Get set, ready, steady go. The challenge starts today. The die is cast. There is no turning back. This is the beginning of the month-long article posting challenge.
In my previous post, I made a public declaration and challenged myself to a daily article posting challenge for the month of February.
Well, the month is right upon us. This is the first post for the challenge. At the end of this month, we should have a minimum of 29 articles of good value.
The month has already started with challenges for me and I need to quickly learn how to navigate through them without disturbing my 29 Days challenge.
I know that I will face a lot of them, but what will determine my success are the learning points that I will take from them.
I am not looking back but pressing ahead and see how far this challenge will take me. The beauty of it is that at the end of February I will have moved a step closer to achieving my objective of improving my writing skills and contributing to humanity.
I believe that when something is written it is indelible. Usually, we write what we believe in or what we want to say. Most of the time we convey our feelings and thoughts through writing.
The major difference between speaking and writing is the ease of reference. It is much easier to refer to written speeches than spoken ones.
Written messages are never forgotten. Today we continue to make reference to the many quotes because they were written down.
Here are some of the key objectives of the 29 Day Challenge.
Increase Content on the Site
Increasing site content is a no brainer. Remember that I pledged to increase content on this site. The more articles that are posted on any site will, of course, add to the existing site content and hence increase the overall content.
This is a basic SEO rule. The search engines love new content. This has the potential to greatly improve the site rankings by the search engines and therefore, increase search engine traffic to the website.
I believe that search engine traffic is the best because users reach your site through what they are searching for. They are more specific.
Increased traffic means increased visibility and access to a wider audience. My hope is to reach as many people as possible.
Through this am hoping to get more referral links pointing to this site. More backlinks mean more improved search engine rankings. This can only be good news for me.
Improve Visitor Satisfaction
Visitor satisfaction will come with the quality of the content being generated. Although visitor satisfaction will not only depend on content quality, there are many other factors that will ensure it is achieved.
Some of them may be beyond my control. However, I will endeavour to change those things that are within my power.
I am also very much aware that you cannot please every visitor. But, I will try as much as possible to make the site user-friendly and work with more reliable and faster hosting service providers.
Improve My Writing Skills
They say practice makes perfect. I believe that even before I undertake this challenge, my writing skills are improving with every article I write.
I can only assume that there will be a great improvement at the end of the challenge. I know that there is a lot of room for improving my writing skills.
I can assure you that am constantly working to improving them on a regular basis. The better and more easily my articles are to read and understand, the more user satisfaction is generated.
Improve Writing Inspiration
Those of my friends who are artists and bloggers will understand what am saying when I say that you need the inspiration to write.
It is not easy to just wake up and start writing. You need to have some kind of inspiration to put your thoughts on paper and worse still put them in a meaningful way.
A musician always needs the inspiration to write and sing songs. The inspiration may come through real-life experiences and many other sources.
One of the most killers of not putting down our thoughts is differing them to another time. I have learned over the years that when you feel inspired to write, don’t postpone to a later time, your thoughts will have disappeared by then.
Just sit down and get going with it. Your thoughts will flow on paper. Usually, the idea is not even as clear at the beginning but as you delve into it you simply flow with it.
As we undertake this journey together I also challenge you to do something you have never done before. It could be exercising on a daily basis for a period of time.
You could also challenge yourself to get rid of an old bad habit. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it adds more value to yourself and the world at large.
I believe that we will be made to account for how we spend our time on this earth.