BLOGGIESTA FINISH LINE!

 

We’re done!  Bloggiesta is over, and here is what I accomplished:

  • Change one thing about the look of the blog- Changed Theme, header, & background- done!
  • Clean up the sidebar, removing at least one thing- Removed two things – Done!
  • Check some of my older posts and correct broken links – Checked posts for 2009 & 2010, correcting broken links…Whew!
  • Add a page (about me, policy, etc.) (Created a Separate Page for Review Ratings & Policies) – Done!
  • Visit other Bloggiesta participants – Visited 11 blogs so far – ongoing
  • Change something in one of my other blogs: Changed header at the Potpourri site

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Ole!

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PINTEREST SHARING – BLOGGIESTA MINI-CHALLENGE

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In the early part of the 21st Century, I wrote my first novel, An Accidental Life.  At the time, I was living in the A-frame house above, with the little guest cottage next door.

The houses inspired parts of my story, and one of my characters lived there.

Today I’m doing a Pinterest Sharing Mini-Challenge for Bloggiesta, hosted by Roberta, at It’s A Mystery Blog.

Thanks for joining me to check out my images.

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BLOGGIESTA FINISH LINE — A GREAT PARTY! — FEB. 4

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Here we are at the Finish Line.

I finished!  How did the rest of you do?  Since I kept my tasks to a minimum, it wasn’t that difficult.  Thanks to all the leaders who guided us through the various mini-challenges.

 

My primary tasks:

1.  Clean up those sidebars.  Declutter, move current stuff into the space, learn how to minimize!

2.  Visit a lot of blogs and grab some good ideas! I visited 20 blogs.

3.  Learn how to make those cute little social icons.

 

I’d love to see what the rest of you accomplished.  And let’s connect again at the next Bloggiesta event.

IT’S MINI-BLOGGIESTA TIME, & I’M READY TO PARTY! — FEB. 3

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Let’s party!  It’s Mini-Bloggiesta time, and if you click on the link, you can enter the starting gate.

Today I’m focusing on this blog, but I may also saunter over to a few of my others, since I have ELEVEN.  Yup….crazy!

My primary tasks:

1.  Clean up those sidebars.  Declutter, move current stuff into the space, learn how to minimize!

2.  Visit a lot of blogs and grab some good ideas! I visited 20 blogs.

3.  Learn how to make those cute little social icons.

So now I’m off!  I hope you’ll stop by and share some comment love.

WRAP-UP POST: BLOGGIESTA — JAN. 23

I’ve finished my tasks!  I’m all set to go to the Finish Line…and here’s what I’ve accomplished.

Note the list below.  My most time-consuming, yet satisfying tasks involved reinventing my site, with a new name, a new look, and some additional pages.

I created an About page to reflect the mission and purpose of my blog.  I added a “My Review Ratings” page to delineate how I rate books (and the occasional movies) that I review.

When doing these things, the domino effect on my other blogs included changes in link names (to this site from all of my other blogs); plus, I added the ratings page to each of the others.

I participated in four mini-challenges, which were fun.

My total time spent over the three days:  Nine-and-a-half hours.

My List of Goals:

1.  Reexamine the idea behind this blog, and consider renaming it.

2.  Update About Page to reflect these changes.

3.  Experiment with new Word Press themes.

4.  Define review rating system and set up a page for this.

5.  Check all links and update sidebar images/links.

6.  Arrange for guest posts. (request sent; author responded)

8.  Create Image for New Page (Review Ratings)

9.  Participate in some mini-challenges.

10.  Change Title and Look of Blog on Facebook

11.  Update blog links on all sites and website.

12.  Create new blog button.

BLOGGIESTA! START-UP POST – JAN. 21

Today was one of those hectic ones. My daughter and some friends went to Vegas for the weekend, so I had my grandson for a sleepover last night; then I took him to school this morning.

So I was all geared up to start tomorrow—silly me!—thinking the start date was on Saturday.  Well, better late than never is my motto.

Here are a few goals I’ve come up with – To be crossed off as I finish each task.

1.  Reexamine the idea behind this blog, and consider renaming it.

2.  Update About Page to reflect these changes.

3.  Experiment with new Word Press themes.

4.  Define review rating system and set up a page for this.

5.  Check all links and update sidebar images/links.

6.  Arrange for guest posts.

8.  Create Image for New Page (Review Ratings)

9.  Participate in some mini-challenges.

10.  Change Title and Look of Blog on Facebook

11.  Update blog links on all sites and website.

12.  Create new blog button.

I may decide to add a few things later…I’ll also keep track of the time spent throughout the weekend.

Let’s Party!!