Friday, June 11, 2010

Bloggiesta - The Starting Line!

Guess what today is? It's the start of Bloggiesta, hosted by Natasha of Maw Books Blog. What is Bloggiesta you say? Well it's a blogging marathon. A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! Sounds like fun, right?

I participated back in January for the first time and I learned so much that when another one was announced I couldn't wait. I am at work all day today, so I probably won't get to work on my blog until the this evening but I'll be doing quite a bit periodically thoughout the weekend and hope to log around 12 hours. I am really looking forward to learning even more this time around and I'll be checking in each day with my progress so watch for some changes!

Here's what I'm going to be working on:
  • Write backup posts for a rainy day.
  • Change blogger to 3-column template.
  • Put out invitations for guest posts.
  • Create template posts for your future reads (ie: title, images, linking, tags, etc,) so you can open up, write review and post without being bogged down with technicalities.
  • Improve your blog template, clean up sidebars.
  • Any bloggy type housekeeping that you’ve been neglecting.
  • Visit the Blogging Tips group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve your blog.
These are some inspirations...the list may evolve. Wish me luck!

10 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that you learned a lot in the last Bloggiesta and that you are participating again. Let me know if you need help with anything!

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  2. Good luck..I hope that you're able to get a lot accomplished.

    http://amomentwithmystee.blogspot.com/

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  3. Happy Bloggiesta! Hope you accomplish all you hope to during the marathon. I'm busy with other things this weekend but will be following all of the posts and getting inspired for my own blog improvement project later this summer.

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  4. Good luck with that list! And break out the margaritas!

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  5. Looks like a great list! I'm still trucking along, very slowly :)

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  6. Good luck! I will be with ya'll all weekend :)

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  7. Best wishes! I hadn't seen that Book Blogs Ning site before... will have to investigate further. :)

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  8. I love your three column template and the color of your blog. As soon as I opened your page I felt calm. That is a good thing:) Good luck this weekend!
    http://tilwereadagain.blogspot.com/2010/06/bloggiesta-starting-line.html
    Bobbie

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  9. You have a very clean organized look to your blog! I like it! And good job on adding three columns. I love having three columns, so much more room for fun stuff for side bars! You blog is very different from mine and I hope to get some good recommendations! Have fun with Bloggiesta!

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