30-Day Blog Posting Challenge Update: Day 1 To Day 20

We're now on Day 26 of the 30-day blog posting challenge organized by the Cebu Blogging Communnity administered through the efforts of CBC Partnership Lead and co-founder Bjornson Bernales. It is time to take a look at what has happened so far for the Wonderful Cebu blog in relation to this challenge. Let us take a look at what happened on the Wonderful Cebu blog from Day 1 to 20 of this level-up challenge.

Wonderful Cebu 30-day blog posting challenge
30-day blog posting challenge



Day 1

Blog Post: Wonderful Cebu Joins CBC 30-Day Blogging Challenge
Word Count: 314 words
Parallel Challenge: Write a post about the CBC 30-day blog posting challenge
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 7 points

Post Description: Wonderful Cebu opens the 30-day blog posting challenge describing the goals why it is joining the challenge.



Day 2

Word Count: 719 words
Parallel Challenge: Use of keywords
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 8 points
Post Description: In this post, we used the keywords "quick city tours in Cebu" to comply with the challenge of using keywords in the title, first paragraph, and last paragraph. This is also a useful post for tourists who have little time in Cebu but still want a quick tour in the city.


Day 3

Planet Grapes gift certificate
PhP 500 GC from Planet Grapes

Word Count: 371 words
Parallel Challenge: Optimization through social media sharing
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 10 points 
Post Description: Wonderful Cebu announces it's first ever giveaway, a PhP 500 gift certificate from Planet Grapes.


Day 4

Word Count: 428 words
Parallel Challenge: Write a blog post sharing one's editorial calendar
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: The Day 4 post is about anniversary promotions and contests at Planet Grapes Cebu on October 2015.



Day 5

Plaza Independencia in Cebu City, Philippines
Plaza Independencia in Cebu City, Philippines

Word Count: 388 words
Parallel Challenge: Write a blog post about outline
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: This article invites the readers to explore Cebu's most popular public park, Plaza Independencia.



Day 6

Planet Grapes
Planet Grapes

Word Count: 445 words
Parallel Challenge: Writing by batch, 1 scheduled post for the next day
Challenge Complied?: No 
Points Earned: 5 points 

Post Description: I write about an upscale wine shop in Ayala Center Cebu on Day 6 of the challenge.


Day 7

Word Count: 337 points
Parallel Challenge: Schedule to publish post at 3:00 p.m.
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: In a show of support to CBC-affiliated bloggers nominated for the people's choice award in the 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards or #bloggys2015, Wonderful Cebu posts a call for support.



Day 8

Word Count: 474 words
Parallel Challenge: Link round-up post of 1st week summary
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 10 points

Post Description: Here is a summary of what happened at Wonderful Cebu on the first week of the 30-day blog posting challenge.



Day 9

Word Count: 323 words
Parallel Challenge: Syndication of co-participants' blog post
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 10 points

Post Description: This post is my entry into the anniversary giveaway contest from Yoyi's Pastries and Desserts who is celebrating the first year anniversary of their Cebu store. Lucky me, I won three (3) boxes of sweet goodies six (6) days later.



Day 10

Word Count: 366 words
Parallel Challenge: Edit the About Us/ Me Page
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 12 points

Post Description: Wonderful Cebu announces the rebranding of the Cebuano Tourist blog and the purchase of a domain.



Day 11

Word Count: 631 words
Parallel Challenge: Grammar check of co-participants' blog posts
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 10 points

Post Description: Thadz chronicles the benefits Cebu enjoyed for hosting the APEC senior officials and ministerial level meetings for APEC 2015.



Day 12

Beer and Roast Festival 2015
Beer and Roast Festival 2015

Word Count: 325 words
Parallel Challenge: Write a post about a blog post that made me happy
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: An invitation to witness the first ever Beer and Roast Festival at Cafe Racer on 24 October 2015 which will also feature the 25th anniversary performance of Filipino rock band Razorback.



Day 13

Blog Post 1: Explore Cebu with Cebu Teambuilding Services
Word Count: 861 words
Post Description: Wonderful Cebu endorses Cebu Teambuilding Services, the top team building services provider in Cebu
Blog Post 2: Snack Bar Along Consolacion Highway: Orosia Food Park
Word Count: 317 words

Post Description: The 2nd blog post on Day 13 is about a snack bar, full service restaurant, and events place along the national highway in Consolacion.
Parallel Challenge: 2 blog posts in a day
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 15 points

Day 14

Word Count: 349 words
Parallel Challenge: Social media sharing of co-participants' posts
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 10 points

Post Description: This post is about a fast becoming popular barbecue joint that offers very affordable meals.



Day 15

Word Count: 400 words
Parallel Challenge: Most Google Plus shares
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: Good old Larsian sa Fuente is the subject of this Day 15 blog post.



Day 16

Cebu Provincial Capitol in Cebu City, Philippines
Cebu Provincial Capitol in Cebu City, Philippines

Word Count: 398 words
Parallel Challenge: Creating a blog post cover at Canva.com
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 8 points

Post Description: A 398-word article about the seat of Cebu's provincial government.



Day 17

Word Count: 491 words
Parallel Challenge: Curation post
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: My entry into the Nuffnang contest sponsored by SM.



Day 18

Senen's Mountain Resort in Lilo-an, Cebu, Philippines
Senen's Mountain Resort in Lilo-an, Cebu, Philippines

Word Count: 471 words
Parallel Challenge: Social media integration
Challenge Complied?: Yes
Points Earned: 10 points

Post Description: A post about a mountain resort in Cabadiangan, Lilo-an, Cebu, Philippines.



Day 19

GT Cosmetics: Proudly Cebuano made
GT Cosmetics: Proudly Cebuano made

Word Count: 725 words
Parallel Challenge: Creating infographics to include in blog post
Challenge Complied?: No
Points Earned: 5 points

Post Description: Description of products from a proudly Cebuano manufacturing company.



Day 20

Word Count: 347 words
Parallel Challenge: None
Challenge Complied?: Not applicable
Points Earned: 5 points 
Post Description: Delighting in my first box of Yoyi's Pastries and Desserts plus more anniversary treats from Yoyi's


So there you have it folks! That's what happened at Wonderful Cebu for the first 20 days of the CBC 30-day blog posting challenge. Watch out for our more detailed Red October post on 1 November 2015 which will chronicle what has happened at Wonderful Cebu on this very busy month of October 2015.

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