I have linked up to the Biannual Blogathon Bash 2013 to tackle my blog to-do list and use the mini-challenges to further advance my blog.
If you are stopping by from the Blogathon…Hello and Welcome to Mom’s Small Victories! I’m Tanya, the writer, photographer, chef, nanny, chauffeur and patient behind this blog (and I use those terms very loosely). My blog is a melting pot of my favorite things to talk about such as books I’ve read, recipes my family enjoyed and hopefully soon, kid-friendly vacations we’ve taken.
So why are these small victories? Well after my oldest son was born, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease where my immune system attacks my joints. As if being a parent was not hard enough, I have been enduring a disease that is painful, frustrating and disabling. I find sharing my experience with RA to be therapeutic and I hope that I provide support and education to those trying to understand this complex disease, RA is not your grandma’s arthritis, folks! But enough of the serious stuff…it’s time to par-tay!
I am excited to be participating in the Blogathon Bash for the first time in 2013. It’s a chance to dedicate time this weekend to accomplishing some of my goals to improve my small space on the internet.
Here are some of the goals I have for this weekend:
* finish moving and scheduling posts from my old blogspot blog to this site
* improve About Me page
* add About Me widget to home page Done!
add code to my blog button and upload to site Done!
add picture for signature Done! See below, tell me what you think!
* add reading challenges page Done!
* make sure all recipe and book posts are linked to one of my page tabs Done!
Well that’s just for starters but I have my Wonder Woman mug on hand and I will be ready to go… after work.
Saturday update: I participated in a few mini-challenges hosted by the blogathon. I figure it is a great time to get expert assistance from more experienced bloggers while they are online. I started a blogging binder where I track some of those passwords and design colors I had written down on tiny pieces of paper. I also signed up for Google+ and signed up for the Mom Bloggers Network to accomplish the How to get Paid Blogging Opportunities mini-challenge.
Sunday update: What a fantastic experience the Blogathon has been. While I expected to work on my own to-do list above, I gained so much more by doing the mini-challenges and addressing topics I hadn’t even thought of behind the scenes. Yes, today I completed the Cleaning up Your Back-End challenge and I feel so much better (hee, hee). I spent a lot of time too visiting and talking with a great group of bloggers in the dedicated Facebook group and various Twitter parties. Did I mention I even won an Easy SEO for Beginners book for attending the twitter party last night? Awesome.
I wish I had more time to dedicate to the mini-challenges for Tips for Food Photography and How to Develop Write and Share Recipes. I will have to tackle that another day. The Blogathon was an invaluable resource and I will definitely be signing up for the next one, mark your calendar and join me!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what some of your goals are or what your suggestions are to improve the awesomeness of my blog. Happy blogging!