Friday, September 28, 2012

Bloggiesta - OLE!

Another Bloggiesta has come to a close - and, as usual, I could really use another day. I did get a lot done and will continue to putter away at my to-do list for the rest of the evening so I can finish up the drafts. Didn't touch the list of books reviewed. This is going to have to be a priority next Bloggiesta! Thanks to our Bloggiesta hosts and the hosts of all of the mini-challenges!

1. Set up a Sunday Salon template
2. Clean up my sidebars - move challenge icons to new page
3. Change my "follow" options - decided to hold off on this for a bit
4. Work on my list of books reviewed
5. Set up drafts for all books to be reviewed this year
6. Clean up Google reader 
7. Get The Big Guy & Miss H to get their guest posts written & scheduled
8. Clean up draft reviews.

Mini-Challenges Completed:

1. 20+ Discussion Post Ideas For Your Book Blog from Tanya at Girlxoxo
2. Six Techniques That Will Revitalize Your Old Content from The Bluestocking Society
3. WordPress vs. Blogger at Books, Biscuits and Tea
4. How To Use Pocket To Save Time at The Book Vixen
5. Blogging Notebook and Calendar at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity

Here's what I've done with Mini-Challenge #5 - I'm bringing back my beloved blogging notebook with a colorful twist:

Calendar pages so everything is together - different colors for different kinds of posts

Idea for a new challenge - different colors for different levels


  1. Ole! It's Saturday morning and I am just sitting down to think about my list. Have fun!

  2. I'm halfway thru my second task which is to visit and update my blogroll. :D

  3. How do you set up templates in blogger? Or do you have to do this externally? Template would be a HUGE time saver!

  4. Have fun! Love the two columns on the right!!

  5. I love the idea of setting up drafts for books to be reviewed. It would be nice to work on my review as I read. I should try this.

    Here's my ¡Olé! ¡Vamos a Bloggiesta! I hope you will stop by!

  6. I've been working on all my outstanding reviews. Once that's done, maybe I'll start the drafts of my upcoming reads.

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

  7. Looks like you had a productive weekend! Feels good right? Now, to carry that feeling over into Monday morning... ;)

  8. Thanks for sharing your successes. It does us all good, I'm sure' to see that we are not the only ones who haven't completed all their 'to do' lists!