In the month of May I have participated in a blog challenge run by a group I am in, The Power Affiliate Club (PAC for short!!). The challenge was to write a post every day for four weeks and to visit as many other participants’ blogs as we could as well as connecting with people on Facebook. During the course of the challenge many of the participants have said how great it was to have a challenge and a focus and we should do this type of thing more often. Some years ago I ran a blog carnival in a group I moderated and it was very popular and successful so we are considering running one for PAC in the future.
A Blog Carnival is is a collection of blog posts all written around a specified topic. The topic can change each time the Carnival is published but the overall theme stays the same.
The host is the person who sorts out all the posts submitted. Once they have all the posts they want to include in the Carnival they create a page that summarises the posts and lists the links to all the individual posts. This drives traffic to the independent Blogs that have submitted posts to the Carnival.
The advantage is that everyone gets increased traffic, and the reader visits blogs that have posts written about the topic they are interested in. It gives the writer a focus and also an opportunity to encourage visitors through the links posted on other blogs.
Any challenge for bloggers is great to encourage more visitors so a good plan is to get involved in a group of people who support each other and challenge each other in a positive way. Why not take a look at The Power Affiliate Club and see if you want to join an active, supportive group of fellow bloggers.
Enjoy the journey!