Monday, July 19, 2010

Why work on your blog alone when you can do it with 300 other women?

Starting today, and for the next 31 days, I will be joining over 300 other fantastic blogging women as we take on ProBlogger's 31 Days To Build A Better Blog challenge, sponsored by the fabulous SITS Girls and powered by BlogFrog. If you are just hearing about this challenge and want to know more, visit the SITS Girls community discussion here.


Darren Rowse, aka ProBlogger, was blogging (and making lots of money doing it) long before most of us even knew what blogging was. Not only did he turn his blog and its valuable content into a successful income empire, he has been teaching others how to do the same thing for years. I've been a fan of Darren's for a long time and am thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with him and the SITS Girls to sponsor this campaign.

Today marks Day 1 of the challenge and the exercise is to write an elevator pitch for your blog. I have been blogging since 2007 and like many of you, my topics run the gamut. I blog about business, being in tech start-ups, being a woman in tech start-ups, funny/interesting/stupid things that happen in the social media space, and my teenage kids. Now that my kids have an opinion about being the topic of blog posts, I seem to write about them less and less. Which is ironic because observing teenagers in their natural habitat and watching them evolve could keep me fed with topics for years.

This blog is my outlet, my personally-branded channel to inspire, educate, vent, ponder, provoke thought, and maybe make a few other women out there feel slightly less crazy and a bit more empowered. I do that by sharing what I have learned from 1) being in the tech space for 20 years 2) successes and failures along the way, 3) being a single parent for many of those years, and lastly, realizing just how powerful a force we are in the evolution of our own (and others) success. Success/health/peace/insert-desired-life-goal-here is there for the taking. Seriously. My desire is to help others realize this by sharing my own experiences and connecting those who are on the same journey who would love a little company along the way.

What's YOUR elevator pitch? If you are part of the 31DBBB Challenge, or even if you aren't, come share your thoughts and read how the challenge is going for hundreds of other women in the SITS Girls Community!

11 comments:

GutsyWriter said...

I really enjoy your blog and found it a few days ago. I am so happy you vented about, "Where are the parents?" as I can so relate with my three sons. As far as problogger and all those great blogs, I shall hop over there. I've been writing a pitch for my memoir and thought that elevator pitches were supposed to be 25 words or less. That's tough to do. Thanks for alerting me to this event.

Amy said...

Loving #31DBBB! From what I've read, day 1 has been a total success. This is a great idea and It's helped me focus my blog and my writing. Can't wait to read more about your teenagers as I start this parenthood thing myself.
Amy

Christine:) said...

Holly, this is such a fantastic idea! Thanks for posting about it!

Stephanie Lee said...

Love your elevator pitch! I've just done mine :) And tested it on some unsuspecting souls today :)

Maranda said...

Oh what a wonderful pitch! I love when we can learn things from one another. Great job!

張雅筑張雅筑 said...

打聲招呼,祝你一切平安!..................................................................

Eileen Ludwig said...

Founder of BlogFrog, hmmm, interesting - so we are all signing up there to do the 31dbbb - I read your post for the initial starting of the 31 day challenge and your profile.

I look forward to some more of your postings. Having support does build success

I will include the link to my first blog posting for Day 1
http://socialmedia.eileenteaches.com/blog/?p=86

eileen

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

喜歡自己的另一層意義是「接納自己」。..................................................

馮弘娟 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

呂雅慧呂雅慧 said...

你要保守你的心,勝過保守一切,因為一生的果效是由心發出................................................

Maryline said...

Make that 500 Holly!
Thanks so much for the support, and happy blogging to you!

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