Bloggiesta – Crossing the Finish line.

January 26, 2014 Book Event, Bookish Fun 6

My first bloggiesta was so much fun.  It felt good to have a list and tick off those tasks that have been niggling away at me.  One of my favourite things was the mini-challenges especially the Branding your Blog challenge which made me look at my blog with fresh eyes and consider how I can work on this.



So how did I do overall with my to-do list?  Pretty ok, if I do say so myself!

Write two discussion posts and schedule them : Done

Brainstorm some ideas for the RE-readathon that I’m hosting with Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession in April.  Done!  I have 2 pages of notes and I know Chelsea has lots of ideas too.  Look out for a sign up post soon.

Make a list in my blogging journal on ideas I have for future discussions.  I’ve a page of notes in my journal and I’ve even included the proof!



Comment on the blogs in my blogroll.  These guys are my favs :)  Some done, more to do! 

Finish my marketing your blog feature.  *red-faced* I kind of forgot about this and just dropped it mid air!  Not done!  BUT it isn’t on the long finger, I’m going to do some work on it this week.  So kick me if you don’t see a post within the next few weeks!

Check my sidebar to see what changes I could make – I did a little bit of tidy up. Not too much as I weeded out some unnecessary stuff a few months back.

Add a filter on bloglovin for blogs that I enjoy and comment on frequentlyI started this but changed my mind!  I was afraid if I did this I would miss something on a blog that I might not visit often but would still have enjoyed.  I think it’s easy enough on bloglovin to just mark as read the stuff that doesn’t interest me so I shelved this idea.

Update my blogger list on twitter and make an author one.  Both done!  I love these lists and I think I’m going to make a publisher one too.  It makes keeping up with who you want to keep up so much easier.

Update my NetGalley and Edelweiss profiles with current stats – Done and only took a few minutes!

Make time to visit other bloggiesta participators and cheer them on.  Still working on this one, it’s interesting to see what everyone else is working on and what is important to them

Create a banner for my Green Giants feature After lots of recommendations, I used PicMonkey.  It’s free and fairly simple to use.  It’s no masterpiece but I’m happy enough with it for now.

green giants

Thanks to the organisers and to those who hosted mini-challenges and to those who commented on my other bloggiesta posts, you all helped make this event a success for me.  I’ll be back!

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6 Responses to “Bloggiesta – Crossing the Finish line.”

    • trish

      Sent you an email!! Let me know what you think, I’m so looking forward to getting moving on our plans :O I posted a teaser on FB too!!

      PicMonkey is easy to use but I have no skills, patience or interest in graphics so I just whipped something off fast! T’will do!

  1. Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Wow sounds like you got a lot done Trish! Congrats 🙂 I can’t wait to hear more about this rereadathon you’re hosting! Sounds like something I’ll participate in 😉
    Btw we totally have to write some stuff about persuasion! I can’t seem to bring myself to write a boring review…wish we could do something more creative? I was thinking maybe just to find some images..put together a sort of collage of images with little quotes from the book. What do you think?
    Dee @ Dee’s Reads recently posted…ARC Review: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

    • trish

      Fab idea, I love it! I know you are far better on graphics than I am so you go ahead and do that. I’ll pick my favourite quotes and discuss them a bit. I can’t wait to see if we pick the same quotes! Will we aim for 15 Feb?

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