Friday, January 25, 2013

Blogathon 2 Kickoff

Biannual Blogathon Bash    
I'm so blogxcited right now I can hardly stand it.  If you haven't signed up for the blogathon, you can still participate by going here.  There are 105 of us so far and this is definitely a "the more the merrier" kind of thing.  Kathleen Garber, aka Mother Blogture (my term) has a w-e-a-l-t-h of information on the site, accessible by the button above.  Go there.  Now.  I.  Am.  Serious!
Little bit about me:  My name is LuAnn.  I am an Invisible Woman of God, a Wife, a Homeschooling Mother of 3 (male-16, male-14, female-9 but making out her 10th birthday wishlist for the big day 8 days from now), a Wordcrafter.  I have a quirky sense of humor.  Originally I had put "writer" in my little list, but wordcrafter is a better choice, because not only do I like to use words...I like to make them up!  
I made up the word "porchervation" for this blog, to mean an observations made on a porch.  I'm also counting blogxcited and Mother Blogture; I was hoping for wordcrafting as well, but that apparently has already been spoken for.  
Some goals I have for this Blogathon2 include:
  1. participate in at least 3 challenges (arbitrary choice of one per day)
  2. print out the 2013 blog calendar x2 (one for this blog, one for my new blog (Prayers For My Marriage).  Unfortunately one of our computers needed reformatting, and the other one is occupado, so I need to find out which one I've squirreled away the file on.
  3. write a week's worth of entries for Back Porchervations, because that's probably how long I'm going to sleep after 8 am ET on Monday.
  4. enter the first month of "Praying for My Husband" card topics on one of the above calendars.
  5. 250 Facebook (currently at 31), Twitter (currently at 616), and Google+ (currently at 51) followers; OK. It's obvious those numbers need some how about 100 FB, 700 Tweeps and 100 Googlers?
  6. Have a finished blog button for both blogs.
  7. Start moderating comments in order to be able to respond to each one in an easier fashion.
  8. get 2x domains for my 2x blogs.
  9. line up 1 incoming (on my blog) and 1 outgoing (on a friend's blog) guest post x2.
  10. set up one blog hop for each day of the week on this blog.
  11. participate in one blog hop (from a friend's blog) for each day of the week.
  12. set up one giveaway per month 2x
  13. 101 in 1001
  14. more shoutouts for outstanding blogs, bloggers, comments/commenters etc etc etc 
OK.  I'd love to put more and make a post so long that I would do nothing else (sometimes I prepare a little too well), but I'm going to go out (figuratively speaking because it's C-O-L-D outside) and get blogging!

Have a super Blogathon2, y'all!


  1. Awesome list of goals LuAnn - I'm so glad you've joined!

    Be sure to reserve three of those blog hop days for Inspire Me Monday, Wordless Wednesday, and Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! :-)

    I make up words too. I think I spent too much time reading the "creative" wordsmiths of our day!

    Back to writing... sorry about that first comment deletion... accidently left a non-comment on your blog!

    Have a fab and productive day! :-)

  2. I don't know how you keep up with all these blogs, LuAnn, never mind a family & 6 puppies !

  3. Hi Ramona, those were the first ones on my list! :O) I also used a post from last Sunday to add to the Thursday Favorite Things hop at Katherine's Corner.

  4. Hey Cindy, I see you managed to send us some of your cold temperatures and a wee dusting of snow. :O) How do I manage, you ask? Being a few sandwiches short of a picnic helps. *LOL* So does the knowledge that there are I don't have to do everything myself. Have a great weekend!

  5. "WOW" I am amazed at your list and I am sure you will get it all done. In the meantime I enjoyed your blog and found some things I want to come back and check out. If you have time stop by and visit me and my post at

  6. I am trying to go by and visit everyone from the blogathon! (And follow on twitter/pinterest/fb..i'm doing good except on the FB..that always takes me longer!) (i'm xxpollypocket on pinterest and twitter and nicholes.autumn.rain is my fb page)

    I hope you accomplished a lot. I didn't get as much done as i'd have liked, but...there is always next time! :)

    My post is here
    hope to see you around and get to know you better!

  7. Thanks so much for the visit, comment and follows, Nichole! I spent SOOOO much time on Blogathon that I needed a couple of days of downtime before I start doing the rest of the mini-challenges and visiting other participants etc.

    I didn't get everything done that I had wanted, but then I didn't expect to. But I got a heck of a lot more done than I expected, so that is a good thing!