First of all …..
I think my traffic for Saturday jumped more than FIVE times!!! FIVE! With another HUGE bump on Sunday!
Crazy. crazy crazy crazy ….
Here’s what I learned from doing my first blog party:
- get others involved – having giveaways and guest posts from other bloggers both helped promote the blog party AND got some of the pressure off me by not having to write 24 blog posts myself
- get as much done ahead of time as possible – I had really good intentions, but by nature I am a a procrastinator. As much as I try. I was up til 3a on Friday morning, and then worked ALL day Saturday writing blog posts (in between are already scheduled plans)
- have images/banners/visuals that other bloggers can easily “borrow” to help promote your blog party … even set up a blog party hashtag so you can track what people are saying about your blog party on twitter
You can find all of the BLOG PARTY posts linked here (giveaways are now closed)
I also wanted to answer some questions and point out some things…..
interest in reading my thesis? really? haha! 60 pages of Harry Potter academia
Diane commented re: One Little Word – I LOVE her take on it …. what fun to kind of leave it to chance (destiny?)
Seriously. I love the blogging community …..
You guys are awesome. AWESOME.
I’ll be announcing the winners of the giveaways tomorrow (Tuesday)….. PLEASE email me or leave a comment with a link if you try any of the DIY projects!