Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bloggiesta Update #2

Day 2 of Bloggiesta, being hosted by Suey at It's All About Books and Danielle at There's a Book, has come to a close for me - I've been sitting at my computer all day and am starting to go cross-eyed, plus I have only about 50 pages left of the book I'm reading (Guilty Wives by James Patterson) and I really want to finish it!

I got a lot done today and am looking forward to another productive day tomorrow, where I plan to spend a chuck of time working on my Review Archive page - just need to decide on what format to use.

Here's what I have accomplished so far:
  • Write up a few reviews that I need to post/set up posts for upcoming reviews 
    • Wrote and posted 2 reviews
    • Wrote  2 other reviews that I will post within the next few days
    • Set up 3 reviews - now I just need to write the review itself
  • Evaluate current review format - look into possible new formats 
    • Added Discover the Author links and Purchase the Book links to bottom of reviews
  • Clean up tags, category lists
  • Update reading log and link reviews to log COMPLETED
  • Update my challenge lists and link reviews COMPLETED
  • Add an About Me page that includes review policy
    • Decided to create separate Review Policy page and posted it
  • Clean up my Google Reader subscriptions - COMPLETED
  • Update Goodreads tbr read list  COMPLETED
  • Update blog roll COMPLETED
  • Prepare posts for up-coming Book Blogger Confessions questions 
    • Set up and answered question for 4.2.12 post
    • Set up post for 4.16.12, but still need to answer question
  • Prepare questions for up-coming Q&A's with authors and send out
  • Decide whether to do review archive by author and/or title - Started this
  • Analyze and re-evaluate my blog - Started this
  • Participate in at least 2 mini-challenges 
Things done that were not on my original list:
  • Prepare Month in Review: March post
  • Changed wording in commenting section
  • Figured out how to adjust the width of my columns (special thanks for Jessica at The Midnight Bookworm for the tips on this!)

Time spent today: 10.5 hrs.
Current running time: 18 hrs.

As always, I welcome any feedback and suggestions.


  1. The mini-challenges have helped me get quite a bit accomplished! You are doing great too.

    1.'s amazing how you can spend so much time working on the blog and still have so much to do!

  2. You accomplished quite a bit today! I have several review formats that I am using. I just can't narrow it down to one!

    How is Guilty Wives, BTW? I'm on the wait list for it at my library.

    1. I'm not sure I am going to stay with my current format - all I did was add some things to it...we'll have to see.

      Guilty Wives was's definitely not my favorite of his, but it did pick up towards the end.

  3. Congratulations on getting so much done this Bloggiesta!

    1. Thanks...I still have so much more to do - as I was visiting everyone else, I kept finding more to do. But I am happy with what I've gotten done so far.

  4. I love bloggiesta. It's such a fun way to get some needed work done. The cheering and meeting new people and exploring new blogs and all working on similar goals! Glad you are getting so much done.

    1. Yes, it certainly is a fun way to get things done on the blog and to see what everyone else is working on.


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