Bloggers unite – and welcome to the opening of registration for the 4th annual WordCount Blogathon, which takes place May 1-31, 2011.
If you’ve been here before – it’s great to have you back.
If you’re here to learn more about starting or running a blog, you’ve in the right place.
The WordCount Blogathon is an annual event that brings together professional writers and committed bloggers for the purpose of becoming more proficient by posting to their respective blogs every day during the month of May.
Why blog 31 days in a row?
True confessions – it’s hard to blog 7 days a week, and for 11 months out of the year I don’t do it. Unless you’re running a hyperlocal news site or making 100 percent of your income blogging, I don’t recommend posting once or more a day 365 days a year.
But there are plenty of reasons why it pays to become obsessed with blogging for a short time:
- To gain experience to look for paid blogging work.
- To gain expertise in a subject you want to write about for paid markets.
- To build traffic.
- To etablish yourself as an expert.
- As part of building a personal brand.
- To help promote a book, e-book, e-newsletter or other product or service you’re selling or hoping to sell.
- To start a blog – or a second or third.
- To improve your SEO skills.
- To make money from advertising, affiliate programs or other blog-based enterprise.
To sign up for the 2011 WordCount Blogathon, fill out and submit the registration form below. Once it’s in, you’ll receive the 2011 WordCount Blogathon participant badge to display on your site – it’s that easy!
You’ll also automatically be added to the 2011 WordCount Blogathon email list for announcements related to the event. In addition, you can join the WordCount Blogathon Google Group to share messages and information with other blogathoners.
Don’t forget to sign up for the WordCount RSS feed to receive 2011 WordCount Blogathon updates directly to your email inbox or blog reader every Monday between now and May 1. You can also sign up to receive all WordCount posts in your blog reader.
If you have general questions, leave a comment here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or catch me on Twitter, @michellerafter.
You can follow the 2011 WordCount Blogathon on Twitter using the hashtag #Blog2011.
If you make it through all 31 days, you’ll be eligible to be entered into this year’s raffle drawing for writing and blogging related prizes. Watch for more details on prizes and sponsors coming soon.
Registration for the 2011 WordCount Blogathon will continue through 11 p.m. Pacific time on May 1 – leaving stragglers just enough time to sign up and write their first post. After that, registration will be closed. Late comers can participate on an unofficial basis but won’t be eligible for raffle prizes.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you in the blogathon.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2011 WORDCOUNT BLOGATHON IS NOW CLOSED. SORRY YOU MISSED US!