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January 26, 2013

Blogathon Bash Time

Happy Saturday Lovelies!
This weekend I'm participating in
The Biannual Blogathon Bash!

Biannual Blogathon Bash

This event is held twice a year to help bloggers grow their blog and clean up their to do list! Click the link above if you are interested in signing up ... there's still time! Blogger focus their weekend {as much of the 72 hour time frame as they can donate} to taking a "time-out" for their blog. You can use this time to clean out your inbox, catch up on replies, finish up giveaways that have ended, etc... You basically use this time to do what needs to be done or what you have been putting off!

My Blogathon "To-Do" List 
  1. Write and schedule a few blog posts to have on hand.
  2. Email monthly sponsors about participating in a giveaway.
  3. Finish working on my advertising page.
  4. Check blog for post comments and make replies.
  5. Update {My} Friends page.
  6. Post Facebook/Twitter shout-outs.
  7. Make a sidebar area for Giveaways.
  8. Work on updating layout
  9. Check out Google sites and update AdSense. 
  10. Fix a calender for upcoming guest posts. 
  11. Clean out email account.
  12. Do a little work on Bloggy Moms/SITS
Well, this is all I can think of for now! I'm sure I will update and add in some other things as I remember them! 

Good Luck to everyone participating! I look forward to reading your updates!!!

My Blogathon "To-Do" List Update!!
  1. Well, I did end up getting some posts scheduled! I need to get a few more end, but I'm waiting to hear from some guest posters first! I also figured out how to schedule my Linky Lists! Oh Yeah!!!! Score!!!!!
  2. I still need to email my monthly sponsors. I have been so busy replying to other emails that I haven't gotten to this yet!
  3. I fine-tuned my advertising page a little bit. I'm happy with it for now until I get some other things under my belt. 
  4. I do believe I have all my comments answered! Yay!!!!!!
  5. I have the word document for {my} friends page ready, I just have to copy/paste!!! 
  6. My Facebook/Twitter shout-outs are out for the month ... I may sneak another one in *wink, wink*
  7. Sighs, I still have to do my giveaways in my sidebar! I did end up making and posting a new spot for Spotlight Advertisers. That's always a plus!!!
  8. Ick, layout is still the same (except for what I added). I will constantly work on this, I'm sure!
  9. I did a little looking at Google, but I didn't make any changes yet!
  10. Calender DONE! I am so happy!!! You have no idea!!!
  11. Email Account all nice and clear and organized! Go Me!!!
  12. I still haven't found time to get over to Bloggy Moms/SITS ... I ended up finding more sites to go to instead! Oh well, nothing like more networking! 
I must say, I had a great time during the Blogathon! I met a ton of people in the last day ... that was the only real time I had to work. It was relaxing and fun and I really enjoyed it! 
I also won a blog design. I am really stoked about that! It's going to be great to have a custom design!! So, at the end of the day, it was all worth it! I can't wait to do it all again!!! 

From my front porch to yours,


  1. Hello, and how are you today? I stopped by from the challenge but I am so glad I did. I enjoyed your post and I wish I had weekly/monthly companies to contact. Hopefully someday I will. In the meantime have fun this weekend. If you would like to check out my post you can at
    I love visitors.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Glenda! I will more than glad to stop by your blog soon. I hope the bash was good for you :)

  2. Hi there, I was just doing some blog hopping and thought I’d stop by and visit you. You have a most interesting site. Hope to stop by again. Please feel free to stop by my site and visit with me. 

    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

    1. Thank you for the kind words Patricia! I will be sure to pay you a visit in just a few minutes!

  3. Great list of goals. Your off to a good start and I look forward to reading your blog.

  4. I am trying to go by and visit everyone from the blogathon! (And follow on twitter/pinterest/fb..i'm doing good except on the FB..that always takes me longer!) (i'm xxpollypocket on pinterest and twitter and nicholes.autumn.rain is my fb page)

    I hope you accomplished a lot. I didn't get as much done as i'd have liked, but...there is always next time! :)

    My post is here

    hope to see you around and get to interact with you/ get to know eachother better and all that :)

    1. Thank you Nichole. I will by shortly to visit your blog. I hope you had a great time at the bash and got some things crossed off your list!


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