Mar 29, 2014

Bloggiesta Spring 2014 w/ updates

http://www.bloggiesta.com/

Hello Readers: the next few days are going to be awesome!

Last week was so stressful at work, I worked 12 hour days at work for a conference and my blogging duties fell very short of the norm. SO... The 27th through the 30th will be Bloggiesta! An event dedicated to making your blog a better place and doing all the things you normally fall short on.

For me that is more things than I like to admit but here is my to-do list:

  • Update my "Reviews by Author" tab - Done!
  • Update my "Giveaways" tab or remove it- Done! removed it, I use my sidebar for giveaways more anyway.
  • Comment on more blogs, get involved in the blogging community
    • 3/27 - Commented on  30 blogs and posts.
    • 3/28 - Commented on 5 blogs and posts. - it was a busy work day :/
    • 3/29 - Commented on 26 blogs and posts.
    • 2/30 - Commented on 15 blogs and posts.
  • Write some reviews! - need to review some comics - Done!
  • Do a few mini challenges - Done! I am still going to do more if I can though! So much knowledge and advice, I love it.
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    • 3/27 Social Media! - 
      • Linked my blog to Google+
      • Played with Lists on Twitter - I love this idea but feel that they need a better way to add people to lists in bulk. It is a little tedious.
    • 3/28 Blog Improvement! -
      • Played with PicMonkey - what an awesome program. I need to actually edit some pictures more before posting though.
      • About Me Pages - after stalking many of your "about me" pages I tweaked my update from Tuesday a little. - always a work in progress tho 
    • 3/29 Getting Organized! - 
      • Evernote - not like I need more lists in my life but I am going to try this out! 
    • 3/30 Challenges! - 
      • FTC - I participated in Jessica's challenge and took a look at some of my posts to make sure I am compliant. 
      • Netgalley - my tip for myself - don't request any more books until I read the ones I have -- So difficult though :/
  • Back up my blog 
  • Update my Review Policy - add about in there - Done!
  • Participate in a Twitter Chat - #bloggiesta - Done!
    • Organization and Time Management: Saturday March 29 @ 11 a.m. Eastern- I learned so much about how other bloggers organize and share their posts. My greatest take away was from Shannon (@backtoblk), she uses a white/wipe board calendar for her bloggy stuff, I need to get me one of those!
Added Tasks:
  • Prepare for The Book Monster's readathon.
    • gather books and my notebook, schedule out time frame to finish things
  •  Plan some blog posts.
Done and Done! I am so happy to have been a part of Spring 2014 Bloggiesta this year. It has improved so many things on my blog and got me to think about blogging in a refreshed way. Thank you to everyone for helping/stopping by and commenting/ reading the blog/ and overall just being awesome! Cannot wait until the next event!


Are you a blogger who needs to do some blog maintenance and needs a fun way to do it? Go sign up and join us!

25 comments:

  1. ooo! I remember seeing this just as I made my blog last year but didn't participate! Thanks for the reminder! I'll be sure to sign up! :)

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    1. Right!? I am super excited about it and the topics are looking like great learning tools as well.

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  2. I always think I should do this but I never get around to it. However, I did all my cleaning up on my blog earlier in the year. I deleted old posts, added in my review index which was a big job and tagged posts. So I am good to go for awhile :) Good Luck!

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    1. Yea, I cleaned up a little earlier this year but still have a lot to go, so joining up will be a good thing I think for the blog :)

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  3. Your the third person to remind me to back up my blog. How did I forget that? Thanks for the reminder. Good luck on your list! Happy Bloggiesta!!

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    1. Haha! I have to be reminded too, think of how horrible it would be to lose it :( So I may start marking my calendar to do it more often.

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    2. Oh....I've been seeing this one a lot, too! I should add it to my list. But first I need to learn HOW to back up my blog. I wonder if there is a mini-challenge on that??

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    3. Hey Kim! You are on blogger, yes? It is easy go into your dashboard and click 'settings' and then 'other' and it is in blog tools- export blog (this is how you save it to your hard drive just in case)-- Good luck!

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    4. Thanks! Who knew that made it that easy! All backed up!

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  4. Great list! I hope you have a lot of fun doing it. I always enjoy these events.

    Here's MY BLOGGIESTA STARTING POST

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck on yours too!

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  5. Great list! And it looks like you're already off to a good start. Have fun!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Thanks! I hope your list is coming along as well!

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  6. Ooh. Definitely sounds like a fun way to clean up your blog and/or update it! Good luck on finishing your list! :)

    Cindy @ In This World of Books..

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  7. It has been a blast. I love the community and everyone's knowledge and help! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. So smart! I need to make a book pile for after Bloggiesta, so I can get reading! Looks like you're knocking through your list pretty well, great job!

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    1. Thanks! Yea book piles are my savior, lets me have a visual of what needs to be done right away. :)

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  9. It looks like you're having a great Bloggiesta! Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Thanks! I hope you are enjoying it too!

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  10. You've done a lot! Congrats!

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  11. Oh wow! You got a ton done! And, that's really impressive with how many blogs you were able to visit! I'm glad Bloggiesta was so good for you!

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    1. Thank you, I really wanted to be more active in this event than others I have been involved in :)

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