Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Natasha, of Maw Books, is hosting Bloggiesta this weekend, January 8th through January 10th. I've seen the Bloggiesta image around the blogosphere but until recently, I had no idea what it was, other than to know that it had something to do with working on your blog. Turns out it's a great big party for working on your blog at the same time as a whole lot of other folks are too.

Natasha says that Bloggiesta is an "opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog." Better yet, she also suggests we "break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two!"

I've still got to get the Christmas decorations down this weekend, so I'm shooting for 18 hours total time spent working on the blog. My to-do list includes:

1. Move the blog to either a three-column format or set up tabs. This is the biggy but will require the help of my resident computer geek so how much I get done on this will depend on how much time he has to give me.

2. Review blog roll and favorite sites. Do I need to add anything? Remove anything?

3. Put together some ideas for Sunday posts and do as much prep work on them as possible.

4. Get as much put together for future reviews as possible.

5. Fix slide show which hasn't worked properly since I changed my blog.

I'm looking forward to this! Now I just have to figure out a way to keep Miss H busy and away from the computer for 18 hours this weekend!


  1. I like the idea of setting up tabs also. But, of course, I have absolutely no idea how to do such a thing.
    And, I have to take down the rest of my Christmas decorations.

  2. You sound organised!
    I tend to fly by the seat of my pants.

  3. Good luck! That's a lot of plans. :D I'd love to give my blog a makeover this year, but WP doesn't allow any html editing.

  4. Al, I've been flying by the seat of my pants for months with this blog. I figured I'd better take this chance to get caught up.

    Eva, that's good to know. I had thought about switching over to WP at some point. But I do like that idea, at least, of being able to make changes.

  5. Good luck with all your goals! I hope you get a lot done.

  6. I really like my three column format but I've seen some nicely done 2-column formats too. Good luck to you. It's been so much easier since I redesigned mine.

  7. This one sounds really tempting, but I committed to 11 already so I think I am maxed out for now. good luck

  8. I still have Christmas decorations to take down as well. Good luck on the challenge!