Bloggiesta March 2013 – Starting Line & Goals

Woo! It’s Bloggiesta time!

Bloggiesta runs from March 22nd to 24th and it’s all about updating and working on your blog, as well as interacting with other participants. From the website:

Plan to spend as much time as you can working on your to do list and completing mini challenges. Don’t worry about having the entire three days to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project.

I’m not able to participate ALL weekend, but I hope to get as much done as I can!

Here is my list, using the same format from Fall’s Bloggiesta. Some things I’ve kept on the list from the last time I participated because it just makes sense to do them all again:

THINGS THAT MUST BE DONE – SUPER SIMPLE BUT TOTALLY NECESSARY

  1. Back up the blog.
  2. Change the password.

THINGS THAT WILL BE TEDIOUS & WILL PROBABLY SET ME OFF ON SEVERAL COMPLAINING TANGENTS

  1. Record Musical Saturday post for this Saturday. (Done! And posted!)
  2. Write guest post for Cassie’s blog.
  3. Write pending discussion posts for Winter Distractions.
  4. Ensure all pending reviews are written.
  5. Maybe add links to other bloggers’ reviews to my reviews? –> I’ve decided to NOT do this right now.

THE LITTLE THINGS (DO THESE LAST SO I CAN REJOICE IN THE EASIER THINGS IN LIFE)

  1. Update Pinterest & clean out Bloglovin’ folders.
  2. Add all review book reviews (ARCS & whatnot) to Indigo — and maybe Amazon. Maybe.
  3. Cover Love for April and May.
  4. Write letter entry for Winter Distractions.
  5. Write up all pending posts for Winter Distractions — photos, in the kitchen. (This is done, I just have to add the photos to my kitchen posts)
  6. Book Bingo post for end of March.
  7. Check all static pages.
  8. Brainstorm features and whatnot. (Got a new vlog for Winter Distractions & a possible feature for Reading In Winter!)
  9. Top Ten Tuesday posts for the March and April on Winter Distractions? (I’ll work on this this week, hopefully.)

AddedUpdated my Bandcamp page for my bookish song downloads (I was quite far behind with this!) (See my Bandcamp page!)
AddedChanged the images for my features & reviews. Working on updating all scheduled posts & will work on past posts little by little.
AddedWrote a discussion post for August!

THE ONGOING FUN THINGS (WHICH WILL PROBABLY TAKE UP MOST OF MY TIME)

  1. Meet new bloggers.
  2. Participate in the mini-challenges!
  3. Comment on other participants’ blogs.
  4. Chat on Twitter (like I really needed to record that). (Participated in 1.5 chats!)

Looks like I have my work cut out for me!

Are you participating in Bloggiesta? Anything else you’d like to see spruced up on my blog?

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58 thoughts on “Bloggiesta March 2013 – Starting Line & Goals

  1. I absolutely love how you’ve categorized your blog list, from the absolutely necessary to the it’ll feel good to cross these off. If you see my Classics Club list, I’m all about categorizing 🙂 Thanks for the reminder about backing up my blog. Seriously need to do that. I’m a new WordPress follower. Looking forward to chatting with you this weekend and seeing what you accomplish. Here’s my list if you’d like to visit..http://momssmallvictories.com/bloggiesta-2013-goals/

  2. Nice list. It’s always good to prioritize with what needs to be done. I don’t know how you do it with two blogs!! Oh, I didn’t know about Bloggiesta until reading this post so I’m on my way to check it out! Thanks for the heads up 🙂

  3. I’m pretty sure I officially have the shortest to-do list, but I definitely admire everyone else’s goals. Some of them are great, and I should probably add them to my list!

    And you have something called Book Bingo? I need to check that out!

  4. I keep seeing people mention ‘Bloglovin’ – what is this? I’m going to have to do some research into it. I love how you organize your list…I just make a general list, but it works for me.

    Good luck with your to-do list!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  5. Yay for Bloggiesta! I wanted to participate this time, but you know, I just couldn’t find any information on exactly HOW to participate or what I’m supposed to DO exactly. Now I see!

    Next time, I’m definitely going to join in if I can. Or maybe I’ll just do my own bloggiesta, when I can find a few days to dedicate to it. 🙂

    • I hope you can join in next time! I know there are the two BIG bloggiestas, and then there are mini ones throughout the year. It’s a great way to get caught up on blog things!

  6. Ooh, NICE. I always forget about this. I might sign up, or participate informally. I need to update my Amazon and Goodreads reviews (I am so bad at remembering to do this.)

    • I’m bad at remembering that, too! I changed my mind about posting ALL reviews there and just posting reviews for actual review books. Of course, I’m totally backlogged, so we’ll see how long this takes!

  7. Oooh, I need to back up my blog. I have the auto backup through my host, but I try to back it up as a file on my hard drive every once in a great while (I should do it more). And I definitely recommend the Amazon reviews – I get a decent amount of traffic from there!

  8. LOVE your categories. I was actually having some major plugin issues with the blog over the past few months, so I’m hoping I’ve cleared out some of that mess – and I backed up last week. So now on to my other 50 million to-dos…

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