Tuesday, March 26, 2013

#Bloggiesta Wrap-up

Well this weekend was my first time participating in Bloggiesta and I was very proud of myself.  I've include my list and progress below but I have to say that I got much more out of the event than that.  So jump down to the below the list for more.

This was my list and the progress:
Participate in at least at least 2 mini-challenges
Visit at least 5 participating blogs
Join at least one Twitter chat
Update reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, and B&N  This hadn't been done since March of last year!
Write/Proofread Reviews - Completed 6/12 of these
Download and organize review requests
Update/Reorganize Pages
Update About Us Section on blog, and sites connected to blog
Figure out whether bloglovin is a fit
Brainstorm new Thursday meme
Start image maps for Challenges
Respond to comments
Create an April progress post for challenges
Brainstorm/Design business cards*
Brainstorm/Design book marks*
Fix bookshelf at home.
Update Blog binder

1.  I used tweetchat.com for the very first time and that was super cool.  I'm glad that I discovered it and plan to use it for Dewey's readathon in April.

2.  So many wonderful people stopped in and gave me their links to blog binders and business cards, giving me ideas and things to think about for both.

3.  Blog binder!!  This was a popular comment in the blog.  I'm going to create a post and include pictures of my blog binder in a future post.  So stay tuned.  I'll share the links from others as well.

4.  This list above made me sit down and think about where my blog is going and what is bogging me down. It took a weight off just making this list.  I've been so focused on the new layout that I haven't really taken a moment to reflect on where the blog is and how I'll get it to my future vision.  Bloggiesta really helped me stop worrying about the big picture and focus on the the small--but substantial if neglected--things that needed to be done.

5.  Bloggiesta made me more productive in my personal life as well.  I really did so much there as well.  I deep conditioned my hair (because that is so important)...  Did our taxes (well I sent it to my Dad so he could do it)...  Did some work on my boss's website...  I cooked for the week and had fun doing it...  Let's see... I made....
          -Apple pie oatmeal muffins
          -Chicken salad
          -Asian chicken soup
          -Chicken and shrimp fried rice
          -Chicken and Mushroom casserole
          -General Tso's chicken with brown rice
          -Homemade Strawberry Poppyseed salad dressing
          -Roasted a vegetable medley of Mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and broccoli

This had to be my most productive weekend in a long time.

*Done after the completion of Bloggiesta

Please feel free to share your thoughts on my list.  Especially *wink*wink* the business cards idea.
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  1. Oh my gosh---you were busy! I love that you got so much accomplished outside the blog. I got laundry done, trader joe's shopping done, and ran a 5k. Which all sounds impressive but the laundry still is not hung up and well Trader Joe's was partly for food and mostly for chocolate LOL

  2. Holly Molly Woman! You totally did a real deal Bloggiesta weekend. Congrats! I guess you will be doing the next one too! LOL! Congrats!! I should have added my personal list of stuff I did as well. But that was so small. Yummy! Muffins! God that sounds so good right now! :)

    1. I'm planning on joining the next one. The recipe is amazing. I'll share :)

  3. wow, that sounds awesome. glad you joined and discovered tweetchat as well. Mine was not as spectacular, but I'm glad for what I did: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/03/23/bloggiesta-2013/. see you at next bloggiesta!

  4. Blog binder sounds interesting, can't wait to see more

  5. Wow! Impressive progress...and I especially love those delicious looking dishes you cooked! I'm drooling here...lol.

    Enjoy your accomplishments!

  6. Congrats on all the things you accomplished!! :D

  7. Oh wow, you're getting a lot done! I especially like the sound of your cooking - how about some pictures to drool over? ;)

  8. Congrats on making such progress. How did I miss this event? I need to do some sprucing up over at my blog. Maybe next time.

  9. Wow, very cool. I never heard of Blogiesta before. I'm going to have to check this out so I can possibly participate next time!

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiction

    1. It was very productive. I really enjoyed it. I'll participate next time.


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