BLM Collab


I’ve been blogging since May 2012. For my two year Blogiversary I want to celebrate by starting a Blog Challenge.  I’ve linked up with my BLM Girls, a network of women who have helped me grow into the blogger I am today, and decided to host a BLM Blog Challenge. This Challenge is sure to teach you some things about being a better blogger and improving your blog wether you’re a new blogger or a seasoned blogger.

What is the BLM Blog Challenge?

The BLM Blog Challenge is a set of tasks that will help you start your new blog on the right track or help you improve your existing blog. The BLM Blog Challenge is your opportunity to take your blog to the next level by making it beautiful, interesting and popular. The BLM Blog Challenge was created by Monèt of as a way to share what she has learned but wishes she knew when she started blogging in May 2012.

The BLM Blog Challenge was created to be manageable, helpful and fun. There are weekly tasks for you to complete over the next few months. The goal is to complete the Challenge with a better understanding of who you are as a blogger and to create a better blog. I hope you’ll join!


Month 1: Make it Beautiful (Blog Design Month)

Who doesn’t love pretty things? This month we’re focusing on simple things you can do to make your blog prettier. The more organized and appealing your blog is, the more likely readers are to return again and again. Ever visit a blog that was so gorgeous and well-organized you fell in love before reading any of the content? With a few tweaks that can be yours.

Week 1: Design Time

Week 2: 5 Must Haves

Week 3: About Me Page

Week 4: First Time Reader

Week 5: Study Another Niche Blog

Month 2: Make it Interesting (Content Creating Month)

​One of the most important things about blogging is having rich content. Unless your blog is solely visual, you must be able to create blog posts that will be interesting and entertaining for your readers. An added bonus is if you can create content that is also engaging and encourages readers to comment and/or reply to others’ comments.

Week 1: 10 Post Ideas

Week 2: How to Reuse an Old Post

Week 3: Link to Old Posts

Week 4: Host a Link Up

Month 3: Make it Popular (Community Building Month)
This month we’re building our blog community and network. Let’s increase your blog exposure and get involved with other bloggers and communities in authentic ways through simple tips and tricks.

Week 1: Join Forums

Week 2: Comment

Week 3: Find a Blog Buddy

Week 4: Email a Reader

Join this FREE Blog Challenge and take your blog to the next level!

1. Click the picture below.

2. Add the badge below to your blog.

BLM Challenge Logo

The official hashtag is #BLMBlogChallenge. Tweet @curlsandmo + @BLMGirls to get involved.


  1. says

    So I still haven’t started my blog. I can’t decide whether I should do WordPress or even start since I have to make sure I can keep it going. Sigh… With me starting school, I just don’t know. I’m leaning toward blogger, with 1-2 posts per week. Since I plan on freelancing in career and education, it will also be a place to feature excerpts and links to my articles.

    -The indecisive one (Latoya)

    • curlsandmo says

      LOL at the signature line. You know I’m here if you need someone to bounce ideas off of!

  2. says

    I am looking to re-vamp, re-focus and launch a new blog so went on the BLM site and came across this challenge. This is great! Is it too late to join the challenge?



  3. lashonda w. says

    Life threw me a curveball last month. But im back! I hope its not too late to join in on the challenge.

    • curlsandmo says

      Sure. All are welcome. Be sure to “join” on the Blog Challenge page to get updates and info. Glad to have you join us from the UK!

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