I am soo excited! At the beginning of this year I set a goal to reach 1000 followers by the end of the year. Well, thanks to all my wonderful readers and friends, I have exceeded that goal as of yesterday! Woo Hoo! I am so happy and I guess I will have to work on a new goal for the rest of the year. It feels great and I THANK YOU .
This Saturday, November 22nd will mark my one year Blogiversary! I can’t believe it has been a whole year since I decided to start my personal blog. I have always written, but never before had I let the world read it. I would let one or two people read my work and that was it. I am happy to report that in a year’s time I now have over 200 followers on my blog with 100 plus on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. This may not sound like a lot in the social media world, but in the world of Lisa it is amazing!
Over the last year I have taken the Blogging 101 and 201 courses as well as the Photography 101 course and met several new bloggers to interact with. I have improved my skills as a blogger and learned valuable tools to help build my readership as well as make my blog better. I have participated in several events on other bloggers’ pages and have hosted my own. This year I am participating in the annual NaBloPoMo event on BlogHer that coincides with NaNoWriMo. I have accomplished so many things that I never thought I would in the last twelve months and I have big hopes and dreams for year 2.
In the upcoming year I have many dreams that I plan on bringing to reality such as my first novel being published, expanding my readership, attending blogger conventions, and much more.
I am super stoked about celebrating my accomplishments and I can’t wait to share the day with you all! Saturday, from 9 am – Midnight, I will be hosting a Poetry Blog Party. All participants are invited to choose a poem written by the legendary Maya Angelou and write a poem inspired by hers. You will post the poems on your blog and then ping back to mine, as well as posting a link advertising my blog party, encouraging your readers to participate. You will also be asked to visit at least 5 other blogs in participation and comment on at least 2 of them. It win win for everyone and who knows, there may be prizes too!
Post a comment below if you will join me for the fun. Don’t forget to tell your friends!
Today starts the Blogging 201 Class and the challenge is to come up with 3 goals for my blog. Well I thought about everything I would like to accomplish and narrowed it down to the three most important:
I didn’t stop with just the goal. I decided to make an action plan to help me.
How am I going to get there:
1) Continue taking courses
3) secure weekly & monthly features
4) attend conferences & workshops
5) write at least 3 time a week
6) interact with fellow bloggers at least 1 hour a week
Weekly feature: Friday Dance- feature music to make you dance.
Monthly feature: Book Review
Of course this is a work in progress and will be implemented by trial and error.