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.

In 2017 our community of teachers, learners, and leaders took on an epic blogging challenge in January (you can see from all the comments below and the linked list of blogs that it was a great group). It turned out that 2017 was my best year in blogging and I believe it was because of the jumpstart of the challenge and the community of writers we built together.

So…

I’m giving my writing/blogging a little jump start this year. I’m going to write every day and blog two times a week.

Let’s bring back the 30 Days of Blogging Challenge!

My 2019 Blogging Goals

  1. Write everyday
  2. Publish 2 blog posts a week on a schedule (Sunday and Thursday)
  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 2019. 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 2019 blogging goals
  2. Add your blog to the linkup below (this is important if you’re a blogger and want others to see your 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!

    • Pam erickson says:

      I’m in!!!! I totally need this push!! My goal is to keep blogging and try not to worry that others are reading it ;). IT gets overwhelming when I think about people reading what I write since I do not see myself as a writer.

    • Andrea Wilson says:

      I am all in. 250 words per day and 1 blog post per week.

    • Beth Clarke says:

      Here I go…again! I tried last year and fell short. I want to commit and I think your challenge is what I need! Thank you AJ!

    • I started this blog last year, then began grad school while still teaching full time. (I know, crazy, right?) So hard to juggle it all, but I am going to make this another one of my assignments!
      My goals are:
      write 50 words per day
      post once a week
      incorporate resources/learning from my classes into my posts
      don’t make up for missed days

    • Rodney Hess says:

      I’d like to write at least 150-300 words per day, and publish 1-2 posts per week. I plan to include my posts on my Twitter account.

    • Lee Blowers says:

      Love this idea! I have put out far less than I want and always have a reason (excuse!) for not putting out more!
      Let’s start off 2019 well!
      Writeat least 150 words per day, every day for 30 days.
      Publish 2 posts per week.
      Can’t wait!

    • leah wood says:

      Hi, My name is Leah Wood
      I will write 50 words a day
      I will post twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.

    • Robin Lilly says:

      I’m going to write 700 words / week (roughly 100 words per day, but maybe not daily) and publish at least 1 post each week. Edublogs has a “get blogging in 2019 challenge” so I will follow their format and do something related to my blog daily. I started on 1/1 and have 3 done already!
      Thank you for the motivation to get blogging, and for your ongoing doses of inspiration!

    • Joseph Bellacero says:

      I plan to write regularly, 30 min. every day, and post whenever I feel the piece is polished enough to share. Check out my writing at “45 Years a Teacher.” Today I am posting my thoughts on Go Set A Watchman.

    • I will write for 10 minutes every day and post once a week on Saturday morning.

    • I’m new at blogging, so I’m starting small. 50 Words a day, post monthly. Baby steps, right?

    • Tali says:

      Coming into this a little late and a little intimated- but if not now, then when? At least 200 words every day, publish on Thursdays. Why is my heart racing??

    • Renee Haas says:

      I’m so nervous about starting my blog. This challenge came at the perfect moment! I plan to write 250/300 words a day (I dont know what feels ‘eight’s yet) and I plan to publish 3 times a week. I’m also pledging to build my blog into a more comprehensive site that is more in line with my goals.

    • April says:

      Thanks for consistently putting it out there! I appreciate your desire to spurn us on. I am going to do a small goal of 50 words per day and post once a week. My focus is life in DL as a Special Education teacher. My very new blog is https://hcossevw.blogspot.com/ and I am looking forward to being a part of this challenge.

  • 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

    • You got this! My goal is 100 words a day/1 post per week. Not ready for the video/audio yet 🙂 Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards, so hoping to connect with science teachers implementing NGSS and/or introducing engineering design challenges to elementary students.

  • 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

  • Erin Gaudet says:

    I’m in!

    I will write at least 100 words per day, and publish at least one blog post per week.

  • Ali McMahon says:

    I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Today was our first day back from winter break, and I presented my students with a 30 day writing challenge where we will use John Spencer’s video prompts to help inspire some fun topic ideas while we explore what it feels like to just put pen to paper for short bursts of time. Then I got this email. Why would I challenge my students to 30 days of writing and not myself? How could I not say yes to this?! I currently post to my classroom blog about once every two or three weeks. So … my goals …

    I will write 200 words per day.
    I will post at least 2 times each week.

    Thanks for the nudge!

  • I started my blog after taking AJ’s Innovative Teaching Academy course and had grand goals of blogging all the time. That fizzled and I’ve regretted not staying committed to my goal. Here’s to second chances!

    My goal:
    Write 500 words per day, every day for 30 days.
    Publish 1 post per week.

  • Kara Guiff says:

    I found a great goal setting helper called WOOP! Wish, Outcomes, Obstacles, Plan, so I am trying it out with this Blogging Challenge. I wish to post 2 times a week in my blog for the positive outcome of making writing habitual. My biggest obstacle is prioritizing my writing, so if I don’t feel like taking time to write I will repeat positive mantras (You can do it, the world needs to hear your thoughts, you have good stuff to share, etc.) until I make time to write each day for 30 days. I plan to write 100 words per day/700 per week for 30 days.

  • I will write daily and publish a blog two times per week. Blogging is new to me, so I look to strengthen my habits and learn from others further along the path.

  • Molly Smith says:

    I love this. I have fallen off in my blogging, and I really miss the reflection and the feedback. I will write 300 words each day, and I will publish two posts per week. I look forward to reading what others are writing as well.

  • Thank you for this push – I have been thinking of blogging for more than a year and hopefully this will be the push I need to succeed. My goal is to write at least 100 words per day and publish 1 post per week. Looking forward to sharing this journey with everyone!

  • Ruth Valle says:

    My goal is to write every day, post at least twice a week on my blog and really try to reflect on my teaching strategies.

  • I plan to write 200 words a day and publish twice a week on creating, making, and learning at http://createmakelearn.blogspot.com/

  • Bryan Out says:

    This will be a great challenge for me to push me to start a daily writing habit.

    My goal is to write 150 words per day and post once per week.

  • 1. Write 500 words per day
    2. Publish 3 posts to my blog each week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • After 29 years in public education, I recently retired from a school district to pursue my own ed tech coaching, training, and consulting company. To pay my bills, I took a remote job with Google helping to write their Applied Digital Skills curriculum. (If you haven’t seen it, check it out.) I realize that working with Google was a distraction from what I love: kids, teachers, and coaching. Therefore, I am wrapping up my Google time on Feb. 1, and I am doing this challenge to get some structure back in my day and my life. I’ve been juggling too many balls and need to sit, reflect, and plan. Writing has always helped me process information, so I look forward to this challenge. I’d like to write 500 words each day and post once a week. I’d like to reflect on my coaching experiences past and present. Believe it or not, I actually do have a few contracts to coach. They are the best days for me.

  • I need this challenge!
    500 words per day
    2 posts per week – a mix of teaching stories and reflection, and writing about things I read and tools/techniques I try.

  • Thanks for the challenge, A.J.! Looking forward to getting started with everyone. I will write every day, write at least 500 words per post, and publish 2 posts per week. I will also be sharing my learning on Twitter @jdprickett. Give me a follow! I will follow back.

  • Kamilee Jorgenson says:

    Thank you for the motivation. I am going to write 250 words a day and publish twice a week-Sunday and Thursday.

  • I will write 250 word/day and post at least once a week.

  • Shawn VanWingerden says:

    1. 250 Words per Day
    2. One Post per Week

    Thank you for promoting this! Great challenge!!

  • Excited to take part!! I’m going to write 250 words per day and publish once a week. I’m also going to post on Twitter and Instagram once a day.

  • Kelly Malloy says:

    My goals are 250 words per day and 2 blog posts per week.

  • I am going to write 500 words per day and publish 1 article/week.

  • I’m in! It is time for me to stop thinking and just start writing! I’m going to write 250 words per day and post 1-2 times per week. I will not get discouraged if I miss a day. I will pick up where I left off and keep on going.

  • Maya says:

    Thank you for this! Exactly what I needed.
    I am looking to write at least 300 words a day and post at least 2 blogs a week – at least one around my education journey, and the other potentially relating to my personal journey.

    Watch this space!

  • Libby says:

    I am going to write 500 words a day and post once a week, although that is terrifying! 🙂

  • Joy Kirr says:

    Ah! I remember this post! My new goal for this year… Do SOMETHING from this list every day. It was inspired by the #blogging28 challenge from Edutopia (I believe): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BdBTrRoL1DP9nkaM9NIPTx9BnN6g7JfyaZPEzJ9yasQ/edit#slide=id.p
    Happy 2019 bloggers!

  • Brittany says:

    I want to write 250 words per day through a journal about my daily successes and failures in each content.

    I want to publish once a week.

    I want to really try to incorporate genius hour at a secondary level and talk about t.

  • Thank you this is just what I needed to get my year started. I’m going to write 50 words per day, every day for 30 days and publish 1 post per week.

  • Sarah Kiefer says:

    My goal is to write 200 words per day & post 3 times per week. My hope is to use this challenge to really push myself to achieve!

    Good luck to all!

  • Yana Bauer says:

    1. My goal is to write 250 words per day, every day for 30 days.

    2. Publish 1 post per week.

  • Oh, good timing! I need a kick in the pants to get back to blogging but I’m concerned about the multiple 30 day challenges I seem to have going at once–yoga, mindset reset with Mel Robbins. Eek! Oh well, here goes! I’m going to write 500 words a day and publish once a week. Good luck everyone!

  • Karen says:

    Write EVERY day. Post once a week.

  • Cynthia Webb says:

    I commit to 100 words a day and two posts a month.

  • Brandon says:

    I am late to the party, but I still want to try! I am going to write 250 words per day and post once a week. I am going to try to do audio/video for the last post in my 30 days. Great challenge! Excited to get back to blogging.

  • Amy Wix says:

    Write at least 100 words per day, every day for 30 days
    Publish 1-2 posts per week

  • Simeon Frang says:

    So inspired by how many others are sharing their thinking! I’ve wanted to try and all 200+ of you helped me make the leap! Can’t wait to see how a minimum of 250 Words/day and 2 posts a week turns out! #growthmindset #ittakesavillage #sparkED

  • Kristen Beck says:

    My goal is 500 words per day and 2 blog posts a week. I’d also like to embed more media like videos.

    Thanks for the challenge!

  • Nita Luthria Row says:

    I am going to write (not sure how many words) every day and post once a week (Sundays). Have tried so many times to stick to this and failed. Trying again.

  • I love this idea!

    I am going to write (at least) 100 words each day and publish once a week.
    It’s ok if I miss a day, life happens!

  • Nikki Miller says:

    Okay — as part of my journey in #findjoy2019 I am committing to this challenge. You’ll have to read my blog, Learning is My Superpower, to find out the reasons why and to see my goals.

  • Brenda Bentley says:

    My goal is to write every day and post once a week. Sunday is the best day for me to post. Looking forward to this challenge!

  • I am going to write every day and post in at least 3 categories on my site each week. I have attempted blogging several different times and never end up sticking with it, so I hope this time is different. Maybe focus more on reflecting with shorter passages? The reflection piece is my goal, and getting the thoughts out of my head so I can think new thoughts. 🙂

  • Cammie K says:

    My goal is to write 200 words/day for January.
    Publish a blog post 1 to 2 times a week = a minimum of 6 posts for January.
    Post each blog post to Twitter (this is the hardest part for me!)
    Read and comment on AT LEAST 5 of the bloggers doing this challenge each week; in my experience, this interaction among edu-bloggers is where the growth really happens.
    Bon Voyage!

  • Awesome challenge, AJ! I’ll write 250 words per day, 2 posts per week.

  • Well, I did it! I stopped working at 4:30, and in 45 minutes I had 728 words written and edited. Posting now at https://cultivatingthelearning.com/blog.

    I decided to write about how 3 of my 4 children hates learning/school and how horrified I was at first. As with many teachers, I struggled over what that meant in my classroom. Check it out and leave a comment if you feel like it.

  • Kyle says:

    My Plan: Write 300 words per day, every day for the month. Publish 2+ posts per week.

  • Brian Durst says:

    Thank you for renewing this challenge, AJ! I look forward to writing 250 words per day and posting at least once a week. I have already committed to increasing my online presence after a fairly reserved 2018 compared to previous years.

  • Excited to participate in this again this year. It was already a goal of mine to be more consistent about writing, so this comes at a perfect time for me! Thanks for putting it out there! I plan to write every day and publish once a week!

  • Susan Maynor says:

    I’m in. I need this. Thank you! A challenge, set goals, accountability. I plan to write at least 300 words per day and publish at least one blog post a week. I love seeing amazing people taking on this challenge – especially those in my PLN – Way to go Barbara Bray and Laura Gilchrist 🙂

  • Faige Meller says:

    My challenge to publish once a week. I do try to embed photos, links and videos once in awhile. Will try to do so with each post

  • Tim Cavey says:

    Look at all the edu-writers you’ve inspired, AJ! Phenomenal work and much appreciated.

    Journaling and reflecting on our learning models the same metacognitive skills that we want our students to acquire. Writing brings clarity to our own development and practices, and it inspires the educators around us (throughout our PLN). It’s nothing but wins!

    My goal for 2019 is to write and publish two posts per week – one personal and one professional. Waiting to post “when I feel like it” or when I have the time” doesn’t work!

    Here’s to our best year of writing yet!

  • Thank you so much for creating this challenge! I know it will help me to get back on track for writing each day! My goal is to write one post a week. I plan on incorporating video for one post a month. I’m not sure how many words to say I’ll write each day since I’m still pretty new to this, but I’m going to commit to writing for at least 45 minutes a day. You are right. I absolutely love the process and reflection! I look forward to reading and following new blogs from this post as well. What a great way to connect people and spread ideas about education!

  • Love this challenge, thank you for putting it out there. I’m going to type 100-200 words a day and publish twice a week, Wednesdays for sure. My current blog is http://mschristianscorner.blogspot.com/ and I’m appalled when I went out to it and saw it’s been over a year since I’ve posted anything. Here’s to starting something again, and doing better at sticking to it this time.

  • My 3019 Blogging Goals!
    250 words a day (average)
    2 blog posts a week!

  • A Student=Teacher says:

    My aim is to write least 100 words a day and publish a post every day. I missed one day yesterday, but I will keep going since the point is to build a habit of writing more.

  • Craig Gray says:

    I commit to posting twice each week in January, and to respond to a minimum of 2 other bloggers each week.
    http://www.graymatters.me/blog

  • Amy Platt says:

    I am going to write 250 words a day. I am going to post weekly – once on my school blog and once on my personal/professional blog. I am going to post on Twitter daily. I am not going to write in Saturday’s. If I miss a day I will start where I left off.
    I am going to document my journey as a leader and a parent and the struggle with the balance- moments, resources and strategies.
    I posted earlier this week. http://dramyplatt.edublogs.org/2019/01/04/52books2018-what-i-learned-along-the-way/

  • Lucy Elliott says:

    I’m a bit late to this party but 250 words a day and one post per week. I may aim for more.
    Just what I need to get me going again.
    I am travelling at the end of the month so I want to get up some momentum that I don’t want to lose.
    Thanks for the jump start!

  • The third times the charm! I have started writing my blog twice before ( probably more times than that but…) I get excited about my posts but get little response then I become discouraged and quit. I’m not a quitter (most of the time). I will take up this mantle of writing once again! I vow to stick with it this time (pray for me). Good luck everyone!

  • Larry Colvin says:

    Will write everyday about trobles in Quiteno. Looking for new teaching position.

  • todd says:

    I am in! For now I am shooting for one post a week and writing every day. Once I get in the groove I will up the anti to 2 posts a week.
    I have a full time teaching job, I wait tables at night and have two young boys so finding the time takes practice but I am up for it! Thanks for the push. Good luck everyone.

  • Hello! My name is Miranda Colwell and I taught middle school math for four years before going back to school myself. Now I am currently working towards my Master’s in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (MEITE for short) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

    When blogging was a requirement for one of my courses, I was kicking and screaming to say the least. As much as I “hate” writing, I agree that in order to get better at it I need to keep it going! I want to do this challenge because I don’t want to stop writing just because my semester is over and this will be a great way to motivate me and keep me accountable!

    250 words a day
    1 blog post every other week (Sundays)
    I will write about education, entrepreneurship, and everything I am learning in graduate school because there is SO MUCH worth sharing!

  • Simeon Frang says:

    SO inspired by the comments and commitments happening here! My goals are a minimum of: 250words/day and 2 posts/week! I’ve tried with limited success to get a blog up and running in the past, and can’t wait to see how the challenge helps me keep the momentum going!

  • 250 word a day
    1 blog a week

  • Ok, here we go! I commit to writing 250 words a day and two blog posts per week, one on Sunday and the other on Thursday. I appreciate the challenge and community of support!

  • Sarah says:

    I am going to try to write for 30 minutes daily.
    I started a blog in the summer but since school started it has been neglected.

  • Okay, no more reasons to not do this, my goal is to write 200 words per day and post twice a week.

  • Wow, wrote my first blog and decided to dive into the deep end and post so here it is…
    http://whyamithinkingaboutthis.blogspot.com

  • Josh Stock says:

    I’m writing 100 words a day and posting 2 blog posts a week and 1 vlog a week. This seems like a great challenge. I can’t wait.

  • Rachel Gurr says:

    My new blog is rachelwhatif.com. My goals are 500 words every other day and one blog post per week. It has been fun to start the blog, especially because I thought I hated writing!

  • I will write 500 words and will post once a week at knowbetterbegreat dot com. There are indeed things that we simply do not know and sometimes you don’t know what those things are that you don’t know. As an experienced educator and a parent with grey hairs, I have come to realize and understand the importance and depth of unknown unknowns as well as known unknowns.

    What if you were faced with a decision for your child or a student that could have effects through college and beyond and you simply did not have the information that was needed to make the best decision? What if you don’t realize that your co-worker’s heart breaks a little each time she hears you compliment an African-American professional as “well-spoken”? What if you didn’t realize that there IS a difference between Hispanic and Latino?

    My site is meant to help all of us to have the information that is critical for making informed decisions for success. #KnowBetterBeGreat

  • I think this is the perfect challenge for me to help me be accountable toward my writing goal. I have lots of draft posts that I want to revisit, revise, and finally get posted. Thanks for the challenge!

  • I plan on writing one blog/article a week for our BLOG and ChangeMaker Innovation Network for Educators.
    https://incubatetoinnovate.com/blog/
    https://incubate-to-innovate.mn.co/landing

  • I like this challenge. I have an old classroom website with a blog link that could be repurposed for blogging. I just moved from Hawaii where I taught 5 yrs back to my childhood home in Alaska…teaching 5th this yr. it feels isolated here so blogging might fulfill a gap in my new reality. @corbellHiAk

  • Trina Lovio says:

    I will write 250 words per day and publish one post a week. I will also read at least 5 other blog posts a day from fellow educators.

  • Jordan says:

    My Goal

    100 words per day and 1 post per week. I’ll aim to post on Sunday.

  • I plan to write for 30 minutes a day and publish 1 blog post on Saturdays.
    http://playlearnteach.blogspot.com/

  • I’m starting a little bit late, but my goal is to write 200 words per day and publish two blog posts per week. This is a great challenge and will give me an outlet that I really need!

  • Renee Haas says:

    I’m so nervous about starting my blog. This challenge came at the perfect moment! I plan to write 250/300 words a day (I dont know what feels ‘eight’s yet) and I plan to publish 3 times a week. I’m also pledging to build my blog into a more comprehensive site that is more in line with my goals.

  • Dawn Harris says:

    I am SO excited to join in the blogging fun! I have wanted to start for quite some time and finally committed to it this year! This challenge is exactly what I needed to hold myself to that commitment! I agree with others who have said they felt this was a sign, or that it is just the encouragement they needed. Putting yourself out there–in writing–is terrifying. It’s nice to know we are all in this together!

    My goal:
    100 words per day
    2 posts per week.
    https://root2canopy.wordpress.com/

  • Lisa B says:

    This is the push I need! Excited to join this challenge and read what others are writing.
    I’m going to write 300 words per day and publish at least twice a week.
    My blog is called ReThinkTeach.com

  • My goal is to write 250 words a day and publish 1-2 posts per week. Thanks for the challenge, A.J.!

  • My goal is 100 words per day and one published blog post per week. Thank you for challenging us!

  • My goal is to write and publish one article/post each week.
    https://incubatetoinnovate.com/blog/

  • Edla Landry says:

    My goal is to write for eight minutes each day, and to model this for (and write alongside) with my students.
    I will post to my blog each Sunday night…with a goal to start earlier in the evening so I can be finished before midnight!
    rocksandwillows.ca

  • Preeti Purohit says:

    Thank you A.J. for such challenge!
    I will write everyday 50 to 70 words.
    Blogging..! I am new for blogging, but will post once a month.
    I need to come out of the shell..
    Thanks once again.

  • My goal is to write 100 words per week and publish once a week… Thanks for a great new year’s challenge!!

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  • DIANE W BROWN says:

    In any given day in an elementary school, wonderful, unbelievable, extraordinary events are happening. Believe me!! I got my hands on this book last year, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James R. Doty, and it has changed my life. Of course, I was obligated to my friend, Kris, that recommended it to me after reading it. I paid with coffee and chocolate. ~|8-)
    After many months of contemplation and changing how I look at my calling as an educator and wanna-be poet, I picked up a journal called The Morning Sidekick Journal (https://www.habitnest.com/) and took back my mornings…which by the way had become fleeting with rushed cups of java, bagels shoved in my mouth on Highway 12 headed to claim the primo parking spot before bus duty started. As part of the journey to “take back and create the perfect morning routine”, I also started jotting down some bucklist items in the margins. Anyone else deface a book by writing all over it? It’s sacrilegious, I know. Sorry. I’ll pay homage to the library goddess. Writing, blogging, and learning to illustrate were part of my list. Here I am. Taking the first unbelievable step towards….let’s see, A new me! Peace!!

  • My goal is to write 500 words per day, every day for 30 days, which may not be consecutive.
    My goal is to publish at least 2 posts per week, but I might post more.

  • My goal is to write every morning, research one deep topic, and publish one blog post a month.

  • Write daily. Do some deep work. Publish one post a month. Don’t worry about views.
    namingrenaming.wordpress.com

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  • I am a newbie in blogging , but I have been writing since long . So my goals are to express myself better in front of the world and create a name in the blogging community.

  • Fiona Beal says:

    My name is Fiona Beal and I am an ICT teacher for Grade 1 – 7 students. I have a technology blog and I want to keep it well updated this year with at least two posts per week!

  • I am going to write 500-700 word blogs 5-7 times a week, starting on March 4, 2019. I hope to make my blog a must read and to get to know a few dozen fellow bloggers and establish a relationship to help one another out in our blogging aspirations!

  • Great idea. I am going to write 200 words per post and post at least twice a week.

  • Nick says:

    Love this idea! I’m going to do this on my blog https://brainiosity.com/ about self-education. Also going to document it on Instagram!

  • Sahaar Lyles says:

    My name is Sahaar Lyles. I am going to write at least 100 words per day and post twice a week for the next 30 days ( lets see if we can increase from there). I hope to grow my platform an incorporate more visuals into it as well including a youtube channel and linking some of the video topics to the blog. Check out my online blog here: http://www.nubianimpulse.com we also feature guest bloggers.

  • Tim Wolski says:

    Well, I’m about 8 months late but I started my own blogging challenge. I am a marketing professor and wanted to experience running a blog on a tight schedule before I decided to assign it to my students. I wanted to be sure it was a good assignment. Now, they would have to do it over the course of a semester, which is probably a better, more realistic challenge than a 30 day challenge, but I’m pushing through it. Day 25 so far. I’ve increased by blog traffic by around 20 times the normal, non-attended daily rate. Feel free to stop by http://www.wolskisuccesspartners.com

  • caza says:

    I will write 600-1000 words per day. And publish 1 post per day.
    I will write about my travel experiences with my dogs and cat at the other end of the world.

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