Bloggiesta: Finishing Line #bloggiesta

BloggiestaBloggiesta 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!

Bloggiesta Finishing Line

Finishing Line It went really well! I worked on Bloggiesta Friday and both weekend days. My to-do list seemed awfully long before I started, but in fact, I did most of it: I wrote eight of the twelve posts I had planned and ALL of the other items on the list. See below.

I was especially pleased to sort out an alternative for Google Reader. And I have a number of posts ready to be posted… on both blogs!

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.

My to-do list

Small, quick items:

  • DONE – Back-up blog (LW, BB).
  • DONE – Add links in reviews to reviews by same author (LW, BB)
  • DONE – Email author of DNF book
  • DONE – Reply to review requests (email)
  • DONE – Ask for review books
  • DONE – Shelfari – Update reviews (already written and on blog).
  • DONE – Adapt menu above blog (LW)
  • DONE – Send links of blog posts (reviews) to publishers
  • DONE – Update reviews list Dutch challenge (BB)

Items taking more time:

  • DONE – Do at least 2 mini-challenges. Not quite completed but I had the Google Reader item on my list anyway.
  • DONE – Update Reviews page (since February 4th) (LW, BB)
  • DONE – Shelfari – update “now reading” books – write small reviews where needed and move to “read”.
  • DONE – Sort out alternative for Google reader.

Write posts:

  • DONE – New Arrivals (LW)
  • DONE – Ditjes & Datjes (BB)
  • DONE – New Books (BB)
  • DONE – Review Schreiber
  • DONE –Review Grant
  • DONE – Review Ariely
  • DONE – Finish Noordervliet
  • Review Noordervliet
  • First chapters post
  • Blogoversary post
  • March overview (BB)
  • DONE – March overview (LW)

Can’t wait for the next Bloggiesta – I’m already starting a list for next time!



About Leeswammes
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22 Responses to Bloggiesta: Finishing Line #bloggiesta

  1. Uniflame says:

    I knew when I saw your list that you would be able to pull it off 🙂 Well done!

    • Leeswammes says:

      I thought my list was way too long. But some items took much less time than I had anticipated. Plus the Sunday wasn’t nice weather to go out, so I stayed in.

  2. Angie says:

    Good job!! You got a lot done.. I am still working on some of my list now!

  3. Rikki says:

    So you switched to feedly now? I tried it for a while, but eventually ended up with Bloglovin. I hardly ever subscribe to comments so that doesn’t bother me. In fact I didn’t even notice that you can’t do that. Somehow I find Bloglovin more intuitive and easier to use. And all that swiping and swishing with feedly on my mobile really annoyed me.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Rikki, yes, Feedly seems fine for me. I do subscribe to comments a lot but it could well be that you can do this with Bloglovin’ too. I didn’t investigate in detail. I’ll see how Feedly goes and may chance if I don’t like it- there’s always the next Bloggiesta!

  4. Laurie C says:

    Great job with your list! This was my third Bloggiesta, and I didn’t get any reviews written, but played around with some of the techie stuff. I learned a lot!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Laurie, techie stuff is what Bloggiesta is for, really. I like to concentrate on the things that I usually don’t bother with. But I also like to write some reviews/posts, if I find the time.

  5. therelentlessreader says:

    Woot! Look at all of the things you accomplished! Be proud! 🙂

  6. Trish says:

    Judith! You are a rockstar. I can’t believe how much you got done for this bloggiesta. I didn’t get very much accomplished (though I did update my Reviews by Authors list!!!!!), but I’m already looking forward to the next event when I can hopefully fully participate.

    I’m thinking I’m going to use Feedly as an alternative reader but I know it’ll take me some time to get used to it. For now it’s just hopping around on twitter and via the comments section–the good old bloghopping. 😉

    • Leeswammes says:

      Trish, I know! I was so surprised when I realised how many items I’d crossed off my list! Well done on the Reviews by Authors list. I do update it every bloggiesta – tend to forget in between!

  7. Wow you really worked hard!

  8. kheenand says:

    i’ll ask a totally stupid question potentially – what do you mean by Reviews by Authors list.

  9. joyweesemoll says:

    It looks like you had a productive Bloggiesta! I’ve already started my list for next time, too.

  10. Wow, Judith, you did get a lot of work done! You may be proud!

  11. momssmallvictories says:

    Hi Judith, finally catching up on visiting Bloggiesta finish line posts. Impressed by all you got done and love the way you sorted your list. Hope we can chat at the monthly twitter chats I saw posted. That’s so great we’ll be able to keep in touch better in real time.

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