Blog Improvement Project 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm a little late to the game on this one but I wanted to go ahead and join the 2010 Blog Improvement Project hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Jackie at Farm Lane Books Blog. I have fun keeping up with this blog even though it can get difficult at times because of my crazy schedule. But I'm going to try to do what I can!

The first task is this:

The most important thing you need to do before starting any project is to decide what you aim to achieve by taking part. Everyone will have a different idea about how this project will benefit them, but it is important to set realistic goals, so that you are motivated to reach them and feel proud when they are completed.

So here's my to-do list that I'm throwing together at the last minute:

Design

  • Nag husband some more for my new blog design!!
  • If he doesn't make one for me soon, consider buying one elsewhere.
  • "Branding" also so that I can print business cards.
  • Figure out what all I want to do with my extra "pages" blogger has given us and add those pages.
Content
  • Come up with a regular schedule for posts and stick to it by scheduling posts ahead of time.
  • Come up with bookish posts for days I don't have reviews to post.
  • Stop being a slacker and catch up on actual review books.
  • Create a "landing page" at least for the upcoming conferences, but possibly a permanent one.
Social Networking
  • Figure out how to incorporate Twitter more; right now I stay away from it b/c it's overwhelming and I'm not sure what to really do with it.
  • Build more community/become more part of the blogging/publishing community. (This one's sort of vague b/c I'm not sure what all to do for this yet).
  • Personally reply to all comments every time.
  • Come up with a new reading challenge.
  • Figure out how to become more "social" in the blogging community and follow through.
  • Learn what an RSS feed is and if it is something that would be beneficial to add as an option.
That's it! Now some questions. Twitter. What do you use it for other than to say "here's another review". I don't understand how people keep up with conversations on there because it moves so fast! What would you like to see added to/changed about this blog or myself as a blogger?? What do you personally like in another blog?

3 comments:

April said...

Best of luck Jenny! I hope you accomplish all of your blog improvement project to-dos!

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Glad to have you aboard, Jenny! :) Good luck!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Twitter befuddles me too. All your improvement ideas are ones I have too. I think I'll just stick to the blog though. i post my reviews on Twitter and Facebook and Goodreads but that's about it!

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