Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bloggiesta Round-up

Here's what I did during the Bloggiesta festivities

On list

1. Made significant headway on Future Releases list

2. Secured another author interview and giveaway

Not on list (Mini-challenges)

1. Set up Google Alerts for both blogs (Emily's Reading Room Mini-Challenge)

2. Added my blogs to BlogCatalog (Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile Mini-Challenge)

3. Ran both blogs through Website Grader (Bookish Ruth Mini-Challenge)

4. Read some blogging tips and tutorials (Book Blather Mini-Challenge)

5. Read up on anchor text and worked on links (GalleySmith Mini-Challenge)

6. Commented on a bunch of other blogs (Fizzy Thoughts Mini-Challenge)

7. Responded to all of my blog comments (Fizzy Thoughts Mini-Challenge)

8. Answered and sent blog-related emails

Hours spent on bloggiesta: About 15 hrs

I also managed to finish a book somewhere in there. I find it odd how I didn't complete much from my original list, but I still accomplished a bit (thanks to the wonderful mini-challenges). The best, and most unexpected, result of this event was that I ended up learning a lot of new tips and info thanks to the mini-challenges. This was such a great challenge, I really think it should happen once every season.


Louise said...

Wow, you managed to accomplish a lot of great things. I didn't manage all I had hoped for, but there was one major thing which I have dreaded forever, and that was turning my blog into a 3-columned one.....and I did it. I did loose a lot of info, which of course I had backed up, but all in all it took a long time to make that 3-columned thing. Now I just have to get used to it :-)

Tam said...

Congrats on the Bloggiesta. You got lots accomplished. I was so happy to participate because it introduced me to your blog and I look forward to following in the future.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you in that I think the challenge has been a great resource for all bloggers, plus I've been able to meet a lot of bloggers with whom I wasn't acquainted previously: yourself being one of them, adding you to my reader even now.

Sheila DeChantal said...

Great work on the challenge! I am just having fun seeing everyone's tasks that they had set out to do. A lot of upgrades happened in book blogging this weekend. :)

heidenkind said...

I totally agree with you. I learned a lot, too, which I wasn't expecting. And 15 hours isn't too shabby. :)

Terra said...

Ok, I have to ask: what is bloggiesta?
My blog is about gardening, book reviews, book giveaways and more so I am curious.
I like your reviews here, so signed up to follow your blog.

Michelle said...

I know I'm quite late in doing so but congratulations on completing the challenge. You got a lot accomplished! I found myself lucky to complete much on my list but then walked away from the weekend with ideas to replace it all, haha.

Great job!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! But thank you so much for playing and I'm thrilled that you learned so much! Yay!