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Well, a few of you voted on the sidebar poll regarding what our monthly chat topic for next week should be and as much as I would prefer to gab about Reality TV, it seems that the majority want to have a Blog Maintenance Workshop.
To be honest - I made that choice in the poll so vague I hoped no one would actually vote for it ;0) But there it is. And it serves to motivate me - and anyone wishing to join along - in discussing and learning about blog upkeep.
I know that this weekend marks the 4th annual Bloggiesta which is hosted by Natasha at Maw Books Blog. I have never participated but am sure that some of you have or are perhaps doing so as we speak. I enjoy following along on the various posts and tips that are shared regarding how to fine tune your blog or to get inspired by all of the housecleaning going on in the blogosphere. But I don't know how anyone actually gets anything done when they are writing status posts and visiting other blogs during Bloggiesta. That would just be a big happy excuse for me to procrastinate all the boring blog upkeep I was supposed to be accomplishing.
So - come back here in a week, after your Bloggiesta hangover has healed, and we can chat about what you did or didn't accomplish, what you'd like to learn or get some help on what types of things you could be doing to make blogging easier for yourself. Setting aside one day a month or a few times a year just for behind the scenes blog work is a terrific idea - and one that Bloggiesta serves to promote quite well. Having a chat about it with other bloggers can help get your plan together. So that is what we will do next week.
Stop by anytime between 8:30PM - 10:00PM ET right HERE on 01/28 and we'll talk behind the scenes blog work and how to approach it. And who knows, maybe each monthly chat will serve to focus on a specific task or aspect to motivate you in completing your goals. So that by the end of this year, your blog will be in such tip top shape, you could run your own workshop on Bloggiesta!