bloggiesta: wrap-up post! January 11, 2010Posted by Katie in community.
The verdict? I spent thirty-nine hours on the challenge.
Managed to make three update posts: Bloggiesta Day One!, Bloggiesta Day Two!, and Bloggiesta Day Three!. And made a separate post to keep track of all of the mini-challenges: Bloggiesta Mini-Challenges.
And one last time — the to-do list of accomplished items:
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.”Now can be found under the “blog” tab. 😀 Need to update my sidebar buttons. 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.— Side thought — do readers use blogrolls anymore? Update my lists on Twitter/clean out followers for spambots.[Used great tool TwitBlock available here.] Get a better subscribe link right up front 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. Under “contact” tab. Clean up tags. Update my Debut Author Challenge reading list. Mini-Challenges from 2009>Yep, all twelve of them. It was a TON of fun, but a lot of work. I’m so glad I did it. Mini-Challenges from 2010. Business cards.I looked into this, but as I’m thinking about going to self-hosting, I’m holding off on ordering business cards until I make a decision about self hosting. Join more challenges and link them up as well. (This was so not planned…) Clean up categories vs. tags.
And the didn’t accomplished list:
- Cross-posting reviews to Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Amazon.com.
- Schedule posts for as often as I can.
- Run my 2009 statistics & make post.
Make reading goals.
All of these are MINOR things — I accomplished everything major I wanted to do. I am so pleased with this go-round at Bloggiesta. Mark your calendars for June 2010 for the next one! I’ll be there. ;D