Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blog Improvement Project 2009

I've been trying to steer clear of it, but I can't resist. I'd like to make my blog a better one, and I'd like to improve my blogging. So here I go with the Blog Improvement Project 2009!

The first weeks assignment is to set goals for the blog. This means I have to think about what I want to do with my blog, where I want to go with it, what do I want to accomplish with it in 2009?

Here is the first task for the Blog Improvement Project:

Read some of the articles on goal setting.

Set some goals for your blog. Think about where you would like to be a year from now, and try to set clear and specific objectives that you’ll be able to measure in some way once we get to the end of 2009.

Write a post about your goals. If you can think of any, also include ideas about projects or activities that you think could help you achieve those goals.

Come back and sign the Mr. Linky (image below, it will be a popup) with the specific post you’ve written your goals in.

Check back to answer questions (if you can), read and comment on other participants blogs, and to see a wrap up post next week of some of the most common goals other participants have set.

Now, I've read most of the articles mentioned on Kim's blog, and I've been thinking about it for a while as well.
This last year, my life has been so crazy I didn't even post much, I just had no time, but I want to do better on that this year.

I apparently didn't do well with posting at all in 2008, so for 2009 I will write at least one post per week, that is, really one post each week and not over 20 posts in December but hardly any posts throughout the summer months.
I will participate in one weekly event regulary and do two more whenever I feel up to it.
As I like getting comments on my blog, I will make an effort to comment on other blogs more regularly. I read all my blogs through a reader, so I have my thoughts about things, but hardly ever managed to write them down in a comment in the past.

For this year, I will use the tools they're teaching us at university to write better reviews. If you have any thoughts on the reviews in the past or the new ones, please let me know!
For exactly that, I am thinking about adding some trivia to the reviews. Whenever I find something funny, hilarious, weird or just interesting about a book or an author, I will add it.

On top of that I will play a little with my blog's design in the next months. I think it is a bit difficult to find all the info in the side columns, so I hope to find a template with three columns, maybe even one where I can add a photo I choose in the header.


  1. Welcome to BIP! Nice set of goals -- they look doable. I think that many of us are hoping to improve our reviews and maybe we can learn from each other!

  2. Thanks a lot, Beth :-) I sure hope my goals are manageable. Now, if I can apply what I'm learning in my class about reviews, I'll be happy...

  3. Welcome to the BIP, I'm sorry I didn't stumble across your blog earlier! I think those are great goals, I hope it is going well :)

    Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)