Eco-NOLA was born for the blogathon – literally on May 1, 2011.
I had a website, and even a blog, but very few entries with no common theme among them. So when I read about the blogathon, I challenged myself to participate and create it for myself as a learning adventure.
Outside of my family, I have two passions in my life – writing and ecology – and with Eco-NOLA I am able to explore them both.
Maybe I limited myself by putting New Orleans in the title, but since my blog has no real rules except those I self-impose which I tend to bend (or break) as soon as I make them up.
This blog was born for the blogathon but will live on because I like to write it.
13 Lessons Learned from 31 Days of Blogging:
1. It is possible to blog every day.
2. WordPress makes an App for iPhone and Android.
3. Even if you use spellcheck, you should read over each entry before you publish.
4. Even if you read over every post before you publish you are bound to have a typo.
5. Typos are not the end of the world.
7. Size does matter. Large photos can slow down the loading time on your blog, discouraging would be readers.
8. My friend Sarah is the only person who read my blog every day. Thank you!
9. Guest posts are a great way to meet other writers and have the opportunity to write about something outside your blog’s niche. Thank you†Melissa Oakes from www.gardening4life.com!
10. Blog entries are more likely to be read if published in the morning.
11. Knowing that, I still often publish my blog posts at night because I procrastinate wanting each entry to be perfect.
12. No blog post is perfect.
13. Eco-NOLA is my favorite thing to write because it is my own creation, my voice, and my interests.