Good morning, Bloggiesta-ers! Who’s ready for some spring cleaning of the bloggy kind? Thanks so much to Danielle and Suey for bringing Bloggiesta back!
I’ve got a few posts in draft that I want to get finished up and scheduled for next week…and since I am NOT doing NaBloPoMo for April, I only need a few posts for next week. But my
primary task for Bloggiesta weekend falls into the general category of “catching up on reviews.”
I’m actually current on reviews here. However, I want to set up my Goodreads account as my primary review archive, so I need to get all of the reviews posted there. It’s a project I’ve already started, but my goal for the weekend is to get it finished–and by “finished” I mean “caught up,” so that future updates keep pace with the blog. And I’ll get to count my work for Janicu‘s Bloggiesta Goodreads Challenge, too!
The Mini-Challenges are such a good source of inspiration for Bloggiesta projects, and there are lots of new ones this year! Suey has the complete list, and these are the ones I want to check out:
- The Top Ten of HTML Basics by Pam at Bookalicio.us. (@BookaliciousPam)
- Using Pinterest to Promote Your Blog by Joy from Joy’s Book Blog (@joyweesemoll)
- How to Build Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting by Sheila from Book Journey (@bookjourney) (I pretty much know this, but I’ve really fallen down on it lately and could use a little inspiration!)
- SEO: Get Noticed by Search Engines by April from Good Books and Good Wine (@booksandwine)
- Five Tips to Write Reviews Faster by Melanie from Melanie’s Musings (@MelanieFoust) (I’m curious, although my problem is more slow reading than slow writing!)
- Eight Ways to Freshen Up Your Content! by Emily from Emily’s Reading Room (@emsreadingroom) (Hey; it’s been five years–I’m sure some “freshening” is due around here!)
Danielle has collected all of the Mini-Challenges from previous Bloggiestas, and there are some excellent ideas there too. (I created my blog favicon and gravatar thanks to a Mini-Challenge during the Summer 2009 Bloggiesta.) I plan to explore “10 Things Bloggers Should Not Do” at WordLily ((Winter 2011)–just to make sure I’m not doing them!–and “Analyze Your Blog!” at Bookish Ruth (Summer 2009), which I’ve done before, but not for a while.
I also plan to participate in my own Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge using mobile blogging apps—care to join me?
Good luck with your Bloggiesta goals, and wish me luck with mine, would you please?