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Bloggiesta: Time to Get Back to the Blog


I have been neglecting my blog so badly lately. I noticed that there's a Bloggiesta going on this weekend and I don't have a lot going on myself, so here I am with a very short but important to-do list. It's all about reviews for me. I need to write reviews. I need to update my reviews list on my blog. I need to add reviews to Goodreads and Amazon. The main reason for this blog is to share my thoughts on books, so I need to actually do it!

Here's my official list:
  • Write at least 3 reviews ~ UPDATE: 2 done; 1 to go
  • Update Reviews page
  • Add all reviews that haven't been added yet to Goodreads
  • Add select reviews to Amazon
  • Clean up the review requests in my email
If you are participating, what's on your list?

Comments

  1. I need to cross post my reviews to Amazon, too. It's just so overwhelming. I hope you get a ton knocked out!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I pick and choose because it's too time consuming!

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  2. I won't have much time for blogging this weekend but glad to see you getting back in The groove. I look forward to seeing the new reviews!

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    1. Thanks! First one is done. Second in progress. :-)

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  3. I have the usual things on my list, like changing my look and layout, cleaning up sidebars, etc. I love that part....and I also enjoyed a couple of mini-challenges.

    Have fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You are doing great! I hope you are able to complete your goals! Happy Bloggiesta!

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  5. Looks like you had a great list check off. :)

    I hope you had a good week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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