place to host the blog, so I think that means the only people who will see it are people in this group. I will take any tips! I just posted the first one.

  • Helen Cosner says:

    My goals:
    Write 200 words per day, every day for 30 days. This writing will be some introspection, some reflection, some for my teaching blog.
    I will publish on Tuesdays. (once a week)

    Thanks!
    Happy New Year Ya’ll!
    Hugs, Helen

  • First, let me say how excited I am to see so many creative, wonderful ideas mentioned in the comments. Thank you for the challenge. I have not been keeping up to date with my blog, so this is just what I need. My goals:
    1. Write 200 to 300 words a day (some may be personal writing)
    2. Publish on my blog 2 to 3 times a week: Tuesday Slice of Life; Thursday reflection type post; Saturday Celebration post.
    3. I’d like to incorporate new media…video or audio.

  • Hello AJ,
    Thank you for the open invitation to sharpen our saws and push ourselves into a deeper writing commitment. I pledge to write 300 words per day and publish at least one post per week. In addition to writing, I want to make a commitment to other digital forms of communication, namely podcasting and video production.
    Happy New Year – 2017 is gonna be great!
    Bob

  • Hi A.J. Thank you for taking me out of my comfort zone again! My goal is to write 100 words a day and post a blog once a week.

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  • Peter Embleton says:

    I have never tried something like this before – but it is an exciting idea. My goal is try and write something everyday. Not exactly sure what I will be writing about but it will be about education, my students and living in China.

  • Peter Embleton says:

    How do you edit the link for your blog?

  • Clara says:

    200 words a day; Min 1 post a week. x 2 blogs. Thanks for elaborating the fear of no one being interested, other blogs are more interesting…

  • My goal is 300 words/day and minimum of 2 posts per week. Thanks for the challenge!

  • Lana Peterson says:

    I am going to write for an uninterrupted half hour every day. With a goal to publish at least once a week.

  • 100 words per day and 1 post per week.

  • Matt Gelder says:

    Thanks for the push. I have been thinking about how blogging could motivate other teachers to use the tool with their classes. It is a big step for my, but my goal is to write 200 words a day and post at least once a week.

  • It’s time to get back into the groove! As my pastry chef blogging daughter says… If my blog where my child, I’d be reported for neglect. Thank you for the gentle nudge! I will write 250 words a day and post a block once a week. A lofty, yet reachable goal!!!

  • Mark Kuniya says:

    250 words a day and 1 post a week. Thanks for this challenge. May we all sound our barbaric yawps across the land!

  • Brent Kaneft says:

    I will write for an hour every day, publish two blog posts each week, and use this exercise as an opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learned about education over the last eleven years, either as an English teacher, a football coach, a rock climbing instructor, or a hall parent (boarding school).

  • Bonnie says:

    Hi- Thanks for making this happen. I tend to like these challenges to keep me on track!
    I’ll write 250 words per day and post at least once a week.

  • Thank you for the motivation! I am going to write 200 words a day with the ultimate goal of posting a blog pos a week. I am fairly new to the blogging world, and this challenge is just the push I need.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Amy Heavin says:

    I am going to write 100 words a day, publishing at least one post each week. This will be a jump for me – I’m used to publishing one post per month! Excited for this kick start in the new year and establishing this as a habit in my daily routine! Thank you!

  • Joe Bellacero says:

    I don’t plan to count my words. I do plan to write regularly throughout the month. Some days a haiku, some days a hefty chink of words. I also plan to read at least one other person’s entry several times a week. Glad to join you all.

  • Rayma Farlow says:

    I love this idea. I have been posting to a technology for teachers blog but it has not pushed me to do much writing. I am excited to work on a new blog where it will be more focused on writing and ideas. My goal will be to write 250 to 300 words per day and publish my work at least once a week. Thank you so much for this challenge.

  • Okay. Let’s give this a real good go! Writing 250 words each day, I’m going to craft 2 blog posts each week. Here goes something!

  • Great idea and something that I’ve been struggling with. So, 250 words per day and 1 blog post per week (that will quadruple my usual amount of posts!)

  • I’ve really neglected my blog this school year… I’ve been hiding behind “guest posts” from my students to bulk up my posts. I would like to try writing 200 words a day and post a minimum of once per week. Modest goals, but I’m going to start small. Thanks, AJ!

  • My goal is 250 words a day and one post a week. I just started my blog on mindfulness in education…. http://www.mindfullyconnect.com …. I love writing and am excited and inspired by this post. I also need to finish my set up on my blog and fo my about me. 🙂

  • Donna Hafner says:

    I am so excited about this. My goal is to write 100 words a day. To keep myself accountable I am going to publish 6 times a week.

  • Lucinda says:

    This is a big step for me. Feeling nervous but I think that’s a good sign.
    I am committing to writing 30 minutes a day. I am going for one post per week.
    Thank you so much for this, A.J.

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  • Ms. Xenos says:

    I am hoping to write 100 words a day and post at least once a week. I am also hoping to read at least one other person’s blog from the 30 Day Blogging Challenge at least once a week for classroom ideas and inspiration.

  • Leanne says:

    I’m scared but I’ll write 250 words a day and post at least twice a week ☺ Eeek!

  • Lori McEwen says:

    AJ, thanks for the challenge. I needed it!

    I’ve been writing about 700 words every morning on what I hope will become a book. I’ll adapt what I’ve written and create new content for my blog.
    So, my goal is to write at least 500 words a day and to publish 2 times a week.
    I like AJ’s categorization of postings. I have been writing for both educators and parents and struggling to bridge those worlds on one site: lorimcewen.com. I’ll try to do one educator-focused piece and one parent-focused piece each week, and see how that goes. I’d love advice and feedback from all!

  • Sarah Valter says:

    I love a community that will give me a push and keep me accountable! My goal is to write 200 words a day during the week and to publish one education post a week, plus participating in the #IMWAYR Monday Reading posts on Monday and Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life challenge on Tuesdays.

  • Lia gyore says:

    I am going to post twice a week. Neglecting this is one of the things that nags at the back of my head. Thank you for the challenge.

  • Hi A.J., Thanks, as always, for the inspirational “nudge” and the challenge. My goal is to write 300 words every day and to post at least once a week. Reflection is such a crucial part of professional growth, and by writing, I hope to be able to share more about what I learn through reading, being on Twitter, and observing in the classrooms of amazing teachers.

  • Thanks for the challenge!
    My goals for blogging this year:
    -write at least 250 words per day
    -post at least 3 blogs per week on my “professional” blog (shared in the list)
    -1 tutorial
    -1 website or resource review
    -1 learning opportunity
    -post at least 2 times per week on my personal blog, which I am trying to re engage on since it brings me personal reflection & processing time and joy (why did I set that aside?)

  • Tracy Brady says:

    OK, I’m going to try to go with your goals, because they pretty well fit with some things I’ve been kicking around. Three times a week, though I’m not sure about which specific days…

    Writing every day was already a goal, and I’ve been really good about sticking to it (for four whole days, but if I don’t do the self-validation, I’ll fall off quickly!)

    Audio/video I’ve dabbled with, and I’m excited to add this as an actual concrete goal, so thanks for this!

  • Thea Mann says:

    500 words a day
    Publish weekly on Mondays at http://theamann.weebly.com/

  • Matt Hawkins says:

    Thanks for the challenge! So out of my comfort zone, but going to make a commitment….

    100 words a day and a 1 post per week (with the hope that I soon realize my goal was too low!)

  • Mona Towner says:

    Thanks for the Challenge! I hope I’m up to the task. I will write 250 words per day starting today!
    I hope to publish 1 blog post per week!

  • Mona Towner says:

    Also I can’t wait to read and learn from the other 143 people above!!! So exciting to find new people for my PLN!

  • My goal is to write 200 words a day, post once a week, and incorporate videos at least once a month! I would also like to comment on others blog posts and reply to any comments I might get on mine! I will also include my twitter @mathdiehls where I will tweet my blog posts

  • My goal is to write everyday and post three times a week. I also would like to get my students blogging up to three times a week as well! I also need to challenge myself to comment on other posts, because I often forget about the community feeling that blogging creates!!

  • Casey says:

    My blogging goal is to write two times a week concentrating on quality over quantity.

  • Casey says:

    My blogging goal is to write two times a week concentrating on quality over quantity.

  • Thanks AJ. I’ve been taking a break, and it’s time to start the new year with this great push to write.

    1. Write at least 140 words a day (some may be personal writing)
    2. Publish on my blog 2 to 3 times a week: Tuesday Slice of Life; Thursday poetry post; Friday reflection post or Sunday technology post with Margaret Simon who blogs here: https://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/digilitsunday-celebrate/
    3. I’d like to incorporate new media…video or audio.

    Thanks to Julie Johnson’s comment for the blogging ideas

  • […] tweeted about AJ Juliani’s 30 Days of Blogging Challenge and on a post from that challenge I stumbled upon the EduBlogs Club challenge. So I write this […]

  • My goals are to write 250 words per day and post twice a week. While this is my edtech blog, I hope to add thoughts about teaching English and Special Education, too.

  • Challenge accepted! I will write 200 words a day and post two blog post per week for the next 30 days!

  • My goal is write 150-200 words per day and post two maybe three times a week. I would also like to have one student be a guest blogger at least once a quarter.

  • I have been struggling to write regularly. So hopefully this should help me to be more regular. My goals:
    1. 250 words to begin with. If successful, should increase this to 500 by the 15th day.
    2. Publish 2 posts in the first 2 weeks and take it on to 3 for the remaining 2 weeks.

  • Tony Churchill says:

    Ok…so did two blog posts…ever…and kind of liked it…then stopped. January is always a good time to renew efforts! I will most appreciate the prompts as this seems to be the hard part right now…what to write about…

  • Although I am out on medical leave this school year, I an still involved with my class through collaboration with my substitute. I am committed to blogging and this challenge will help me. I am rather a novice at it, but will improve.

    I will write everyday.
    I will publish 2 posts everyday for this first month.

  • AJ–thanks for this challenge and group support/motivation. Your words above ring true! My goals are the following: 1) Write 300 words per day, every day for 30 days and 2) Publish 2 posts per week.

  • Lauren Mertz says:

    1. Write at least 200 words per day.
    2. Publish 1 post per week.

  • Rachel Marker says:

    My goal is to write 200 words daily and 1 blog post per week. I tend to mull things over for too long and then abandon my idea altogether. Thanks for the challenge, A.J. Just what I needed to let go and let it flow!

  • Jim Meta says:

    I’m going to write at least 500 words 3 times a weeks. I look forward to this challenge because I am not a great writer but have great things to share.

  • Goals:
    Read 2 blog posts from other teacher’s each day.
    Last year I averaged 2 posts per month. This year’s goal is to write 2 posts per month and complete a third from the drafts folder, and have less typos/mistakes. Arghhh! I get so mad at myself when I see a mistake in a post I published.

    Does this feel doubly embarrassing when you are an English teacher?

    • Joe Bellacero says:

      Yes, it does, Heather. I want to kick myself each time I send something out without proofreading it carefully. I recently read a letter I sent to a principal a few years ago and found a typo in the last line. I want to crawl under a rock even now.

      By the way, wouldn’t it be “fewer” instead of “less?”

  • This is a little scary, but I’m jumping in. I plan to write every morning before going to work and to publish twice a week. I’m also excited to have this great list of blogs at my fingertips. I’ll be reading many of your posts and commenting as well.

  • Lorinda Ottaway says:

    I am going to write at least 200 words a day and post one time a week. My goal is to use this blog to encourage discussions and sharing on topics such at PBL, Growth Mindset, STEAM, etc. between teachers I work with at Sycamore.

  • Cathy Hill says:

    1. 200 words per day
    2. 1 post per week

  • […] to new challenges.  Beginning with the 30 day blogging challenge, this year I will push past my comfort zone, and accept more challenges.  From presentations to […]

  • I love that there are so many bloggers out there. My goal is 200 words and post at least three times per week.

  • Brian Steiner says:

    Great idea! I’ve wanted to write a blog for a long time, but I had all the excuses above and many more.
    My goal is 100 words per day and 1 post per week.

  • Debbie Holman says:

    I plan on writing about 250 words a day everyday for 30 days. I’m starting a little late here so I will go into February and hopefully make a habit of it! The plan is to publish once every other week and more if I can. I want to create a system for blogging that allows me to share good ideas and will help me to use this as a resource to use in years to come. I want to also take the time to read/respond to/learn from others blogging!

  • Chad Brandt says:

    Thank you for the motivation, A.J.!
    Lofty Goals: 1 post/day, ~200-500 words, 365 days
    7/7 so far!

  • Kris Galoci says:

    A little late but jumping in.
    150 words/day
    1 post/week.
    Requiring this of my students – feel like I should share in the journey since this is new to all of us.

    Thanks!

  • Teresa Diaz says:

    Let’s see….
    1) Write 250 words/day
    2) One post a week…but if I get to one post a month, that’s great, too!

  • Ann Rooney says:

    I hesitate too much and ‘over think’ topics. I hope this challenge will make me faster at expressing my thoughts. I aim to write 250 to 300 words, twice a week.

  • […] complete, I skipped up hurriedly back to my dinning room to turn on my computer.  In my inbox was A.J Juliiani’s 30- day blogging challenge.  This was a Great challenge to start off the year.  I blog to myself quite often but there was […]

  • Paul McGuire says:

    Terrific motivator – on my third post – http://bit.ly/2j9oTbt Great way to move into a new stage of working!! Thanks for this great idea.

  • I am fairly new to this blogging thing and I set my bar low
    I plan to write at least 50 words per day and post at least twice per week. I know I can do more than this , but if I don’t I won’t feel as bad.

  • I’m going to blog once a week for 30 weeks!

  • Barbara Lepp says:

    I hope to grow my number of readers and I want to be more reliable in posting. I have lots of blog posts in my head. Now I want to get them on the blog!

    Goals:
    Write several days per week.
    Post once per week.
    Add an “extra” to my posts. (Video or audio)

  • Lori McEwen says:

    Ok, it took a while, but I finally posted today. I think it’s too long and I’m not in love with the formatting. All feedback is appreciated! http://lorimcewen.com/incorporate-retake-tickets-classroom/

  • […] the beginning of January I received an e-mail update from A.J. Juliani sharing his ’30 Days of Blogging Challenge’ This post really resonated with me, especially the barriers that we tend to throw up that keep us […]

  • Joe Bellacero says:

    So far I’ve been keeping to my goals pretty well. To be sure, they were vague, nevertheless no one is more surprised than I. I thought that some might be interested in my latest post about How to Vet a website. You can find it at https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=769336453852678969#editor/target=post;postID=438417191254453868;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname
    I know, that’s crazy long but I don’t know how to bit.ly yet and may never know. Enjoy.

  • […] ago I launched the “30 days of blogging” challenge on this blog (you can read about it here). Almost 200 education bloggers signed up to share their blog, and 151 of those bloggers left […]

  • Robyn Veugen says:

    I’ve only just seen this through Twitter links, so I’m starting late. I started my blog late last year, but have been slack over the Australian school holiday period after being feeling exhausted after a long and demanding school year. The challenge fits in beautifully with some of my goals for this year and will be a great kick in the backside for me. So here goes!

    My 2017 Blogging Goals are:
    1. Write 250 words a day for 30 days.
    2. Post at least twice a week.
    3. Share my blog on social media to begin to grow a readership.
    4. Re-evaluate my word count and posting goals at the end of the 30 day period and set new/modified/sustainable goals for the remainder of 2017.

  • Hey, A.J.! I’m taking your blogging challenge! I’ve been holding on to your blog post in my email for a few weeks now, but I’m finally getting back to it.

    My blogging goals are to write 250 words per day and publish 2 posts per week on my blog at blog.edtechnocation.com. I specify publish because I sometimes get stuck in the draft stage and so I’m challenging myself to click that final “publish” button at least twice a week!

    I wish everyone else taking the challenge the best of luck!

  • […] post is a product of the 30 Days of Blogging Challenge and post 1 in a series of posts for EduBlogs […]

  • I am already behind, but I am not going to let that defeat me. My goals are to write at least 300 words per blog post, and to write at least 3 posts per week, one reflection, one instructional too, and one book review.

  • […] post is a product of the 30 Days of Blogging Challenge and post 3 in a series of posts for EduBlogs […]

  • suyin sy says:

    My goal is to reflect for 30 minutes in a blog at the end of the school day. Publish once a week.

  • […] this blogging challenge birthed the idea of trying to be more consistent in 2017, I thought it was only a matter of being […]

  • Thanks for the challenge! I am going to post once a week and get back to my YouTube channel!

  • Joe Bellacero says:

    It’s so great to see so many writing teachers. I believe that before I began to write with my students (not to create models but to share the experience) I was never much good at helping them improve. I plan to publish every day for this semester, counting down the last days of my teaching secondary school during the spring of 2005. I am still teaching but now it’s at the undergraduate and graduate levels. But everything I teach now I learned during my 34 years in middle schools and high schools and my many years involved with the National Writing Project through the New York City Writing Project. I hope some of you will visit my blog. It’s 45 Years a Teacher, number 114 on the list above.
    I’ve been reading some of your posts and am enjoying them greatly. Best of luck to you all.

  • I commit to reflect on a daily basis and submit at least once a week.

  • Lauren Mertz says:

    I’ve been failing terribly on my daily writing goal, but my first guest blog post was just published. Thank you for encouraging us to write.

  • […] January 1st I posted a call to action on my blog about (you guessed it) blogging. It was as much a call-to-action for me as it was for anyone who […]

  • […] January 1st I posted a call to action on my blog about (you guessed it) blogging. It was as much a call-to-action for me as it was for anyone who […]

  • anupriya says:

    I wish to join this challenge for the month of June
    I am going to write atleast 300 words everyday and publish 3 posts every week. Atleast one of my post will have minimum two visuals barring the feature image.

  • […] http://ajjuliani.com/30-days-blogging-challenge/ This 30 day challenge might seem like a little much but for those of you that go “all in” this might be a great idea. […]

  • Mat says:

    1. Blog daily
    2. Read more
    3. Meditate

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