It’s Mini Bloggiesta time already, January 17–19! Sadly, I missed the big spring and fall Bloggiestas this year, and I probably won’t get a lot done on the blog this weekend, either, but here’s my overly optimistic to-do list:
Mini Bloggiesta To-Do List
Write and schedule two reviews and/or reader’s advisory-related posts
DONE – Due to a long blogging slump, I must have gotten out of this habit, because I hadn’t added titles or authors to the review indexes since June. With Johannes Cabal, Necromancer and The Quick added to the title index, now I only need to read something starting with the letter X to have the whole alphabet represented!
Update review index by author and index by title
Delete plug-ins and remove old widgets, badges, etc. DONE
Delete revisions taking up unnecessary space DONE – Deleted 94 revisions (saved draft versions) that had accumulated since Dec. 27. (Yes, I save drafts compulsively, and WordPress saves automatically, too.)
Try out a new WordPress theme DONE – After spending too much time previewing new themes, I was going to put this change off to the Spring Bloggiesta, but then decided to try out a new look now. Not sure if I like it or not!
Update blogroll to include only active blogs
Add a book list to Book List page
Set up a giveaway for Giveaways page
Added to List: Ideas for Spring Bloggiesta
Create a cookbook review index
Bloggiesta started as a twice-yearly event when book bloggers around the world devoted time to sprucing up their blogs – especially the tech-y things that would never get done otherwise. But two Bloggiestas a year was not enough! So by popular demand, the talented organizers – Suey from It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s A Book – set up two Mini Bloggiestas, and regular Twitter chats throughout the year. Follow @Bloggiesta on Twitter, and join the Mini Bloggiesta Twitter chat if you can, on Sunday at 2 p.m. EST, using hashtag #Bloggiesta. (I’ll miss the chat because I’ll be at the theatre that afternoon, at a performance of a new play, A Future Perfect…none of us getting in at the under-40 discount!)
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