The Consistency Challenge aka #MJConsistencyChallenge is back and instead of tackling Instagram, we’re tackling blogging which I can’t lie I’m pretty excited about it. I was pretty vocal about my issues during the May challenge which dealt with Instagram. My reach and some other metrics just totally seemed to tank, but I was consistent and posted everyday so the purpose was served.
My goal is to drive more people to my blog and website because that’s what I own. There is always a lot going on with Instagram and social channels and the one constant is my blog and site. All of that said I’m sharing why I joined the consistency challenge.
Break 100 Posts
Consistency is important because had I been consistent another month or two in the past, I would have already made to my 100th blog post. I’m pretty excited to reach that milestone; it reminds me that blogging is not dead and that yes there is still space and still a ton of room for those of you who are looking to start a blog. I’m also super proud of this to be milestone because I’ve shown up not only for myself, but for someone else 100 times.
The Consistency Challenge Will Drive More Traffic to My Blog
The one thing that makes sense about the consistency challenge is consistently putting yourself out and in front of people. Like I mentioned above, my goal is always to drive more readers and return readers to my site, so while posting 1x a week, 4x a month is still great, I’m really looking forward to seeing what the volume of traffic looks like during the consistency challenge. I believe in the type of content I put out and it’s usually evergreen content that can be updated, so I’m confident that adding more posts will continue to add to what I already share.
More Blog Views and Engagement = Pitch Leverage
One thing Mattie always talks about is how she leverages her blog for additional asks when it comes to working with brands and I remember my first paid blog post. I REALLY really enjoyed it and want to leverage my actual site in addition to my social channels, so I feel like this is guiding me in the right direction as far as thinking about my future pitches and brand collaborations. I “identify” as a blogger, so this is my time to really just get to it and write like I know I can.
My site and my blog, similar to my social channels become my resume of sorts; it’s my portfolio of what I say I’m about and what I say I can do, so the push to really continue to bring that out is important to me.
I Love A Good Challenge
I joined the consistency challenge because I’m competitive and I love a good challenge. While I’m not looking to beat anyone out based on any type of criteria, I’m looking forward to pushing myself. Exercising my systems, time management, and DISCIPLINE, which is my word of the year, is the perfect way to really push myself to that next level. Not only that if I really want to be about this life full time I need to have full time habits. This challenge couldn’t have come at a better time. Working from home and staying at home is still a very real thing, so I’m ready to take advantage.
Facebook Community to Hold Me Accountable During the Consistency Challenge
The consistency challenge and the MJ facebook group is one of a kind. It’s nice to know that inadvertently someone is rooting for you and holding you accountable to what you said you would do. People have done so many things as a result of the community and I’m just glad I can show up unapologetic with other like minded individuals, who do happen to look like me, and really go hard for myself. It’s inspiring when a ton of people are working to do something better or push themselves into a new arena or realm. I like that even if I’m just looking in. Like I said, I love a good challenge and why not root on others while rooting for myself. I’ll definitely have to report back about my thoughts at the end of the challenge.
Girl preach! I was on the fence because I basically took a break from writing. A lot of hard realities and self confidence talks later, I think I should definitely use this as a way to put myself back in the habit of writing! Love your blog posts!
Yes Kristin! You got this! Even if it isn’t based around the challenge, getting back into the swing of it will feel so good, continue to be confident! Thank you so much for taking the time out to read, I really appreciate it!