Saturday, May 14, 2011

What I’ve learned so far participating in the blogathon

What a learning experience the Blogathon has been for me!  In celebration of being nearly at the half-way point, I thought I’d do a list of the five things I’ve learned so far.

Don’t use Blogger
It never occurred to me that Blogger would go down, and I’d be confronted with not being able to post.  Although I don’t understand the logistics of it all, Blogger being down also restricted me from posting to other blogs.  Very frustrating.  

Commenting is a two-way street
It’s the old adage, “you’ve got to give to receive.” 

Blogging is easy!  The technical side is the hard part. 
Even without all the Blogger nonsense, I’ve encountered Google Group issues, a learning curve for the technical jargon of Twitter, and just the technical details to posting links and videos.  I guess I never really thought I, the computer whiz of the family, would have such technical issues.

There are ways to “cheat” in blogging 
Ok, so “cheat” may not be the appropriate terminology, but I learned that on days, well, like today, when I don’t really have a blog idea in mind, that I can do a list (like today’s), post a photo and comment on it, do haiku, post a series of videos and comment on them…gee… this was so enlightening to me considering that I’ve got to come up with 31 straight days of blogs and five of those I’ll be on vacation.

Bloggers are such nice people
WOW!  I am so impressed with how supportive, helpful and just downright nice bloggers in this blogathon have been.  Anytime I’ve asked a “how do you…” or a “what’s your thoughts about…” question, the other bloggers have jumped right in to offer insight.  That has been invaluable…thank you!

Although I’ve learned a lot, I’m really looking forward to learning even more the next 15 days.  Mom wasn’t kidding when she said, “you learn something new every day.”


  1. You are rockin' it! Love the cheating part, too. I love typing those words because I can't say that outloud.:)


  2. Yes, I do love that we learned how to cheat and still be fun to read. I hope come June 1 we all still comment and read each other's blogs. I know I will. I don't want to go back to the lonely blog world.