Bloggiesta Wrap-up

Bloggiesta ended nearly a week ago now, but finally, here is my wrap-up post! I participated mostly on the Thursday. I’m happy with what I achieved, though I didn’t work on any reviews which is the point of this blog, so tomorrow I’m going to focus on scheduling a few. Here’s a recap of my to do list:

  • Catch up on commenting
    • Success! I commented on a number of posts I had saved for later reading, as well as more recent posts.
  • Write and schedule posts currently in drafts
    • No success… bumped to tomorrow’s to do!
  • Cross post reviews to Goodreads
    • No success…but really this is just a ‘someday’ item
  • Finish writing ‘about me’
    • Success! It’s still not phrased quite as nicely I would like it to be, but it’s got all the essential information I wanted to include.
  • Brainstorm a monthly schedule and ideas for posts that are different from what I currently do
    • Partial success! I have a pile of ideas…now to determine the best way to implement them, on a schedule I could realistically maintain. Figuring out my schedule may still take a bit of time, as I just moved to a new country in August and started my first full time job this month.
  • Streamline social media links (add icons?)
    • Success! I found some clean and simple icons in a colour to match my blog.
  • Organize the sidebar (add a second one?)
    • Success! I hope the sidebar is more useful now.
  • Participate in a mini challenge or two, and check out other participants’ blogs to see what everyone is working on!
    • Partial success! I didn’t participate in any mini challenges, but I did visit other blogs and explored old challenges to have a go at in the future. 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog during this event and to those book bloggers who continue to inspire me!
 

Bloggiesta To Do

    In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!”

    I’m participating in Bloggiesta this weekend! I have a very ambitious to do list. These are all things I’d like to get done sooner or later, so I want to cross some off during Bloggiesta.

    • Catch up on commenting
      • I’ve saved so many great posts that I made me think and want to leave a comment. Now I need to do so!
    • Write and schedule posts currently in drafts
      • After an August too busy for much reading, I’ve been reading at least an hour a day in September. I have four review posts to work on.
    • Cross post reviews to Goodreads
      • I think a few of my new reviews (from this year) have slipped through the cracks, and I’d like to add some of my better older reviews as well.
    • Finish writing ‘about me’
      • It’s in a very sorry state at the moment! I don’t know how many people really read these things, but I think it looks bad unfinished…
    • Brainstorm a monthly schedule and ideas for posts that are different from what I currently do
      • Right now I get by mostly on reviews and participating in the occasional event as they come, but I would like to do more to get my brain working and my creative juices flowing. I think making a schedule might help me remember to write something different every once in awhile.
    • Streamline social media links (add icons?)
      • I know very little about blog design but I would like to work on mine a bit more. I like checking out the different cute icons bloggers use for social media and would like to get something like that going on my own blog.
    • Organize the sidebar (add a second one?)
      • There’s a lot going on in that sidebar and I can’t decide what I want to prioritize, remove or add. It could use some tidying.
    • Participate in a mini challenge or two, and check out other participants’ blogs to see what everyone is working on!
      • For inspiration and motivation, of course 🙂

    What’s on your blogging to-do list?