Bloggiesta: Starting Line #bloggiesta
September 28, 2012 34 Comments
Bloggiesta is organised by Suey from It’s All About Books and 1st Daughter of There’s A Book. Bloggiesta is an online event for (book) bloggers in which we are encouraged to spend the next three days working on our blog in any way we see necessary. We Plan, Edit, Develop, Review and Organise – no wonder our mascot is called PEDRO! Olé!
Hurray! It’s Bloggiesta time! I’m all ready for it. For 3 days we’re going to give our blogs a technical and artistic check-up, take it apart and put it back together again. More than 200 people signed up for this event so you may come across a few other bloggiesta-blogs this weekend.
(With apologies to those who do not have a blog or do not join in Bloggiesta this time. You will be seeing a few Bloggiesta posts on Leeswammes’ Blog between now and Sunday.)
I’ve got two blogs and will do some work on each: Leeswammes (LW) – which is my English-language Book blog and De Boekblogger (BB) – which is my Dutch-language book blog. Actually, I use Bloggiesta to work on anything related to books, reading, and reviewing, so some of the things I’ll be doing this weekend are not directly related to the blogs.
Here’s what’s in the planning…. and everything in Italics is DONE!! ****
Small, quick items:
- Back-up blog (LW, BB). In WordPress, go to Dashboard, Tools, Export, choose All (first option). ****
- Add links in reviews, to reviews by same author (LW)
- Update challenges (tab and pages) (LW)
- Shelfari – update books from bookswap
- Make a list in Word of books I got this year (for next year’s challenge)
- Update ereader with Netgalley ebooks for October ****
- Email clearout (JH & LW)
Items taking more time:
- Do at least 5 mini-challenges / old mini-challenges (LW, BB)
1. Photo challenge. Rikki’s challenge introduced me to PicMonkey, which I used to change this photograph of Carlos Ruiz Zafón being interviewed into this:
- Look into copyright (LW)
- Update Reviews page with links (LW, BB) **
- Shelfari – Update reviews.
- Update tabs (LW,BB)
- Work out how many RSS subscribers I have
- Pinterest – make a page with favorite books
- Check out tweetchat and tweetdesk
- Finish the books by Dorrestein, Eggers, and Gayle
1st Hoofdstukken (BB)Decided not to do this, too boring. Blogging is a hobby.
- New books (BB) ****
- New books (LW)
- Review The Miracle Inspector (LW)
- Review Mitchell (LW)
- Review Hayder (LW)
- September overview (LW)
- Review Cornelisse (BB)
- Review The Invisible Ones (LW)
- Translate some of the BB posts in LW (Shelter, Hope)
- Ditjes & Datjes (BB)
- New Books 2 (BB)
Part of the fun of Bloggiesta is connecting with other bloggers so I expect to spend some amount of time tweeting (#bloggiesta) and reading other people’s posts and commenting.
Good luck to everybody who is taking part. If you’re on Twitter, use the hashtag #bloggiesta to keep in touch with other participants. I am @leeswammes.
Could your blog use some extra work?