The bags are packed, my new email set up seems to be working, the laptop, laptop spare battery, ipod and digicam are all charged, passport and tickets have been checked 20 times, ipod is full of tunes and video clips for the 21 hours flying time ahead and blogs have advance posts on them to cover the next two weeks of traveling.
I think I’m ready to leave for Toronto for 10 or so days of b5media meetings.
If you happen to be in Toronto (or close to it) there is going to be a Mesh meetup that I (and a few other b5 bods) will be attending at:
The Irish Embassy Pub
15 November – 6pm
What’s Going On at ProBlogger While I’m Gone?
While I’m away ProBlogger will continue to tick over. In fact it could be busier than normal (as is usual – my blog tends to improve when I go away and hand it over to others). As always – I’ve over prepared for my time away!
Here’s what you can expect over the next two weeks here at ProBlogger.
For starters there will be two series running at the same time (at least one post on each per day):
I’ve been talking this up for the last couple of days and asking for reader submissions.
This series will be short, sharp and to the point ‘quick tips’ from readers on the topic of blogging. I’ve had 70 or so tips submitted (thanks everyone) and have had to cull the list down considerably in order not to overwhelm you all. I’ve tried to select tips on a variety of topics and from a variety of readers. Keep in mind that the tips come from readers of all levels of blogging experience – some will be more basic and advanced than others.
I’m hoping to compile all 70+ reader tips into the one resource when I get home – so if you’ve got a quick tip you want to contribute feel free to send it in (but do it according to the guidelines set out in this call for submissions or I will not be able to include your tip).
This is a 13 part series which covers an array of topics that will hopefully help entrepreneurial bloggers tweak their blogs in order to have a more profitable Holiday Period.
In the 13 parts we’ll take a look at a range of topics including:
- Why you’d want to fine tune your blog for Christmas
- AdSense Tips (a mini series of posts)
- Chitika Tips (a mini series)
- Affiliate Programs
- Writing Content
Some of it will be familiar to long term readers but hopefully it’s a series that will provide helpful reminders and a little inspiration to get your blog in order for the end of the year. I hope you enjoy it.
Other Posts – I’ve also pre-written a few extra posts that will go up over the next couple of weeks and have a couple of other bloggers who have written a post each.
I’m sure I will also do a little blogging from Toronto – mainly covering any breaking news relevant to ProBlogging types.
All in all it’ll be a rather full couple of weeks here at ProBlogger with over 40 posts already queued and ready to go!
Please bear with me a little in terms of comment moderation. Obviously the 24 or so hours that I’m in transit (and the recovery sleeps) could mean that your comments get stuck for a little bit but I’ll ‘release’ them as soon as I can.