Recently, I saw a post by Greg Ferro, also known as @EtherealMind on Twitter, who blogs at EtherealMind.com with some really great information specializing on networking, but with much more than that on his site. The post was called the 30 blogs in 30 days challenge which I’ve seen in the past, and I love the inspiration that it gives to drive some excellent content and creativity.
Community, Virtual Design Master, and the #vDM30in30
I’ve been lucky to be a part of some incredible technology community groups. Besides being a co-leader of the Toronto VMUG and an occasional vBrownBag contributor, and over the last 2 years I’ve been working with Angelo Luciani, Melissa Palmer, and now Jonathan Frappier on the Virtual Design Master event. Part of the real fun we have had with Virtual Design Master is the amazing competitors, supporters, and contributors who have banded together to make this a premiere online reality event for IT professionals.
Once I saw the 30 blogs in 30 days from Greg, I immediately jumped in and said I’d love to be a part of it. What I really loved that happened immediately afterwards, was that many of the #vDM community jumped in and pledged to be a part of it as well.
What Will the Blogs Be About?
This is a great question. The answer is, anything! This is simply a challenge to ourselves to put our creative minds to work and flex our writing muscles with a fun, and exciting challenge.
In fact, you can kind of cheat and introduce yourself a little bit with your first post. Why not? All that matters is that you can prove to yourself that you can either begin writing, or improve on your existing writing skills. I call it writing muscle for a reason, because it needs exercise to make it stronger. There is no better training than kicking off the post-Halloween 30 days this way.
Follow Along Every Day in November
You can track the progress on Twitter (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23vDM30in30), and we will also create a list of the participants along with Greg to show our support for what he started with us.
If you want to join in, please feel free to do so. Even if you lose traction a little along the way, this is a great initiative to be a part of and it will help greatly with your writing skills.
Thank you Greg! Thank you Cody Bunch who also joined in and triggered me seeing the challenge. And thank you to the great community members who are supporting us, and building on their skills and creating great content to share with everyone.
Welcome to the #vDM30in30!