Friday, March 30, 2012

~ Bloggiest Begins! ~

Bloggiesta Starting Line!

I discovered only yesterday that Bloggiesta is this weekend. This will be my first time participating and I’m excited about it!  Bloggiesta is organized by Suey at It’s All About Books and 1st Daughter at There’s A Book. Bloggiest is a Blogging Fiesta led by mascot, PEDRO: Plan. Edit. Develop, Review. Organize. The idea is for the next 3 days participants work on perfecting their blogs and connecting with other bloggers working on their blogs.

My blog and I need help! My initial list is below but it may grow and change as I hopefully figure things out and cross out items!

Bloggiesta To Do List!
1. Make changes to sidebar
2. Link up with Twitter, Facebook etc.
3. Find out how to list social media icons on sidebar
4. List books read and/or by Title and Author
5. Figure out how to list above on a separate page attached to my blog
6. How to make additional blog pages
7. Find out what the above is actually called! (Maybe page tabs?!)
8. Clean up Google Reader
9. Clean up labels
10. Update Goodreads account
11. Reduce review backlog
12. Learn to write better and shorter reviews and write them faster!
13. Comment, comment, comment!
14. How to add a video to a posts
15. How to add an audio excerpt to a post
16. Pintrest
17. SEO - what is it, how to use it!


  1. I've tried to read up on SEO and I still don't understand it. If you figure it out, please write up a post.

  2. Man you are going for it! I am a technical idiot first of all, and second of all I have no time to sit. I really could just use this event to get caught up on reviews! Ha! Someday. Good luck, and if you find out how to do ANYTHING on your list, please let me know!

  3. What a great list full of very useful topics. I hope you'll get a lot of them done. Good luck!

  4. Thanks for visiting, Amy! And for the kind words. You have quite a list there. I hope you succeed on everything. Good luck!

  5. I hope you make great headway on your list. I'm loving seeing how everyone is tweaking their blog this weekend - already I'm getting so many ideas.

  6. You have a great list. I was never able to add pages in Blogger, so I started some blogs at Word Press. But I still have two Blogger sites.

    They recently started a new formatting platform at Blogger, and I saw something that looks like "pages" on the list.

    Someone told me it's easy with this new format. Good luck...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Have fun! I look forward to seeing the results.

  8. Wow -- what a list. I should be doing this, but my husband is freaking about filing income taxes so that is what I'll be doing...UGH

    Have fun Amy.

  9. Let me know when you figure out SEO - I should know it but can't put my thinkcells onto that definition retrieval.... hmmmmm

    I am going to read up about SEO and there is a mini-challenge. Even I get anything even slightly understandable out of it, I'll write a post.
    (I want to post, too because I added a Facebook "like" button to my posts but it only seems to be coming out on some of them, so I keep trying it!)

  11. SANDY:
    I definitely will! I'm a bit of a technical moron myself...usually I think I do something right but it ends up screwy.

    Yesterday, I added a Facebook "like" button to my posts. It comes out with some posts not all and it says 8 people like this as soon as I post! Like I said, screwy! LOL

    Me too! and Thank you! Realistically, I think I'll be carrying my list into next week and that's okay, I just want to get these things done!

    Thank you! It is a long list but I've gotta start somewhere! I know you're very busy so I hope you get the really important things you want to do, done!

    I've added several idea to the list in my head because of some of the ideas I have seen on other bloggers list. It's amazing to see how many different things you can do with the blogs.

    Good luck with your list!

    I'm thinking about switching to Wordpress but I'm giving Blogger's new format a try. I really want o add pages so that could be the deciding factor. I also tried to add some HTML symbols and couldn't do that so Blogger and I may not be together much longer!

    Good luck to you, I'll stop by again to see how it's going!

  16. DIANE:
    Oh poor you! Taxes are a drag! I hope you don't have to spend all day doing them.

    Good luck!

  17. CARE:
    I sure will! I'm a little afraid but that makes me mad! lol Wish me luck!

  18. Have fun. If you figure out that last one, let me know!

  19. Great to do list. I've done a lot but it was not on my original list!

  20. I love how varied your list is! I'm exhausted, but it's fun to tweak and change and improve, right?