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Bloggiesta Wrap-up


Bloggiesta Starting Line

I think that’s going to be it for Bloggiesta this time around. I feel like I got a lot done…lot’s have a look back at my list…

The List (in no specific order)

  • Review:- The Shock of the Fall, Dexter by Design, Dexter is Delicious, Slaughter-House Five, The Color War, The Humans, The Silkworm, Clash of Kings, The Forgotten Daughter, Larger Than Life.
  • Update review masterlists author and title, and Children’s Hour masterlist
  • Update reviews on goodreads and amazon
  • Re-write intros for Children’s Hour and Sunday Surfing
  • Update review policy
  • Update blog roll and feedly subscriptions
  • Take part in a/some mini challenges –Anchor Links for masterlists
  • Update twitter profile
  • Unfollow spammy twitter people
  • Sort out twitter lists
  • Do something about the pages links
  • Musings post about concept of literary (?)
  • Sort out e-mails
  • Sort new stuff for facebook page
  • Write Sunday Surfing
  • Schedule ‘what’s been popular’ twitter and facebook updates

Didn’t quite have the material for that musings post, but that’s ok, maybe another time.

I’m going to do the intro for Children’s Hour when I write my next one, as I did with Sunday Surfing.

Still a few reviews to write but I think I made a decent dent in the pile, and I have one scheduled for this week so shouldn’t have to worry about getting another out until next week.

I’m most happy with my new review masterlists, I’ve wanted to put anchor links in for years, but I didn’t know how.

Participated in the twitter chats too which were really good fun, and I met some great other bloggers. 🙂 Going to have a look around and see how everyone else has been doing now.

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Bloggiesta Start Line


It’s Thursday. It’s the first day of Bloggiesta. I’m not long back from work and have a cup of tea, all ready to start.

You can see my to-do list here (which I may well add to as I go along, and which I will strike as I go along).

I’m starting off with my review of The Shock of the Fall, which I actually had already written, but wordpress ate it (I was really happy with it as well, and wordpress almost never eats things). Hopefully that should be posted tomorrow (with this and Children’s Hour posted today I don’t think I need a standard review too).

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Bloggiesta To-Do List


It’s Bloggiesta next week folks. There is so much I need to get done (I think I even commented somewhere last week that I needed a Bloggiesta to make me do stuff) so it’s about time I participated.

Bloggiesta is a blogging event about doing those things which you’ve been meaning to do on your blog but have been procrastinating over or not found time for. It’s a time where you say ‘right, I’m getting this done’. There are always lots of other bloggers on hand to help out, especially on twitter and there are mini challenges so you can find out how to do new things on your blog (I joined twitter thanks to one of these in the past).

Sign-up to take part here.

The List (in no specific order)

  • Review:- The Shock of the Fall, Dexter by Design, Dexter is Delicious, Slaughter-House Five, The Color War, The Humans, The Silkworm, Clash of Kings, The Forgotten Daughter, Larger Than Life.
  • Update review masterlists author and title, and Children’s Hour masterlist
  • Update reviews on goodreads and amazon
  • Re-write intros for Children’s Hour and Sunday Surfing
  • Update review policy
  • Update blog roll and feedly subscriptions
  • Take part in a/some mini challenges –Anchor Links for masterlists
  • Update twitter profile
  • Unfollow spammy twitter people
  • Sort out twitter lists
  • Do something about the pages links
  • Musings post about concept of literary (?)
  • Sort  out e-mails
  • Sort new stuff for facebook page
  • Write Sunday Surfing
  • Schedule ‘what’s been popular’ twitter and facebook updates

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The end of another #bloggiesta


Oh I do not want this bloggiesta to end! I am so close to finishing my whole list!

The things I have left to do are things which I will end up having to do anyway this week so it shouldn’t be to bad! I purposefully left them for next because I wouldn’t be able to put them off for to long anyway.

I have got lots done:

  • Cross-posted my reviews to Amazon
  • Contacted a couple of people about the possibility of making me a new header
  • Updated my masterlists
  • Cleared out my google reader- I was sad to see how many bloggers are no longer blogging
  • Sorted out my blogroll to make sure all the links are of active blogs/sites and that all the bloggers I follow are listed.
  • Written and scheduled the next 2 Top 10 Tuesday posts
  • Updated my review policy
  • Updated me Children’s Hour Page
  • Added links to other reviews on reviews as far back as February
  • Sorted out my twitter list, unfollowing some people, creating groups.
  • Visited lots of other blogs
  • Taken part in Smash Attack Read’s Grade Yourself Mini-Challenge and been very proud of my score of 89
  • Updated my Goodreads reviews
  • Taken part in 2 twitter parties.
  • Replied to outstanding comments
  • Responded to author/publicist e-mails, and cleared out my inbox
  • Backed-up blog
  • Written a custom message for e-mail subscribers

The next bloggiesta is provisionally scheduled for March 29th-31st.

Thank you to the 1stdaughter and Suey for hosting, for everyone who has visited my blog and offered support this weekend. And to everyone who has participated. Roll on March!

 

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Bloggiesta Day 3


I feel a like I got less done yesterday than I did on Friday- but I think that is mainly because I did more things which took a long time.

So yesterday I:

  • Took part in a twitter party
  • Added my blog to blognation
  • Sorted the people I follow on twitter into groups. This took much longer than I had anticipated, partly because the list kept randomly jumping up, and partly because I had imaged that I might be able to add people to a group in bulk.
  • Sorted out my google reader. I was shocked at the number of bloggers who hadn’t posted for a year or more 😦 some of whom were bloggers whose blogs I had really enjoyed. I was quite happy to find I didn’t have to delete many blogs because I no longer read them, however.
  • Sorted out blogroll
  • Backed-up my blog
  • Visited and commented on some other blogs
  • Updated my review lists
  • Added review of Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares to netgally

How did your second day of bloggiesta go?

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Bloggiesta Day 2


It’s day 2 of bloggiesta. I’m quite happy with the amount I got done last night, but I’ve done most of the easy things now!

So far I have:

  • Contacted a couple of people in regards to making a banner for my blog.
  • Updated my Children’s Hour page so all my children’s hour posts are listed, and to add a bit of explanation
  • Whittled down my twitter list- basically deleting authors whose books I haven’t read/don’t plan on reading. This should mean my twitter feed is made up of more of what I’m interested in. I have yet to create groups.
  • Visited and commented on a few other blogs
  • Responded to outstanding comments- although I have more to reply on which were posted while I was sleeping.
  • Updated my Goodreads reviews
  • Updated my Amazon reviews
  • Read and responded to author/publicist e-mails
  • Taken part in 1 mini-challenge. I did Smack Attack’s Grade Yourself Challenge. My grade came out as 89 which I’m really chuffed with. The only things it said was that I don’t have enough of my posts tweeted or shared on facebook, and that I could add more tags to my photos. The first I’m not sure how to go about improving. With the second I’m unsure whether I can add tags without breaking my amazon affiliate links

How did your first day of bloggiesta go?

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Bloggiesta Starting Line


Hia you guys! Yay bloggiesta has finally arrived, I’ve been getting this post ready all month.

Bloggiesta is an event held over this weekend where bloggers get together to work on their blogs. If you would like to join up, or visit other blogs joining in then have a look at the starting point post over at There’s a Book.

I really enjoyed the last bloggiesta (my first) and have plenty I need doing for this one!

Anyone who is visiting for the first time. Hello. I’m Lucy. Feel free to look around my blog. I mainly post contemporary reviews but I review a children’s picture book once a week (I’m a nursery nurse, so it seem appropriate) and I post on musings about books and reading too. Leave me a comment and I will give you a visit.

So, without further ado, and in no particular order here is….

The List

  • Cross-post reviews to Amazon
  • Make a banner/ sort out getting one made (if anyone can recommend someone who can do this for me that would be awesome. I’ve contacted a couple of people who never got back to me 😦 and have one to look into)
  • Update masterlists
  • Sort out google reader
  • Sort out blogroll
  • Write outstanding reviews – Going Out
  • Write future Children’s Hour posts
  • Look at Top 10 Tuesday topics, possibly write posts
  • Update review policy
  • Update Children’s Hour Page
  • Create new introduction for Children’s Hour
  • Add links to other reviews on reviews
  • Sort out Twitter list (possibly create groups)
  • Visit some other blogs
  • Take part in some mini-challenges (Have completed Smash Attack Read’s Grade Yourself Mini-Challenge)
  • Update Goodreads reviews
  • Take part in a twitter party/some twitter parties.
  • Reply to outstanding comments
  • Respond to author/publicist e-mails.
  • Back-up blog
  • Write a custom message for e-mail subscribers

I’m going to be crossing things off as I go along, and possibly adding stuff too.

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Bloggiesta is back.


Bloggiesta is back this month. September 28th-30th and I will be participating again.

Bloggiesta is an event to work on your blog. Anything you’ve been meaning to do but somehow haven’t gotten around to. Lots of bloggers will be posting guides and blog ideas. You can join in twitter chats and visit other blogs.

I got a lot done during my last bloggiesta and am looking forward to doing it again.

You can sign up here.

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Bloggiesta Summery Post


It’s getting late here so time for my bloggiesta to end 😦

I’ve actually really enjoyed it despite some of my task being boring, and being driven crazy trying to find a new banner (which I still haven’t really succeeded in). I’ve loved visiting other blogs and hanging out on twitter, and feel like I’ve got a lot done.

Today I feel I have done less but maybe that’s because I have had larger tasks on my list.

Today I have:

  • Changed my header about 3 time and still not managed to find 1 I really like!
  • Cross posted review to Amazon as far back as June last year
  • Made sure all my reviews for this year have been posted to goodreads and tagged as being read this year
  • Commented on some blogs
  • Completed the last of 3 mini-challenges I set myself to complete
  • Written and posted a review of The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Over the whole of the weekend I have:

  • Attempted to sort out my header
  • Posted reviews to Amazon as far back as June last year
  • Update reviews masterlists& add links to reviews of the films
  • Checked and update links to other blogs
  • Looked into and set up Facebook page
  • Looked at adding internal letter links to my masterlists and found it can’t be done on WordPress.com
  • Updated review policy
  • Taken part in  3 challenges (1,2,3)
  • Written a review of The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Backed-up blog
  • Written post for Murakami Challenge
  • Added challenges category to challenge posts
  • Made sure all my 2012 books are tagged on Goodreads
  • Commented on other blogs
  • Joined in with a twitter party

I hope everyone else had as productive and fun a bloggiesta.

 

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Bloggiesta Update 1


So today (oops I mean yesterday) has been pretty productive I think. I’ve got lots of little jobs done on the blog, but that leaves quite a few big tasks for tomorrow!

So what have I done today?

  • Updated my review masterlists and added films
  • Created a Facebook page (as part of a mini challenge)
  • Updated my review policy
  • Attempted (and failed) to find out where my cover image came from (this took much longer than I expected!) and changed to a temporary cover image I know I’m allowed to use
  • Backed up my blog (as part of a mini challenge)
  • Visited a few other participating blogs
  • Taken part in my first twitter party!
  • Updated my blogroll
  • Added a challenge category and listed posts under it
  • Written and posted a post for The Haruki Murakami challenge

Considering how long that header task took it is certainly time for bed now! Goodnight all

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So Bloggiesta and the mini-challenge @ Sockets and Lightbulbs has helped me set-up a shiny new facebook page for this blog. Just another way to follow my blog and keep in touch. Do Hop on over and ‘like’ me. You can either use the handy widget on the side bar or click the above link.

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Bloggiesta Starting Line


I’m a little ate kicking things off but have decided to take part in Bloggiesta this weekend. Bloggiesta is hosted by Suey @ It’s All About Books and The1stDaughter @ There’s a Book. Bloggiesta is designed as a weekend for bloggers to work on their blogs and get everything done which they had been putting off. Head over to It’s All About Books to sign up and find out more.

What I intend to work on: (this list will be updated as I go along)

  • Update reviews masterlists & add links to reviews of the films
  • Check and update links to other blogs
  • Try and cut down my feeder reading pile
  • Look into/set up Facebook page
  • Add internal letter links to masterlists (if anyone can help me with this one it would be appreciated, not even sure how to do it!) (not possible of wordpress.com apparently, ah well once I have saved enough to self-host)
  • Update review policy
  • Try and find out where I originally got my header from and link to original picture Couldn’t find it *sob*
  • Take part in at least  3 challenges (1,2,3)
  • Transfer reviews to Amazon and Goodreads
  • Write review of The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Write musing about review requests
  • Write musing about changing book names
  • Back-up blog
  • Write post for Murakami Challenge
  • Add challenges category to challenge posts
  • Make sure all my 2012 books are tagged on Goodreads
  • Create new header (this may take longer than this weekend) (in the pipeline)

I will be tweeting all the way using the tag #bloggiesta feel free to follow me @lucybirdbooks

Happy Bloggiesta Everyone!

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