Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thanks Pedro! I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know

Let me just say, it's a good thing I left the tequila out of my Bloggiesta. The amount of information that I've received, just on my first mini challenge is staggering and tequila would not have helped my reeling mind.

I didn't know that I didn't know anything about feedreaders or RSS. And this is just my first mini challenge. In fact, it's a flashback mini challenge. If they are all this educational, I may not get into the new challenges until next Bloggiesta.

I didn't know anything about vanity tags and how to keep track of yourself.

I didn't know anything about creating and saving blogs for later use.
I've got a saved blog entry scheduled to go out next week while I'm in Mexico.

I didn't know that I needed a niche.

I didn't know that I needed goals.
I suppose my first goal is to finish the Bloggiesta mini challenges even if it takes me all of 2010.
My second goal is to be consistent in my blog. Now that I know how to save and schedule blogs it seems possible!
My third goal is to find a niche.

I didn't know what the heck a favicon was and now check me out!

I didn't know anything about labels.
I've labeled all my posts and am keeping an eye on the way others label their blogs.

I didn't know what anchor text was.
I've got a basic understanding of html that will help me make my blog and comments better

I didn't know I needed a cheat sheet.
My cheat sheet just keeps growing.

I didn't know that you could add a page up arrow on to your blog page.
Look to the right and there that little guy is! Thanks, Kate at The Never Ending Shelf for sharing those great tips in your Design it Up series!

I didn't know that I should be copyrighting my blog. Not that I think anyone will really want to steal what I write but one can always hope.
Check out the bottom of that page and then use that cool up arrow at the right to come back here. Neat, huh!?



  1. Oh, I did a favicon, too. I knew what they were, but didn't know how to make one. So exciting!

    I also need a niche. Really struggling with that.

  2. I had never heard of a flavicon or favicon. Now I know and I'm going to create one. Thanks!