Need a blogging challenge to chase away the mid-winter blues? Join us for the 2023 #write28days blogging challenge. Sign up for the emails, set your goals, and start writing!
Looking for a blogging challenge to chase away the mid-winter blues? Join us for a writing challenge that will not only flex your creative muscles but help you learn the discipline of writing and posting consistently. If you’re new to blogging, you’ll love the added benefit of having 28 new posts in your blog!
The Skinny on #write28days
Here’s how it works. You commit to writing and posting EVERY DAY in February. Twenty-eight days of writing and posting. Between February 1 and 5, you’ll be able to click here to link up your landing page (or first post).
Check back often during that week and find someone else writing about a topic that seems interesting to you. Visit their post and leave a comment, letting them know that you’re part of the challenge, too.
On social media (Facebook links, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc), use the hashtag #write28days to make it easier to find each other, connect, and cheer each other on (after all, what’s the fun in a challenge with no cheerleaders?).
Join the Facebook Group if you’d like to engage even more. We’ll have daily share threads and accountability opportunities.
Don’t worry. There are no #write28days police out there, making sure you post every day. No one will knock at your door at midnight if you haven’t hit publish yet.
In fact, no one will knock on your door if it takes you longer than 28 days to write 28 posts. Or if what you have to say takes longer than 28 days to say (that happened to me one year…it was more of a ‘#write41days’ challenge).
The idea of having a writing challenge started almost a decade ago with a blogger called The Nester, who issued the challenge in October. She eventually turned the reins over to Crystal Stine, who announced in November 2018 that that would be the final year of the #write31days October challenge.
I participated for five years, and I can attest that participating in the challenge was the best thing I ever did for my blogging. I’d been writing to an audience of mostly crickets for an entire year. When I joined the challenge, I suddenly discovered a community.
The friends I made during that first challenge are still my friends. We hang out in each other’s spaces, promote each other’s writing, and cheer each other on through sickness and health, job loss, and life changes.
I hope you’ll also find community and encouragement for your writing journey.
For the Five-Minute Friday Fans
If you’re a Five-Minute Friday regular, you know all about writing with prompts. Once again, I’ll have 28 writing prompts you may use
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If you’d like the prompts in advance, make sure you sign up below! I’ll send out seven prompts each week starting on January 15. I know some of you love to get ahead of the game!
Hurray. I am looking forward to this.
I shared on Twitter.
Thank you, Anita. Looking forward to this.
Thanks bunches Anita. I’m looking forward to this. I shared on Pinterest, LinkedIn and tumbler.
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Looking forward to the journey & growing my blogiverse.
Yikes! This will be a real challenge… but good to hear that we have some grace 🙂
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oh Anita! This sounds so fun!!! I am INNNNNNN!!!! and counting the days!! I do love a good prompt, my friend! 🙂
I hope I get my posts and words matched again. I have already got some.
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Ok, I’m committed. I just purchased a wp.com site and will be rebranding myself and blogging all my randomness. Hoping this challenge will rebirth my desire to share my heart and life with others.
So glad to see your face and name pop up, Barbie! 🙂
Barbie, it’s so good to see you again!
I need to get my writing muscles flexed again, and build a routine of writing. I’m glad that you also mention we can give ourselves permission to complete 28 posts beyond 28 days! My full-time job can take over my writing time, but I love to learn through this challenge how I might fit in time to write more!
You can do it! And we don’t care how long it takes ;).
I haven’t received emails other than the weekly Inspire Me Monday message, so I signed up again today. Checked junk and spam. I’m writing about JOY this year.
Oh, no! Let me know if you don’t get anything today!
I’m joining late, and am a little confused about linking up – I only see a link-up here for the first prompt (and it closes very soon – I don’t know if I’ll make it!) Will there be link-ups for the other prompts, or are those being shared in the FB group?
I signed up for 2022 and I tweeted about this challenge. Thanks so much for doing this.
Looking forward to this years challenge.
The 2021 challenge was fun. I’m sure this year’s challenge will be too!
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Anita, I’m not sure I can do this in addition to my regular daily posts but I’m thinking about giving it a try.
Hey, Anita! I was wondering if any prompts for 2022 have been sent out? I did sign up but haven’t received anything.
Let me check and make sure you’re on this year’s mailing list!
When’s the next challenge? I missed the February one and I would love to participate in the next one 🙂
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Well, I signed up! I hesitated, because I’m not sure I can do it, but I love writing challenge and I love writing with prompts. We’ll see how it goes! Thanks for doing this again, Anita! Blessings to you!
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Wow. Looks like everyone’s excited! I remember those years with The Nester (maybe that’s where you and I first bumped into each other?!)
I’m not sure I’m in but I’ll be keeping an eye on the action.
Sounds intriguing! Think I’ll give it a try. Thank you for offering.
I signed up dear friend.
Thank you bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month
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