The Blogathon is now a week behind me, but I've spent all of my
free time of the week doing Blogathon related things. Mostly
writing emails, and now I'm reading some of the Blogathon blogs!
This was my first Blogathon, and I did incredibly well...
Not only did I get through the 24 hours of blogging, I think my
posts were fairly interesting. And I raised
a lot of money for
Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary!!
Here are some Things I'd like to remember about Blogathon... just
in case I want to do it again next year!
I had about 25 topic ideas in the list that I had started, but got
sidetracked in the last week before Blogathon by overtime at the day
job. I needed more choices. I also needed more ideas for short
and sweet posts for those times when I had to get away from the
More Munching Snacks
I had plums, apples, cucumbers and nuts (not to mention the many
Clif bars I consumed). Carrots and celery would have been
perfect. And dried fruit. Grapes. Crackers and hummus.
Also, plan ahead for meals. Make something fancy! Ramen
is so boring! (The picture of
Tegan on my ramen bowl has a certain cuteness factor tho!)
Ask People for Pledges!!!
I actually didn't do as much advertising as I could have done.
Tho I am a lurker, I still belong to a wide variety of groups, some
of them very large. But I was too shy to put posts up in them.
Mostly just because photos are fun. Peaceful Prairie had given
me a bunch of photos to use, and I only uploaded a few of them.
Also I need an easier and quicker way to get digital pics to
the computer. Which just means, I need a new digital camera
and a card reader. Also, having prepared icons would have added
some pizazz to my posts as well!
Number and Title posts
This worked so well for me! I had a notebook next to me, and I'd
write down my (descriptive) titles as I went. And then when someone asked a
question and I had already written about it, the post was quickly
and easily found!
More posts dedicated to the charity
Laloofah blogging at
did several posts where she lifted text/pics from her charity website
and typed in her own introduction or thoughts. That's just brilliant.