Friday, December 17, 2010

Want a better blog? ~ Bloggiesta is Coming!

 

blogiesta

Bloggiesta Ole! ~ January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

What is it? ~ It’s a three day challenge where you, as a blogger, set some goals and attempt to meet them all in a plan to create a better blog. There are tons of suggestions from some very experienced bloggers and you can win stuff too!

Layers of Thought did not always look like it does now. It was awkward and clumsy (it sometimes still is).  If you’re in doubt take a look at my first few posts, and my past Bloggiesta events – #1, #2. I was enlightened quite a bit (especially about the 250 dead links – goodness)!

The event is hosted by a very organized book blogger  – Maw Books Blog. You do not have to blog about books either; any type of blogger can join in the activities, or if you’re really shy, just lurk.

Below are just some examples of  What you can do during the Bloggiesta? (this list has been shortened by me – a lot!)

  • Write backup posts for a rainy day.
  • Clean up your tags, archives, books reviewed list, etc.
  • Improve your blog template, clean up sidebars, add a favicon, install those plugins that you’ve been meaning to do.
  • Add or edit your about me page, review policy, disclosure policy, privacy policy, create landing pages (for example – an about me for Twitter readers page) or any other pages you might have.
  • Analyze and re-evaluate your blog.
  • Back up your blog.
  • Make sure you have properly copyrighted your blog and know what to do when somebody reposts your material.
  • The sky’s the limit!

Our current plan is to join in the fun – if we are home in time from our post Christmas travels. Even so, I highly recommend that you join too for the work, fun and most of all the community!

7 comments:

David L Macaulay said...

great advice - and I don't have many of these policies in place, either...

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

David -
It has really helped me. I had not backed up my blog before, as well as a ton of other things I had no clue about. Its really well organized and you can go back and do other stuff later if you don't have enough time.

I'll be pleased to keep up with your progress if you join in.

ediFanoB said...

Of course I want a better blog.
In order to improve my blog I need time.
That means the best period for improvement is during holiday.

That means I will have a look at bloggiesta in order to learn something for me.

Anyhow thank you for the link. I will share word about in my upcoming weekend post.

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Edi -
For your holiday - you can go into the links on my old posts and fish around to find some of the suggestions from the past challenges, and of course you can always lurk, and complete some of the suggestions after wards when you have time.

For me - I constantly put this stuff off. So its sort of a forced thing...

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Oh yes... your welcome - hopefully it helps some of your fellow blogger friends too.

parrish lantern said...

This sounds interesting & I will be lurking with the intention of learning new ways to improve my blog, thanks for the heads up.

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Gary -
You will find even if its just a little bit it does help.

Let me know how it works for you. :)

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