B3: Be Better Blogger

A new year’s resolution I can keep, B³ :  Be a Better Blogger 🙂

While catching up on some of my rss reads, I happened across a post, Life is One Big Top Ten, on Sue Water’s TAFE site .  In it she mentioned Steve Dembo’s 30 Days to Be a Better Blogger. Ok I must admit I am a total geek, but it runs in my genes.  How many people have a 88 year old grandfather that blogs? I have been totally ecstatic that our parish finally opened up a blog site!  I have been waiting for years to have an interactive site for my students.

Since the unblocking (November ’08) of Edublogs, I have been focused on the integration aspect of blogging:

  • Organization of blog pages
  • Steps for students to earn blogs
  • Trial runs with students
  • Finding great widgets
  • Daily Journal dilemma (keep old, use edublogs, revamp)
  • and so on..

I hadn’t really focused on how my blog looks to the rest of the world.  My students love it, so it has to be great, right? LOL  Ok, maybe not:)

I am officially making a New Year’s Resolution to complete Steve Dembo‘s 30 Days to Be a Better Blogger.  Wow!  a resolution I can actually keep:)  I didn’t even take a sneak peak at what was going to happen over the next 30 days of this journey. I have already completed day one which involved revamping my about page.

UPDATE:  Great suggestion @suewaters, I am going to also work through the original challenge,  31 day challenge.  From what I can tell, it won’t be too time consuming to complete both.  It is also broken into two categories, so challenges are different for beginners vs. intermediate.  Pretty cool!