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

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  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.

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  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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