[Day 8] Congratulations for completing Act One of the 30 Day Blog Challenge!

Posted on /by Natalie Sisson/ in Entrepreneurs / 103 comments
Day 8 of 30 Day Blog Challenge - Act 1 Complete

Look at you! You’ve just completed Act 1 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge and you did it in style.

Big congratulations are in order for making it through the first 7 days and especially to those of you completed every single day – what an accomplishment. I seriously hope you’re starting to see some stellar results.

You may have noticed you’re getting your writing groove on, getting into the flow more easily, enjoying reading other peoples’ posts and learning from them, getting more engagement on your blog and getting to grips with it all.

(If you’re hungry to learn more I’m holding a free webinar on Wednesday about how to build a blog that matters – details at the end of this post).

Let’s recap on what we covered in Act 1:

 

Day 8 of 30 Day Blog Challenge - Act 1 Complete

So how did you do?

If you blogged along with me during the last week, or even wrote your own personal journey answering the key calls to action you should now have:

  • a crystal clear understanding of the mindset needed to build a life of freedom, adventure and personal success
  • understood the pros and cons of location independence and where you fit on that spectrum
  • laid the foundation for creating a business and lifestyle you love, with ideas for what you want to do to make your perfect day a reality.

Welcome to the new world of digital nomads!

Yep it’s time to celebrate your progress so far and welcome you to my world.

It’s been amazing to look all the blog posts being written for this 30 Day Blog Challenge (which I link to at the end of each daily post).

Now what is next?

It’s time for Act 2 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge, building your own business! Over the next 12 days we will be covering:

  • Day 9 – Welcome to Act 2: How to Build Your Online Business

  • Day 10 – The Only Two Ways to Really Make Money Online.

  • Day 11 –  Knowing What Business Model to Choose and Why.

  • Day 12  – How to Use Your Personality to Stand Out Online.

  • Day 13 –  The Key To Building Your Website Without Breaking the Bank.

  • Day 14 – How to Build a Blog That Matters And Monetize It

  • Day 15 – Why You Need an Email List (& How to Build Your Own).

  • Day 16 – Work Smart, Not Hard. Why You Should Outsource & Where to Start.

  • Day 17 – How to Engage Your Tribe Online by Building Trust & Providing Value.

  • Day 18 – Building a Trustworthy Affiliate Team To Sell Your Products For You

  • Day 19 – How to Build Your Platform and Increase Traffic by Working WITH Your Competitors

  • Day 20 – Tips, Tools & Resources: All You Will Need to Build Your Online Business.

Your three next steps:

1. Take a break! There is no challenge question today – that’s right you get a free day! So use it to catch up on any posts you missed or get ready for Act 2.

Proactive people who blogged anyway!

In the comments below share your greatest learning so far on this Blog Challenge OR a question you have around blogging you want me to answer!

Round up of some of today’s blog posts by you

 

  • I used the break in a productive way and wrote a new entry, consolidating the first 7 days and coming to some important alternative conclusions about my own terms.

    https://penzu.com/p/5fe0415d

    • Fantastic Kerstin. Look at all these productive folks on this challenge – it’s magnificent

    • Thanks Kristy, and I think in your blog I’ve found something new and cool to follow too!

      • Thanks Kristy! I established my blog a year ago, along with my business which provides foreign language instruction and coaching. The blog’s at http://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk 🙂

  • Thanks Nat.
    Loving the journey, so amped up about this whole challenge!
    I feel like your always there to provide the kick in the ass I need 🙂

  • Thanks Nat.
    Loving the journey, so amped up about this whole challenge!
    I feel like your always there to provide the kick in the ass I need 🙂

  • Nik Wood

    Will there be a way to access the webinar after it airs? It’s happening at 4am my time and I need my sleep 🙂

    • Penny Mason Van Beek

      I’m also curious about this. It will be 3am here. I’m all for an early start in the day but that’s a little too early.

    • I prefer people to attend webinars live for the Q+A and actually turn up to learn. There may be a recording if you’re lucky 😉

  • Nik Wood

    Will there be a way to access the webinar after it airs? It’s happening at 4am my time and I need my sleep 🙂

    • Penny Mason Van Beek

      I’m also curious about this. It will be 3am here. I’m all for an early start in the day but that’s a little too early.

    • I prefer people to attend webinars live for the Q+A and actually turn up to learn. There may be a recording if you’re lucky 😉

  • Penny Mason Van Beek

    No prompt today? Eeek… Found something to write about anyhow! https://onsparklingwings.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/no-prompting.html

  • Whew.. I’m actually glad to hear their is no “assignment” today. This doesn’t mean I won’t write though.

    Big congrats to all who are participating and pushing out AWESOME content. Way to go
    Dharmesh Barot, Elizabeth Coughlan and Kirk Sylvester for impacting us all.

    Looking forward to the next few weeks.
    Best,
    Alan

    • Yeah sometimes having some space to just write without the pressure is all we need to get our creative juices flowing

  • Whew.. I’m actually glad to hear their is no “assignment” today. This doesn’t mean I won’t write though.

    Big congrats to all who are participating and pushing out AWESOME content. Way to go
    Dharmesh Barot, Elizabeth Coughlan and Kirk Sylvester for impacting us all.

    Looking forward to the next few weeks.
    Best,
    Alan

    • Yeah sometimes having some space to just write without the pressure is all we need to get our creative juices flowing

  • Oh happy days…an unexpected break exactly when I need it! Looking forward to starting Act 2 tomorrow! 🙂

  • Oh happy days…an unexpected break exactly when I need it! Looking forward to starting Act 2 tomorrow! 🙂

  • Madelaine Coelyn

    What have you done for me lately? Day Eight, just because: https://penzu.com/p/95995a3a

    • Madelaine this is one of the best posts I’ve read from you. And I love how you’ve changed your mindset on the value of this blog challenge because people are reading and what you’re writing is so important. I think you have a second page but I can see it on Penzu…but congrats for going above and beyond on Day 8

      • Madelaine Coelyn

        Awww, cheers, Natalie! I’m thrilled to be a part of this challenge, thank you so much for creating it :). There’s only one page for Day 8, thank you for reading and for your valued input!

  • Kristina

    Congrats to the winners! Natalie’s book is such a great source of inspiration, advice, and tools/resources. I’m pumped to get through the rest of the challenge and put what I’m learning to good use!

    • Thank you so much Kristina. So glad you bought it and have really put it into action – that’s the entire purpose of why I wrote it so I’m thrilled.

  • Congrats to the winners! Natalie’s book is such a great source of inspiration, advice, and tools/resources. I’m pumped to get through the rest of the challenge and put what I’m learning to good use!

    • Thank you so much Kristina. So glad you bought it and have really put it into action – that’s the entire purpose of why I wrote it so I’m thrilled.

  • Ashlee Thurlow

    I’m catching up on the challenge! New website is up and the blog post for Act 1 and Day 8. https://thehealthywealthywife.com/30-day-blog-challenge-notes-on-being-a-lifestyle-entrepreneur/

  • Mischell_ZenFitBC

    I am love, love, loving this challenge. I’m new to blogging but have always loved writing! I hope to continue getting better and finding my writing style.
    Congrats to the winners!!

  • Mischell_ZenFitBC

    I am love, love, loving this challenge. I’m new to blogging but have always loved writing! I hope to continue getting better and finding my writing style.
    Congrats to the winners!!

  • Madelaine this is one of the best posts I’ve read from you. And I love how you’ve changed your mindset on the value of this blog challenge because people are reading and what you’re writing is so important. I think you have a second page but I can see it on Penzu…but congrats for going above and beyond on Day 8

    • Madelaine Coelyn

      Awww, cheers, Natalie! I’m thrilled to be a part of this challenge, thank you so much for creating it :). There’s only one page for Day 8, thank you for reading and for your valued input!

  • Excellent stuff for being proactive

  • Fantastic Kerstin. Look at all these productive folks on this challenge – it’s magnificent

  • writeahead

    B-but…I don’t want a break 🙂

    Okay, I’ll write up my newsletter instead. See you inspiring peeps tomorrow!

  • B-but…I don’t want a break 🙂

    Okay, I’ll write up my newsletter instead. See you inspiring peeps tomorrow!

  • Kate Marolt

    Yeay winners! The book is freaking fantastic I’m so excited for more people to have it! (Nice job Natalie!) The clarity is incredible, and the information so useful.

    Happy to have my birthday ‘off’, though I wrote other things today instead and recycled an old post on the blog.

    Can’t wait for tomorrow!

    • Happy Birthday Kate! Double reason to celebrate!!

    • Wow thanks Kate – hope you put that loveliness down in a review on Amazon that would make my day. YAY! Happy birthday too

  • Kate Marolt

    Yeay winners! The book is freaking fantastic I’m so excited for more people to have it! (Nice job Natalie!) The clarity is incredible, and the information so useful.

    Happy to have my birthday ‘off’, though I wrote other things today instead and recycled an old post on the blog.

    Can’t wait for tomorrow!

    • Wow thanks Kate – hope you put that loveliness down in a review on Amazon that would make my day. YAY! Happy birthday too

  • J Lemaire

    yeah, I’m now officially caught up posting. My biggest learning so far: I’m really close to making it happen, and already have a lot of the right mindset, right processes, and perhaps most importantly, the right real-life community surrounding me to help me along. Thanks so much for this blog challenge, Natalie, it comes at just the right time for me personally and helps me put a deadline to getting things done for thinking up my business.
    I also loooove to read other participants’ journeys and thoughts. Thanks everyone for your openness in sharing!

    • You’re so welcome and that’s lovely to hear indeed!

  • yeah, I’m now officially caught up posting. My biggest learning so far: I’m really close to making it happen, and already have a lot of the right mindset, right processes, and perhaps most importantly, the right real-life community surrounding me to help me along. Thanks so much for this blog challenge, Natalie, it comes at just the right time for me personally and helps me put a deadline to getting things done for thinking up my business.
    I also loooove to read other participants’ journeys and thoughts. Thanks everyone for your openness in sharing!

    • You’re so welcome and that’s lovely to hear indeed!

  • Lynnette Garcia-Corrales

    WHEW! i joined late so i had to cram all my challenges into one big post. But now i’m up to date – yay! https://goo.gl/sOSfr7

  • Katie

    I can’t believe how much writing I’ve done and Natalie, you’re right – it does get easier. I’m going to spend tonight reading and commenting on people’s blogs. Looking forward to catching up !

    • I know it’s quite amazing huh. And so achievable once you put your mind to it.

  • Katie

    I can’t believe how much writing I’ve done and Natalie, you’re right – it does get easier. I’m going to spend tonight reading and commenting on people’s blogs. Looking forward to catching up !

    • I know it’s quite amazing huh. And so achievable once you put your mind to it.

  • Excellent idea and well written!

    • Kerstin

      Thanks Kristy, and I think in your blog I’ve found something new and cool to follow too!

      • Ooooo, thanks Kerstin – new and cool sound good to me 🙂 Please share your website/blog with us when you’re ready to transition (Penzu looks to be working really well for you).

  • Ray Lardie

    Your challenge for today made me laugh– that’s exactly what I did! I was off the grid all weekend for a conference and spent the day catching up. Thought I had one left, only to read Day 8 and realize it was already done.

    I’m really loving this challenge, Natalie, thank you so much! I already have so many ideas for my blog that I’m queuing up to implement once this challenge is done. I can’t wait to share!

    • I love to make people laugh Ray so thank you for telling me how this challenge is helping you and making an impact at the same time.

  • Ray Lardie

    Your challenge for today made me laugh– that’s exactly what I did! I was off the grid all weekend for a conference and spent the day catching up. Thought I had one left, only to read Day 8 and realize it was already done.

    I’m really loving this challenge, Natalie, thank you so much! I already have so many ideas for my blog that I’m queuing up to implement once this challenge is done. I can’t wait to share!

    • I love to make people laugh Ray so thank you for telling me how this challenge is helping you and making an impact at the same time.

  • Katie Daniels

    I posted today about celebrating! Celebrating making it to day 8, and making other strides in my business: https://furnishingfunctions.blogspot.com/2013/08/30-day-blog-challenge-day-8.html

    • Oooh I love a good celebration

    • Susanne Rieger

      Celebrating – very good idea! 🙂 – Celebrating is the salt of life.

  • Dharmesh Barot

    My biggest learning is that your challenge has pushed me to give up procrastination and not wait for that awesome post to come to me. Few of my posts from last week ended up impressing me because when I read your challenge for those days I was blank.. I wondered what to write, but when I started writing it all fell in place.

    I spend a lot of time thinking, thinking, thinking.. I guess I just have to write.. if I don’t like I always have a choice of not publishing.

    Also, when Natalie mentioned my name.. I was thrilled :D.. Thank you for the appreciation.

    • Awww that’s so sweet to hear and you deserve it Dharmesh. I’ll be in touch!

  • Dharmesh Barot

    My biggest learning is that your challenge has pushed me to give up procrastination and not wait for that awesome post to come to me. Few of my posts from last week ended up impressing me because when I read your challenge for those days I was blank.. I wondered what to write, but when I started writing it all fell in place.

    I spend a lot of time thinking, thinking, thinking.. I guess I just have to write.. if I don’t like I always have a choice of not publishing.

    Also, when Natalie mentioned my name.. I was thrilled :D.. Thank you for the appreciation.

    • Awww that’s so sweet to hear and you deserve it Dharmesh. I’ll be in touch!

  • Melissa AuClair

    Thanks for the break today Natalie 🙂 I caught up with the weekend assignments:https://www.launchyourcreativelife.com/blogging-challenge-catch-up/
    Looking forward to the next leg of the blogging challenge.

    • Glad to hear you found it beneficial. Congrats on catching up

  • Thanks for the break today Natalie 🙂 I caught up with the weekend assignments:https://www.launchyourcreativelife.com/blogging-challenge-catch-up/
    Looking forward to the next leg of the blogging challenge.

    • Glad to hear you found it beneficial. Congrats on catching up

  • Mary Applebaum

    I’m officially caught up on posting! Looking forward to starting Act 2 🙂

    https://sweetmaplelife.blogspot.ca/2013/08/day-7-of-30-day-blog-challenge.html

  • Mary Applebaum

    I’m officially caught up on posting! Looking forward to starting Act 2 🙂

    https://sweetmaplelife.blogspot.ca/2013/08/day-7-of-30-day-blog-challenge.html

  • Oooh I love a good celebration

  • Great work Kristy. You are going great guns and hope your day turned out more positive as a result

    • It certainly did, thanks Natalie! Even coaxed a few more people (offline) to join this great challenge. ‘See’ you at 5am…eek.

  • Great work Kristy. You are going great guns and hope your day turned out more positive as a result

  • zarah darling

    So glad to have blogged the last 7 days! Do you know why this is the first challenge I’m sticking to this far, ever? It’s because I told myself, and I believe me, I’m allowed to stop or adjust the challenge to meet my needs any time I choose. This challenge isn’t to meet someone else’s elaborate make-me-jump-through-hoops scheme, it’s a tool for me to know myself better: under stress, under expectation, under guidance. If I pay attention to how the routine, writing prompts, and goals make me feel, I’ve already won, no matter how well I “follow the rules”. This develops an instinct in me which serves me well under any circumstance and I can expand and thrive.

  • zarah darling

    So glad to have blogged the last 7 days! Do you know why this is the first challenge I’m sticking to this far, ever? It’s because I told myself, and I believe me, I’m allowed to stop or adjust the challenge to meet my needs any time I choose. This challenge isn’t to meet someone else’s elaborate make-me-jump-through-hoops scheme, it’s a tool for me to know myself better: under stress, under expectation, under guidance. If I pay attention to how the routine, writing prompts, and goals make me feel, I’ve already won, no matter how well I “follow the rules”. This develops an instinct in me which serves me well under any circumstance and I can expand and thrive.

  • Oh Wow! My name is up there! Thanks Natalie. This is totally fun and it’s so inspirational to read everyone’s posts in the challenge. If you want to pass along that copy of your ebook to someone else, please do. I already have a copy from participating in the Kickstarter project for your book.

    Since I couldn’t have 29 posts in a 30 days challenge, here is day 8, “My Story.”
    https://kirksylvester.com/entrepreneurship/30-day-blog-challenge-day-8-my-story/

  • Kim Kalan

    What I have learned the most is the a business online is a world without boarders. Having a mind set that you are selling to the world was hard to gasp and plan for and around.

  • Kim Kalan

    What I have learned the most is the a business online is a world without boarders. Having a mind set that you are selling to the world was hard to gasp and plan for and around.

  • Susanne Rieger

    I’m glad about the day off, so I can catch up and do today Day 9 🙂
    Your 30 Day Blog Challenge is really a challenge – for good. It’s a commitment helping me to start my business. Big THANK YOU

  • Susanne Rieger

    I’m glad about the day off, so I can catch up and do today Day 9 🙂
    Your 30 Day Blog Challenge is really a challenge – for good. It’s a commitment helping me to start my business. Big THANK YOU

  • Susanne Rieger

    Celebrating – very good idea! 🙂 – Celebrating is the salt of life.

  • Karen Wojciechowski

    Day 8: My layered Mocha Protein Bar Recipe, what an end to an awesome week. Have enjoyed it so much, its great habit building to blog every day 🙂

  • Karen Wojciechowski

    Day 8: My layered Mocha Protein Bar Recipe, what an end to an awesome week. Have enjoyed it so much, its great habit building to blog every day 🙂

  • Nina Andrijanic

    This what I wrote about on my day off. What is social Awareness and why it’s iimportant to have it in your busniness. https://www.theemotionista.com/2013/08/16/what-is-social-awareness/

  • Aangeljewellery

    I’ve only managed one blog post but I’m not getting upset about it, every little bit helps towards setting my location independent goals in motion, here’s the first one
    https://www.angeljewellery.ie/news/angel-jewellery-i-have-a-dream/

  • This challenge has definitely made me realize what I want in my business and my life. These daily posts are making me thing what I want and what I have to do to get there. I know I want more time with family and friends, especially my son, so hopefully if I stay focused, I will get there. Thank you for this challenge!

  • This challenge has definitely made me realize what I want in my business and my life. These daily posts are making me thing what I want and what I have to do to get there. I know I want more time with family and friends, especially my son, so hopefully if I stay focused, I will get there. Thank you for this challenge!

  • Melanie ter Borg

    thank you for the break- I realize I need to pretty-up my blog, but I think I will instead get CAUGHT UP as I got behind during the Canadian thanksgiving: gobble gobble.

  • Melanie ter Borg

    thank you for the break- I realize I need to pretty-up my blog, but I think I will instead get CAUGHT UP as I got behind during the Canadian thanksgiving: gobble gobble.

  • I used today to respond to a question from a reader which is very much in line with this challenge https://lawofattraction4life.com/2013/10/360/

  • Fiona Frew

    Ha ha, funny how that happened. I took the weekend as a blogging break and here I was given a virtual one. Nice – almost all up to date!!! Sense of accomplishment achieved.

  • Fiona Frew

    Ha ha, funny how that happened. I took the weekend as a blogging break and here I was given a virtual one. Nice – almost all up to date!!! Sense of accomplishment achieved.

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