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Self Initiated Blogging Challenge

on December 22, 2013

I was so inspired by the 12 Days of Techmas Challenge that I decided to make my own. I really want to be a more consistent blogger, so I liked the element of accountability that comes with a calendar or list. I decided to brainstorm some topics that I know I would enjoy writing about, and put them into my own challenge. I created 20 days worth of prompts that I am planning to use in January. That gives me a few days off, but also works on building new habits. I thought I’d share for two reasons. First of all, when I share, I am way more accountable. Second, I thought you might want to join me. If so, please share your posts here, on Twitter, or SOMEWHERE!

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65 responses to “Self Initiated Blogging Challenge

  1. Reblogged this on Sarah da Teechur and commented:
    I want to do this!

  2. I am in! I decided it was time to get rolling on my blog. I am loving being able to challenge myself to do the things I have been wanting to do for such a long time. There are tons of things I am still learning to do…but this is going to keep me motivated! My first blog is: http://mushloveteaching.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/my-next-classroom-book-hatchet/
    Thanks a ton! I even decided to make a Facebook page to go with my blog. https://www.facebook.com/mushloveteaching

  3. Barbara Day says:

    Thanks, Kelly! I’m going to give this a try. I figure even if it takes me two months to get it done, I’ll still be way ahead of what I’ve been doing.

  4. Inspired me! I like your topic ideas!

  5. Meg Griffin says:

    Thanks for the list Kelly – I hope to join you!

  6. I’m going to join this challenge! Thank you, Kelly. May 2014 be a better year of blogging for me thanks to your inspiration.

  7. I too am going to try this over the next two months. Thanks for the list Kelly.

  8. I think I am going to try this too … :) You have such great ideas Kelly!

  9. Katrina says:

    You have inspired me to try blogging again. Thank your for sharing your prompts to give me some direction :)

    http://queenofmathematicalhearts.blogspot.com

    @mrskatrinahall

  10. Jan Wells says:

    Thanks Kelly……..very excited to get have a guide of prompts. Being a blogger has been on my bucket list.

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  12. Janelle Field says:

    I am just starting to create a blog site! I am a fifth grade teacher. What side would you suggest for me, if I am a first time blogger? Excited to start blogging! Thanks! Janelle

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  15. Marita says:

    Looking forward to participating in a first blogging challenge! Thanks, Kelly!

  16. Mrs. Jeff says:

    What a wonderful idea! I’ve committed myself to blogging more often – but struggled with making sure my posts were meaningful. Thank you so much!

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  18. Michele says:

    Committed is one the words that I’m going to focus on for 2014. I’m starting the #bc20. Can’t wait to share with others.

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  22. Deb Gaff says:

    Kelly,

    I have accepted the challenge with a new website and blog. See my blog in response to the day one challenge – http://www.k12stemplans.com/my-blog.html

    @debgaff

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  25. Dorothy Fox says:

    Hi Kelly! Just started tonight on your challenge! Richard Byrne’s post inspired me to start! Well here goes! http://whatdoesmfoxysay.edublogs.org/

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  27. Thanks! Having a list helps me so much. I find that I do really great until my list or scheduled topics runs out, then it fizzles. Thanks for this great idea. I’m jumping in tomorrow and plan to blog at least twice a week. ~Melissa

  28. Pat says:

    I found this on Free Technology for Teachers and I’m going to join in! My blog is:

    http://successfulteaching.net

  29. debgaff says:

    Day 2 blog posted – Thanks again Kelly for the inspiration!

    My organizational tip – using colored cups to monitor student progress and encourage students to monitor their own learning.

    http://www.k12stemplans.com/my-blog.html

    @debgaff

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  31. Gina says:

    This is a great idea! I’m always looking for ways to stay on top of my blog in a meaningful way and I think this will do it. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. talile says:

    Reblogged this on על הא ועל דא ועל חינוך and commented:
    הבוקר נתקלתי ב”אתגר הבלוגינג” הזה שנועד למורים ואני שוקלת לנסות אותו. נתחיל היום בלילה ונראה איך זה הולך.

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  35. debgaff says:

    Day three – a website I cannot live without… I use the Design Squad website for lesson plans and inspiration to encourage students to be creative and curious engineers!

    http://www.k12stemplans.com/my-blog.html

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  40. Dorothy Fox says:

    Day 3– The challenge is to share a website– http://whatdoesmfoxysay.edublogs.org/ Thanks Kelly, this has really encouraged me to blog more! This is one of my resolutions this year! I am giving myself permission to take my time– so not feeling pressured to do a blog each day–just to complete all 20 of the posts!

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  50. Jill W. says:

    Here’s my blog! Just getting started and may take me all year, but I’m going to do all 20 days at some point. ;) computergeekmathnerd.wordpress.com

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  54. Kerri Greco says:

    Started my 20 day challenge yesterday. Thanks for the prompts Kelly!

    http://mrsgrecosmusicnotes.blogspot.com

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