12 responses to “Guest post: 8 great reasons to do the Blogathon”

  1. Jan Udlock

    Hi Jackie,

    Another great benefit is that you meet the coolest people too. Like you. 🙂 You read about subjects that you wouldn’t normally read about and become interested in them.

    So excited to start.

  2. Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna

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  3. Susan Weiner, CFA

    I enjoyed the Blogathon, too. It was great practice for writing fast. I also enjoyed learning about other blogs.

  4. Lisa Carter

    Couldn’t agree more with your 8 reasons, Jackie! I would also add that the momentum from this one month is often enough to sustain you through the next year — not necessarily blogging *every* day! Knowing that you can accomplish that feat, though, goes a long way to spurring you on to post at least a couple times a week long after the Blogathon ends.

  5. Wendy Parker

    I’m getting ready to publish an eBook the first of June and have been thinking of doing the Blogathon to promote it. As it turns out, the number of items contained in the book — introductions, short chapters and a conclusion — adds up to nearly every day in May.

    What I have in mind is a short post each day excerpting a bit of my text and adding some notes and other annotations to explain the process.

    I was wondering what others thought about this. I want to blog to encourage people to purchase the book, but don’t want to give away too much information. And I don’t want to be too overbearing with the promotional emphasis.

    I don’t know of the Blogathon is a good way to accomplish this, but the timing is certainly good for me.

  6. Tia Bach

    Last year’s Blogathon was the kickoff for my blog and my platform. It helped me believe in myself, that I could do this thing called blogging. I am forever grateful. Great post, Jackie. And thanks, Michelle!

  7. Connie

    Jackie- GREAT article!!! I can agree on all points mentioned. Can’t wait for this year’s blogathon- and one of the great things I got out of the blogathon my first time around was finding YOU and now being avid follower of your blog!!! Can’t wait for this latest round.

  8. Jackie Dishner

    Thank you, all of you. I hope everyone’s enjoying the start of the challenge. This is one of those things I look forward to every year, especially since we all get to be introduced to new blogs. Connie, thanks for the kind words. I hope you’re still enjoying the blog. And Michelle, fantastic turn out!

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