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Bloggiesta Update #1

January 8th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


At the end of my first night of Bloggiesta here is where I stand.  I spent just two hours tonight but here is where I stand right now.

My task list:

  • Write 6 reviews.
    • Wrote my review of Courage Mountain: The Further Adventures of Heidi by Fred Brogger
    • Wrote my review of Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn
  • Write latest summary post for my Revisit Your Childhood Favorites Challenge to showcase the latest reviews.
  • I’ve been vaguely tossing around the idea of a weekly meme around clearing off my TBR shelves. So I want to think that through and hopefully put together the first post.
  • I’ve been neglecting my Who Would You Pick showdown between some of my favorite male book characters so I need to get back to it.
  • I don’t know if I will get to this but I want to go back and either tag or create categories for my 5 star, 4 star, 3 star, etc. books so it’s easier to view all the books I gave a particular rating. A friend was telling me she wanted to just see my 4-5 star reviews.
  • Clean up my side bar
    • Remove 2009 challengesDone
    • Add my 2010 challenges link
    • Clean up and update my blogrollDone. Can you believe I had blogs that hadn’t been updated since 2008! Not to mention a bunch of my favorites were missing from the blogroll.
  • Update or get rid of my upcoming books and events page
  • Write and schedule at least 2 future Book Blogger Discoveries posts
  • Write up at least 2 Waiting on Wednesday posts
  • I still have a couple author spot light posts I wanted to write that I didn’t get through over the holidays
  • I also recently started My TV Addiction blog and I am behind on several tv episode write ups I wanted to do
  • Commented on at least 20 Bloggiesta posts – I’ve commented on 17 (I think) bloggiesta posts tonight
  • Participate in the Bloggiesta mini-challenges
    • Rebecca from The Book Lady’s Blog – 2010 Resolutions.  You know you got them!Already had this one done
    • Pam from MotherReader –  Blogging is about community, so check out this Comment Challenge (watch for a Mr. Linky to be up on Saturday for you to complete this challenge). – Signed up and started commenting
    • Pam from – There is nothing worse than seeing your post on somebody else’s blog.  Talking about blog copyright and what you need to be doing to protect yourself. – Tried setting up the plugin but not sure how to tell if it’s working
    • Beth from Beth Fish Reads – Using categories & labels to find what you’re looking for.
    • Jackie from Farm Lane Books – Do not lose it all!  How to back up your blog. – Done!

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3 Responses

  1. The Kool-Aid Mom

    You’ve been busy, too :-) I didn’t know there were more Heidi books. I read the first one a long time ago with my older two girls when they were little. I’ll never forget the kittens in her pocket part, and I think it’s my middle daughter’s favorite part, still.

  2. Erika

    You’ve accomplished a good bit. Keep up the good work!

  3. MarthaE

    Ohh- this reminds me of lots I have to do too. But it looks good – you’ve gotten things done and have some good links! Thanks!

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