Oh, my, I've had a grand time with the blogfests hosted this past week by Elana Johnson, Alex Cavanaugh, and Jennifer Daiker. I've found interesting new blogs and added new followers. I even passed my 400 follower milestone! Now I'm on my way to 500 followers, but I don't think I will actively be pursuing this to any great extent. The time has come to really pare things down and get focused on other life issues.
Anyone who participated actively in either blogfest or has been a part of any others for that matter knows what I'm talking about. The post itself is business as usual in a sense, but it's what comes afterward that takes time. The point of these blogfests is to interact with other bloggers by commenting on their posts and responding to comments we have received. It's like any normal day of blogging except multiplied many times over.
I'm making my shift towards less blogging activity but it's hard to break away gracefully. I've been listening to your comments and watching my poll to see what your suggestions are It all comes down to what will draw and retain readers on one hand and writing what I enjoy on the other. I will probably retain most of my current features by consolidating them into three days. I sadly will probably eliminate my Sunday Bible Study post and only post on Saturdays if I have something special like awards or other announcements. My active blogging will more than likely be reduced to Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
I will be announcing my definitive decision on Monday October 4th. Until then I will continue to post daily, although some posts may be much shorter than normal. And the crowd jumps to their feet cheering.
On Monday I will finish my thoughts on this first year of daily blogging and give some additional ideas about commenting and followers. I have not planned the rest of the week, but I'll come up with something you can be assured of that.
I know, I know-- but I didn't actually say I wasn't going to accept any awards!
I received two thoughtful awards this week which I would like to acknowledge now. As has frequently been the case of late, I am too preoccupied to pass these on like I am supposed to do. I discussed this on a blog post a couple weeks ago. I am grateful to the kind folks who passed these to me.
You Deserve A Star Today Award
Kittie Howard from The Block has given me the You Deserve a Star Today award. Thank you so much Kittie. I may eventually try to pass this on in a future post but I hope you will understand my current constraints on time.
The Versatile Blogger Award
Cajun Delights I've scored another Versatile Blogger Award. This sweet Cajun lady is always tormenting me with delicious looking dishes from Bayou Country. Anyone know a good Cajun restaurant in Los Angeles? Like I mentioned above-- well I'm sure you understand.
Did you participate in any blog events this week? How do you do it? Is the outcome of blog events worth the effort to you? Any big blogging plans in your future?