Today's "Build a Better Blog" task is all about watching a first-time reader browse through my blog. I'm going to assign this one as homework to you, my loyal followers readers friends. Here it is, in three easy steps: Step one: Phone a Friend Actually, this really requires you to VISIT a friend or RECRUIT … Continue reading Day 17: Recruit your Friends!
For today's "Build a Better Blog" task, I get to solve all of your problems! Wait. Stop. Correction: I get to solve ONE of your problems. Let's not try and catch a whale when all we have is a pole and one worm. So what problems do you have that I can solve? I had … Continue reading Day 16: Solving All Your Problems! (How to write like ME)
I skipped a couple of days of "Build a Better Blog" tasks. I didn't even log on to my PC over the weekend to check emails or Facebook. Gasp. That means that I can pick and choose which tasks I complete for today from those that I missed during my internet absence. Here are the … Continue reading Day 15: Spending the Weekend Away from the Computer
The "Build a Better Blog" task today says I should create an editorial calendar for my precious blog. That would require me to think ahead. Sometimes, I think ahead. But that's only about 5 minutes ahead. Makes it a little difficult sometimes to write papers for class. There was another option to consider: come up … Continue reading Day 12: Larrie’s Blog Format
For today's "Build a Better Blog" task, I am doing my own version (surprise). The real task is to brainstorm ten new blog post ideas based off of past blog posts. Instead, I decided to use my AWESOME past blog post, Nearly 100 Journal Ideas, to create a poll. HOW COOL IS THAT? That means … Continue reading Day 11: Sweet, a Poll – on future blog topics
I totally FAILED the "Build a Better Blog" task for today: Join a Forum and Start Participating. I know, it doesn't really sound all that hard, does it? So how come I failed? I'm supposed to join a forum in my niche. I couldn't find a forum for facetious sciolists. Imagine that. Won't you go … Continue reading Day 9: Where’s the Forum for Facetious Sciolists?
I skipped Day 7. I felt like taking a holiday on the holiday. Besides, the task for that day was to link to other blogs, which I already covered previously. For Day 8, I get to link to my own blog. I decided to come up with a list for you then, of MY favorite … Continue reading Day 8: The Best of the Sciolist
Welcome to Day 6. I'm on vacation, but James and Maren are watching a movie in our hotel room so here I am blogging from the penthouse suite at the Zermatt Resort in Midway. If you are missing the Facebook status updates lately, we've been to two buffets, hot tubbed, and somebody (not me) used … Continue reading Day 6: 10 Reasons You Might Not Comment
Just before the Problogger website pops up, I get a little excited wondering what the challenge for today will be. Then I saw today's "Build a Better Blog" task for Day 5: Email a Blog Reader. Lame. That's what I thought. And for a bit, I wondered if I would just skip today. I am … Continue reading Day 5: Who Wants Some Personal Attention from Larrie?
Today's "Build a Better Blog" task required me to analyze a top blog in my niche. My niche? Is there any other blog in the world in my niche? I was stumped. So instead, I started scanning through my friends' blogs. I heart my friends. I heart their blogs. These are some of them (in … Continue reading Day 4: Is there anybody out there… like me?*