Biannual Blogathon Bash Kick Off – Summer 2012
Welcome to the Biannual Blogathon Bash Kick Off – Summer 2012! As a first time participant in this event, I am excited by the opportunity to dedicate three days to tackling some very important tasks related to my blog!
More than a hundred bloggers are participating in this summer’s Biannual Blogathon Bash, which officially runs from 8 am EST on June 22 through June 25, 2012. Sound like fun? You can still sign up!
Participants are free to work on whatever they like during the event. They also have the opportunity to participate in a range of exciting events, including numerous mini-challenges, a post-blogathon blog evaluation and two special Twitter parties. If they are lucky, they could even win a prize!
Now, those of you who know me will not be surprised to hear that I have mapped out a rather ambitious schedule for the weekend. My To Do list is several pages long!
I will be working on a combination of behind-the-scenes tasks that you will not see but are crucial for the optimal functioning of my blog as well as a few highly visible changes that will improve the way you interact with my site! I plan on posting or tweeting updates throughout the event as time permits, so stay tuned and please be patient as I tweak things over the next few days!
Biannual Blogathon Goals
Here are my goals and a few of the items I’m planning to work on at this weekend’s Bi-Annual Blogathon Bash:
1. Improve Site Functionality
- Back Up My Computer
- Back Up My Blog
- Upgrade to the Latest Versions of WordPress and Catalyst
- Upgrade to the Latest Versions of My Current WordPress Plugins
- Run Performance Tests and Address Priority Issues
- Research, Test and Install New WordPress Plugins
- Begin Updating Back Posts in Select Categories
2. Improve Site Navigation
- Redesign The Bottom Half Of My Sidebar
- Begin to Streamline My Site Map Categories
- Set Up a Navigation Bar (Phase 1)
3. Improve Search Engine Optimzation (SEO)
- Research and Update Keywords On Select Posts
- Research Site Level SEO Information
4. Participate In Special Blogathon Bash Activities
- Complete Relevant Mini-Challenges
- Attend One Of The Twitter Parties
- Participate in the Rocks and Roses Blog Evaluation
Stay tuned for updates throughout the weekend! Your thoughts, comments and encouragement are greatly appreciated!