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Blog Exercises: August Summary

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.August is done, and so is the summer for most of the world north of the equator. Summer is on its way down under.

This is the end of eight months of celebrating the 10th Anniversary of WordPress with a year of non-stop blogging about blogging, focused on using WordPress as your publishing platform.

In August, the blog exercises included some regularly scheduled monthly tasks such as editing your previously published content, writing about current events, and fixing your site. Together, we worked on your site goals, improving your site’s interactivity and fan-base, and hopefully improved your blog writing.

Highlights for many following these blog exercises included:

I need to highlight the amazing post that inspired The Outsider blog exercise this month. Janet of Janet’s Notebook’s post on being born an outsider touched all of us with its forthcoming honestly and sincerity. It is this openness and willing to stretch and grow personally that continues to inspire these blog exercises.

The Secret Sauce blog exercise was inspired by Laurali Star on her diary site. She wrote a response to a fan on how to improve their blogging and it inspired me to expand upon her answer. I love finding great content that not only compels me to comment, it inspires me to write more on the subject. Thanks, Laurali, for that inspiration.

Here is a full listing of all the blog exercises this month. Remember, you do not have to start at the beginning, though it may help. You may start these blog exercises today.

Previous months of blog exercises:

You can find more Blog Exercises on . This is a year-long challenge to help you flex your blogging muscles.

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  1. Posted August 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Another great post, Lorelle. I’m browsing through the various highlights of the month as all of them should be a great help with the restructuring of my blog content. I also visited Janet’s blog again so I could read the famous post 🙂 I’ve been to her blog before and she’s an amazing writer. Thanks for giving me more ideas, more food for thought, and inspiration. Also, thanks again for mentioning me! Your advice has been invaluable to me 🙂


    Laurali Star

  2. Posted August 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Dear Lorelle,

    Surely I’m your favourite student, not the cute Laurali Star from Laurali Star Diaries?

    Enjoy your weekend! Thank you for working so hard for us.

    • Posted August 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Dear Janet,

      I believe you’re the one that is cute, lol 🙂 Lorelle, since you did know Janet first I suppose she has dibs on favorite student. I will just have to settle for being your second favorite student 🙂


      Laurali Star

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