Blogging Abroad’s 2017 New Years Blog Challenge

The 2017 Blog Challenge has come to a close. Check out the recap posts from the New Years challenge, and start your own challenge with our 10-week, start-anytime Blog Challenge.

When does the Blog Challenge start?

Our New Year’s 2017 Challenge starts Monday, January 2. To receive all the prompts, make sure you’re signed up by January 1!

If the timing doesn’t work out for you, we also have a 10-week challenge adapted from our 2016 challenge which is now available for you to start at any time.

What if I've already written something on a given prompt? Can I submit a link to an older post?

Yes, that is fine if you’ve already published something in the past that fits the week’s prompt. Consider revising it to make it even better or add new insight you’ve learned since you first wrote it. (Note that we only pull in new posts automatically, so please e-mail us your post URL if you wish us to share an older post.)

What happens if I miss a blog post or have to publish it late?

Keep going. We’re not going to kick you out if you fall behind. But remember, this is a chance to hone your craft, become a better blogger, and accomplish something worthwhile. Our community needs your unique voice and perspective. Your readers want to hear from you, and if you don’t share with them the benefits of what you’re experiencing abroad, who will?

You can always be included in our “round ups” after the fact by adding a comment at the bottom of the corresponding round up post with your link.

Is the Blog Challenge a competition? Will I win something?

Blog Challenges are more about challenging yourself. There is no competition involved. Although we don’t have official prizes, you do get something out of it: the feeling of accomplishment, a more engaging blog, the chance to blog alongside others around the world and exchange stories, and exposure to a wider audience on our site- among other things!

I don't have internet at home. When should I plan my weekly internet time for this Challenge?

All of the prompts will be sent by e-mail on Monday mornings PST.

So as an example, if you’re only able to go to the internet twice per week, we would recommend Tuesday and sometime on the weekend. That way, you can get the prompt e-mail, write your posts offline on the days in between, and publish your post before the week’s deadline is up.

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