So I was talking with Cen yesterday and I made the comment that if you want people to read your blog, you have to update. Then it hit me. How many blogs have I STOPPED reading over the past 6 months because the blogger updates so infrequently, it was almost not worth the time? And for that matter, how many blogs do I spend time going to now that update once a week at most? My hook, if you want to call it that, has been that I update like mad, and mostly about nothing. Now, I'm going to pass my hook to you guys. ;)
The Big Bad Blogger Challenge for June: Update your blog every day for one week starting today, June 6th, and the last challenge post will be June 13th. [It's Friday the 13th next week!]
Now don't get scared! I can hear the thoughts racing now.
"I can't update every day!" Sure, you can. I do. Sometimes 2-3 times.
"I don't have time!" You do. I see some of you in world for hours at a time, and not for business reasons.
"I won't have anything to write about!" Yes, you will. Every night before I go to bed, I'll throw out a question that you can answer in your blog if you choose to answer it. If not, just write about what you did that day in SL, or what you saw, or what topics interest you.
Your blog posts do NOT have to be well thought out and constructed professional posts, they don't have to be very long at all, and I think a lot of you are overthinking your blogs, which is why you do not update. Believe it or not, people enjoy reading just little personal things. Almost all of my posts are unplanned, and I write the way I would sit and have a conversation with almost anyone. I personally would LOVE to get to know some of you better through your blogging. Think of this as a writing exercise, like the busy work that your English or Creative Writing teacher may have given you, or like NaNoWriMo. There's no prize at the end, except for knowing you took on a challenge that really may be a challenge for some of you.
So there you have it, The Big Bad Blogger Challenge. Are you up for it? :)
If so, and if you can't think of anything to write about, here is your question for Friday:
Why did you decide to start blogging about your Second Life?
PS: Don't let this challenge stress you out. It's supposed to be fun. If you honestly don't have time to post one day, just pick it up the next day. :)