#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

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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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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