Petite Bourgogne

Petite Bourgogne

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Bloggiesta Time!

Yay! Bloggiesta is finally here!  I am SO looking forward to this weekend.  I'm posting my to-do list a little early because this weekend is starting to fill with activities not related to blogging.  I'm hoping that a written to-do list will keep me focussed on what I really need to get accomplished on my blogs.

What I hope to get done this weekend:

  1. WRITE! I haven't written a post for my business blog all month.  I have a couple of posts in draft and another forming in my head. In addition, I have been asked to guest post on two other websites.  I need to spend the weekend writing.
  2. Clean up my categories on my business blog.  Done!
  3. Participate in a mini-challenge.  In particular, I want to check out the WordPress v. Blogger mini-challenge hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea.  It may help me decide what to do with this blog.  If I do migrate, I will leave that for the next Bloggiesta.  Done! Plus, I'm checking out other mini-challenges.
  4. Improve the visual appearance of both blogs.  They are both looking a little stale to me, so I would like to give them a fresh coat of paint.  Creating a more professional looking header is top of my list for my business blog.
  5. Ramp-up new editors for the PMI-Agile Community of Practice blog I edit and schedule a few more posts.
  6. NEW! Put "Popular Posts" on my sidebar, thanks to 6 Techniques To Revitalize Old Content mini-challenge. But, I will only get to this if #1 and #5 get done.
I think that's it for now. We'll see how I did at the end of the weekend.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'll Be Joining The Bloggiesta Party!

Yay! Bloggiesta is back for the second time this year! Now everyone knows what I will be doing the weekend of Sept 28 to 30!  I first participated in the event in January 2011 and again in March of this year.  Both times I had a fun and productive blogging weekend and I'm always excited when it returns. In past Bloggiestas, I wrote posts related to the event on my professional blog.  This time I'll write my updates on this blog to keep my other blog focussed on management topics.

What is Bloggiesta, you ask?  From There's A Book blog (one of this year's hosts): it’s a blogging marathon devoted to ticking off items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing.   Started by Natasha of Maw Books Blog, I discovered it when WordPress featured a blog about the event on the Freshly Pressed page.  Even though the event is open to all bloggers, many of the participants are book bloggers who I discovered are a wonderful community to learn and share ideas about writing and blogging.   The event even has it's own mascot, Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize).  Mexican-themed food and drinks are optional but can be an added bonus to the event :)

Mini-challenges are part of the event and a great way to building your blogging know-how.

If you want to join in the fun, you can sign up here.

I have already started thinking about my to-do list for the weekend.  There are quite a number of improvements to my professional blog that need to be done and I have to decide what I want to do with this blog.  Stay tuned!

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