Ok - Bloggiesta started yesterday but here I am at the Starting Line on Day 2 - I had to travel out of town unexepectedly for work yesterday and couldn't get on line - but I am here now and ready to blog away the day!
I participated in my first Bloggiesta (read about it here) in January and I learned so much over those 3 days! Since my blog was new (only about 1 month old), I was sponge just soaking up all the information from my more experienced fellow bloggers. However, what I enjoyed most about my first bloggiesta was the introduction to the wonderful community of book bloggers.
So now that my blog is a ripe 6 months old, I want to spend this Bloggiesta taking things up a notch and focusing on tasks that were too overwhelming when I was brand new to blogging. During last Bloggiesta, I pined over everyone's well designed blogs and tried to make some layout changes but since I recently acquired a new design (thanks to Staci from Blogging Bella Designs) I won't need to work on that this time and am going to focus on content. Here is what I would like to accomplish:
- Back-Up My Blog
- Finish some posts that I can use in the future (Day 2 update - in progress)
- Nail a post template to make future posts easier
Get a gravatar (actually did this one last night)
- Finding and showing off the best content
Analyze/grade my blog (eek - I did this last time and the results were abysmal!)
- Organize the feed reader
Participate in the commenting mini-challenge by Cass at Bonjour Cass (I did this last time and I learned about some GREAT blogs!)