A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Visit and comment on 101 blogs
Date completed: March 26, 2015
Description: Despite slacking the past couple of months, I love blogging. I like reading other blogs (which I need to get better at doing … again). The community really is a great one when you find people you enjoy reading and corresponding with. So I wanted to visit people I’ve missed and find new blogs. This was a way to do it. And… heck, the reason for 101? It’s the Day Zero Project!
Why I wanted to do it: To connect with old blogging friends and to find new ones. Part of blogging is finding people to read and connect with. Hopefully, they connect with your blog, too. Blogging is a great thing to do, but without the connections, you could basically be writing to yourself.
How I did it: Over a six-month period or so, I took my time to visit blogs from all over. The genres were widespread – anything from sports to geocaching to mommy blogs to food blogs etc. I’d say the range was very wide. I kept a Word document of each blog and the web address. This way, if I wanted to go back, I could. I also commented on each blog, as was part of the goal. I tried to not make it the normal “good blog post” comment, too.
So how did I find 101 blogs over that time? A chunk were blogs I visit normally, be it the regular visit or through challenges. Others were by reading comments of other blogs. If somebody seemed interesting and they had a blog, I clicked on it (I still do this and always have) as it makes it a way to discover new blogs.
If you are interested in the 101 blogs I visited and commented at, click here to be taken to a page where I have the breakdown.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on August 1, 2014 with an anticipated finish date of April 28, 2017. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.