Hello potential new and awesome friends! Welcome to the first of many challenges I plan to present here on Just Shrug.
I found it fitting to make my opening test on the subject of blog building. It just seemed proper since, well, I’m trying to build a blog.
I researched how to build, and in what order I should apply certain elements. Yet, I found myself a little crosseyed over all of that content out there. So I figured I’d just create one myself from all my findings, and bundle it up into one lovely little package to challenge myself (and, maybe, you too)
Below is a graphic that has all the days detailed in order. Below that will be daily updates on my progress. So be sure to check back to see how things go!
Day 1 – Create and Announce This Challenge
As you can see. My first day is already complete! Since I’m sure you’re here reading this because of said announcement. My goal was to get this graphic done and out into the world by the time I had to go get my kids from school. Goal accomplished!
I will also be updating this graphic daily with checkmarks or X’s. Depending on whether or not I complete the day of the challenge. This way I can hold myself, or have you guys hold me accountable.
Day 2 – Create a Weekly Schedule and link social media.
All my social media has been linked successfully. Icons at the bottom of the screen will take you to my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts. Follow me! I crave attention!
I researched weekly schedules thoroughly. Found a great little write up here.
With a touch of frustration I realized that there is a lot to figuring out the perfect roadmap to success on this particular subject.
A basic google calendar setup will suffice to send me the reminders I need to get the work done. I have the retention of a gold fish… Hey look.. A castle! So bemembering is on my list of notable downfalls.
What I need to study up on most is social media, and what the optimal times for each platorm are. I figure that I’ll do up a 28 Day Social Media Growth challenge next.. Or during this challenge.
To conclude, I have made up a rough schedule for times on when I need to start/finish writing/drawing my content. I’m happy with the progress I’m making and am excited for future endeavors.
Later friends! More tomorrow!
Day 3 – Create About, Contact, and Store Pages
Boy howdy, I didn’t realize the big hooplah that about me pages are supposed to convey. If I had have known, I would have just did a whole day on this puppy.
But, being a man of my word. I did up all three.
First I looked up how to do a nice responsive page detailing what this blog is all about. I found this wonderful little article: www.melyssagriffin.com/about-me-page-blog
The author puts all the information down in a nice orderly fashion. And even gives out a free pdf for you to follow. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. The bulk of the work is just writing out everything. About me isn’t just a bio, it’s supposed to cover everything your reader should know about the site and why you think they should continue to return time and time again. Give the article a peek if you’re looking to do one up yourself or need to spruce up the one you already have.
Luckily, since the last section took so long, the contact was an easy one. Simple form for you lovely viewers to fill out and send to me.
Since it’s mundo monies to upgrade this site to make it more suitable for a store. I just linked the store to my actual online address at: https://www.teepublic.com/user/just_shrug
Next up! Starting my first comic!
Day 4 – Start My First Comic
My first comic has been started! It has to deal with Ampersand being kinda douchy. Be sure to come on in within the next 2 days to see the completed work!
I find creating comics super fun. It’s definitely a challenge because there is minimal research that can be done, and is solely dependant on whether or not the artist has the huspah to create fun content within 1-5 frames.
Day 5 – Start an Article
My first fail. I’m sorry guys, I was feeling quite bloopy yesterday. And well, you know us guys and colds. Just Shrug – I made up for it on day six!
Day 6 – Finish and Post My First Comic!!
First comic complete and posted! I hope you guys like it as much as I think you will.
But why is he so pissed at poor ampersand? What did he do?! I unno.. Click the image (or here) to find out!
I had a ton of fun making it. Been wanting to start a series for a long time now.
Been thinking of maybe doing punishment vids for any days I possibly miss. Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!