Let the Blogathon Games Begin!


The Blogathon Games have begun! Besides the 3 readathons I will be participating in this month, I will also take a stab at the Blogathon Games. Hosted by Kathleen and her crew from the Biannual Blogathon Bash, the Blogathon Games is a month long challenge to accomplish blogging tasks to improve our blogs. I always learn a lot from the events that Kathleen hosts and I look forward to what she has in store for us. I attempted the similar Itty Bitty Blogathon last year but since it was only one day, I did not get much done. Let’s hope that since this event is all month long, I can accomplish more.

About the Blogathon Games

For the full month of October, participants will complete tasks that will advance their blog in multiple areas and earn points for doing them. At the end of the month, the three participants with the most points will win the Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes (to be announced.)

It’s a fun game but it’s also a way to get ahead in your blog business by helping you achieve many tasks you have been wanting to do but haven’t done or ones you didn’t know about but maybe should be doing. The game is loosely based off of the Itty Bitty Blogathon we did 2 years ago which was based off The Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt run by Firepole Marketing.

My Goals

I aim to get 1,000 points during the Blogathon Games. With a comprehensive task list of approximately 90 items that covers the following topics, there is a lot to choose from.

* General Tasks
* Grow Your Following on Social Media
* Blogging Basics (like installing Alexa, Google Analytics and webmaster tools)
* Sponsor Support
* Writing (like brainstorming new ideas and writing posts on new topics)
* Multimedia (like starting a YouTube channel, creating an infographic or updating your about me picture)
* Networking (getting guest posters, exchange mini blog critiques or designing a business card)
* Social Media

Anything I do not accomplish, will be added to my master to-do list. The task list is a great resource and I do not want to lose sight of something important.

How You Can Help Me Out!

Any of these you can do to help me out would be fantastic in my efforts to grow and improve my blog!

1. If you decide to sign up for the Blogathon Games and join us, leave me a link for the tumblr blog you created for the Games. I get 5 points for each referral 🙂

2. Subscribe to my blog via email.

3. Follow me on social media:

On Facebook
On Twitter
On Pinterest
On Google+
on instagram
On Klout
On Bloglovin

4. Let me know if you are interested in doing a guest post on my blog. I will be starting a guest post series on Fridays in October and would love to discuss with you your ideas for a guest post.

That’s it! What are your goals for the Blogathon Games? Do join us for the fun and I look forward to getting to know you and your blog better. Leave me a comment with your blog and tumblr blog if you are participating so I can pay you a visit and cheer you on!




  1. What a great way to get a kick in the pants to get some things done and have fun in the process. I wish you the best of luck and followed you where I wasn’t already following you!

  2. How cool! I had never heard of a blogathon before reading your post. Not the month for me to participate since this baby could show up any time, but I will definitely be sure I’m following you on social media. Best of luck!

    1. Congrats on the Jellybean 🙂 Hope you have a happy and healthy baby in your arms soon. The blogathons are great events, they always challenge me to become a better blogger and writer. Thanks for stopping by Sarah.

    1. Well I think you can do as much or as little as you want. Many of the tasks you can get still points for if you’ve done it already, like setting up social media pages. Still it’s a good checklist and resource because I know I can’t get it all done this month. 🙂

    1. I love challenges and lists too Paula! It really helps me focus if I have a list. Thankfully, the Blogathon organizers have already done the hard part of making up the list, I just gotta follow it. I will check out your blog and see if we can come up with a guest post that will work for both of us.

      I appreciate the follows and nice to meet you! Good luck with the new blog, I love creative blogs and always need help organizing!

    1. It is like Bloggiesta, every task in the list is like a mini challenge. These Blogathon events and Bloggiesta are always my must do events. I am really enjoying 11/22/63.

  3. I am not participating – did not even know there was one going on. I believe I am already following you on all Social Media!! All the best to you!Great new look on your site!!

    1. Thanks Zan for following and the site design. The event is all month long and that task list is a great resource to come back to whenever you do have time 🙂

  4. The games sound so much fun. October is super busy for me. I’ll put it on my calendar for next year. I am interested in guest blogging. 🙂 Good luck and may the odds be in your favor.

    1. Great, I sent you an email about the guest post. Also, bookmark that task list, its a fantastic resource for when you do have time to look it over.

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