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Mini Bloggiesta Jan. 13-15 @Bloggiesta #bloggiesta

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Thanks to seeing Audra’s To-Do List over at Unabridged Chick, I’m not missing the Winter Mini Bloggiesta this weekend! I missed both the summer and fall Bloggiestas due to a bad case of blogger’s block. Also, due to too much of this:

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Words with Friends logoAnd this:

Gave up Words with Friends completely, and am now limiting myself to fewer than three 2-minute rounds a day of Word Crack for the sake of a loved one who is still hooked. 😉

Facebook is harder to give up cold turkey, but I’m trying not to check in as often. Scrolling through my news feed this morning, I came upon this funny Australian video, “What If Real Life Were Like Facebook?” It started playing and I found myself watching until I realized that it was essentially making fun of people who were addicted to Facebook and wasted vast amounts of precious time and brain bandwidth on liking and commenting, so I stopped watching and firmly closed the app and put away my phone. (I’m still tempted to go back and watch the rest of it, though, because it seemed pretty funny. Here’s the link, in case any of you haven’t already seen it.)


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My Mini Bloggiesta will run Jan. 14–16, since I have a three-day weekend starting today. I missed the Twitter chat, which was four hours ago, but can always catch up.

In an effort to get this blog rolling forward again, here’s my to-do list:

  • Write and post my list of 2016 Favorites
  • Write a post about library genre study group I’m in
  • Write and schedule a #BoneClocks17 Readalong post
  • Start a new running list of what I’m reading DONE (See pic)
    (Will probably go back to the basic, handwritten list in a notebook that I used to keep, but am considering trying – again – to keep some form of spreadsheet or chronological, digital record)
  • Organize my bookshelves and reading nook
  • Visit & comment on Bloggiesta-ing blogs Done, but continuing!

Thanks, as always, to the tireless organizers of Bloggiesta! The hosts of the Winter Mini Bloggiesta are Emily at Emily Reads Everything and MC at Blame It on the Books.

Visit Bloggiesta Headquarters to find out more!

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Spring #Bloggiesta To-Do List @Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta Badge text March 21 to 27
Spring Bloggiesta To-Do List

Bloggiesta starts tomorrow, and runs through Saturday, so there’s plenty of time to join in, and add your own to-do list of book blog spring-cleaning spruce-ups to the Starting Post Page at Bloggiesta Headquarters. Need ideas for your list? There are plenty there!

  • Write a review and schedule it*
  • Write a review and schedule it*
  • Write a review and schedule it*
  • Finish at least one Weekend Cooking draft post
  • Participate in Trish’s A Day in the Life event on March 23 – CLICK HERE TO READ A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOOK BLOGGER
  • Add to the page of book lists and readalikes
  • Host a Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge – DONE
  • Participate in at least one Twitter Chat
  • Back up blog and computer
  • Update plug-ins
  • Try to figure out how to make the font size for my posts larger  without changing my WP theme
  • Visit and comment on other participating blogs — DONE
  • Cross-post five recent reviews to LibraryThing

* I usually put “write 3 reviews and schedule them” on my list and never get to cross it off, so instead I’m putting “write one review” down three times, to give myself a better chance!

bloggiestastart-300x123Sound like fun? Want to get in on it? Get all the details and sign up at Bloggiesta Headquarters. Join in the Twitter chats (@Bloggiesta) or try out a Bloggiesta Mini Challenge!


Some of you may be wondering what exactly is Bloggiesta and/or when is it?

Bloggiesta

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing.
Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music, and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!
— from Bloggiesta.com. For more click here.

Mini Bloggiesta To-Do List #bloggiesta @Bloggiesta

Mini Bloggiesta badge, text says Mini Bloggiesta January 16 to 17I hope to accomplish a few items over the weekend during the January Mini Bloggiesta, along with a bunch of other book bloggers. I can usually recycle items on my lists from past Bloggiestas and think of plenty to do, but this time I’m keeping it extremely mini:

  1. Post my 2015 Favorite Audiobooks list DONE! Click here if you don’t believe me or to get some listening suggestions…
  2. Write and schedule three other posts 1/3 DONE
  3. Visit and comment on some of the blogs I’ve lost track of
  4. Award prize from Mini Challenge I hosted last Bloggiesta (oops!) Mary R of Bibliographic Manifestations completed the Blog Roll Overhaul Mini Challenge during the fall Bloggiesta, bringing her blog roll down from 91 to 49, and her name was selected by random drawing.
  5. Update the review indexes (by Author and by Title)

To see what other bloggers are doing for housekeeping or to freshen up their blogs over the weekend (extended to Monday, if you have Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day off), check out the complete list of starting posts at Bloggiesta.com.

Some of you may be wondering what exactly is Bloggiesta and/or when is it? In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! — from the About Bloggiesta page, for more click here.