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• Blog 31 Days-
A blogging campaign where participants share their thoughts in a blog. This campaign is done during the 31 day months of the year. Our campaigns vary so keep up with us on our
website. Our first campaign is August, 2017 : Other possible campaigns- January,
March, May, July, August, October, December.

• Blog-
To blog is to “write” on a website sharing your thoughts with others. Blog comes from the
words web-log; blog.

• Blogger-
A person who blogs is called a blogger. Bloggers share information, encourage the masses
and make a difference in their circle of influence.

• Blogging-
Blogging is the act of writing or “blogging”.  Blogging is writing and “blogging” or sharing your ideas on a website or online format. We recommend a blog post being at least 300 words or more.

• Email-
Electronic mail is a way of communicating on the internet.

• Christian Faith– Followers of Christ.  See our mission statement HERE.

• Link Tool-
In order to link our blogs together, we use a system which requires a “link tool”. This
link tool is a code especially prepared for website use. Visit this link tool HERE to “Blog31days”.  Be sure to practice before the first day in order to be ready to link up.   To get the link tool Click HERE.  It is simple and easy to use.

• Share Button-
So that your image or logo can be used with the link tool, you will need to prepare an
image or “share button”. For our use it needs to be sized 125 x 125. Click HERE for more
information about how to create a share button. You can create a share button at Canva, Pic Monkey, Cool Text.com or some other software for logo making.

• Subscribe-
We want you to be informed, so to do that we have an email listing that you can be a part of
which will let you know of the up and coming blog parties. Please subscribe HERE.

How Can I Blog 31 Days™?

I Want To Blog 31 Days™- How Do I Participate?

Greetings and thank you for visiting “Blog 31 Days™”. Here you’ll find a way in which you can blog everyday for 31 days and literally have something to show for it at the end of the month! If every you had trouble staying on task as a blogger, here is your change to change your world and reinvent yourself as a serious blogger!

If you’re about making a difference in the lives of others, this is definitely for you! (Our Mission Statement). If you have a yearning inside to lead, guide, and influence, Blog 31 Days™ just might be what you need to push forward. Perhaps you’re a sporadic writer and need a consistent path for getting your words, thoughts and ideas out; this may be for you.

Blog 31 Days has been set up to bring about success in the many, many bloggers who want, need and even crave a consistent plan for their writing. The exciting part about this program is that not only can you blog but you can share with others and collaborate with folks about your blogging.

Your Plan for Success

To be successful, you must first be a writer, blogger, and lover of words.  You probably enjoy ideas stories and all that goes with it.  You probably have pens, pencils and journals in your home and lots of them!

To be successful at Blog 31 Days, you must love the idea that you’re going to write about. Here are 10 steps for success at Blog 31 Days™:

1. Join our Writing Group and Email Listing! It’s FREE!

2. Choose A Topic
Here’s the way it works. You will choose a topic that you truly love and one in which you can write about for 31 days. Yes, 31 days. ( And, some of those days are surely going to be long because life happens?  Life happens?)

You must be able to love this topic enough to spend a great deal of time and effort blogging about it so choose well. This would be something that you enjoy, want to learn more about and even want to share with others.  You might be an expert about this topic but you don’t have to be. This may be the very topic in which you gain your expertise as your research, write and blog.

3. Select a Category

We have selected 11 Categories from which to choose. Your topic will fit under one of these categories. At a given time, you will sign up with your topic beneath one of those categories. IMPORTANT- You can only sign up under one category. (Blog 31 Days reserves the right to remove any duplicate blogs or users. See rules for participation).

Choose a category to go along with your blogging idea

~About Me/ My Life
~Animals/Pets
~Blogs/Computer
~Cooking/Recipes
~Faith and Inspiration
~Family and Friends
~Home/Garden
~How To
~Personal/Misc
~Sports
~Travel

~Create a Blog or Share Button

Create a blog or share button for your topic. It will be important for you to make your share button title catchy and interesting so as to encourage readers to click on it. Think carefully about what you will title your blog button. Share buttons should be 125 x 125 and can be made using Pic Monkey, Canva, Ribbet or other editing software.   It is always good to use your own photograph or image but there are many free art images in the public domain that can be used. For more information on making a blog button click here.

5. Begin to Blog and Develop your Idea. You will really need to focus on your theme and topic in order to put out a blog post every day. Generally a blog post should be approximately 400-700 words. (CLICK HERE for ideas about blogging topics)

In order to sign up for this Blog 31 Days, Click Here and be sure to follow the directions from all of the emails on the way to you!

6. Join our Facebook Group in order to read about successes and down times of others. This will give you opportunity also to chime in yourself. CLICK HERE to join the Blog 31 Facebook page.

7. Visit the Tips and Tricks Section for ideas to help you find success.
8. Review the Link Tool for linking up your blog. CLICK HERE for the Link Tool. Practice this tool.
9. Visit our Products Page and select from a variety of t-shirts, hats, pens and journals.

10.  Blog, blog, blog...celebrating every night with one of these things will make you happy.  (Click Here to Celebrate)

So that everyone will be able to follow your blog on your website. Make it easy for them by linking all of your 31 days writings to one beginning post.  Here’s how to do that:

On your own blog, you will set up a post to give a caption for every single day that you write.  For example if you are writing about “How to change the world”, you will create a page called just that and on that page number from 1-31 ( 31 days of writing).  Each day as you blog you will link your day-blogging to that day. For example:  On day 1 you might have an introduction so your page will look like this:

How To Change The World

Day 1- Introduction ( and you will link the introduction blog to this). On your 2nd days you might blog about “Changing the world is not easy”.

Day 2- Changing the World is Not Easy ( You will return to the “How To Change the World” page to link up day 2 and day 3 and so on until at the end of your 31 days your whole 31 day series(all 31 individual blogs)  is linked on the “How To Change The World” page on your own personal blog.People can then go to your website and click on your “How To Change The World” page to find your whole 31 day series. They can follow along as your blog from day 1 all of the way to day 31.  Fun times and lots of visitors!

Don’t forget to also LINK UP with the LINK TOOL in order for your thumb print to show your work on this Blog31Day August 2017 challenge.  Link up HERE.

You only have 6 days in which to link up so hurry!

Tips and Tricks

Thank you for visiting our Blog 31 Days “Tips and Tricks” section.

In order to find success in this Blog 31 Days project, you will need information about some important things:

1. How to have a website of your own. There are many places in which you can find help in this area. Please consider these ideas. You can choose to have a domain name such as
http://www.blog31days.com or you might prefer to use a company’s blog such as
your name.wordpress.com.  One is a paid website and the other is a free website.  There is more flexibility with a paid website and there are often limitations with a free website.  You can always use a free website and change to a paid website.  To participate in Blog 31 Days you will need a platform for sharing your work and a website will do the trick!  Decide which website type you will use.  If you already have a blog, you’re good to go.

2. What to name your blog. The most effective blog names are those relevant to your drum beat(What do you love?)  and something short and simple.  If you’re bent on writing about animals, choose an animal name or focus.  Say you enjoy sewing, then figure our some catchy “Nit and Stitch” type name. You may enjoy inspirational writings and you could select a name such as “Jesus My Heart”. Whatever you choose, be sure that you focus on your “main” love so that you can zero in on that focussed area for writing.

3. You’ll need a topic and name for the “blog31day” article you’re writing.  We have chosen 11 categories for our bloggers.  You will list your article under “one” of those categories.  Your article should have a name that is catchy, interesting and that will lure folks to your blog.  Think carefully about what you will name your blog article. I’m thinking about an article such as:  “10 Things Every Blogger Should Do”.

4. How to link with others will be “yuge!” Also, you’ll need a thumb-sized logo or blog button.  In order to link with others and have your work show up among the other bloggers, you will “link up”.  Be sure to practice this before the link goes live.  CLICK HERE  for  more information.

5. Having a place in your home that is designated for you to blog will be paramount. It should be away from the noise and movement of things going on. It should be comfortable and a place where there is little distraction.  A writing desk, corner, office or quiet spot is very important if you’re going to be a dedicated blogger for 31 days.  As it is, life happens so be sure to set yourself up in a blogging-type environment.

6. Creating a folder in your computer and naming it “Blog 31 Days” will help you focus on the task at hand. This will be a place to gather all of your writings.  Name and date this folder.

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Blogging in August

Attention!  Attention everyone!  In August of 2017 we ( all interested bloggers) are going on a blogging experience that will possibly change your life forever!  You, as a blogger will be able to link together to share your heart; God’s heart.

In the month of July, we are preparing for that huge event on August 1 when we gather HERE to begin this journey together.  I hope you’ll follow my sample chicken blog until then. (LOL)  God made chickens, didn’t he! Check it out HERE!

Oh, and to practice linking up so you can participate. Here is the link…

More Later,

Nan

Well, Phooey! I’m Still Blogging!

Well, phooey!  Only a handful “liked” my blog yesterday!  Phooey again!  It was concise, encouraging and had a little “ring” to it..”Blah! Blah! Blah! Blog”.  Don’t you think that’s cute?  Well only a handful “liked” it meaning only and handful either “got it” or really “liked it”.

That’s what blogging is all about folks.  Sometimes readers like what you write and sometimes they don’t. You just cannot and I repeat cannot let it get you down. You have to forge forward with your mission.

Right now I’m on a mission to write 31 days. I’m blogging on chickens… I know, “chickens?”  Well, it’s what you do when you have 40 folks.  They are your life, basically and you just write about them cause it’s what you do!  And, let me say, #chickenlivesmatter too!  <a href=”https://chickenlivesmatter.com/2017/07/01/blog-31-days-a-series-on-chicken-lives-matter/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Check out my blog on my chickens… </a>

Okay?  If not, I’m going to say “phooey!”

Bye for now ya’ll!

Nan

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blog

Hey! Are you blogging? Are you? Is it just inside of your being to want to put words down?

Well, I am on a mission! I wish I could feel this way all of the time! I am writing day and night, night and day and so happy. I’m so happy. It’s as if everything is a story! My daughter will say something, or I will see something, or I’ll hear something and I run to my go-to journal to write down my very thought so I won’t forget it.

Next month we’re going to take a journey together where we “Blog 31 Days”. I am hoping that you will take this trip with me. It will require A LOT and I mean a lot. You’ll have to blog, blog, blog, blog! But, if that’s what you love… hey….

Check out our links about the “Blog 31 Days” event up and coming and take part. Okay?

Nan

What is Blog 31 Days?

Okay.  This is going to be so fun explaining.  Blog 31 Days is a blogging experience that covers literally 31 days of writing.  It’s free and you are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Wikipedia explains the days of the months this way:

“Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
And that has twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.”

It is a traditional verse mnemonic used to remember the number of days in the months of the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It arose as an oral tradition and exists in many variants. It is currently earliest attested in English, but was and remains common throughout Europe as well.”

Our blogging experience will begin in August for yes, 31 days!  I hope you’ll join in. It’s free. We will also use other 31 day months of the year but our inaugural blog will be in August of 2017 for 31 days!