Friday, 11 June 2010


I'm taking part in my first ever Bloggiesta. I'll be spending the weekend working on some blog tasks that have been piling up in the background. To find out more about Bloggiesta and to sign up yourself visit Maw Books Blog. I'll be posting some updates throughout the weekend to let everyone know how I'm doing.

So what will I be doing this weekend?

Write reviews. - This is probably my main task for the weekend. I have a ton of reviews that need to be typed up.
Write some book-related posts to be scheduled for the future.
Put out invitations for guest posts. - Please see this page to become a guest poster.
Clean up tags.
Make sure read list and reviewed list are up to date.
Clean up sidebars, add a favicon, some other random layout adjustments.
Clean up and update challenge lists.
Clean out and organize feed reader and blog subscriptions. (I need to create some folders in there)
Change post settings to stop it automatically putting in line breaks.
Anything else that I think of while I'm working.

Mini-challenges I want to attempt:

Write Your Blogging To-Do List
Embracing Community


  1. I'm sad to be missing this! But good luck and have fun!!

  2. Sounds like a reasonable list! Next to some small clean-up stuff (etc.) my main target is to write reviews and posts as well. I'm so behind!

    Unfortunately I forgot about bloggiesta so now I need to fit it in with other activities... Well, at least I haven't missed it! :)

    Good luck with your to-do list!

  3. Good luck on your first run through!
    <3, your newest follower! :)

  4. Good luck! I'm doing this as well, but my list is growing still!

  5. Good luck..I hope that you're able to get a lot accomplished.

  6. Have fun with the bloggiesta! I did it last time around and got a ton of stuff done.

  7. I am with you on the Google reader. Mine is horrible shape and I need to re-organize it:) Good Luck this weekend!!

  8. I actually thought of your for my international blogging event. I will write a post next week and find you on your blog to give you the post link.

    I think you should get business cards. I've actually talked to people in bookstores who are looking for a book and we end up talking. If I've read it, I usually tell them that I reviewed it on my blog. Also, if you go to author signing events, reps or publicists are there. I met a rep at a book signing and she was interested in my blog. I didn't have business cards, but luckily she took my info and sent me a few books.

    Good luck with writing your reviews. Are you really able to remember books that well? I usually have to type one up within a week--otherwise, I can't remember enough of the book.

  9. Hi everyone, thanks for commenting :)

    Carin, some really interesting points there about business cards, I didn't really think about book stores and events, mind you I haven't ever been to any author events, but hopefully I will later this year.

    As for remembering books, well I usually write some notes in a notebook once I've finished a book, so it's really just a case of looking at my notes and turning them into a review.

  10. Great job thus far Kat! Let me know if I can do anything to help you out this weekend!

  11. Good luck with the reviews. If I leave them too long I have a hard time remembering what I wanted to write. I only have a few that I still have to write.

    Good luck with Bloggiesta, I hope you get lots done!