Today is day twenty of the video blogging challenge, which means we only have ten more days to go until the challenge ends!
I made a video discussing what I intend to work on this weekend. Watch the video or read the text.
Watch the Video:
Day 20 – Video Blogging Challenge from Bonnie Gean
Video Blogging Challenge Ends Soon
There are two weeks left to the challenge; another ten days to create video, and then you are free and clear of the video blogging challenge for a couple of months. 🙂
If you’re just visiting us for the first time, the video blogging challenge is an activity that I encourage you to do every couple of months so you can create videos to share with your tribe.
You create the videos Monday through Friday, but you take the weekend off to spend time with your loved ones. I love watching the videos you create, but I am not a slave driver. 🙂
Over the weekend, I will be preparing additional infographics and templates with PowerPoint. Hopefully, I will be answering a few emails regarding my barter offer to get written content too!
If not, I will plug along on the project as a solo player and get it done as fast as I can. It might take longer than I would like, but the graphic package will eventually get done.
I have the house all to myself this weekend because it’s hunting season, and my partner will be out in the woods with his bow and arrow. We love venison, and he hopes to bag a deer on the first day.
I know better because, after all, we’ve been together for 23 years, and he goes out into the woods every chance he gets when hunting season opens.
I believe in all the years we’ve spent together, he has bagged a total of three animals. Now, if he tells you the stories, he would claim there were plenty more of them.
I am participating in two blogging challenges this month. One for the Ultra Blog Challenge and the other for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge in addition to my Article Writing Challenge on Facebook.
I will need to concentrate on creating various pieces of content. It’s a lovely thought getting new people to the blog, but the workload can get pretty hefty at times too. One might say I take on too many challenges at one time, but I do love the conversations!
If you want more visitors to your blog, there isn’t any other choice but to produce content, constantly. As long as you can handle the workload, I say go for it. It’s a great way to make new friends and keep your blog content fresh, informative and educational.
How many challenges do you take on in a month’s time? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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I enjoy these challenges, but boy do they put a whopping on ya! This week I’ve been creating video for just one of my websites instead of two and it’s much more manageable. My eyes were crossing up last week from going from one website to the other to catch up on comments.
While blogging and vlogging are great for maintaining your websites, being involved in challenges does have it’s drawbacks. When you visit all the other blogs, it’s very time consuming, which keeps me from doing things I really need to do. If I were to fall behind in reading and commenting on other’s posts I’d never catch up.
The other thing is having to edit video, create posts to support the videos along with regular blog posts, again so time consuming. I’m kinda looking forward to the end of week six. LOL
In efforts of keeping up with being productive and filling my blogs, I think I’ll try to create 2 videos and 2 blog posts per week. I can do this the weekend and schedule the posts to go out, then have my week free to work on much needed tasks.
I usually read the posts from your Article Writing Challenge on Facebook on my Kindle before I leave the bed in the morning. It’s my morning paper. Once I’m up and at the computer, I leave comments on the ones I’ve read.
I would say being a part of a blogging and video challenge 2-3 times a year is a good mix, but every month is out of the question (tongue hanging out) ROFL
I feel your pain, Cynthia! With the 3 challenges I am doing at the same time this month, I am having the same problem as you.
Yes, I get to write comments and visit many blogs, but I feel rushed when I must visit 20 blog posts just to leave a comment. It cuts into the time I have to work on my other projects. As a result, I get great activity on the blog, but I’m not doing much in the way of finishing products.
As a result of you writing your post (and because I’ve heard this same complaint from several others), I intend to run a poll on the Article Writing Challenge group to see if peeps want to set a new commenting rule in place.
I cannot keep up the pace. I’m sure others are having a problem and just don’t tell me. 🙂 Thanks for voicing your opinion!
This video challenge is my only one and even here I am only posting weekly so far. The main attraction for me is simply meeting you and getting to know the members. I enjoy the video’s from everyone but I am finding it challenging to comment on so many. Onward!
Keep your comments short, Mary. OR choose 2 of the videos you want to comment on and PLUS ONE the rest. Don’t dig into your time slot to spend more time on the videos.
I want you to have time to do your product creation too!
Will be back to learn video production from you, Bonnie!
Sounds good, Michelle!
I would love to help you get comfortable in front of a video camera. The challengers have so much fun throughout our time together. I know you’ll love the commaradarie!
Ooh, those other two challenges sound like fun! I’m only involved in Article Writing challenge right now. I may do more than one challenge in 2015. But since the holiday season will be here soon, I don’t want to put too much on my plate. Want to have plenty of time with my loved ones! 🙂
I’m not sure if I will do the other challenges next year. I want to sit down and start writing for my PLR store or hiring that work out to others. I love doing the blogging challenges, but the time I spend on the blog commenting, the less time I have to spend on product creation!
I signed up to the UBC again – no idea why as I am chocka block work wise. I need to keep stuff going up on my blog though. Already missed yesterdays post – I do have it here, just need to sort images. It’s a long one too, so may split it into two parts.
I looked at the Ultra blog challenge but couldn’t find a sign up or how to get involved, will try your link in a mo. If both UBC’s are running at the same time, may as well take advantage and find more blogs for my reader too 🙂
The Facebook sign up is at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ultrablogchallenge/
You must sign up at their blog too, https://www.ultrablogchallenge.com
I agree… might as well do both challenges and get twice as many comments. 🙂
I’m in the same 2 challenges. It makes for a wide range of new blogs to follow.
Yeppers! Doing both challenges at one time means you can share the same post across two platforms and get twice the amount of comments. 🙂
Great thoughts and ideas – love it! My goal is to get the videos up and going – but I am in about 7 challenges for my blogging – and loving it – I post the same article in each challenge also – it is sharing and getting out there 🙂
I found that even though some people participate in both challenges that I do, it’s seldom that I follow behind the same two people. I always get an opportunity to comment on four different blogs and in turn I get four individuals who read my posts too. It’s a win/win for all of us. 🙂
Video takes a little more time to prepare than an article, but they also provide a bit more exposure to the public too. 🙂 As much as I love doing video, I don’t think it’s a good idea to rush into it until you had adequate time to work with recording and editing.
I applaud your desire to get into video production. Nothing beats the marketing potential of a face-to-face video! You can build trust much faster being on camera than you could ever do with a written article. When the day comes for you to try out video, I know you’re going to love it!
When were you thinking of trying out video, Donna?
Judy - Pedagogical Artist
Indeed, Bonnie! I have found the Ultra/Ultimate blog challenges to be very inspirational. The more I write, the easier it gets. It seems as if the ideas just keep popping into my head, from things happening in my life, but more so, from reading other bloggers’ posts and comments.
But as both you and Alexandria have said, there is a limit to how much we can actually do well all at once. The key is to focus on those activities that contribute to helping you move forward with your business or passion. HUGS <3
Exactly, Judy! When you take the time to comment on blogs (and read the comments left by others), you’ll find that you can end up having more ideas to write about than the actual time to write them!
Let me suggest you start an “ideas” book or folder so when inspiration is necessary, you just take a peek at your book or folder. 🙂
Back again! Was chuckling about how your husband goes hunting every chance he can get. I had a friend who cut my trans-state visit short so he could go hunting! Aside from that, I have good memories of my father bagging a deer every year from the same tree stand for something like 18 years when he hunted. My mother hated venison! (probably because she had to eat it for so long). I felt sorry for the deer! So, whenever deer season comes up, I have mixed emotions. Have a great day!
Like you, Amy, I have mixed emotions when I know the hubby is going to go hunting. Likewise, I realize hunting is necessary to help control the animal population.
Unless hunters are out there killing, the animal population will go berserk, and more animals would die of starvation.
That doesn’t sound very enticing to me either, so if a hunter prevents a deer from starving and can feed his family at the same time, hunting is a good thing. Right?
After all, how did the caveman survive?
I love your videos! The lead in and the follow-up are so professionally done! I am involved in two blog challenges: the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the Ultra Blog Challenge. I do participate in a few blogging groups as well: Blogging for God and Business and Blogging Entrepreneurs (something to this effect) as well as posting to some groups. It does keep me busy! I really have to plan my schedule to cook meals and share time with my family.
Thanks for all your hard work! It shows!
Meals? I’m beginning to think that I should make the meals on the weekend for the entire week, then freeze them! ROFL
If my schedule keeps building at this rate, I won’t have time to eat! Haha
I never heard of the Blogging Entrepreneurs. Is that another Facebook group?
Wow! That’s a lot of blogging challenges. 🙂 I’ve just recently started blogging and the Ultimate Blogging Challenge is my first one. Trying to find content sometimes is difficult as I don’t think I’m very creative. lol Enjoy your house to yourself this weekend! The quiet sounds delightful.
Get writing inspiration from the comments left on the blogs you visit. Search to see if people are asking questions you could answer. Then take the question and turn it into an article to share on your blog!
Same here. The challenges I’m in are similar so by using the same content one can reach a wider audience. It has taken my eye away from other projects as I underestimated the time need to provide reciprocal commenting of a decent quality. On the other hand it has forced me to be focused and disciplined.
Yes, as the Article Writing Challenge increases with activity, I am beginning to think that we should follow the “comment on the two above you” rule like the other challenge groups do.
I can’t continue to respond to 15 blog posts a day! How about you? ROFL
I timed it today. The first tranche of commenting took me 20 minutes. I’m now double checking the posts when I was away to make sure I commented so that’s another 20 or so. Then tonight I’ll be back to catch the later posts due to time zonal issues.
I’m enjoying the relationships developing and the commenting adding to my stats … I just have to factor it in to my schedule and set aside an hour a day for it.
I’ve had several people complain that the commenting is taking too much time out of their day.
I realize when I first started the Article Writing Challenge group, we had a smaller number of members. However, as word spreads, more people climb aboard.
I don’t want to require members to respond to 20+ comments. The time you spent commenting could be used to create YOUR OWN products! I think it’s best if we set a new commenting rule in place. Don’t forget to vote on the AWC group page to get your preference recorded! 🙂
I did four challenges technically last month, but tend to use the same posts because they worked for each individual challenge. This month I’m concentrating on the Article Writing Challenge and doing videos for the month. We just have to know our limits, that’s all 🙂 Good luck with all your challenges, Bonnie.
I tend to do the same thing with blogging challenges; share the posts across more than one challenge as long as it applies.