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A Better Ag Blog in 31 Days

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**entries closed. please let me know if you would like to join a group in the future**

January is the month to

31 days to build a better blog

Build a Better Ag Blog

This is your invitation to join me and other farm and ranch bloggers to improve, enhance, develop, advance or just plain better our blogs. We will accomplish all this by using Darren Rowse’s (of ProBlogger) ebook succinctly titled 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. The book has been updated for 2012. It’s more of a workbook that gives you actionable tasks for each day to apply to your blog.

Each step in the workbook contains:

  • A Task – something to DO that step.
  • Teaching – each day you’ll be given in depth instruction on both the WHY and HOW of the task of the day.
  • Further reading – so you can dive deeper on any task.

This three pronged approach is designed so that you come away from the challenge having not only learned how to build a better blog but you’ll have actually achieved something with the knowledge.

We will be going through the book as a group in order to: 1. encourage each other 2. ask questions 3. share accomplishments 4. gain inspiration. No matter where you are at in your blogging journey or abilities, you are welcome to join and take your blog to the next level.

About the Group:

The group of ag bloggers will stay conntected two ways. 1.Twitter: the hashtag #31DaysAgBlog will be used. This is where we’ll have reminders, updates, quick questions, and link to show off your blog. 2.Google+: join google+ if you haven’t already. Here we will be asking/answering longer questions or giving more detail about blog achievements and successes. Google+ also has hangouts where we will have video chats as a group. (If you have questions about google+, send me a message with the contcact page linked at the top navigation bar.) 3. Facebook Group: for those who prefer facebook This will be a closed group where only members can reply and see comments.

What to do next?

1. Purchase the workbook 31 Days To Build a Better Blog. (money back guarantee)

2. Add the hashtag: #31DaysAgBlog to your twitter stream

3. Join Google+ then create 31DaysAgBlog circle to start adding ag blog people

4. Use the contact page to request to be put in the 31DaysAgBlog facebook group

5. Comment: Leave a comment below with links to your twitter ID, google+ and blog. That way others in the group can easily add you to their lists.

I sincerely hope you join us January 1, 2012 to build a better ag blog. Don’t worry about being overwhelmed with to much to do. You can pace yourself and choose which tasks will make the biggest impact on your blog. This group’s focus will be just for the one month. If there is interest we can repeat it later and have another chance to cover any steps missed the first go-round.

By the end of the 31 steps you’ll have:

  • published a variety of different types and styles of posts
  • learned techniques for coming up with new post ideas
  • promoted your blog in a variety of ways and found new readers
  • deepened reader engagement with current readers
  • reached out to and developed working relationships with other bloggers
  • developed an editorial calendar for your blog going forward
  • discovered ways to be more connected to your niche/topic
  • designed a plan for the next month of your blogging

I look forward to seeing how farm and ranch bloggers improve their blogs to advance their own operations and the agricultural industry.

Now go back and do the steps in What to do next? If you haven’t started a blog, you still have plenty of time to begin before Jan. 1.

 

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  • Twitter: precisionnerd

    Google+:https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/precisionnerd

    http://www.precision-nerd.com

    Excited to join this!

    • farmnwife

      @PrecisionNerdprecisionnerd Looking forward to working with you to make our blogs rock by Feb.

  • JPlovesCOTTON

    I’ve shared this with several groups…. hope you get a crowd participating!

    • farmnwife

      @JPlovesCOTTON Thanks for helping to get the word out, Janice.

  • JPlovesCOTTON

    Finally got my copy downloaded! Not sure how often I can participate but I’ll be able to learn from the group and hopefully contribute some thoughts!

    • JPlovesCOTTON

      Oh…. and I think Google+ and Facebook may be the best way to get me to stay up on it. 🙂

      • farmnwife

        The hangouts on google+ should work great for this. @JPlovesCOTTON

  • TheDairyMom

    I would like to join the group. Following is my info:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDairyMom

    Blog: http://www.thedairymom.blogspot.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/brenda.s.hastings

    Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/brendahastings#105297798076341516541

    I just started using Google+ so may need some assistance with that medium. Thanks for organizing this group!

    • farmnwife

      We would love to have you. Getting very exciting. @TheDairyMom

  • JimFisher1

    @farmnwife Thanks for the invite Jan. I won’t have time in January to join in, but sounds like a great ideal and I’m a little sad that I will miss out. Sounds like fun maybe not as fun as calving and feeding but I hope ya’ll have a blast.

    • farmnwife

      Okay, Jim. Keep up the good work on your blog. @JimFisher1

  • Hi Jan! I soooo need to do this! I was planning on reviving my blog after the first of the year. Thanks for making my New Year’s resolution that much easier!

    My blog is http://www.iafarmwife.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/lizzynieman (Facebook is my preference)

    Twitter farmwifeforlife

    Got the book purchased and downloaded. Looks like a great format. I’m excited!

    • farmnwife

      You’ll be a great addition to the group. @farmwifeforlife farmwifeforlife

  • ezweber
  • Pretty exciting. Hope I ‘qualify’ as a participant.

    http://www.twitter.com/gothbergfarms

    http://www.facebook.com/gothbergfarms

    http://www.gothbergfarms.com

    Google + as Gothberg Farms or Rhonda Gothberg

    • farmnwife

      You just squeaked in. Glad you are joining us. @gothbergfarms

  • Pretty exciting. Hope I ‘qualify’ as a participant.

    http://www.twitter.com/gothbergfarms

    http://www.facebook.com/gothbergfarms

    http://www.gothbergfarms.com

    Google + as Gothberg Farms or Rhonda Gothberg

  • SJO13

    I am going to join, I really need the help, I set up a blog, made a couple posts and didn’t keep it up.

    This sounds like a fun way to learn !

    http://twitter.com/SJO13

    http://everydayag.blogspot.com/

    • farmnwife

      It’s at least more motivating as a group. @SJO13

  • SteakPerfection
    • farmnwife

      @SteakPerfection I agree, Joe. Excited to see you’re aboard.

  • MelissaLaurenŦ

    I want in!

    Hope it is not too late!!

    Twitter: twitter.com/JMJLaurent

  • reddirtinmysoul

    I’m in.
    http://reddirtinmysoul.com
    http://www.rimrockenglishshepherds.com
    twitter.com/rimrockes
    Fb reddirtinmysoul
    G+ reddirtinmysoul

    • farmnwife

      Please use my contact page with your name to be added to the list and sent the facebook group link @reddirtinmysoul

  • farmnwife

    I am officially closing entries to the 31 Days Ag Blog group. We have 16 ag bloggers who have joined. This is a large enough number to have good discussions going but small enough to get to know everyone.

    If you would like to be a member of a 31 Days Ag Blog group in the future, please leave a comment or use the contact page to let me know there is interest to do this again.

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