Be a Better Blogger Challenge

The Be a Better Blogger challenge is on hiatus as of November 1, 2015. If you’re looking for new ways to get more blogging done, try the Write On Review-a-Thon!


Maintaining a blog means a lot more than just writing. And that’s sometimes hard to see when you say, “I’m going to start a blog to write about books.” Fast forward to a year later, and your blog to-do list is as long as a Harry Potter book.

You need to schedule posts, email authors links to your reviews, and oh! Your tagging situation is out of hand. Not to mention that new plugin you’re dying to try, and the new theme you want to customize.

This challenge isn’t just about blogging. Because blogging isn’t just about blogging. It’s about getting things done. Most book blogging challenges are focused on reading and reviewing books, which is obviously important. Your blog design can rock, but it’s pointless if you’re not publishing new posts.

But it’s easy to lose focus and forget that writing is just one part of blogging.

Be a Better Blogger focuses on the rest of it.

How Be a Better Blogger Works

Every month, we’re going to tackle one item on that never ending to do list of admin stuff. Update your social media bios? Done. Organize your Goodreads shelves? Completed. Revamp your newsletter? On it.

Be a Better Blogger isn’t about cranking out posts or reading more books. It helps you become a more organized, productive blogger. It will help you improve your blog as a whole.

Each month, we’ll all tackle the same task, like starting or revamping a newsletter. You have the whole month to do it, whenever you’d like. Knock it out in one day, or spend 15 minutes a day working on it for a week. Whatever’s easiest for you.

How to Participate

On the first of each month, I will post the challenge, along with the linkup for it. You’ll post a to-do list for the challenge on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, etc., and add that link to the linkup. We’ll all use that to check in on each other throughout the month.

As the month progresses, I’ll post themed Bumblings Blog Tips to help you with this month’s topic.

For example, maybe one month the challenge is updating your About page. Then, you complete the task and write a blog post about it. Talk about, for example, what was on your About page before and after the challenge to update it. Talk about how long it took to revise, if you ran into any difficulties, and your favorite part of the new one. Your challenge post can just be like a journal…word vomit all you want to say about the challenge.

Add a link to that post into the linkup, and boom, you’re done. 🙂

Past Challenges

January Challenge: Email Marketing

February Challenge: Blogging Schedules

March Challenge: Categories

April Challenge: Tags

May Challenge: Spring Cleaning

June Challenge: Blog Post Ideas

July Challenge: Choose Your Own Challenge

August Challenge: DIY GSD

September Challenge: Book Review Backlog

October Challenge: Blog SEO