Some of you may have seen #vDM30in30 on Twitter recently. It’s based off a 30 blogs in 30 days challenge by Greg Ferro to get people using blogs, both to encourage people to write more, but also as a social media. I think it’s a great idea. Social media isn’t just Twitter, or FaceBook, or LinkedIn, etc, and one of those has some significant character restrictions, plus writing always benefits from repetition.
The #vDM30in30 challenge was started by the crew of virtualdesignmaster.com to encourage people to write one blog post a day for 30 days. I’m taking it in a slightly different direction. I already write at least one post a week, so to encourage the blog as a form of social media, I’m doing an extra 30 posts in the month of December. They’ll all be in the vDM30in30 category and it will be more than one a day, most likely, but much shorter than my normal technical or opinion pieces.
I encourage anyone reading to take this challenge for yourself, in whatever version suits you. If you’d like to participate but don’t have your own blog, find me on twitter as rnelson0 and I’d be glad to have a guest author on my blog. Enjoy!