Friday, March 22, 2013

It's BLOGGIESTA time!

Peeps, I JUST realized it was Bloggiesta time again yesterday.  YESTERDAY!  I am a little ashamed of myself.


For any who haven't heard of it, Bloggiesta is basically a big blogger party that happens all weekend (starting today!)  The goal is to take as much time as you can to update, edit, and organize your blog...with the help and encouragement of your fellow bloggers.  It's also a great way to find some new blog friends, as I happily discovered when I first participated last September.

My participation probably won't be as good as it was last fall, but I am planning to jump in as much as possible.  I have a small to-do list (and thankfully no design problems to tackle):

1. Update my review policy...some parts of it need adjusting.
2. Create a review calendar for the ARCs I have left for this year.  I have them all written down, but I want a better view of what my year in reviewing will look like (so that I know where to fit in my other reads).
3. Try to get ahead on some non-review posts, and get them scheduled.
4. Create a blog calendar of intended posts for the month of April.  I did this in December/January and it was great, but I fell off the wagon in February.
5. Organize my Google Reader/Feedly account.  It's a little out of control.  This was also a goal for September's Bloggiesta...fail!

That's it for now, though we'll see if I add to that once I read through the mini challenges...happy blogging, all!

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  1. I don't have a lot of time this weekend to do Bloggiesta, but I'm going to see what I can get done! Updating the review policy is a good idea; I should add that to my list. Good luck!

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    1. Good luck, I don't have loads of time either. Ended up with way less time today than I anticipated! Hopefully more tomorrow.

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  2. A review calender, I could do with one of those, it's so easy to forget what days you've deadlines and the free days you can write other posts for. Looks like you're going to be particularly organised by the end of the weekend!

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  3. Kelly those are fantastic goals, I too really need to go through my Google reader and delete subscriptions that I no longer follow or no longer gets updated. All the best for your remaining goals.

    My Bloggiesta Goals

    Have a great Bloggigesta weekend!

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    1. Thanks Angelica! I didn't do a great job this time around, but I am going to work on the Google Reader thing today (albeit a day late).

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  4. Your list reminds me that I need to do something about my calendar, too. Basically I write things down on notes and put them in order on the spindle. Gah! Not very professional....lol

    Enjoy your party here...and have a great weekend. Here's MY BLOGGIESTA POST

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    1. I wish I could find a calendar for like, the next 6 months, all on one big piece of paper. That would make it so easy to see everything laid out!

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  5. Good luck! Planning ahead with my posts always works well for me!

    Here is my Bloggiesta To Do List

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    1. Yes, me too! I didn't get totally caught up, but made some progress.

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  6. Good luck with your list! I like the idea of creating a calendar for ARCs. I'm totally stealing that idea. ;) As of now I have sticky notes on their spine with the dates they are released written on them. I *thought* that would do the trick but the damn notes fall off! ;) So blah blah, enough about me. Have a productive Bloggiesta!

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    1. LOL about the sticky notes. I have a spreadsheet that I use, but it's just not working for me. I think a calendar is better, visually, for the way I organize stuff.

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  7. That's a great list for limited time. I'm planning to clean up Google Reader as I transfer out of it to something that I haven't figured out yet.

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Yes, that's why I'm doing it too. I am switching to Feedly, but I think I'm also going to check out Bloglovin'.

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  8. I have a review calendar for all the scheduled reviews and I use it to judge when I can pick up my own books vs review books!

    Here's my Bloggiesta to-do list.

    Good luck with your to-do list!!!
    Here's my Bloggiesta to-do list.

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    1. That's exactly my goal, Kristin! I hope I can get to that point.

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  9. These are great goals! I love how Bloggiesta helps me find new book-bloggers to follow -- look forward to reading more of your posts in the future! I grabbed your button to add to my blogroll page. :-)

    Here is my Bloggiesta To-Do List.

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  10. I really need a better way of tracking my ARC's - a calendar sounds like a great idea! I hope you check out my Bloggiesta To Do List or join my mini-challenge about getting involved!

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  11. Good luck with your goals Kelly. I was following you before on my WP reader but added you to my Bloglovin feeder as well.

    Hope you have a productive Bloggiesta day. Here are my goals and updates if you'd like to stop by..http://momssmallvictories.com/bloggiesta-2013-goals/

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    1. Thanks Tanya, I am following you via Feedly now...I need to check out Bloglovin'!

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  12. Good luck organizing your GR/Feedly account. I just finished that a couple weeks ago - it'd gotten way out of control because I'd not touched it in about 6 weeks. But it's very satisfying to have it neat and clean again. :)

    My Bloggiestia

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    1. Yeah, mine is pretty crazy. Really need to weed out those inactive subscriptions!

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  13. Google Reader is one of those tricky things. It seemed like I would delete and delete and some feeds kept coming back like a bad penny. Now that I'm using Bloglovin' I'm hoping to be able to correct that. :) I hope you got everything you wanted to accomplish done!

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  14. I think you made some great, achievable goals! I hope you were able to complete some of them and had fun during this Bloggiesta!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but it's a start. :)

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