I’ve spend six hours on Bloggiesta, much of it on mini-challenges that were offered by various blogs.
I cleaned up my Google Reader a bit by using the “trends” tab to find and remove inactive blogs. Then I added a couple of new blogs through looking at random blogs participating in Bloggiesta. (I tried the Lost numbers first to select my blogging visits 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.) I checked up on my Google Alerts, though I’m finding that they are not catching my blog mentions and I don’t know why. I added my blog to various directories, and I secured a blog buddy. (It’s you!) I learned about anchor text at GalleySmith (see, that was using anchor text correctly my making the link the blog name). I read some blogging tips articles at Problogger, including a great one on increasing blog traffic from SEOmoz. I also used website grader to run a report on MotherReader and to make some changes to improve my marketing by search engine. This was my favorite tip, given by Bookish Ruth.
I’m sorry, but I ran out of steam to provide all the links to the many bloggers providing the mini-challenges, but they are all listed at Maw Books. If you are looking for concrete tasks to improve your blog, check them out.
Tomorrow I’ll work on typing in some reviews. Maybe I’ll even play around a bit with templates and such. You know, typical Father’s Day activities.