Bloggiesta Wrap-up Spring 2013 #Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta weekend ended yesterday. My third-ever Bloggiesta was a semi-success. I learned that Pedro is the mascot because PEDRO stands for Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize. Pedro is also why chips and salsa are the recommended snack for Bloggiesta, and margaritas the recommended drink.

  • Uninstall themes and widgets I’m not using (I uninstalled six themes, Linky widget, readathon badge, and three plug-ins. Also updated my blog roll.)
  • Get help making blog banner look more professional (My husband helped me use PhotoShop to fix it up a bit)
  • Make LibraryThing widget more attractive (I can’t get the books to be centered, though)
  • Find out what PageLines is in WordPress.orgLand (Themes designed by PageLines, such as Platform, the one I use, give you a dashboard within the dashboard to allow for extra customization without knowledge of  CSS, HTML, etc.)
  • Cut down category list (combine categories?) (I did start this, and got as far as creating a list of all the categories and sub-categories that I wish I had set up way back at the beginning. Now to figure out which categories to convert to tags, which to merge, and which to delete, and the most efficient way to do all of the above.)
  • Catch up on audiobook reviews (Mini-reviews?) – Nothing done
  • Add to the page of book lists and readalikes – Nothing done
  • Create Reviews by Author option on Reviews by Title page (I created a separate Reviews by Author page.)

Bloggiesta is a weekend event devoted to spiffing up your blog, organized and hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s A Book. I think it’s mostly book bloggers who participate, but it’s not restricted to book bloggers. There are mini-challenges that focus on certain aspects of blogs and blogging, and usually lots of community building.

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7 thoughts on “Bloggiesta Wrap-up Spring 2013 #Bloggiesta”

  1. Thank you for that note on Pedro – I’d read he had an apt name but had no idea why. You made a lot of progress! Might have to borrow that uninstalling themes idea, been looking for a way to cut down on unused files.

    1. I thought I read somewhere that installed stuff like themes and plug-ins could slow down page-loading even when they’re not activated, so that’s why I cleared them out, but I’m not really sure if that’s true!

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