Mini Bloggiesta starts tomorrow!

January 16, 2015 Challenges 20


I’ve seen Bloggiesta and Mini-Bloggiesta around, but this is the first time I’ve participated. In case you’re wondering what Bloggiesta is:

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!

And here’s what I hope to accomplish:

  • Clear off my desk so I can hook my computer back up to my external screen and ergonomic keyboard. (Computer hooked up; desk is still a mess.)
  • Update About Me page and profile picture.  (Done!)
  • Clean up sidebar. Figure out how to move “favorites” icons to “About Me” page, or scrap them entirely.
  • Contact Goodreads to see why UBB plugin not accepted by them; try to resolve the problem (if they get back to me in time.) (Contact initiated Friday; waiting for reply as of Monday night. I’m not impressed.)
  • Crosspost at least 8 reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. (One done!)
  • Send bookwyrm photos to E.P. to sketch (for personalized header and avatar/icon.) (Photos sent to two different young artists I know. We’ll see what they come up with!)
  • Write & schedule 3 reviews. (2 done, 2 more started but not yet finished.)
  • Finish converting categories to tags. (started)
  • Brainstorm non-review post ideas – discussions, focus on illustrators, etc.

I’m starting a little early because I am able to take today off, and since Mr. Bookwyrm will be off on Monday, we may decide to do something together that day. And besides, I’m excited to get some of this stuff taken care of, so why wait?

 [updated 1/19/15, 10:00 pm]  I also started exploring statistics plugins, which isn’t on the list but is something I need.

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20 Responses to “Mini Bloggiesta starts tomorrow!”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Chrystal! I’d like to say I made more progress on Sunday, but not so much – Mr. Bookwyrm was fixing my laptop so I was computerless. It’s working now, though, so I’ll try to squeeze in the rest of what I need to do tomorrow.

      • Chrystal

        Oh no. I would be so beside myself if my computer wasn’t working. Right now the battery is toast on my laptop so I have to leave it plugged in all the time. I refuse to buy a new laptop because I don’t want to get the newest Windows. LOL

        glad you have a great hubby that can help you out!
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        • Lark_Bookwyrm

          My husband is a programmer and loves to tinker with computers, so he’s my in-house IT guy! I know exactly what you mean about Windows 8; I’m dreading moving to it, too. I was afraid I wouldn’t have a choice, but Mr. Bookwyrm fixed everything that was broken except the SD chip reader, and I can always use an external reader if I need to.

          • Chrystal

            I know a little about computers, but I’m definitely not an IT person. That’s awesome that he can fix things like that. My hubby would just buy a new laptop instead of trying to fix his. I go out of my way to try fixing mine because I just don’t want to upgrade my Windows. LOL
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          • Lark_Bookwyrm

            Well, we were lucky in this case – the problems were mostly caused by a couple of cables that had come loose. Last fall, I had to send it away for repair because the hard drive failed (while still under warranty.)

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks! I love dragons, and I have a huge book collection. So when I was brainstorming blog names, I looked over and saw my little dragon shelf-sitter, and “The Bookwyrm’s Hoard” just popped into my head.