Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my stats and status on how Blogtober is going. When I started, I said I would work in two, two week Sprints. I even came up with a Product Backlog of ideas. Did I “get to done”?
The Product Backlog
|Story (As a blogger I want to…)||Status|
|Share about reviewing submissions for SGNC2020||Not Started|
|read Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley||In Progress (mentioned in this post)|
|Share other Blogtober posts||Done|
|Comment on 2 to 3 Blogtober posts||Done (thanks for all the great reads!)|
|Listen to and comment on HBR’s The Anxious Achiever||In Progress(I wasn’t into it as much as I thought)|
|write about what I was reading this time last year||Not Started|
|write about the Southern Festival of Books||Done and Done|
|read Frankenstein||Not Started (Valley of Genius is taking me longer to read than I thought)|
|write a relevant story from my life so that I can practice my memoir writing.||Not Started (what story would you like to hear?)|
|write about three books I meant to read last year||Done|
|write about what I was doing this time last year||Done|
|tell a local ghost story because we live near the Bell Witch Cave||Not Started|
|fall into #PureMichigan||Not Started|
|The Smokey Mountains||Not Started|
Typically, at the end of a Sprint the team does a Sprint Retrospective. This is when they collectively look back at what went well and what didn’t go well during the Sprint. They do this without calling out or placing blame on individuals. In Sprint Retrospectives, teams might also evaluate team mood or other things pertinent to their project.
What Went Well
- I published one post a day, sticking to the Blogtober Challenge
- I found new blogs to follow thanks to #Blogtober
- Leaving comments on other blogger’s posts
- Lilyotron has gotten more engagement than ever (thank you for reading and commenting!)
What Did Not Go Well
- Sticking to the Product Backlog. That’s OK because I was inspired by other events and since we’re agile (get it?) we can pivot to do what we need to to finish the project.
- Sticking to a Fall theme. Unfortunately, Lilyotron is not a lifestyle blog so that makes it harder to do some of more fun, lifestyle type posts. Ones like, what spooky movies are on your watch list or favorite Fall recipes to bake (Pumpkin Nutella Bread for the win!).
Sprint 2 to Get To Done
The next two weeks will be more of a challenge to post daily. I have some travel here and there so will be taking advantage of scheduling posts. All my big events are done for the month so I will have to work harder to find cool things to write about.
Fortunately, there are some relevant “National Days” in October.
- October 21: National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
- October 23: iPod Day
- October 26: National Tennessee Day and National Day of the Deployed
October Stats (so far)
Most popular post by views
Most popular post by comments
October is on track to be the highest viewed month of the year. Just 100 more views will break February’s record!
Views by year
THANK YOU for making 2019 my best blogging year ever!
How is Blogtober going for you? Have something you’d like me to write about? Let me know in the comments below!