Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bloggiesta - Update #3 & Wrap Up

I am so glad I participated in Bloggiesta! I got so many things done on my blog that I've been wanting to do.  I also got to visit many wonderful blogs and see what everyone was working on. Of course, this lead to me constantly finding other things that I wanted to do on my blog - oh well, there's always next time!

Here's what I have accomplished on my to-do-list:
  • Write up a few reviews that I need to post/set up posts for upcoming reviews
    • Wrote and posted review for Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins 
    • Wrote and posted review for Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas
    • Wrote up blurb and posted book trailer for Winder Warrior by Cynthia Roberts
  • Prepare a few posts for rainy days 
  • Set up templates for weekly memes- Completed
  • Clean-up tags, category lists - Completed
  • Update my side bars and add an awards page
  • Update my reading challenges lists - Completed
  • Update reading logs - Completed
  • Revise my "About Me" page
  • Clean up my Google Reader subscriptions - Completed
  • Visit the Blogging Tips group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve my blog.
  • Participate in at least 2 mini-challenges - Completed
    • Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: It's Not Cheating at There's a Book
      • created a cheat sheet with html codes, will continue to add to this
    • Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: Embracing Community as Bonjour, Cass
      • so far, I've visited 10 new blogs and will go back and visit some more
Other things I accomplished:
  • Redesigned blog - found a new layout that will allow me to do some of the things I have been wanting to do (any feedback on this would be most welcome!)
  •  Set up page for books read
Things I still need to do:
  • Make awards page
  • Update side bars
  • Revise "About Me" page
  • Create "Review Policy" page
  • Link book reviews to page for books read
  • Combine 2 challenges I am participating in into one page
Overall, I put in about 18 hours. I had so much fun with this and am looking forward to participating in the next Bloggiesta!  Thanks to Natasha at Maw Books for putting this awesome event together!


  1. Nice job - you really crossed quite a bit off!

  2. You did a profound amount of work on your blog during the 18 hours you put in! Your blog looks great though I miss your large header.

  3. Sheila: Thanks - it was quite a productive weekend! Hopefully yours was, too!

    Josette - the large header is back...I missed it too and decided to go back to the original layout/template. Thanks!


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