Kim over at Sophisticated Dorkiness is offering a different kind of event for 2009: the Blog Improvement Project, which she writes about here.
Basically, the first and third Monday of every month, she'll present a project for improving your blog: design, layout, writing, increasing readership, setting goals, and so on. There is no obligation to participate in every project.
I'm sure that at least some of the ideas will fit my goals, and I'm always open to learning new things. It'll be interesting to see what tips and tricks we can share throughout the year.