Bloggiesta Update #1

Time for an update! So below I have a list of my goals, a list of all the awesome mini-challenges that are positive to help out along the way and a list of what I’ve actually accomplished. Even though I only managed to scratch off a few things from my list, the sense of satisfaction that things are getting done is fabulous! Later on today I hope to get busy again and spend more time visiting other participants – seeing all the goals people had set themselves gave me so many more fantastic ideas and it was fun to discover all those new to me blogs!

My goals

  • 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. 4/10
  • 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.

Bloggiesta Mini-Challenges

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

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Anonymous said...

Great job! You've got a good start. I need to get going on this.....LOL!

Kristi said...

Wow, Joanne. You're doing great! I swear, I've spent most of my time getting my feed reader under control! Arrgghh... Good luck with the rest of your goals!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I think this is great progress. I cleaned up the reader -- and added you to my ever growing list in my reader and my site's Blog Roll. Good luck with the rest of the Bloggiesta!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're making great progress. Keep it up!

avisannschild said...

Wow, congrats on writing four reviews! I've only managed one so far and it's not even completely finished. (Can you tell this is the hardest part of blogging for me?) I'm impressed too that you're keeping track of how long you spend on each task. Good luck with the rest of Bloggiesta!

Ashley (Girl That Reads) said...

Congratulations on getting your Reader cleaned up! I still need to work on mine! You are making really great progress!