40 Benefits of Participating in a Blog Challenge

40 Benefits of Participating in a Blog ChallengeYou are cordially invited to participate in a blog challenge that can double your traffic, double your subscriber’s list, and create some momentum for your business to take it to a whole new level in 2011!

For the last week or so, I have spent a lot of time researching the details of participating in a blog challenge and go so excited about the benefits of it, that I have decided to host one of my own.

If you’ve not yet read the details of the Clever Marketer Prove It Blog Challenge 2011 please do so and join us!  We have a great group of business bloggers who have already committed to the challenge and I got to thinking this morning that maybe it would help a few more of you rock star bloggers jump in, if I shared all the benefits of participating in a blog challenge.

You may be asking, “What is a blog challenge?”

Let me explain:

A blog challenge is where a group of blog writers get together and challenge each other to write a certain number of posts over a particular period of time.    They form a community to support each other, encourage each other, and hold each other accountable.  They will comment on posts written by the other people participating in the blog challenge, as well as help to syndicate each others content through social media.

There are a lot of benefits of participating in a blog challenge!

Personal Benefits of Participating in a Blog Challenge:

  1. Improve your writing skills
  2. Educate yourself by reading other blogs
  3. Gain confidence in your writing
  4. Develop a habit of writing
  5. Receive encouragement from your commentators
  6. Receive accountability for the goals you’ve set
  7. Build relationships with other blog owners in your niche…may lead to future business partnerships, joint ventures, etc.
  8. Have a mastermind group of other blog owners in your niche to help you overcome challenges and stretch your vision for your business
  9. Help you become a better problem solver and help you to think farther outside the box
  10. Gain credibility by being “seen” with other great bloggers: “guilt by association” in a good way
  11. Get noticed by industry leaders
  12. Market research: learn more about your followers needs, thoughts, ideas, etc.
  13. Build your personal brand
  14. Become the go-to authority in your niche
  15. Develop your signature message (find your voice)
  16. Generate tons of ideas for your business blog
  17. Build relationships with loyal blog followers who enjoy your frequent content updates
  18. Expand your comfort zone
  19. Gain a deeper understanding of your blog’s topic
  20. Build trust with your readers by being someone who they can consistently depend on for helpful information

Blog Benefits of Participating in a Blog Challenge:

  1. Fresh, keyword targeted content for your blog
  2. Fine tune and reach your target market
  3. Updating the content on your blog daily will increase your SEO
  4. More quality content rich pages indexed on your blog
  5. Create content you can re-purpose into various forms: podcasts, videos, articles, etc.
  6. Content you can turn into products for sale on your blog
  7. Build back links from commenting on other blogs
  8. Build internal links within your blog
  9. Build back links from guest posts (if you include that in your blog challenge)
  10. Build an active community on your blog through comments
  11. Grow your social network with the help of others syndicating your blog posts around social media
  12. Test out new ideas and concepts: experiment to find out what excites your followers
  13. Use those ideas for link bait or product creation to further expand your business
  14. Receive more traffic to your blog (My research shows your blog traffic will typically double with a 30 day blog challenge. If so, just imagine what 3 months of consistent blogging will do for you!)
  15. Get more ideas for marketing your blog from the other blog owners participating in the blog challenge
  16. More traffic means a bigger list of subscribers
  17. More subscribers means more leads for your home based business
  18. Receive suggestions for improving your blog posts, blog layout, blog seo etc, from more experienced blog owners who are in the blog challenge
  19. Social proof for your blog, with an increase of comments, traffic and syndication
  20. Make more money through reviews of affiliate products and sales of products you created

Benefits of participating in the Clever Marketer Prove It! Blog Challenge:

Wait, there’s more!

There will be incentives and prizes throughout the entire Clever Marketer Prove It  blog challenge!  If you’ve been wanting to get your business online and you’ve been waiting because you don’t know where to start, now is the perfect time to embrace your goals and make them happen with a team of fellow bloggers who are here to encourage you and support you!

Starting the first week:

One person who joins our blog challenge by Monday is going to win a scholarship to MLM Blog Secrets!  MLM Blog Secrets contains all the resources you need in order to know what to do, step-by-step, to get your blog off to a great start or make it better than it is now.

The $97 MLM Blog Secrets training was developed by the legendary attraction marketer Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble who is the owner of the #1 MLM Blog on Google!  It was the course that got me excited about my blog and helped me to put my blog on the map!  This training is not just applicable to people in the network marketing industry…it can be applied to anyone with a business they want to market with a blog!

I give you my promise, that if you implement everything Ty teaches, by the end of the course you will have a fine tuned marketing hub for building your home based business online.  You can check out Ty’s great ideas and fun, laid back teaching style in his free blogging for prospects videos.

I hope you decide to step into your brilliance and take on the blog challenge!  Please visit the original post Clever Marketer Prove it Blog Challenge 2011 for more details on the blog challenge, to join, and to see all the other great prizes!


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  1. Awesome Heather, Spelling it out makes it even more exciting! Great incentives 🙂

    • Heather Stephens says:

      Awesome Liz! Woo Hoo! 🙂 I’m glad you’re excited!!! I doubt I’ll sleep for the next 2 nights. lol But we’ve already talked about that. (I programmed my mp3 player with meditations instead of a webinar for tonight.)

  2. I look forward to seeing all the new people join the community soon. We’re gunna rock 2011!

    Good luck Heather.

    • Heather Stephens says:

      You bet, Jared! 🙂 I’m excited about where we’re heading for 2011!!!

      Happy Monday!

  3. I think you can be a good blogger if you have writing power and with confidence you can do marketing of your brand.

    • Heather Stephens says:

      Hi Basam,

      I think in order to be a good blogger, you don’t necessarily have to be a great writer or be very confident in your writing skills. If a bogger stays focused on their reader instead of their “marketing” and their “brand”, and crafts a message that speaks to their reader in a way that helps them, makes them think, makes them laugh, makes them cry, teaches them something, etc, they could call themselves a very good blogger! 🙂

      Have a great night,

  4. Heather,
    You nailed it on the answer above… cause you defantly have touched my emotions… as I’m sure you have many…

    This is going to be so much fun and such an awesome learning experience… I can’t wait…

    Thanks… you Rock and YOU are our ROCK STAR… we all can’t wait to learn from you!

    See you tommorrow,

    • Heather Stephens says:


      You’re the ROCK STAR! Let’s raise the roof with this challenge! 🙂


  5. Great challenge Heather!

    I cannot commit to five posts a week but I am going to do two.

    No hope to do two, but going to do two 🙂


    • Heather Stephens says:


      Congratulations on your awesome decision!

      I have added you to our group so you can receive the benefit of the accountability and support from everyone in reaching your goal. 🙂 Jym is participating on a partial goal as well, and joined the group for accountability.

      I’m excited for you!!!

  6. I just got my blog up and going a week or so ago and still have some things that I am trying to finalize. I don’t know if I am ready for a blog challenge like this or not but I am sure willing to put myself out there and try!

  7. Awesome stuff, Heather! With these benefits in store, it’s even more exciting!

    See you there, my friend! 🙂


  8. I couldn’t agree with you more about the importance of challenges. They have been some of the best things that have ever happened to me in the online world.

  9. Hi Heather,

    1st let me just say I love challenges. I’ve held a few already on my site and I’ve always had very good results.

    Now as to your challenge. Can I just say, there are no accidents in life. I was JUST thinking this morning that I really have to step it up with my posting. I’ve really been back and forth with how frequent I should post. On top of that fact that it’s such a time commitment and my posts tend to be very lengthy.

    Maybe your challenge will keep me in line and help me to create some new great habits of writing frequently.

    So YES, I’m in. I will do my best to participate fully! 😉

  10. Just realized this challenged started in January! You know what, I’m going to give it a shot anyway! Why not. 😉


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