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Bloggiesta, Olé!

Why bother with spring cleaning this weekend when spiffing up your blog, reorganizing book piles, planning blog posts, and making book lists would be so much more satisfying? I’m signing up for my first-ever Bloggiesta blogathon March 30-April 1. According to Suey at It’s All About Books, Bloggiesta is a chance to:

  • spend time that weekend (as much or as little as your schedule allows) working on your blog
  • create a to-do list to share on your blog and link up with other participants
  • hopefully participate in several mini challenges and learn something new
  • connect with other participants through blog hopping or Twitter
  • make new blogging friends!
  • come away at the end of the three days with a spiffed-up blog!

I hope to spend quality blogging time in the company of other book bloggers who will procrastinate along with me on cleaning, laundry, and other projects (which can certainly wait another week or two) and STOP procrastinating on blogging projects.
My weekend is Sunday/Monday, so I may lag behind everyone else, or it might turn out to be more of a mini-blogathon for me, but here’s my to-do list for participating. (This means I’ve already accomplished one of the items on the above list!)

  • Start some personal “Best of 2012” lists
  • Catch up on reviews (maybe by doing mini-reviews)
  • Catch up and comment on blogs I follow through Google Reader
  • Create a page of book lists and readalikes
  • Learn how to put a darn home page link in my WordPress custom header and remove my RSS feed option that doesn’t work!

I first heard about Bloggiesta from one of my new favorite book bloggers, Zara at A Bibliotaphe’s Closet, but I didn’t pay much attention until I saw it mentioned again at the Adventures of 2.0 blog. Does it sound like fun? Want to join in? Sign up here.