Make a Task List: Day 26 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

You know, I’ve been having a great time with this challenge, and the month has flown by quicker than I could’ve imagined. Somehow, we’re less than a week from November already. How did that happen? Today’s task is meant to help the momentum going past October 31.

Make a Task List

For today’s platform-related task, make a task list of things you are going to do for each day of November. That’s right, I want you to break down 30 days with 30 tasks for each day–similar to what we’ve done through October.

You see, I don’t want you to quit challenging yourself once October is over. And the fun part is that you get to decide which task you do each day. So if you aren’t into certain social media sites, you don’t have to put them on your task list. Instead, focus on blog posts, commenting on other sites, linking to articles, contacting experts, or whatever it is that you are going to do in November to keep up the momentum toward building an incredible author platform.

Somewhere near the end of November, you should have a day set aside with one task: Make a task list of things to do on each day in December. And so on and so forth. Keep it going, keep it rolling, and your efforts will continue to gain momentum and speed over time. I promise.


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89 thoughts on “Make a Task List: Day 26 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

  1. DRZ

    I like this one! I have a weekly task-list, but nothing so detailed as day-by-day. I’ll try it out and see if it works for me. Maybe it’ll help me really get ahead with my personal blog.

  2. Allison

    Well, I think for now my focus is going to be blogging five days per week on my personal blog and spending one hour every day revising my novel. I’m also dedicating 30 minutes a day to read and comment on other blogs.

  3. Cindy

    Done, Been plagued with severe migraines, It is hard to get anything done when the migraines screw with my eyes. I deal with the pain just cope very well when it effect the eyes.

  4. Northside Girl

    Love this assignment, and the instruction to do it again end of November as one of our month’s tasks.
    I plan to keep up the Saturday blogging as I’m enjoying telling snippets of history related to my books–research I can use now and later. I really need to push harder on contacting experts (since my first effort didn’t get a reply) and writing guest posts for other blogs.

  5. slcoffey

    I am posting this late. I didn’t get to this challenge till today. I have my November calendar full except for weekends. I really liked interviewing an author so I have scheduled this for November as well. Thanks for all the great suggestions.

  6. Carli Fierce

    I’m almost caught up. I think you’re psychic. I said I need to do a Nov. challenge. This has been so good for me. I thought about NanoWriMo. So it’s either scribble out a whole novel next month or do a task oriented 30 day challenge. I bought an ebook to build a better blog in 30 days and never did it. I think it’s time!

  7. Sean

    Bah! Ok, finally had a down day to clean up the hacked mess. Hours spent deleting WordPress installs via FTP, databases, and calling dreampress tech support to manually remove the stubborn hacked files.
    All previous posts are no more, everything had to go and a backup was not viable. So: starting from scratch!

    Lesson learned: UPDATE YOUR PLUGINS!! Also, is far more customizable and far more vulnerable.

    On a positive note: my FB & Twitter are humming along and I’m ready for NaNo.

  8. lmurban20

    With November being Nanowrimo month for me, my blogging efforts pretty much cease…my novel is all that matters (outside of my day job of course) so I’m formally putting this task on hold until December, especially if the focus is meant to be strictly blog related. ;-D


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