A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Comment on 50 random blogs .
Date completed: September 9, 2011.
Number: 44 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: Simply enough, I set out to comment on 50 new blogs that I had never read before.
Why I wanted to do it: The reality is that if one’s blog is going to grow, one needs to visit and read other blogs. That’s for more than the reason of hoping to get others to read your blog. The other reasons to do so is to see what other people are doing, get some inspiration, find ideas, and just see blogging styles. Though I don’t expect to ever take this blog to major heights, I would like it to have a decent following with people who enjoy my blog entries and style. But you can’t just build it without doing other things — which includes checking out and commenting on other blogs.
How I did it: Since starting this project in late 2010, I started visiting a few sites at a time. When I found one I liked, I’d comment — usually more than one. I went through different genres, too. From geocaching, to disc golf to hiking and personal blogs, I visited many subjects and it gave me a good feel of the blogging community. I really enjoyed seeing the different styles and subjects. Eventually, I’ll do a post on my findings because it’s amazing what kind of things I saw out there. So over the course of the time, I just found blogs I really enjoyed and commented on them. Many of them, I still visit and I’m glad I’ve found them. Some aren’t around anymore. Some went in a different direction and lost my attention. But in the end, finding 50 blogs to comment on turned out to actually be harder than I thought because I don’t think posting a comment that says “Nice job!” really works. I tried to make my comments on these blogs be a little bit more.
Reminder! Contest going on! I am holding my first (of hopefully many) contests this week. It runs from Sept. 11- to 12:01 a.m. Sept. 18. You can see all the details on the contest post. Enter for your chance to win!
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on Oct. 10, 2010 with an anticipated finish date of July 8, 2013. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.
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