Why I Participate In Blogging Events

January 24, 2014


I have set aside this weekend to invest in my blogs by participating in two blog events: Bloggiesta and Bi-annual Blogathon Bash. Although neither this blog nor my personal blog is a source of income for me, I look forward to these weekends. These events are an opportunity to devote some time to learning something new, connect with a community of awesome bloggers, improve my blogs and reach out to new readers. Best of all, it is time to think. With the busy life I lead, this time is precious.

Why am I participating in two events this weekend? Each event has different value for me.

Mini-Bloggiesta Jan 2014 Badge

I found out about Bloggiesta shortly after I started this blog and fell in love with the community. Book bloggers are the BEST people from whom to learn about blogging. Even though I am not a book blogger, I have always felt welcomed in this community and connected with wonderful people. I don’t read for pure pleasure as much anymore, so I also get an update on current literature. That’s a welcome bonus!


Biannual Blogathon Bash Winter 2014 BadgeBiannual Blogathon Bash is a more generic event, open to all bloggers who want to devote a weekend to checking off items on their blogging to-do lists. I have not been deeply involved in that community, but that event usually has very interesting mini-challenges intended to advance our blogging and social media skills. This weekend there are a couple of interesting mini-challenges, so I decided to participate in both events.

  • Complete WordPress Zero-to-Hero assignments I have been saving for this weekend, including
    • Update my About page
    • Read and comment on new blogs
    • Improve my Recommended Reading page
    • Improve the look of both my blogs
    • Activate social networks
  • Participate in at least one Twitter Party
  • Participate in at least one mini-challenge from each event
  • Get ahead in writing some posts!
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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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6 Comments on “Why I Participate In Blogging Events”

  1. Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks Says:

    Wow you have a great to do list. Good luck and happy Bloggiesta. I have to check out the Blogathon. This is the second blog I have seen talking about it.


  2. Barb Garber Says:

    Have fun and good luck with the Blogathon


  3. Kathleen G (@Blogathon2) Says:

    We’re happy to have you apart of the blogathon community too!


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