January 01, 2009

A New Year - An Improved Blog!

I was thinking (as you do when a new year comes along) about improvements/changes/additions I could add to my blog and along comes Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness with her 2009 Blog Improvement Project - just perfect!
Here is how Kim describes the project/challenge on her blog:

The 2009 Blog Improvement Project is a year-long challenge that will consist of twice-monthly activities to improve your blog. Every first and third Monday of the month I’ll post an activity here at Sophisticated Dorkiness that will related in some way to making your blog better. Each participant should spend the next two weeks focusing on that aspect of their blog. Possible topics include goals setting, writing better content, building community with readers, getting more readers, and blog layout and design.
If you choose to participate in this project, there is no obligation to participate in every challenge, and you can customize each challenge so it makes sense for your particular blog and goals. Think of the design as similar to Weekly Geeks — participate when it makes sense for you. This is a group effort, because getting better is always easier when you have a support system, but the ultimate commitment remains with you — how do you want your blog to be better by the time we get to December 31, 2009?
This weeks challenge/activity is to look at your blogging goals. When I first started this blog in March 2008 my original goal was really just to become a member of the book blogging community - I was really enjoying what I was reading from others and I wanted to join in. Now I think the blog has also become a really good way for me to keep a track of, and expand, my own reading choices and opportunities. So, I don't really want to quantify my blogging goals too much except to say that I want to keep using my blog as a way to reflect on the reading I do and also a way of challenging the reading I do. I also want to continue to discover new book bloggers/blogs and continue to build blogging relationships with those I have already discovered.

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