The first ever Blog Every Day in May challenge started back in 2013. I can’t quite believe how popular it has been each time as I hosted the challenge every 6 months thereafter in November and May. This is now the 4TH Blog Every Day in May challenge.
So without further ado, Blog Every Day in May, affectionately known as BEDM, is back for 2016.
If you are a blogger and you are up for the challenge to kickstart your creative juices, help you form a great blogging habit and build a new community of engaged readers on your blog, then Blog Every Day in May is the one for you.
What is Blog Every Day in May (#BEDM)?
Blog Every Day in May is a blogging challenge. It encourages you to write and publish a blog post every day for the entire month of May. It’s as simple as that.
I will be setting a topic for each day to help inspire you. Or you can choose your own topics. Either way, you blog, you publish, and you share on Twitter with the hashtag #BEDM. There you will find loads of awesome new blogs to read and a community of other awesome likeminded bloggers.
I started this project simply for a bit of fun and a way to connect with other bloggers. It came from conversations on Twitter where quite a few of my blogger friends were stuck in a bit of a rut. After some thought I decided that a blog every day challenge would be a fantastic way to get creative with the support of other bloggers.
Since May 2013 hundreds of bloggers from all over the world have taken part in #BEDM. They have created fantastic content, found a new blogging community and grown their readership. It is such a fun challenge both personally as a blogger, and as member of the community.
How To Join Blog Every Day in May / BEDM
- Sign up on the Google Docs form below
- Save the Google Calendar to your own so you can follow the topics every day (just click on the bottom right button to save it to your own calendar)
- Alternatively, you can check back here for your daily inspiration
- Grab the Blog Every Day in May badge and pop it in your sidebar so we know who’s taking part
- Share your posts on Twitter with the hashtag #BEDM
- And get commenting on fellow BEDM-ers posts and spread the blog love!
Sign up form:
See who else is getting involved:
Calendar for Blog Every Day in May:
Display this badge in your sidebar:
Add this badge:
Using this code:
Frequently Asked Questions:
What if I can’t blog every day?
This is meant to be a fun challenge so don’t stress or worry if you miss a day. It’s the taking part that counts. So just keep going!
What if the topic isn’t suitable for my blog?
The topics are totally optional, they are meant to serve as a guide. If you have something else totally rad to write about instead, do that. The main aim is to blog every day, not necessarily follow the topic calendar.
How shall I interpret the topic?
Try to be creative and use the topics as a springboard. Think of alternative ways to blog such as photo diaries, lists, poems, video blogs, mind maps, illustrations…you could even try a podcast.
Oh-em-gee … this blog post isn’t perfect, I’m too scared to publish it!
This is more of a statement than a question, but was repeated plenty last time. I say publish away. I’ve sometimes been surprised by the response to some of my least favourite blog posts in the past. You never know, so just get the posts out there. The more you blog, the better it will be.
Hey! I can’t see the full topic details on the Google calendar?!
You need to hover or click on the topic to reveal the rest of the topic title and the prompts. I recommend saving the calendar to your own Google calendar so you can visit it easily every day.
How can I find fellow BEDM-ers?
Check out the google docs spreadsheet above with all of the participants listed there and follow the #BEDM hashtag on Twitter for the conversation.
Are you ready for the challenge to blog every day?
Will you be joining us?
Remember, it’s the taking part that counts!
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