Biannual Blogathon Bash – January 2015

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January 2015 Biannual Blogathon Bash – Overview

Welcome to the Biannual Blogathon Bash – January 2015, hosted by Kathleen Garber! I’m so excited to have another opportunity to make my blog a better place to visit as I network with other amazing bloggers this weekend!

If this is the first you’ve heard of the event – or if you’d like to join us – be sure to visit the Biannual Blogathon Bash blog for more information and to sign up! There’s a reason that this event is popular – it’s fun, it’s informative, it helps you to connect with other bloggers, and it helps you to improve your blog!

January 2015 Biannual Blogathon Bash – Goals

It’s always hard to predict what I will complete at this event – but here are a few goals I’d like to accomplish:

  • Create my 2015 Blog Plan.
  • Write 3 blog posts.
  • Create 3 new cards.
  • Download photos from my phone.
  • Add new photo(s) to Instagram account.
  • Attend one or more Twitter parties.
  • Connect with other participants – facilitated by my new link-up list below!
  • Complete one or more challenges.
  • Complete a few administrative tasks.

Sound daunting? Now you know why I look forward to this event!

January 2015 Biannual Blogathon Bash – Accomplishments?

What did I accomplish at this event? I’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend so stay tuned to see how I did!

Day 1 – Friday

  • Wrote Biannual Blogathon Kick-Off Post.
  • Visited and Tweeted Participants.
  • Researched and updated a blog post.
  • Participated in 2 Twitter Chats.
  • Added new photo to Instagram account.
  • Created 2 new cards.
  • Wrote Write On Review-A-Thon post.
  • Wrote New Book Review: Hungry For God…Starving For Time.

Day 2 – Saturday

Day 3 – Sunday

  • Attended 2 Blogathon Bash Twitter Parties.
  • Wrote Inspire Me Monday post.
  • Completed re-branding mini challenge.
  • Designing 3rd card (3/4 completed).
  • Visited Blogathan Participants.
  • Completed a few administrative tasks.
  • Download photos from my phone.

The Day After The Blogathon Bash

The January Biannaual Blogathon Bash is officially over. What a wonderful event this has been! As I look over my Goals list, I accomplished just about everything I set out to do this time round. The only thing that remains from my list is to create my 2015 Blog Plan, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, since it exists in several files and places (it’s been a work in progress for the past few months) – I really just need the time and space to formally pull the pieces together.

I’m excited to learn that I won a 1 year subscription to iBlog Magazine as a result of participating in this year’s event! I am really excited about this prize and will be claiming it as soon as I figure out whether I want to receive the magazine in print or digital format.

Thanks to everyone who made this event a success – Kathleen – her team – and all of the participants who took the time to visit and chat with me this weekend!

For those of you who followed the event but were unable to participate – the next Biannual Blogathon Bash is scheduled for these dates:

June 19 – 22, 2015

I hope you’ll mark your calendars and plan on joining the fun!

Keep In Touch

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me during your busy Blogathon visit! I’d love to stay in touch! Here’s a few ways we can stay connected:

  • Please take a moment to follow my blog and social media accounts (particularly my new Instagram account!) and leave a comment. I’ll be sure to return the favor!
  • Please join us each week for one of my weekly parties: Inspire Me Monday, Wordless Wednesday, Friendship Friday, and/or the Book Nook at Create With Joy. It’s wonderful to be a part of our community!
  • Please share your Biannual Blogathon post in the link below. That will make it easier for my readers and I to connect with everyone who takes the time to visit us this weekend!

I wish you a productive weekend and can’t wait to see what you accomplish at the first Biannual Blogathon Bash of the year!

January 2015 Biannual Blog Bash Participants – Link Up!

Thank you for taking the time to visit Create With Joy this week! Please leave a comment and share your 2015 Biannual Blogathon Bash goals so that we can be a mutual support to one another this weekend and throughout the year!

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  1. Wow – what a great set of goals! I wish mine looked like that! I decided not to stress myself out this year so I have a small set to stretch out over 3 days. Minus the mini-challenges, I plan on finding new ways to gain more social media followers, pitching at least 4 companies, drafting and scheduling posts for next month, and organizing (finally!) my Pinterest boards.

    So far, I have only accomplished a mini-challenge or two. Though, the idea of spending time on Instagram (as part of the Blogathon) isn’t a bad idea either. 🙂

    • Your goals sound fab to me Angela! I had planned to add Pinterest to my list but totally forgot – but that’s fine, considering I have plenty to do without it!

      Best of luck to you and thanks for sharing – hope to chat with you on Twitter this weekend! 🙂

  2. Kathryn Lang says:

    Wow – I totally missed the blogathon this year 🙁 BUT – I have made a plan to take over the world and am pursuing it with diligence each day. So although I missed the blogathon, I was with you in spirit. 😀

    Challenges like these are one of the biggest reasons I have been able to keep moving towards my goals.

    • Wow, Kathryn – taking over the world probably trumps the blogathon any day – EXCEPT – both require a plan and a social media presence these days to announce that, indeed, you have triumphed in your plans! LOL

      So – as you take over the world, piece by piece – be sure to blog about it and share your triumphs with us at Create With Joy! 🙂

      LOL”Have a happy weekend between your plunderings!

  3. Great plans! I don’t have a lot on my list of things to do right now. I’ve been slowly picking away at things in the last month or so. I just started following you on Instagram (@Forgetfulmomma) 🙂

  4. Alastrin says:

    Hi, I like your blog! I’m 7 and this year I’m participating in the blogathon. I really like the picture of your 2 cute cats! I like your website! Bye!!!

    • Alastrin,

      I am so excited to hear that you are only 7 years old and already blogging! I hope that you are an encouragement and inspiration to all of the would-be bloggers out there who are thinking about starting a blog but who have yet to take the plunge “because”…

      I love your blog and think you are a very creative young lady. I hope to see more of you at Create With Joy in the future! 🙂

  5. I’m working on finalizing my goals and plans for 2015 this weekend too! I need to finish up my Blogging Binder that I’m behind on setting up, so I can actually get organized again!

  6. Good to see you on this challenge again. You certainly have a lot of things to be done or have already started on this weekend. I have yet to be started and only just put my kick off post up 🙂 Will have to do catch up this weekend.

  7. Familes 411 says:

    Your goals look great, Thanks for sharing and I look forward to hearing about them all.

  8. Moon Girl says:

    I love your tag line! I have noticed you are a great participant and I love your list. I need to up my content and find followers. Have any advice on how to get lots done but not sit all day long. lol

  9. Wow! You are doing great with your to-do list already! I have barely made a dent in mine! LOL Enjoy your weekend and I hope you can get everything crossed off your list! 🙂

  10. Aeryn Lynne says:

    Wow, I love how organized your goals are! This year I seem to be all over the place, and mostly in the back-end cleaning up, lol. I also love your instagram account and am now following! (@AerynLynne) Looking forward to seeing more from your blog this year. 🙂


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