June 22, 2012
Biannual Blogathon Bash Kick Off Post
This year I have decided to participate in the Biannual Blogathon Bash. It's not to late to sign up if you want to participate! The idea is to blog as much as possible between today and 10 PM EST on June 25th.
I'm going to set my goals pretty low: 10 hours blogging and 2 mini challenges. My main goal is to clean up some of my old entries. Tag them correctly, make sure the pictures display, fixing any broken links.
I'll keep ya'll posted with updates!
So far I've visited many other participants and completed two challenges.
Creating a Fav Icon - I already had one, but I tried making a simpler, brighter one from scratch. I'm going to stick with my old favicon!
How to Write a Better Tweet - I want to do all of the Twitter challenges because I know I've basically ignored my twitter for years. I should actually use it.
I attempted to make a photo collage (it will be useful for a guest post I'm doing in August), but can't get picmonkey.com to load, likely due to my bandwidth limit.
I have done a few more challenges and started reading a new book for review.
Dofollow vs Nofollow - I had no clue what nofollow links were. Turns out you can add code to affiliate links to keep spiders from following them.
Where to Get Blogger Support - This challenge seemed more geared to money-making blogs, but I'm trying out some of the suggestions.
Tools to Make Twitter Work for Your Blog - I signed up for Tweriod, which should tell me the best time for me to tweet. Of course, it would be best for me to tweet at all.
That's all the mini challenges I'm doing today, but I have four that I want to do tomorrow and/or Sunday. (One I already did a bit of work on by cleaning up the tag cloud in my sidebar.)
I posted a review of THE LETTER Q edited by Sarah Moon and James Lecesne. In this review I used tips from How to Write a Book Review, Blogger SEO Basics, and HTML Basics, completing all three mini challenges.