Skip to main content

Bloggiesta: Getting Started!


It's time to start Bloggiesta! I'm hoping to get a lot done on my blog this weekend as I participate in Bloggiesta, which is hosted by Suey of It's All Bout Books and Danielle of There's A Book. I haven't done this event in a long time! Here's a list of some of the things I hope to work on:
  • Write at least 3 reviews ~ I have seven books that I've read but not reviewed yet. Not too bad compared to some of the book bloggers I know, but that's a lot for me. I'd like to get through at least three reviews this week: Bossypants, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, and The 13th Target.
  • Add reviews to my Reviews tab ~ I am embarrassed to admit that I don't think I've added links to any of my 2012 reviews on my Reviews tab. I may have added a few at the beginning of the year, but it's been a long time!
  • Update the blog background ~ It's not spring anymore!!
  • Review and update my Review Policy ~ I haven't looked at this in a while; I wonder what it says!
  • Develop a plan for more frequent author interviews ~ I'm thinking about doing weekly interviews, just trying to decide whether to only interview authors I've read, or to start doing interviews with a wider variety of authors (any advice on this is welcome!!).
  • Set up a challenge or giveaway for Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge participants ~ I haven't had anything special for participants in my challenge since the first quarter!
I think that's it at the moment. I'm hoping to participate in some mini challenges, but honestly, I just want to get some stuff done on my blog! And with my husband in bed with pneumonia and my two kids at home all weekend, I may be limited in the time I can spend. I'm hoping their friends are available to play tomorrow so mommy can have some quiet time on the computer. :-)

Comments

  1. I like the new background!

    I created a review archive last Bloggiesta and haven't added to it since, so that's one of my goals for today.

    Good luck with your list and hope you have a productive weekend!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

    PS - Hope hubby is feeling better soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm still trying to decide if I like this background or not. Glad to hear you like it! Hope you have a good, productive weekend too!

      Delete
  2. Good luck on your goals! Hope your hubby gets to feeling better.

    For more interviews, maybe do a page or sign-up form specifically for them and push it a bit. :) Surely you'll get some bites.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what I'm thinking about the interviews. I have only ever interviewed authors I have read, but I'm thinking it would be fun to interview others as well.

      Delete
  3. I hope you got some work done. It looks like a very useful list. But with your husband ill it may be difficult to get something done. Hope he's better soon!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mundie Moms are hosting the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop in honor of Independence Day in the United States, and I've decided to participate.

To stick with the theme of Independence Day, I'm doing what I did last year for this hop:

I'm giving away a book of your choice that is written by an author from the United States.
It can be any genre as long as the author is from the United States. You choose the book (up to $15), and I'll order it and have it mailed to you from Book Depository.

The contest ends on Thursday, July 5th at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a safe and fun holiday!

Enter here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now check out all of the other giveaways you can enter at the links below!

Getting back to blogging

It seems that blogging has dropped to the bottom of my list for the past year, and was pretty low for the year or two prior to that. I love to read, and am continuing to do so, but as my regular readers know I haven't been around much. My last blog post was almost a year ago!!

There are many things that have taken me away from blogging. Work has been much more challenging and interesting these past few years, but that means I really don't want to get back on the computer when I get home at night - or on the weekends.

Family life has been more busy with kids having multiple activities in the evenings, leaving little time to just hang out and write about the books that I read.

I will admit to a bit of a Facebook addiction, which means way too much time spent scrolling through my newsfeed instead of doing something more productive. This is one of the things I'm working on and hoping that this will free up some time for getting back to the blog.

Overall, life is good. Work is …

Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

This week, I'm participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer.

I'm giving away a book of your choice 
up to $10 from Book Depository.
It's that simple. Just visit  Book Depository and choose any book that is selling for $10 or less.

This giveaway is open to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address (click here to check). The contest ends on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be picked using Random.org and notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what book you want to win.

Check out all the other participants in the giveaway hop!