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Blog Improvement Project Week #23: The Year in Review

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Congrats! We’re at the last week of the Blog Improvement Project — a year smarter and, hopefully, a year better at blogging. This post has details for the final task, as well as information (and a request) regarding the future of the BIP.

The Final Task

The task for the final week is to do a second review of goals from the beginning of the year. We did a mid-year review in June, but I think it’s also important to revisit overall goals from the year to see how we did.

This one is going to be relatively simple — head back to your original goals (from Week #1 and Week #12) and see how you did. You can revisit your goals informally, or do it more formally with an end of the year blog post about how your blog improvement project went. I’m also going to suggest looking at ProBlogger’s 69 Questions to Ask to Review Your Blog if you have the time — they are awesome and cover a range of topics.

However you do it, the important thing is to look at the goals you didn’t complete and decide 1) if they’re still important, and 2) how to achieve them next year. Leave links to any posts in the Mr. Linky below.

The Future of the BIP

After thinking about it for awhile, I’ve decided not to do another version of the BIP next year. While there are still lots of topics I can think of, I want to focus more on book blogging next year. It’s been a really fun project and I’m sad to see it ending, but also happy that so many people participated. That was really gratifying.

Even though I won’t be doing the BIP next year, I would like to get some impressions from people about how it went. The BIP was the first challenge/project I’ve ever hosted, so I want to know what to change if I try it again. I created a survey (it’s only nine questions) that I would really appreciate it if you could take the time to do. Please click here to take the survey.

Thank you all again for your participation. The BIP would not have been as great as it was without your hard work, willingness to ask and answer questions, and dedication to your blogs. You all rock!

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  • Julia Smith December 26, 2009, 9:03 pm

    Kim – let me thank you for presenting me with a year-long feature which my readers enjoyed very much. The ripple effect in all its glory! Who knows how many blogs you’ve touched this year?

    My biggest thank you goes for the starting of my own feature, an arts post on Tuesdays called Through the Opera Glasses. This is a direct result of your BIP.

    Thank you for organizing, researching and hosting this project, Kim. It was a big job and you really impressed me with how you carried it off!

    • Kim December 29, 2009, 11:05 am

      Julia: Thank you so much! I’ve really enjoyed seeing the changes people have made this year, so I’m so glad the project was helpful. I hope the ripple continues!

  • Jackie (Farm Lane Books) December 29, 2009, 1:38 pm

    Thank you so much for hosting this challenge! It has been very useful for me and I’m sure that much of the improvement in my blog is down to this project. I found all the tasks interesting and blog post bingo was especially useful in strecthing me.

    I’m sad to hear that you won’t be continuing it, as it was the best challenge of 2009. I’m almost tempted to offer to continue it for you, but will have to think about whether I have the time to commit to organising it….I’ll get back to you on that!

    Thanks again!

  • Sharon January 1, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Thanks Kim. You did a great job! I will definitely keep referring to your BIP ideas to improve my blog.