Bloggiesta 3 Finish Line

Three days later and Bloggiesta is done! I’ve done so much work on my blog, Friday feels like it was weeks ago. Here’s what I got done this weekend:

  • Come up with (attainable) blog goals
  • Update my blogroll
  • Update reviews on Goodreads
  • Comment on other blogs that are participating in Bloggiesta
  • Participate in at least 3 of the mini challenges
  • Do backlog of reviews that are waiting for me
  • Add blogs to Google Reader
  • Organize Google Reader
  • Add RSS and Email Subscription
  • Add blog address to email signature
  • Update About Me page
  • Update Review Policy page

That’s all but three items on my list – I’m pretty proud of myself.

I also made 42 comments on other blogs, most of them new to me. I found commenting on the blogs of other people participating in Bloggiesta was a great way to break the ice.

I completed 5 of the mini challenges – all but one! I probably wouldn’t have gotten most of those things done without the challenges, so it was great to have the motivation. Here’s the mini challenges that I participated in:

  • Goals Challenge
  • Review Policy Challenge
  • RSS Challenge
  • Stats Challenge
  • Commenting Challenge

And last but not least, I spent 19 hours total doing Bloggiesta related stuff – so close to my 20 hour goal.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to provide challenges for all of us to do, and of course to Natasha for organizing Bloggiesta, it was a lot of fun!

Image: Maw Books

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Bloggiesta 3

Bloggiesta has officially started! This is the first one I’ll be taking part in and I’m pretty excited about it. I’m hoping to get in at least 20 hours of blogging time – which will hopefully mean a better blog by the time I’m done. Check out Natasha’s Maw Books for the low down on Bloggiesta.

Here’s what I want to get done this weekend:

  • Come up with (attainable) blog goals
  • Update my blogroll
  • Update reviews on Goodreads
  • Prepare posts for upcoming reviews
  • Comment on other blogs that are participating in Bloggiesta
  • Participate in at least 3 of the mini challenges
  • Do backlog of reviews that are waiting for me
  • Add blogs to Google Reader
  • Organize Google Reader
  • Write at least 3 rainy day posts
  • Add RSS and Email Subscription
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  • Add blog address to email signature
  • Update About Me page
  • Update Review Policy page

Good luck to everyone participating!

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Bloggiesta

It’s official, the June edition of Bloggiesta will be June 11th to 13th!

Natasha over at Maw Books posted yesterday about the details. Check out the post here.

I’m really excited about this. It’s held twice a year in January and June. I started my blog in February, so I didn’t have a chance to participate last time. Bloggiesta is basically a 72 hour challenge to get as much blog housekeeping done as possible. All that stuff that you’ve been putting off can finally get done, along with a bunch of people that are doing the same thing. There will be mini challenges as well as prizes.

Image: Maw Books