Bloggiesta Time!

Bloggiesta has officially started and I was happy to learn that I’m not too late to join in! Everyone probably knows all about the Bloggiesta, but for anyone who wants to know more head over to Maw Books Blog where Natasha has all the details and information to get you started.

The basics of Bloggiesta are simple, easy and sure to improve your blogging experience.

Oh and that little guy in the Bloggiesta button –  he’s Pedro and his name says it all.

Plan.  Edit.  Develop.  Review.  Organize.

I’ve got a list of things (in my head, and on scraps of paper) that I’ve been wanting to get done for awhile now. This afternoon I discovered I would be having some free time this weekend – woohoo! So here is a list of goals for my Bloggiesta weekend.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

So yeah, I think that’s it. It’s a big list, and like always I have a lot I want to accomplish. But honestly if I only get 4 or 5 things done from here I will be extremely satisfied.

Good luck to everyone else participating, and thanks so much to Natasha and all the lovely bloggers who are holding mini-challenges during this great event!

The starting line, mini-challenges, sponsors and more can be found here.

And for all you twits out there, here is the twitter hashtag #bloggiesta.

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Belle said...

Glad to see you in this challenge, too! I'm not sure how much I'll get done because it's a deadline heavy week but it will be fun, I think. You've got a great list of things to do!

bermudaonion said...

Good luck!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

One of the mini-challenges is to clean up your feed reader! I'm thrilled that you joined! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Great list! I haven't even begun!!
Good luck with it.
Natalie :0)

Beth F said...

Good list!!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

You've got a great list -- and reminded me of some things that I need to address, especially the beast that is Google Reader, a new profile picture (I'm growing my hair out and have been avoiding cameras for months), organizing my review copies (can't do that this weekend since I'm house-sitting, but will absolutely have to do it when I return home!) and updating my books read list. Hmm, methinks Bloggiesta might be a good quarterly event...

heidenkind said...

Yay, bloggiesta! Good luck. I thought about writing reviews and saving them for writer's block days, but I thought it would be more fun just to post them all at once for the bloggiesta.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Thanks for passing by my blog : I like yours too (especially since it has zombie in the title :P)

I have a long list too, but since my goal isn't to do everything on it, I feel like it gives me more choices. Plus I love making lists!

Good luck, I'll stop by again to see how you're doing!

B.Kienapple said...

WOW. Since my goal is to post everyday, and I don't, I haven't yet moved beyond that item in my To Do list.

Joanne said...