Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blogathon 2011: My After Action Report


Today marks the end of the 31-day Blogathon 2011. I made it! If you had told me a month ago that I would manage to successfully write and post daily for a month, I would not have believe it possible.

I thought I would devote this last day of the Blogathon reflecting on some of the things I learned from my experience.

My Reflections
  • The blogosphere is full of good writers and all that I met are encouraging and willing to help newbies.
  • I have to be more focused in choosing the content on which I choose to write; potpourri is best suited for the bathroom not blogging.
  • I need to do a better job of checking for typos and other errors. I gave my wife access (to late in this pursuit) to the blog so she could edit. She's a pro at it.
  • I discovered working between 9PM and 11PM tend to be my most productive times for writing. That being said, the work can sometimes be a bit rough.  It makes me think I should plan to write one day out. In other words, write the night before and post later the next day after Stacey gets to review it.
  • My top posts, based on views, during the Blogathon were personal stories about relationships
  • The simple act of writing everyday is a step in the right direction. I intend to make daily writing part of my routine
  • I had fun and I look forward to participating next year with a revamped and more focused blog.
Thanks to Michelle Rafter for organizing this

2 comments:

BIKE LADY said...

I'm not surprised your top posts were about relationships or your personal stories. What we sometimes fail to realize is that's our connection with others -- our stories. That's what makes our insights unique. Keep sharing, Gonzo.

Tia Bach said...

Enjoyed getting to know you during Blogathon. I need to go back and read some posts. In the craziness of May, I know I missed some great ones. Keep on keeping on!