Thursday, June 17, 2010

Want a Better Blog? Links from Bloggiesta! and Armchair BEA that may just help



This is a dual post. Finishing posts for both events which also includes links that may help you build a better blog.  Both are slightly overdue.



(Badge above links to Layers of Thought’s beginning post for this event.)

Summary:  Considering I “unplugged” for most of the weekend it was a fairly successful Bloggiesta #3.  Accomplishing a lot, I did not, however, quite finish the list.  But life's a journey not a destination. So I tell myself.

What was completed:

  1. Started the new blogroll request and announcement post – it is still in its infancy.
  2. I revamped the categories list and have a few ideas for next session.
  3. I updated the review policy page.
  4. Credited the artist for the new header.
  5. Completed several mini challenges, which were commenting on  ten plus Bloggiesta! posts, and updating your review policy page.
  6. Ate burritos and had a margarita made with fresh grapefruit from our tree. The best part!
  7. Found a number of new blogs to read.

In any event I will be more prepared for yet another set of challenges. Bring on Bloggiesta #4!  This will include a dead link hunt. Yes I am going to attempt it!  Link to see my horrific revelation!  *Oh No! 250 dead links - gasp*

Helpful Posts and Links of note to Share:

A  huge Gracias to all the mini challenge hosts and MAW (Natasha is a wealth of knowledge and blogging support connections – highly recommended even if she does not read your preferred genre.)


Armchair BEA and BEA



(Badge links to event site.)

Listed below are links from fellow non BEA attendees whose posts and I thought helpful and thought to share with everyone who did not attend these events.


Links of interest for better blogging:

Links to posts from Bloggers who attended the BEA – live vicariously!

A big thanks to the Armchair BEA hosts and the bloggers who posted about the BEA. I apologize if I missed anyone.

Happy Thursday, its almost Friday!


Serena said...

These are great links...thanks for sharing them.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great post! I'll be checking out some of these links...

Unknown said...

Serena -
You are so welcome, thanks for letting me know.

Laurel -
Great I hope they are of some use.

Heidi V said...

What an awesome idea, and this is a great reference for me! Thank you kindly for taking the time to find all these great post...

Unknown said...

Heidi -
You are so welcome. I almost did not post this thinking it would get lost in the mire...


Simcha said...

Great post! I've already checked out most of the links you suggested regarding blog improvements and found them all to be helpful.

Unknown said...

Simcha -
Your welcome.. its so funny I thought this would be a useless!
Go figure.. have fun.. just stay away from the dead link hunt... :)

Amanda Makepeace said...

This is a wonderful collection of links on blogging. Thank you for sharing them!

Unknown said...

Amanda -
I am so glad to be helpful. Thanks.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Shellie- This is awesome! Thanks for doing all the hard work for all of us out there! I will be hopping around these posts the rest of the afternoon :)

Unknown said...

Amanda -
Your so welcome but please don't tell your boss if your at work...
I hate bad fan mail. (that is an oxymoron...right? - ;)

Just think I thought about not posting it this morning.

These events are really great but I am not sure how someone can really particiapate if they work more than 15 hours a week.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Shellie, I have an award for you here:

Unknown said...

Laurel -
I love awards. I am just so bad at returning them.

Thanks so much! I will be by in a the next few minutes to comment and pick it up. :)

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