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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.

Mini @Bloggiesta Finish Line June 13-14

Mini Bloggiesta badge

The Summer Mini Bloggiesta is over. The next Bloggiesta is a big one in the fall, September 17-20, when book bloggers unite to work on their blogs, learn from each other, and talk about bloggy stuff. I had fun and got a few things on my list accomplished!

Update blogrollDONE
Sadly said good-bye to The Bibliotaphe Closet, Devourer of Books, The Oddiophile, and You’ve Gotta Read This (moved to Facebook), which are no longer active blogs.
Added I’m Lost in Books, which I didn’t realize wasn’t already there, and Thoughts from an Evil Overlord, which was a Mini Bloggiesta discovery.
Updated link to She Is Too Fond of Books, which has moved from WordPress to Blogger, and fixed up some links that didn’t open in a new window.
I enjoyed revisiting all of the blogs on my blogroll; here are a few of the interesting posts I caught up on:

The Boston Bibliophile: San Francisco Book Shopping

Chrisbookarama: Female Character Deal Breakers

Citizen Reader: Have you bought any fun reference books lately?

I’m Lost in Books: Mini Bloggiesta Goals (Becca wins the Best Bloggiesta To-Do List Award!)

Literate Housewife: June Is Audiobook Month Giveaway

Stacked: How Do You Organize Your Books? (Take the poll!)

2. Organize list of books I’ve committed to review DONE

3. Get a week’s worth of posts scheduled

4. Back up the blog DONE

5. Do plug-in updates DONE

6. Join the Twitter chat on Sunday (3 p.m. EST) DONE
Talked about favicons, copyright, image resizing, Pinterest, and was reminded by Becca of I’m Lost in Books mention of updating her “Books Read” list that I haven’t remembered to update my Reviews by Title and Reviews by Author pages in a while. Something for the next Bloggiesta?

7. Visit other Bloggiesta participants’ blogs DONE

Did you participate in Bloggiesta? Link up your finish line post at Bloggiesta Central and check out what other book bloggers are planning to do, too. And before you go, enter my bloggiversary giveaway to win your very own copy of The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis! It’s perfect for sinking into this summer, or any time of year!