Mini-Bloggiesta: Starting & Finishing Line #bloggiesta
February 2, 2013 35 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 weekend 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! This event is a mini-Bloggiesta, in which we do a bit of work on our blogs in between the Big Bloggiesta events (the next one is March 22nd – 24th, 2013).
Finishing Line I’m combining my starting and finishing post so it’s all nicely together. I spent especially Saturday doing a lot of items from my list, some more on Sunday night. I wrote three of the seven posts I had planned and ALL of the other items on the list. See below.
It was fun to sit and work on the blog – funny how things that seem tedious are actually very rewarding once you’re doing them. I commented on other participants’ blogs and it was nice to connect up with some old and new friends.
Can’t wait for the next Bloggiesta – I’m already starting a list for next time!
Starting Line I’ve actually done a lot of work yesterday (Friday), not so much on the blog itself, but things around it. I cleaned up my email boxes (mostly filled with book-related emails), sent off emails to publishers with links to the reviews of their books that I did last month, I posted (existing) reviews on amazon, goodreads, and shelfari and wrote a few blog posts. Now it’s time for some more work!
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.
The List Here’s what’s in the planning…. and everything in Italics is DONE!! ****
- Back-up blog (LW, BB). In WordPress, go to Dashboard, Tools, Export, choose All (first option). DONE for BB, for LW it didn’t work (error message)
- Add links in reviews, to reviews by same author DONE
- Shelfari – update books that I have finished DONE
- Update ereader with ebooks I want to read in February DONE
- Check out the mini-challenges on offer and do one or two DONE
- Update Reviews page with links (LW, BB) DONE
- Prepare Giveaway Blog Hop email to participants DONE
- Update copyright notice to 2013! DONE
- Review of The Power of Habit
- Review of Vanity Fare DONE
- New Books post (LW)
- January overview post (BB) DONE
- Ditjes & Datjes post (BB) DONE
- Prepare Giveaway Blog Hop post
- 12K Challenge starting post (goals)
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?