You did it! You made it to the last day of the small business blogging challenge! There is just one more task to do for your blog in this course and then you are done! If you did all of your blog posts in real time or if you pre-scheduled them for a little bit later, you can take a little blogging break after today. You’ve put in quite a bit of work this week and that should give you some time to rest and focus on other things. But, don’t rest too much! Keep up the blogging motivation that you learned with this challenge and don’t let your blog slip off of your to do list!
This is the last day of the challenge, but you can go back through and look at any of the challenge days at any time. Within each challenge day, there is a task as well as the reason behind each task. I love giving you the explanation for why I chose each task, because I think it helps to do something when you know why it matters. It is easier to keep things on your to-do list if you fully understand their importance.
I know how powerful my blog is for my stylish wedding garter design business, so I never let it go. I keep up with my blog and I am constantly sharing bridal garter advice with my potential clients. And, you can do the same for your potential clients too. Your blog is the biggest cheerleader for your business! It is an amazing, free marketing tool!
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Ok, on with today’s blogging challenge task…
TODAY’S TASK: DAY FIVE
Today is Friday, the fifth and last day of the blogging challenge. Cheers to the weekend and to making it to the end of the blogging course. On this last day, it is a writing day. I’m not going to hide it! You’ve had two other writing days during the challenge this week and hopefully today’s writing task will the easiest of them all.
Not all of blogging is about writing, there are plenty of other things that you can do to keep up with your blog (check out day two and day four!), but at some point you will need to do some writing. And, that brings us to day five! Here is the information and tips for today’s blogging challenge:
For the last day of the challenge, I’m calling it a “brag day.” I want you to give your business a little pat on the back today and write one blog post celebrating a success from the past year. Did you get featured somewhere? Did you make it onto a “best of” list? Are you particularly proud of something?
Write a blog post about one of your successes from the past year and use your blog to brag on your business.
You’ve heard the expression that starts, “If a tree falls in the woods…” If you don’t tell your blog readers (i.e. your potential clients) that you’ve achieved something or had success, then no one else will! Your blog is your chance to brag about your business and no one can stop you or will judge you for it!
In fact, your potential clients want to hear about your success. They want to know that you are good at your job! It makes them feel more confident about their choices and that you will do a good job for them too.
Remember, there are no judgements on your blog. Your blog is your one and only chance to fully, unapologetically promote your business and talk about your business with no filter and no editor. So, use it!
Also, talking about your successes shows potential clients that you are active and busy. And, people love to hire busy people!
You can post your blog post right away or pre-schedule it for another day.
Once you’ve written your bragging blog post, share one photo of your successes on social media. Use the hashtag #challengebyob and tag me (@gartergirl or The Garter Girl). I want to share in your success too! Most importantly, I want to congratulate you on making it to the end of the blogging challenge.
You did it, you made it to the end of my Challenge BYOB, small business blogging course for creatives! I hope that you’ve had a good time and learned a few things along the way about blogging for your business.
You can check out the full challenge and blogging schedule anytime on my blog. I hope that you’ll pay particular close attention to the reasons why for reach blogging task. I spent quite a bit of time explaining why doing certain things on your blog is important. Hopefully, if you know why it is important, you’ll stick with it for the rest of the year!
If you want to catch up, here is a list of the challenge tasks that you missed this week:
- Day One: Monday Work It Writing Day
- Day Two: Tweak It Tuesday
- Day Three: Work It Wednesday
- Day Four: Thursday Oldies, But Goodies
- Day Five: This is the post that you are on right now!
Come on over and check out the hashtag #challengebyob to see what everyone else is bragging about on their blog on today, the last day.
If you want to truly kick your blog into gear and learn a little big more about SEO (search engine optimization), I hope that you’ll check out my upcoming workshop on how to blog for your small business. This is a very intimate workshop designed to help you get more business from your blog and show you how to use your blog to grow and expand.
Congrats on making it to the end of the blogging challenge! For more small business blogging tips, check out my blog series on the subject.