March 2011 Project: Teachers In Our Lives

This month, we change things around again. Unlike the last two months, the success of this one will depend on US. You, me and every premium member. It is somewhat hands on but will be lots of fun, will help us generate quality content and at the same time give us the opportunity to help each other out. Here's how it will work:

Name a teacher who has helped you in school or have inspired you enough that you remember that lesson till today and live various aspects of your life by. Reflect how this teacher influenced your business, your parenting, your outlook in life, your work ethics, your attitude towards health and more. This can be a positive or a negative experience. It also need not be a teacher in high school or elementary school. It could be a professor in college or someone who taught you an evening class at the local community college. Write it out and provide a ‘moral of the story‘ that fits your audience. It is OK to monetize your story if you find relevant products/services.

How it works

We will kick off with an introductory post on March 17th and link to the blog next in line – we'll make sure everyone gets the right links. Essentially, we are creating a ‘content series' that spans several blogs – think Chicken Soup spread out on different blogs. In your post, you should also include a link to the next scheduled blog and our introductory post which will carry a list of all the blogs.

We will announce the project to all members, and social networks. At the end of the series, we will compile a PDF out of the submissions, give everyone proper credit and link backs then distribute it as a freebie, this way we can benefit from our work for much longer.

How this helps you (and everyone in it)

As you know, we are here to help you with your blog. This should help you:

  • Build link backs to your blog
  • Expand your reach by exposing your blog to new audiences
  • Gain some traffic
  • Gain newsletter subscribers – think ahead. Put in a call to action or a sign up link to your newsletter. While it cannot be guaranteed you want to do all you can to get people to your list.
  • Create great content as well as entertain and help your readers
  • Build community standing by working together

Resources to help you

We've also prepared a resource that helps you go through the ways you can monetize your blog. This is not necessary to participate and you can review/act on the resource any time. But if you are new to blog monetization, we encourage you to review these resource. Explore ways to monetize your blog in preparation for this project.

Your next step

If you want to be counted in, let us know below. The first person in the comments below to say “count me in” will be scheduled for March 18th, the second for March 19th, the third for March 20th and so on. We are looking for at least 7 people to kick it off and if there are more the better! I'm hoping we keep this going for 7 – 14 days depending on your response but the cut off would probably be 21 days.

Ideally, we can have enough people in similar niches to group together, however participation is more important.

If you have questions post them in the comments below and I'll do my best to answer them.

So… are you in? Come on! Let's do something fun and generate some traffic together.


  1. Angie Dixon on March 6, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Count me in!

  2. TishaBerg on March 6, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    Me too!

  3. BE Team on March 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Yay! Anyone else?

  4. Bobby Combs on March 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Count me in and I hope I can do this. I have not posted to my blog in quite a while.

  5. BE Team on March 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Welcome aboard Bobby! I’m sure you can. So…Angie is on for the 18th, Tishia 19th, Bobby 20th of March.

    Here’s what needs to happen now. Write your posts now and schedule them for your date. Come back and post your URLs I know they won’t be ready until the scheduled date but that’s OK.

    I am having a badge made for the project so you all will have a spiffy image to show the post is part of the project and will give you the code as soon as I have it.

    C’mon everyone else – we’d love to have you.

  6. Gail on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Count me in! Wow – my main blog is d-e-a-d – I never seem to find time to update it cuz I’m busy doing the marketing for everyone else.

  7. BE Team on March 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Wonderful Gail!

    Ok everyone. I need you to send an email with the link to your post so we can distribute it. Thanks!

  8. Jackie E-S on March 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Count me in. (I am assuming I can find the photos I need for the supporting article in my memorabilia box!)

  9. Mary Gallagher on March 14, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    I want to step up to the challenge, Lynnette. Thanks for the reminder email. I’m hoping to do create some better writing habits in March. This is a public way I will step up to that challenge.

    So, I’ll schedule a post on my blog, for March 23rd, is it? Then, send an email with my link to Kit.


  10. Elizabeth Edwards on March 14, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    I’d like to participate too, on My date is March 24th then?

  11. BE Team on March 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Thank you Jackie, Mary and Elizabeth for stepping up to the plate!

    @Mary that is correct

    So here’s the line up right now:
    18th – Angie Dixon
    19th – Tisha Berg
    20th – Bobby Combs
    21st – Gail
    22nd – Jackie E-S
    23rd – Mary Gallagher
    24th – Elizabeth Edwards

    If there’s anyone after we’ll work it out. Please everyone watch this thread, write and schedule your post, send the link to Kit. I will also ask her to reach out to you all to remind you.

    I’m excited!

  12. Lori-ann on March 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Count me in!

    I’ll be ready for the 25th at



  13. BE Team on March 16, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Great Lori-ann, Kit should have contacted you already.

    Ok everyone it is crunch time! Especially for people scheduled on the early few days, please get in touch with Kit NOW. I am getting ready to publish my post and work out the other stuff that follows.

  14. BE Team on March 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Hey everyone! I still need those links. I posted ours today and my own story as well. Take a peek.

    Oh and if you want to use the graphic, you can pick it up from here.

    Link it to the page above.

  15. TishaBerg on March 19, 2011 at 6:42 PM


    My post is at:

    Looking forward to reading the others!