1. Suggest a question for us to answer
Dec 292012
 

Con has just tweeted out a link to a post about “5 Motivation Hacks for Bloggers”. It’s timely. We’re reactivating our blogging here for 2013.

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I’m not going to link to the article as it is on a content farm site. (Honestly, with a tagline “Generate Traffic, Convert Leads, Make Money!!!” I just cannot bring myself to go there… you should be able to find it from the post title and that information if you really want to). The tips are nice, however:

  1. Make it a habit
  2. Make it enjoyable
  3. Make it challenging
  4. Make it public knowledge
  5. Reward yourself

They are what FQ is all about. Con and I started this exercise as a space for an enjoyable challenge that would become a habit (…what the “fortnight” bit is all about).  We found, however, that posting just once a month each was not habit-forming enough. It was actually easier to blog daily when we were doing #blogjune than to get into the groove to post monthly.

One of my resolutions this year is to spend more of my time doing things I like to do, so we are trying a new schedule. One of us will post weekly, and rather than just one of us answer each question, both of us will. We will take it in turns to be the first to answer the question. The schedule gets so complicated that we are just slavishly following a Google doc and answering and asking a new question whenever it says to.

So, while the question I would like to ask Con after reading the blogging hacks is “Reward ourselves? What should we do to reward ourselves if we keep up with FQ regularly?” , my actual question to her (Question 21) that she needs to answer in the first week of January 2013 is “Do you have any New Years’ Resolutions?

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