Welcome to the end of the first six months of my Blog Exercises, my way of honoring the 10th Anniversary of WordPress by using it as it was meant to be used, by blogging.
As it states at the bottom of each post, these blogging exercises are designed to help you flex your blogging muscles. You may be new to blogging or a long-time experienced bloggers, there is something for everyone in these blog exercises.
If you have been following along (you may start anywhere and at any time in the queue), you would have ripped up your site’s design and tossed it aside (well, not quite as that’s still to come), held a magnifier up to your blog’s content and writing styles, shook your self-esteem around the room looking for excuses as well as motivation, realigned your content strategies with a focus on the reader not you, and, well, questioned everything you do on your blog. Hard to imagine I’ve another six months in me of blog bashing to bring to you?
If you would like a check-off list for the month of June, here are all the posts.
- Blog Exercises: Take Yourself on a Bloggy Vacation
- Blog Exercises: If You Had a Dream Speech
- Blog Exercises: Under the Hood Spring Cleaning
- Blog Exercises: I Thought You Would Appreciate This Gratuitous Picture
- Blog Exercises: Battling the Blue Funk
- Blog Exercises: June Monthly Random Edit Day
- Blog Exercises: Become Your Own Fan Blogger
- Blog Exercises: Awesome by Association
- Blog Exercises: Blog Work Flows
- Blog Exercises: Spell Checkup on Categories and Tags
- Blog Exercises: Are You Setting an Example for Others?
- Blog Exercises: When Was the Last Time You Got Personal
- Blog Exercises: How Does Your Blog Make You Money?
- Blog Exercises: Current Events for June
- Blog Exercises: Judging a Book By Its Presence
- Blog Exercises: Sharing Without Context
- Blog Exercises: What If You Knew You Could Not Fail
- Blog Exercises: Are You a Victim of the Past?
- Blog Exercises: Share Your Fear
- Blog Exercises: Identify the Life Suckers
Coming up in July, we are turning back to content strategies and design, helping you to learn more about how your site works, syndication, required web pages and policies, content strategies, more inspiration for blogging, and definitely more ass-kicking.
I’ve been working on a week-long series within this series that explores how your site’s content is accessed and syndicated, an appropriate topic with the death of Google Reader and people scrambling to find a better way to read and access their favorite sites.
As has been often requested this year as well, I’m working on offering some blog exercises aimed directly at authors, the published in traditional and ebook kind of authors and writers, those who wish their written and published works to pay for the roof over their heads.
I’m taking the summer off from teaching to gear up for a full college teaching year this fall. Don’t think I’m taking it easy, oh no! My desk is piled to near the ceiling with things long past due clamoring for my attention. I’m focusing on finishing up some of my own books and client work, as well as a grant program for a WordPress II college course at Clark College – expect more on that soon as well.
My first major task is to put the past six months of blog exercises into an ebook format to share with you all. I’ll have announcements on how that will work in a week or two, and information on how you can get a free copy for yourself!
No boring summer around here in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll find me hunkered over my computer sweating and dreaming of the return of cool weather!
Besides blogging your brains out, what is next on your summer plans?