Monday, January 11, 2010

Bloggiesta Final Summary

This was my first year participating in Bloggiesta which is sponsored by Maw's Book Blog. I ended up working on my blog for a total of 16 hours, possibly a bit more. Sunday was chaotic with my kids so I worked a little bit at a time. I really accomplished a lot during the entire weekend. Below is what I worked on and finished:

-Removed expire buttons and added new ones.
-Checked Blog roll for inactive blogs and added a couple more.
-I updated my Goodreads widget and posted two reviews there.
-Added a list of blog tours coming up in my sidebar.
-I put on a new background and made a banner.
-I wrote two reviews and joined and posted a new meme.
-I decided to remove my twitter widget, but added a button.
-I added an ABE button. They sell used and out of print books.
-I added a Google Search to the sidebar.

I completed these Bloggiesta Mini Challenges:

1. Copyrights and Footer Info. from Pam from at

2.Backing Up My Blog from Jackie from Farm Lane Books.

3.I made a favicon and a gravatar! I used my little moon avatar and it looks great! This mini-challenge was from Trish from Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’? I did notice that the favicon has changed back to the Blogger orange favicon, so I'll have to go into the template and see what happened. It was there Saturday and Sunday!

4. Emily from Emily’s Reading Room challenged us to sign up for Google Alerts.

I'm happy with what I accomplished, and I'm going to still do these two things that I didn't get finished during the weekend:

My 2010 Book Challenges
-Put up buttons in sidebar
-Put up individual posts for each challenge to update.
-Add books read so far in 2010.

Create a Cheat Sheet from the template given to us by Danielle from There’s a Book. You can see the information here.

The Bloggiesta really motivated me and helped me improve my blog. I will be participating every year!


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