Debbie's World of Books
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Bloggiesta Finish Line

January 23rd, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Thanks again to Natasha at Maw Books for hosting another wonderful Bloggiesta.  I didn’t get to spend as much time as I wanted and logged maybe about 7 or 8 hours but I am happy with what I accomplished.

Here was my original list:

  • Since I’ve started having a back log of reviews to post and have been pre-scheduling them I’ve been bad about linked my links to my Books read in 20xx.  So I want to go back to 2010 and make sure my Books read in 2011 reviews are all linked upDone! I’ve linked up all my reviews.
  • I have a few ideas about posts I have been wanting to write so I’m going to get at least two of those done.- Wrote one of my posts and scheduled it for February.
  • I have to write my review for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan BantwalDone and scheduled for next month.
  • Look into a plugin to make my site mobile due to some requests for thatDone!  So happy and hope this plugin works out.
  • Debating if people would be interested in me expanding my Book events in the Bay Area to cover what conferences are coming up.I’ve heard about like ALA, BEA, RT Con, LA Book Festival, etc.Done. New page here. Let me know if any conferences in your area!
  • I wanted to get a new Who Would You Pick post up for the Iron Fey books (Ash vs. Puck)
  • I have to put together a CSN Stores postDone
  • I’m sure other things will come up as I work

What wasn’t on the list but I completed?

  • I started to weed out my Google Reader and usubscribe from some blogs
  • I’m looking into having a custom template designed
  • Installed an SEO plugin and updated a few of my scheduled posts
  • Updated my pages so that my books read in 2008, 2009 and 2010 are all moved under one heading in my top tabs
  • I wrote up one review for my other blog, Munchkin’s Book Journey.
  • I cleared all my review books off the floor and dresser in my baby’s room so we can build the crib. I also pulled out 47 books to find new homes for from my shelves and about 10 more from my 3 year old’s shelves.
  • Submitted the form for the ARCs float on project to find new homes for my ARCs
  • Contacted someone about creating a new look for my blog
  • Going through my back log of email
  • I created a page that listed some of the larger book conferences taking place in the US this year.  Hoping to find other ones closer to me that I can swing by.
  • Got my email inbox down from 277 unread emails to just 3. Woo hoo!  Go me!  Now I just need to keep on top of it.  It’s sad that I actually found one unread email from the last bloggiesta!
  • Thank goodness for Twitter & Bloggiesta folks who pointed out the trends section of Google Reader. So I got my reader down from almost 300 subscriptions to 232. I removed all the inactive ones and now need to go through the rest.

Hope you had fun too if you participated this time around!

Posted in Books

7 Responses

  1. Leeswammes (Judith)

    Well done, that is an impressive list.

    I like it how you got your inbox down to just 3 emails. But the rest is great too!

  2. Michelle

    Congratulations on being so productive!

  3. Helen Murdoch

    You got so much done, that is awesome! I have two questions for you: (1) where did you get the SEO plug-in/code? and (2) Where is the trends thing in Google Reader? I love how we all pass on knowledge throughout the blogging world. Thank you!

  4. dsuzuki

    Hello-I’m using the plugin WordPress SEO and we will see how it goes. The last time I tried using an SEO plugin it kept bringing down my site. For Google Reader it’s in the top left corner. There’s Home,All Items, etc and then towards the bottom there is the Trends item.

  5. Sumana

    WOW ! You accomplished a lot . I am glad that you are covering the Book Events andmade a separate page out of it :)

  6. [email protected]

    Wow great job! You really accomplished a lot.

  7. gautami tripathy

    You got a lot done! Congrats!

    Here is my Bloggiesta-Wrap Up post!

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