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b45864771860e641697b2f27df3064bdHappy New Year! Have you set a goal to blog more this year? (I hope you have – it is one of the best ways to grow traffic to your site and subscribers to your list)

One of the very best ways to get into a blogging habit is to join the Ultimate Blog Challenge and try to post each day in the month of January. (If you don’t – it’s OK – but you’ll have a lot more fun trying as part of the UBC).

You might be thinking “But, Michele, what the heck do I blog about?”

One of the best things you can do for your site and for your community is to write a series of posts on the basics. What are those questions that people keep asking you? You should be able to point them right to a relevant blog post. If writing a whole series of posts about your expertise seems overwhelming – start with one post. In that post, answer the question that people ask you the most. (Here’s a hint: This type of post is a great place for using your keywords – since you are writing about the basic problem clients want to you solve for them).

I’m going to kick you with my velvet boot now…

To encourage you to actually write this post, I’m gonna sweeten the pot with a little guest posting contest. I want to you write a post on *the* question you get asked the most (or the one thing you really wish more people knew about your area of expertise).

Here’s how it will work:

1. You have until Monday, January 6 to submit an outline (or topic) for your post to meredith@decisiveminds.com. We’ll choose the 10 best topics and announce the finalists in the January 7 newsletter. After that, you have until January 10 to send us your post (no more than 500 words).

2. The posts will go live between January 15 – 31. We will let you know when your post is coming live so you can promote it to all of your friends.

3. We will choose the winners based on a combination of writing quality and social engagement (so get the word out…)

The prize: A Take Action Get Profits Segment Sponsorship (lots of exposure for YOU) Plus, as a finalist, you’ll get lots of exposure through my blog, social media and my newsletter.

I’m looking forward to reading all of your posts!

So… what are you waiting for? Let the best post prevail.