Yup, it’s time for the Biannual Blogathon Bash again. I’m planning on a smaller list this time around as Miss K has soccer tomorrow & Miss A has been pretty unsettled the last week (4 teeth last weekend!) and wanting her mum all the time. Just realised I’ve been taking part in this since 2013.
It’s nearly time for the Biannual Blogathon Bash again. It starts next Friday! This will be my fourth (or fifth?) time taking part and it’s a great way to get some blogging tasks you’ve been putting of done and learn some new things through the mini challenges.
You can read about what I’ve done in previous blogathons by checking out my posts.
What is the blogathon?
It’s a FREE online event held twice a year (January and June) giving bloggers a chance to “work on all their blogging to-dos and learn more about different aspects of blogging at the same time as many other bloggers. Basically a blogathon=blogging+marathon. Most participants dedicate a large chunk of time during the weekend event to work on their blogs but you can join in even if you can’t dedicate that much time.”
The blogathon is open to all bloggers – new/experienced, solo/group, for profit/not for profit, business bloggers, personal bloggers, those who have one blog, those who have multiple blogs, bloggers of ALL niches.
Sound interesting? Sign up here then join the Facebook group (make sure you have some mention of your blog in your facebook profile or PM Kathleen Garber letting her know you have requested to join the group and where you blog.
I’d love to see some more Aussies join up. Let me know if you do so I can come check out your blog/cheer you along during the blogathon 😀
It’s that time again – the Biannual Blogathon Bash. I love doing these as I (usually) get heaps done over the blogathon weekend. You can read all about the blogathon here and check out all my previous blogathon posts.
So this is my kick off post for the January blogathon.
My list of what I want to get done over the weekend (yay it’s a long weekend here)
Well, here we are again the Biannual Blogathon. Can you believe the last one was January? Where has that 6 months gone?
What is the Biannual Blogathon?
You know all those items on your Blogging To Do list? Those things you’ve been meaning to get to but haven’t had a chance? Now’s your chance to get a large amount of them done!
I will be hosting two blogathons a year, one in the winter and one in the summer. They will be held in January and June. The event will take place on a weekend and will run for 72 hours. 8am Friday to 8am Monday EST.
The next one is June 20-23,2014 – sign ups open May 9
Gotta love a long weekend but seriously where did it go? Oh yeah that’s right – working on stuff for my blog and trying to plan a fairy party for a soon-to-be-4yo (OMG where did that time go?) and all that while having a small case of morning sickness (sooooo ready for that to be gone)
Anywho, I got a heap of bloggy stuff done during the blogathon….
Do some of the Blogathon mini challenges (see below)
Tidy up my Pinterest boards (not really a bloggy thing but well it’s a social media thing attached to my blog) – started but got overwhelmed. I need to sit down and work out a plan for this.
Clean up and sort emails – Inbox is empty and emails I need to keep are sorted into their respective folders
Do some planning in my blog planner – worked out a social media plan
Re-set up blogging app on new ipad – have put BlogPress on to try it out and see if it’s better than the WordPress one
work on Project Life pages – didn’t happen but scheduled it in my blog planner
Brainstorm ideas for blog – lots of ideas, now to implement them 🙂
Write up some posts & schedule them – started a few birthday party planning posts and a heap of stuff for February
I managed to get 5 of 6 the mini challenges I wanted to do done….
And just like that another Blogathon comes to an end. I managed to get a fair bit done this weekend even getting a little sidetracked by the mini challenges lol
I managed to get quite a few blog posts written up and scheduled (go me lol) and I’ve brainstormed some ideas for future blog posts. I backed up my blog (something I need to do more regularly). Emptied my inbox. Set up two blogging apps on my iPad*. My blog & social media branding is a lot more consistent now. I even worked out how to add a Pin it button to my posts (after not being able to find the bookmark)
I did start my blog planner but well didn’t do much of it. Same with tidying up my Pinterest boards. The one thing I didn’t do was get my Project Life slideshows done.
*I’m still not sure if I’ll use the WordPress app or the BlogPress app. What do you use? I’d love to hear others thoughts
Each blogathon there is a list of mini challenges which are totally optional. I’m creating this post to keep a tally of what I’ve completed. If you’ve signed up for the blogathon check out the mini challenges – they are always lots of fun & you learn useful stuff for your blog 🙂
Make your own blog button – updated mine and now you can grab my blog button.
SEO Basics: The Perfect About Page – updated my About page
Branding Basic – a great list of ideas
Writing a Series or Theme On Your Blog – yes I’m working on a little something…
Understanding Blog Policies – updated my PR/Disclosure page
A Professional Cover Photo for your Facebook Page – matches my blog again