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28-Day Blog Challenge
Hosted By: Katy Widrick
End Date: 02/28/2013
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It's time to commit to building a better blog and creating community -- so come join the 28-Day Blog Challenge! It's the shortest month of the year but you can have a big impact by taking small steps each day in February. We start on February 1 and whether you're just beginning your journey or are a well-established blogger looking to become even bigger, everyone is welcome. I'll make recommendations of 28 things you can do (adding subscription options, tweaking commenting settings, organizing your Google Reader) and you can take them as far as you want OR you can create your own to-do list. To take part, just accept the challenge, download the app on your phone and leave a comment or post a photo every time you do something positive for your blog or the blogging community! Make sure you tweet about your work using the hashtag #28DBC. At the end of the challenge, everyone who has completed the challenge (a minimum of five entries) will be entered to win a prize and I'll select the winner at random. In total, 30 people will win a prize.

Prize:

30 people who complete the challenge will win one of the following prizes:

**a 1-year supply of popchips from @popchips

**10 1-month supplies of popchips from @popchips

**10 music download cards (5 downloads per card) from @popchips

**two thin Sparkly Soul headbands from @SparklySoulInc

**two wide Sparkly Soul headbands from @SparklySoulInc

**four BAMR nonslip 7/8" wide headbands from @BAMRbands. Winner picks the ribbon pattern from available bands!

**a Stella & Dot Lucky Charm Necklace from @WearingMascara (retails for $39: shop.stelladot.com/style/b2c_en_us/lucky-charm-necklace.html

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Katy Widrick settled up: 30 people who complete the challenge will win one of the following prizes: **a 1-year supply of popchips from @popchips **10 1-month supplies of popchips from @popchips **10 music download cards (5 downloads per card) from @popchips **two thin Sparkly Soul headbands from @SparklySoulInc **two wide Sparkly Soul headbands from @SparklySoulInc **four BAMR nonslip 7/8" wide headbands from @BAMRbands. Winner picks the ribbon pattern from available bands! **a Stella & Dot Lucky Charm Necklace from @WearingMascara (retails for $39: http://shop.stelladot.com/style/b2c_en_us/lucky-charm-necklace.html?s=julieck)
Coco B
A HUGE thanks to Katy for doing this. I stumbled across your blog early in my blogging days and have learned so much from you. This challenge was a nudge to put more of it into action. You are so generous with your time and advice!
Nanci Cernak
Thank you Katy Widrick for hosting the #28DBC. It's was fun and informative, and I'm so happy I won the 4 @BAMRbands!
Aileen Brenner, Stephanie H and 28 more won the challenge
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Thank you all so much for joining the 28-Day Blog Challenge. I hoped 10 people would sign up. Nearly 500 did, and I'm both amazed and more inspired than ever. I looked at every single entry, celebrated your work and made new lists of my own. Am I the only one that will be taking the spirit of this challenge into the next few months and continuing to work to make my website better? I feel so lucky to have had some incredible sponsors, who have graciously offered prizes for 30 people. I've selected the winners at random. Stay tuned for future challenges, and I hope you'll visit me at http://katywidrick.com! Jeni Enjaian wins a year supply of popchips from @popchips Emily Pious, Megan Biller, Stephanie H, Debbie Woodruff, Gabby Hoffman, Nina Jankowicz, Emily Austin, and Lauren Olerich, Alyssa Niemeyer, Coco B win a 1-month supply of popchips from @popchips Donna D, Lori Drumm, Carson Phillips, Andrea Moore, Amy Sweaty & Sweet, Ashley Faubion, Jennifer S. Mitchell, Jacqueline Newton, Michelle Dixon, and Jamie @ A Healthy J.D. win 10 music download cards (5 downloads per card) from @popchips Kashi Davis and Jess Palmer win two thin Sparkly Soul headbands from @SparklySoulInc Rachel Chemerynski and Jessica Humphrey win two wide Sparkly Soul headbands from @SparklySoulInc Krista Biddlingmeier, Kara Nicole, Axel Kussmann, and Nanci Cernak win four BAMR nonslip 7/8" wide headbands from @BAMRbands Aileen Brenner wins a Stella & Dot Lucky Charm Necklace from @WearingMascara
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Coco B - Woohoo! Thanks for doing this. I have more ideas and work to do but this was a great motivator to start!
Mar 03, 2013
Katy Widrick - Stephanie (and others), I'm sending out an email in the next few minutes to gather mailing addresses for the winners, and I'll then pass on that info to the sponsors. Prizes will come directly from the sponsor, but feel free to reach to me with any questions/concerns.
Mar 03, 2013
Andrea Moore
I know this challenge is over, but I have just one more thing. I applied for the BlogHer Social Media Influencer program, and I've been accepted for Pinterest so far.
Aileen Brenner - Same here! Only you have to have a business account with Pinterest in order to actually work with this program (do you already have one?). I've been trying for days to convert my Pinterest account to a business account, but something with Pinterest seems to be broken. Let me know if you're able to successfully do this!!
Mar 01, 2013
Katy Widrick
Happy March! Well, I can't believe how amazing this 28-Day Blog Challenge was, or that it's over...anyone else wish February had a few more days in it? I have received a lot of emails and tweets asking if there will be another Challenge. And given your enthusiasm, I'd LOVE to make it happen! I'll be putting together the details, with some new to-do lists, prizes, etc. and if you'd like to notified once the Challenge is ready to join, head to: eepurl.com/v-bHv. It's a mailing list that I'm putting together just for the Challenge, so you won't be spammed and I'll only use this to remind you about the signup, announce new prizes, etc. You can unsubscribe at any time.

In the meantime, I hope you'll join me at katywidrick.com and on Twitter at @kwidrick. I'm going to be doing a series of "lessons learned" from #28DBC, including tutorials on how to do some of the tasks that you guys found most important (or most difficult). I'd love to get your input and examples, so come find me and make sure that you have shared YOUR link as well! Post your URL in this thread so we can all add each other to our daily reading list.

(BTW, winners will be announced soon!)
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Nanci Cernak - Oh yes, I'm in ! Can't wait.
Mar 01, 2013
Natalee Bales - Thanks again Katy! It was great having a support group during the first month of starting my blog. www.eatnapplay.wordpress.com
Mar 02, 2013
Alyssa Neiers
I updated my profile picture!
Alyssa Neiers
I updated my Contact page.
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