Bloggiesta: Starting Line
March 30, 2012 53 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.)
Here’s what’s in the planning….
Small, quick items:
- DONE – Back-up blog (LW, BB). In WordPress, go to Dashboard, Tools, Export, choose All (first option).
- DONE – Send in my entry for Kimbofo’s Triple Tuesday feature (LW)
- DONE – Play around with WordPress themes and get new one (LW) This is what my old theme looked like:
- DONE – Update challenge posts (LW)
- DONE – Add links in reviews to reviews by same author (LW)
- DONE – Find books to offer on Bookmooch
Items taking more time:
- DONE – Do at least 5 mini-challenges / old mini-challenges (LW, BB) How to write reviews faster and I wrote a review in the process; Sidebar help, deleted some buttons and I put all my challenge buttons in a separate Challenge page; I signed up for a blog event (24h readathon); mobilize – here is the post that I wrote on my phone; I changed my facebook and other share buttons on my blog posts; comment on other people’s posts.
- Look into copyright (LW)
- DONE – Update Reviews page with links (LW, BB)
- DONE – Shelfari – Update reviews. I added 20 reviews to books – copied over from my blog. A lot of work but it’s done.
- DONE – New Arrivals (new books)
- 4 reviews from Indie Lit Awards – DONE: King, DONE: Cline, DONE: Ness, and Grossman
- DONE – The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
- DONE –The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
- DONE – Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
- DONE – Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
- More Than You Can Say by Paul Torday
- Gij Zult bloggen by Ernst Pfauth
- DONE – A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French (from a friend, for book group)
- March overview post (LW)
- Bread baking post (LW)
- List post of translated 2012 books in NL (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?