WOW! My head is still spinning; in the best possible way ever! I’ve just completed my first Blog Staycation! Wondering what in the world I’m talking about? It’s an event, of sorts, in which bloggers connect via social media to share tips & tools. It kicked off Thursday with a Twitter Party, then Friday & Saturday the blogging love kept flowing via Facebook Chats, & it ended Sunday back on Twitter. Oh, & everyday I received e-mails with even MORE valuable blogging info! Shew! I still haven’t had a chance to digest it all. I took screenshots of chats, made notes; I’ll be weeding through all those goodies for a while. I honestly didn’t expect this experience to motivate & inspire me the way it did. I’m sure it’s largely do to all of the fabulous bloggers it led me to connect with. Thank you for hosting Julie from Girl on the Move Blog, Jen from JENerally Informed, & Trish from The Trish List.
CONNECTED WITH OTHER BLOGGERS
Any blogger will tell you that this is extremely important! Though it definitely doesn’t come easy to me, as I’m an introvert. So this was big for me, a win! I kind of feel like it’s a first step, if you will. I’m excited, if you can’t tell?!
INSTALLED & BEGAN AN EDITORIAL CALENDAR
Woot! Woot! I have that feeling of, ‘how have I lived without you all this time?’ One blogger has her blog posts planned out for three months!! Crazy! Besides being green with envy, I’m crazy motivated too. I’m visualizing my editorial calendar all full of scheduled blog posts – YES!
CHANGED MY NEWSLETTER
I took a senior blogger’s advice. I had been sending newsletters out every time I published a new post. However, one blogger suggested that if readers liked your blog that much they would come & visit it themselves. She suggested doing a weekly newsletter, so I am. It will included links to my five most recent posts & a little something more =-)
COMPLETED 2 BLOG POSTS!
This is post counts, right?
MOTIVATED + INSPIRED!
Seriously, this was just what I needed. All of the bloggers were welcoming & happy to share what’s worked for them, & what hasn’t. I’m excited to get to work.
I have to give a huge shout-out to my husband, he took care of life at our house so I could connect. Thank you honey, love you♥