The last 11 days of our Chocolate Challenge for the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog have been fantastic, busy and I have not had a proper opportunity to introduce the other blogging participants. While I can not do justice to all the great things I have gained from working with these bloggers I can share some humorous moments! So here I go!
Darren from Problogger (Australia) is the originator of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, and while he is not a participant he is the most important member of the team because he sets our daily tasks.
Thanks Darren for the 31 Day Project – we are loving it and learning fantastic stuff every day – but would love some advice on the best ways to generate statistics for your site!
Michelle from The Bamboo Blog (USA) is the reason why I became involved in this blogging project.
And LOL in my post What does your Blog look like to your subscribers? she was the first to tell me when I made the comment that NetVibes is not the Feed Reader for serious blog readers – she uses it. Well – I have learnt that you need to be nice about personalised homepages because they are personal – and we all love our personal homepage.
Here is my SORRY – to Michelle, Alex, Kate and others using NetVibes – check out Alex’s quick screencast of how she uses NetVibes to subscribe to blogs.
However I am sure that those that love Google Reader would expect me to now show why I like Google Reader so check out my quick screecast of how I use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs!
Cammy from Learning Visions (USA) made me realised when I posted a comment on her blog that I am truly an IDIOT! I have a few old blogs with Blogger and it automatically detects my account since I am logged into my personalised Google homepage. So all this time I have been commenting on posts that are based on Blogger I have looked like an amateur blogger (based on the blogs they link to!). S
She also taught me how to manage comments on posts. Thanks Cammy!
Tim from Tim’s Blog asked the important question “31-day-challenge approach could be adopted for organisational learning and change programmes.” This is a question that people in my forum are interested in – “Have you developed any sort of evaluation process to ascertain the effectiveness and or value of this type of learning”. Would love to hear others thoughts!
Eklavya the Indian Blogger (India) suggested that we should not be too personal on our blogs. Personally I would love an image of the Indian blogger. BTW apparently my rants (which are personal) are my most popular posts.
Really loved the way he tried to cheekily cross tasks off his list! I laughed so much reading this post.
Kate from Spinning a Learning Web (Australia) has been sick, so I hope she is feeling better. I learnt from Kate that her Faculity is hosting a workshop on online learning in virtual worlds (e.g Second Life) and my friend Kathryn will be going to Queensland to present.
Christine from VisualSpeaks decided to try out a personalised Google Homepage – looks like she had some trouble. She read the posts and watch the video on NetVibes and is loving NetVibes (I am beginning to feel that there is another challenge here? NetVibes vs iGoogle 🙂 ).
Somehow with the majority of bloggers in the group going with NetVibes I am feeling like I have let down Google – will I lose my Google License? and be banned from Google forever?
Alex from Miller’s Spin (Australia) may well cause me to be banned from Google forever. Her great screencast of how she uses NetVibes to subscribe to blogs has convinced a lot of bloggers not only to try NetVibes but also to give Jing a go. Which I did – and here is my quick screecast of how I use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs!
Frances from My Technology Addictions (Australia) is my partner in crime for organising this Chocolate Challenge (and perpetrator of the chocolate challenge) – and also a great friend. She learnt some great stuff about Social Bookmarking that I really need to spend time checking out.
Thanks Frances for all your great help with organising this Chocolate Challenge we would all be lost without you!
Kate from Waxlyrical (Australia) wrote a really great review on updating your About Page. She is also a great friend so am feeling a bit abandoned with her loving NetVibes. And now reading a comment on her NetVibes post it looks like Laura has joined the NetVibes group :(.
Laura from Laura’s Notebook (UK) pointed out that have too many widgets can cause problems to readers who are on dial-up – I have been on Broadband for so long that did not even think about this. Thanks Laura for sharing that very important tip!
And LOL she also said about the chocolate challenge:
“Oh my mind keeps wandering to the chocolate, I wonder if there will be an article to help alleviate chocolate pangs whilst blogging…right, back to it…”
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