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bloggiesta (take two)! December 26, 2009

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It’s Bloggiesta time — mark your calendars for January 8th-10th! I am so excited that Natasha from Maw Books Blog is hosting another Bloggiesta — you have no idea.

[For those who are new to Bloggiesta, you can find a wonderful information post here at Maw Books Blog. Or the quick summary: it’s a ton of bloggers working to make their blog better while in good company.]

And now, I present a half-thought-out list of things I intend to do during that weekend:

  • Make a Blogaversary button and link it up in the sidebar.
  • Update my challenges section. I have four challenges I haven’t updated over there and a couple of posts to link up.
  • Awards — several of you fabulous people have passed on blogger awards to me and I absolutely fail at putting them up/acknowledging that I’ve received them. I’ll fix that.
  • Information about “Where I Read.”
  • Need to update my sidebar buttons.
  • Cross-posting reviews to Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Amazon.com.
  • Creating book review templates for all of the books that I’ve read, but don’t have templates for.
  • Doing my monthly round-ups for September, October, November, and December. I’ve been lax about these!
  • Going back through my ARC reviews and linking up my library catalog if they received the book by now.
  • Making a Twitter button.
  • Moving my blogroll to its own page; making sure links are still correct and working; double-checking Bloglines vs. blogroll to add/delete bloggers.
  • Schedule posts for as often as I can.
  • Update my lists on Twitter/clean out followers for spambots.
  • Run my 2009 statistics & make post. Make reading goals.
  • Get a better subscribe link right up in the blog.
  • Make a “my posts elsewhere” area to link where I’ve guest blogger, interviewed, and what weeks I’ve participated in.
  • Double check my publication dates area for accuracy. Add any other reads I’ve wishlist-ed on Goodreads.
  • Make a “contact me” page with email, links to social networking tools, etc.
  • Clean up tags.
  • Update my Debut Author Challenge reading list.

And that’s only off the top of my head! I can’t imagine what the list will look like after I start jumping into challenges…

Make sure to sign up if you’d like to participate! Or mark the weekend down if you want to cheer me on! (Because I’ll need it!)

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2. Natasha @ Maw Books - December 26, 2009

What a great list!!! I still have things from my last Bloggiesta list that I haven’t done. Shame on me! You will do awesome.

3. Dawn - January 2, 2010

You’ve got some great goals for next weekend. I plan to do Bloggiesta, too … good luck to all, with crossing things off the list (I still need to make my list!)


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