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Spring 2014 Bloggiesta Goals and Accomplishments

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It’s time to sign up for one of my favorite blogging events, the Spring 2014 Bloggiesta!  Bloggiesta is a long weekend dedicated to working on our blog to-do lists,  learn ways to improve our blogs and network with other bloggers. While it is started by book bloggers and many participants blog about books, anyone can join in.

I don’t have as much time to dedicate to Bloggiesta this weekend, so I am keeping my goals list simple and my 6 highest priority items. 

Goals
1.  Clean up categories and tags
2.  Clean up sidebar
3.  Do 1-2 mini challenges (probably next week)
4.  Set up newsletter through Mail Chimp or Mad Mimi
5.  Make Blog Hop/Linky Party Page
6.  Update genres for book reviews to get index by genre active

Accomplishments

1. Cleaned up sidebar and made separate widget for my blog and linky buttons.
2. Created a separate Blog Hops and Linky Parties page
3. Started working on my Mail Chimp newsletter but it was too confusing. Need more time to focus on it.
4. Completed mini-challenges:

  • Amanda Shofner’s How to Tackle Google+ challenge
  • Traveling with T’s Facebook page for your blog? challenge
  • The Steadfast Reader’s Creating a Readable and Attractive Page challenge – #1 and 2 were part of this too.
  • A couple of the mini-challenges I need to come back to include:

  • River City Reading’s Make Your Blog Pop with Picmonkey – I use Picmonkey but like the backgrounds Shannon suggests to add to make the pictures even better.
  • Love at First Book’s Twitter List Tutorial
  • Well that’s it for me.  What’s on your blog to-do list?  What blogging events do you participate in?  If you are joining in Bloggiesta, leave me a link and I will pay you a visit!

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    39 Comments

    1. YAY for working on your list! It always feels good when you can check something off a to-do list!
      Thank you for linking up to #throwbackthursdaylinkup

      1. Yes Angel! Confession: sometimes I wrote things down on my weekly planner that I have already done, just so I can check it off! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love co-hosting #ThrowbackThursdaylinkup and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

      1. Thanks Bonnie, I love making lists and love the satisfaction of checking items off of it. Yea, I wanted Mail Chimp for the linky reminders that I thought would be easy enough but alas, I need to spend a little more time on it.

    2. Wow! You’ve got big plans! I never get as much done as I plan to; this time I was sure would be different but no such luck.

      1. Thanks Lauren, its part of the UBB plugin I purchased. I just have too many genres and gotta narrow them down so the index looks nicer. Thanks for stopping by. I have gotten more done than I thought I could. But the mail chimp stuff is giving me a hard time.

      1. Thanks C.J. Welcome to Bloggiesta and I hope you enjoy yourself and have a productive weekend! My list is small too, short and sweet means we can get it done! Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you again soon to see how you are doing.

    3. Great goals! I keep a running list on Google Keep that has all the things I’d like to do with my blog….now if only I had the time to do them all!

      1. I haven’t heard of Google Keep. I know what you mean, I know there are a ton of things I should do, just not enough time to do them all.

    4. I definitely prefer short and simple lists that I feel like I can accomplish… but when I went to type mine out, it was a lot longer than it felt in my head! Good luck this weekend!

    5. What a great event. I am a big fan of structure, order, and all-over anal retentiveness. Good luck with your spring cleaning and improvements! I may have to steal a few of these for myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. Tanya, Tanya, you didn’t tell me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to do so much blogging this weekend. I have to get all the htmls for my cohosts for the next month ready plus a bigger giveaway for people who are going in with me ready plus 2 posts where I am a contributor! I’m in trouble!

      1. Sorry Tammy! I hope you join up and knock out the to do list with us! I don’t know how you keep up with all the linkies! I host two regularly and then co-host the Pinterest one with you and its hard to keep up. Sometimes I am up at 3 am blogging. Do you ever sleep? ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck with your to do list!

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