I didn’t create an overly-ambitious to-do list for Bloggiesta, and it was just as well! I didn’t have much time to work on it either Friday (did the work I get paid to do instead, except during lunch) or Saturday (out most of the day – coffee with my sister, errands, and buying a new car). I did spend most of my available time on Sunday working on blog-related tasks, but after spending most of six straight hours on this stuff, I actually did get kind of tired of it! (Blasphemy, I know…)
Across the three days, I probably spent about 12 hours on Bloggiesta projects. Here’s my original to-do list, updated to reflect what I actually did:
Complete drafts of two posts for the LA Moms Blog to meet my commitment for January1/10/10, about 2.5 hours.
- Create templates for my upcoming book-review posts (including 3 blog tours and a couple of challenge books)
Trim my Google Reader subscriptions, checking the Trends for rarely-read, dormant, and duplicate feeds1/9/10, about 1.5 hours.
Related: Effective immediately, new subscriptions will be put into a “trial/probationary” folder instead of the applicable topic folder for the first month or so, as I’ve seen other bloggers suggest. Therefore, I won’t mention and link to them in the “New in My Google Reader” section of my Week-End Review until I’ve decided to keep and properly classify them.
Review my blog widgets for items to be updatedAbout 1 hour, but since this was done a bit at a time over Saturday and Sunday I’m not sure of the exact total time spent on it. Organize my book review listing alphabetically (thanks to Molly for reminding me I’ve been meaning to do this!)started on 1/8/10, finished 1/9/10, about 2 hours total.
The Book Review Master List post, which was formerly in order based on year reviewed, has been replaced by the new alpha version of the review list. It’s linked in the tabs above the blog title. The post contains links to all of the individual reviews.
Draft announcements and create buttons for upcoming reading projects1/10/10, About 3 hours for buttons for three projects (one isn’t mine), 1.5 hours for drafts of 2 posts.
I didn’t get around to any of the mini-challenges – except for backing up my blog (thanks, Jackie) – this time, but given the time I had available this weekend, I’m not too disappointed with myself and what I accomplished. Thanks to Natasha for hosting Bloggiesta again, and I hope she’s got plans for a third edition (and that it will fall on a weekend when I’m not quite as busy!)