Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm Bloggiesta-ing This Weekend

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm participating in Maw Books Blog's Bloggiesta this weekend. What is a bloggiesta? From Maw Books Blog:

Some of you may be asking what is Bloggiesta? In short, it’s a blogging marathon. A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two!

What to do during the Bloggiesta?
  • Write reviews.
  • Write backup posts for a rainy day.
  • Write that great post idea from three months back.
  • Work on series posts.
  • Write guest posts.
  • Put out invitations for guest posts.
  • Conduct and edit author interviews.
  • Create template posts for your future reads (ie: title, images, linking, tags, etc,) so you can open up, write review and post without being bogged down with technicalities
  • Clean up your tags, archives, books reviewed list, etc.
  • Create a text file (or Google Doc) of cheat sheets (html codes, post url’s, etc)
  • Improve your blog template, clean up sidebars, add a favicon, install those plugins that you’ve been meaning to do.
  • Add or edit your about me page, review policy, disclosure policy, privacy policy, create landing pages (for example – an about me for Twitter readers page) or any other pages you might have.
  • Any bloggy type housekeeping that you’ve been neglecting.
  • Clean up and update your challenge lists. Link up your posts with hosts.
  • Make sure all of your social network profiles are up to date. Brand yourself through those profiles with color scheme, images, etc.
  • Go get a gravatar.
  • Visit the Blogging Tips group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve your blog.
  • Work on any specialized projects that you may have going.
  • Clean out and organize your feed reader and blog subscriptions.
  • Create an elevator pitch.
  • Make business cards.
  • Find a blogging buddy.
  • The sky’s the limit!

So anyway, I thought I'd let you know that I'm participating so that a) you don't wonder what the heck is going on if you see a lot of activity from me and b) can join too if you want to.

Here's my goal for the 3 days:

I've got a checklist of reviews and posts that need to be written!
12 hours working on a friend's blog (or until it's done)
12 hours working on IHM

I hope you guys all have a really great weekend, and maybe I'll see ya at the Bloggiesta! Oh, and thanks to Natasha for coming up with such a great idea and for hosting an event I'm excited to participate in!

1 comment:

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I'm so glad that you are excited about this challenge! I hope that we are all able to learn some new things and get a lot accomplished. I'll be cheering you on!