Bedtime for me! But I got a lot accomplished in the Bloggiesta!
Crossed off 8½ of 11 Goals,
My Total Time Spent On Bloggiesta = 17 Hours 45 Minutes!!
- Get at least ten reviews written up to keep for the future. I’d like to always have a bank of posts available to withdraw from. Almost had it - 6 out of 10 Isn’t Too Bad
Place my review books in order of publication date to make it easier for picking out what needs to be read, and when. Update my list of books reviewed on my blog. Update my challenge progress for this year. I’ve been terrible at keeping track of what books fit into what challenges.
already have templates for most posts but I need to clear out the old and unused ones from my blog publishing program. Also de-clutter, delete or finish up posts that are sitting in my drafts folder. Clean-up, re-organize my sidebar. Fix dead links. I’ve been playing with some logos to use in my blog, header, other social sites. I’d like to either come to a decision or look into some of the artists I know and order something.
- Try to find a more recent picture of me that miraculously doesn’t have me wearing a hoodie, making faces, or looking like a punk. Not Much Luck Here – I Seem To Like My Hoodies!
- Update About Me and perhaps think up something in terms of review policy/guidelines. Any help or recommendations on policy would be so, so welcome! Yeah I Left The Hard One Till Last
Google Reader. I cannot even put into words how much of a mess that damn thing is. I need badly to remove old subscriptions, read interesting posts I’ve starred and add blogs that I read but forgot to subscribe to.
Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog - Getting out from underneath the feed reader. Beth from Beth Fish Reads - On lists and opinions. Jill at Fizzy Thoughts - Just when you thought the feed reader was halfway managed. Emily from Emily’s Reading Room - Are you talking about me?
- Deborah from Books, Movies, and Chinese Food - You have a blog? So tell me about it.
Lynn from Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile - Get listed. Jen from Devourer of Books - Wow. I wrote that when? Let’s update.
- Amy from My Friend Amy - I need a friend.
Trish from Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’? - On favicons and gravatars. Huh? Michelle from GalleySmith - Anchor text. You mean there’s a way this *should* be done? Andrea from Book Blather - Authorities? What authorities? Ruth from Bookish Ruth - You’re going to analyze what?
Time Spent & Goals Accomplished On Friday
2:00 – 4:00
|Startup post, update reviews lists, cleared out drafts, updated templates.|
4:15 – 5:15
|Visited and commented other bloggiesta participants. This will also help to complete a mini-challenge of Jill at Fizzy Thoughts - Just when you thought the feed reader was halfway managed.|
6:00 – 7:00
|Wrote 2 reviews for future use.|
7:30 – 8:30
|Drafted out 2 graphic novel posts for future use.|
11:30 – 1:30
|Cleaned up, re-organized and added folders/tags to google reader. This worked to complete the mini-challenge of Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog - Getting out from underneath the feed reader.|
Time Spent & Goals Accomplished on Saturday
8:30 – 9:30
|Took some time and read through some articles on blog improvement/strategy that were part of the mini-challenge of Andrea from Book Blather - Authorities? What authorities?|
1:00 – 3:00
|Worked out exactly what I’m looking for in regards to a logo/brand pic. Sketched something out, searched for examples or style/color, wrote a description of what I want. And sent out an email to a few creative minded friends. Also looked into local freelance artists. I also asked for some smaller graphic component to use as a favicon which was part of the mini-challenge hosted by Trish from Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’? - On favicons and gravatars. Huh? |
Feeling good about this, even if I don’t have a finished product, it’s one step closer.
4:00 – 5:00
Did some more bloggiesta blog-hopping.
5:15 – 5:30
|Re-did my google alerts using tips from the mini-challenge by Emily from Emily’s Reading Room - Are you talking about me?|
5:30 – 6:00
|Updated all my listings on various blog catalogs which completed the mini-challenge by Lynn from Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile - Get listed!|
6:00 – 6:30
|Gathered up, organized and shelved all my review books in one place.|
7:00 – 8:00
|Wrote 2 more backup reviews for future use.|
8:15 – 8:30
|Analyzed my blog to find out problem areas and how to improve as part of the mini-challenge put forth by Ruth from Bookish Ruth - You’re going to analyze what? I learned the importance of meta-data and that my domain expires in 8 months. And I need to figure out more about a 301 redirect – which basically means that my blog name is recognizable with or without the www. before the main title. My total grade = 85/100|
8:30 – 8:45
|Learned all about anchor text and how it is very useful to use when posting links. This was part of the mini-challenge presented by Michelle from GalleySmith - Anchor text. You mean there’s a way this *should* be done?|
9:00 – 10:00
|Took advantage of another mini-challenge and went back over some of my older posts to fix up spelling errors, unaligned pics and broken links. Thanks for this challenge go to Jen from Devourer of Books - Wow. I wrote that when? Let’s update.|
11:30 – 1:30
|Tackled my challenges and updated everything, discovered I had signed up for challenges and not read anything yet (o.O) Now I am more organized and have a better idea of what I need to do!|
2:00 – 3:00
|Drafted out an opinion blog post for the mini-challenge by Beth from Beth Fish Reads - On lists and opinions. I also worked on a few list style posts using notes from my various scraps of notepaper I found throughout the house!|
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