Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bloggiesta Update 1

I spent seven hours yesterday cleaning up and reading posts in my feed reader. I cut 37 blogs out and I think I only cut out the ones that I don't have regular contact with but it's possible I accidentally dropped someone I read regularly. If you don't hear from me in the next few days, will you please send me an email?

Today I spent a couple of hours working on a new template. I thought I'd take the easy way out this time and go with one of the new Blogger layouts. They're much more customizable than the one I have now and I had one that was lovely almost ready to go. Then, as I was moving elements around on the new layout...poof...everything I had done was gone. At first I was frustrated that I had saved at any point but now I'm glad I didn't end up with something that was half done that I had to fight with. Now I'm thinking I'll go with the template I wanted to begin with, but I'll do that tomorrow.

Also today I've gone through all of my challenges and made sure I entered the books on those sites and updated my sidebar. Imagine my surprise to find that I've actually finished one of the challenges and wasn't even aware of it because none of the books I read for it were the ones I had planned to read. I'll do a post of that which I'll schedule for Monday.

Last, but not least, I've got the post written and scheduled for Thursday for "The Space Between Us" readalong. I can't wait to start that book!

Now I'm off to eat supper--nachos anyone?!


  1. I love cleaning out my feedreader and cleaning up my blog.
    The new templates are cool. I used them by accident last night, so I had to finish but I'm pretty happy with the result. I had swore I would stop changing the look but it was an accident, I swear! I can't wait to see which one you use. I love that they make it easy to have a 3 column and to pick where you want them

  2. You have had a productive day! I am update to date with all MMBC items which feels good.

    I was talking with Ti earlier this week and she mentioned you guys are reading The Space between us next month. I would love to read along with you guys. I even have the book!

    New Template: I remember the time and manual transfer needed but remember it's all worth it (assuming you really like the new template). I learned so much by changing template and customizing the first one I had. I read read HTML a little now, enough to know what questions to ask. Good luck with this project - I can't wait to see you new blog :).

  3. Sounds like you've been successful this weekend! I wish I could say the same--I really should be writing reviews and updating my challenges too.

  4. Man you've been busy!

    You make me tired just reading about it all!

  5. You've achieved quite a bit. Good for you.

  6. Good luck with the rest of the bloggiesta. I still have some things to do, it is a little over 2 pm here in Finland, probably won't be able to finish them today, but luckily I have my summer holiday now so I can do them some other day. And I still have my cast, so it is no going out for me.

  7. MMmmm nachos? Yes please!

    I've been loving the new blogger templates. Anything that adds options is tops in my books.

  8. Congrats on finishing the challenge - it must have felt good to realize you'd completed it.

    Good luck with the last day of Bloggiesta!

  9. Congratulations! You've done a lot on the Bloggiesta. I'm new to blogging so it takes a lot longer to anything. I think I'm quite happy with a lot of things so far though. Nice to meet you.

  10. So kind of you to visit my blog when you've been so busy this weekend on your own blog. It's been a good Bloggiesta. I've added you to my Google Reader so I will meet up with you again. Have a good week!