#Bloggiesta Finish Line! How Did I Do? What’s Next?

January 23, 2011


Even though I joined Bloggiesta halfway through the party, I am very glad I did.  This was the most focused time I have spent on my blog since I first set it up.  It was a classic case of the more I learned, the more I realized that there was so much more I needed to learn.  Fortunately, Bloggiesta included over two hundred mostly book bloggers who were willing to lend a hand, share ideas and provide feedback.  I realized that working with a community of book bloggers was an effective way to learn about blogging.  Writers who are avid readers have a lot to share.

In my two-day Sprint, I spent somewhere between 10 to 15 hours on my blog.  How did I do with respect to my goals for the weekend?

  1. Participate in the following mini-challenges. Done+

  2. Post a blog in the Management category.  This will be my official Post-A-Week post. Done
    • It will be published right after this post.  Read it here.
  3. I’m also passionate about education.  I need to add that category to my blog. Done
    • I added “Coaching” as a blog category and re-categorized a couple of my posts.
  4. Improve my social networking. Done…
    • I don’t think this can every be Done done.
    • I’m now using HootSuite.  I’ve scheduled a tweet to post in the future.  I participated in my first Twitter chat with others participating in Bloggiesta.
    • On the advice of bloggrader.com, I added Facebook “Like” button to each of my posts.
    • I commented on and subscribed to a new blog.
  5. Build my backlog based on what I learn this weekend :) Done (see below)

So, based on what I learned this weekend, I have more work to do on my blog this year.  By the end of the year, I plan to:

  • Complete the WordPress Post-A-Week challenge and have at least 52 posts written.
  • Get listed in 3 to 5 blog directories.
  • Learn more about SEO and make three changes to my blog to improve on it.  Success will be measured by having a clear #3 source of referrals.
  • Spend at least an hour a week on WordPress Tag Surfer to find, read and comment on blogs related to mine.
  • Consistently reply to comments on a daily basis.
  • Promote my blog on social and professional networks to which I already belong.

A big THANK YOU to everyone participating on Bloggiesta!  You are a fabulous community 🙂  It’s been fun.

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About Liza Wood

Throughout my career, I have consistently joined companies on the verge of explosive growth and change. From these experiences, I have developed a human, collaborative, and pragmatic leadership style. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog. Join me on Facebook!

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One Comment on “#Bloggiesta Finish Line! How Did I Do? What’s Next?”

  1. gautami tripathy Says:

    You got a lot accomplished! Congrats!

    Here is my Bloggiesta-Wrap Up post!


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