Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ready, Set....Olé

Bloggiesta starts today! This is a marathon blogging event hosted by Maw Books where book bloggers unite in a common goal to update and organize their little corners of the web.

I have a ton of items on this weekend's bucket list:

1. Weed the feed (delete blogs from my Google Reader that are no longer active or no longer interesting).

Whew! This took hours. But I culled about 100 blogs from my feed, cutting those I follow by almost 25%. Another huge step toward reordering my priorities. I don't have time to scroll past all those posts everyday.

2. File remaining blogs into correct feed folders.

I'm proud to say every single blog I follow is now placed in its appropriate folder. The biggest folder? Inspy Book Bloggers, of course. But Mainstream Book Bloggers and Writing Blogs make a pretty big showing too.

3. Update contributors page to reflect my new blogging partners.

4. Type and schedule Kristin Billerbeck's interview.

Just got this done under the wire. The post runs tomorrow.

5. Contact an author for February's Outside the Author's Studio.

Check. Just waiting for a response.

6. Create logos for the two new features I've had in mind (being intentionally vague here).

Never mind. I think I'll have to get at least one of the feature buttons custom designed because I'm having a hard time coming up with a photo I'd like to use. This might delay the introduction of the features for a little bit. I put out feelers for a designer.

7. Write and schedule introductory posts for the new features.

8. Make sure all my reviews are published at Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Geez Louise, I did not realize I'd fallen so behind with posting reviews at the big three. I'll try to be better, but I'm not opposed to a gentle nudge from authors in the future.

9. Update the About Me page.

10. Update the url in my email signature

11. Publish my blog on Kindle (or at least look into the process).

Done. Edgy Inspirational Romance is coming to a Kindle near you. You'll have more info in 72 hours.

12. Create a few rainy day posts.

13. Update labels.

Check back this weekend to follow my progress!

Whew. I'm bleary eyed and exhausted, so it's time to throw in the towel. I didn't finish everything on my list but I got some pretty big projects done like the Kindle and the feed weed. I participated in one bloggiesta challenge too. Overall, this was a successful weekend. Now I could use a siesta!

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