Dear Fellow Blogathon Bash Friends,
I wasn't sure if I would be able to participate in this Blogathon Bash until mid-week. I had an opportunity to go to Sacramento but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending upon how one looks at it) I was unable to attend. Instead, I get to focus on my blog this weekend which is actually at the perfect time.
I feel like I am setting the stage for a strong future as I prepare to launch a new blog on September 21, 2014. I could have chosen frustration because I bought the domain and hosting back in March but haven't been successful in finding a match designer wise. This is difficult because I know what I want and I could probably do it myself if I felt more confident and willing to invest a lot of time in design.
Anyway - I am striking a compromise with myself and setting my goals for the Blogathon Bash has been instrumental so far in creating the context for the compromise.
THIS IS EXCELLENT!
⦁ I plan to participate in at least 25% of the mini-challenges, the likes of which I haven't seen at all yet. I simply know they are always helpful so I know I will want to play along.
⦁ I plan to create 15 or more templates for the July Ultimate Blog Challenge. When I say "template" I mean dated, ready to go blog posts created primarily via a formula like I have used in previous Ultimate Blog Challenges. I have had great success with my writing prompt series and plan to go with "The Passionate Writer" this time around.
BONUS: Prepare a Word Doc to be transferred into a Kindle doc and prepare for publishing the series into a book ready to launch when the new blog is. This is another skill set that has, until now, eluded me. Fear - I'm coming to bite your butt!
⦁ Create announcement pages for two Summer Writing Camps and devise a marketing plan for these camps as well as a basic marketing plan for the New Blog to be followed up with at least one hour daily in the weeks to come.
⦁ Follow up with Go Daddy about the new blog - what can/will they do as far as transferring content from old blog to new, etc. Ask about any guidance re: themes, etc. These terms are ones I hear Wordpress people bandying about but other than knowing they exist, I'm lost.
⦁ Follow up with Canva graphics - create at least one or more for the future blog.
BONUS: Experiment with themes and graphics for the new Wordpress Blog, paying careful attention not to completely frustrate myself!
⦁ Communicate with other Bloggers doing the Blogathon Bash
⦁ Have an excellent time! :-)
So there you have my basic goals with room to stretch, roam and contract from these goals as necessary during the course of the weekend. I look forward to getting to know as many of you as I possibly can!
With Passionate Gratitude,
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Coming soon - more creativity camps, playgrounds and workshops to grow yourself artistically (and hey, just for fun!)
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