Friday, June 19, 2009

Bloggiesta! Its here!

The Bloggiesta, hosted by Natasha from Maw Books Blog, has begun....in fact, a lot of bloggers already have their first updates up and running, and many are tweeting about it (use #bloggiesta to search).

I am in Denmark, and local time as I type is now 7.30PM - it will be a little later when I actually post this. I have worked all day, and haven't had the chance to blog before now. I plan to spend several hours on the challenge throughout the weekend, starting now with this first post. Tonight I will be on and off the computer (mainly because I need to think about some dinner), and hopefully I can spend at least 5 hours tomorrow and 5 hours Sunday. That is my goal.

Here is what my Bloggiesta to-do-list look like so far - in no particular order:

Write back-up posts for when I am away and more or less off line for at least 10 days next month. Back up posts could be some of those background-posts on literary themes such as Southern Literature, that I have contemplated forever, my own little YA-challenge, what books I've bought lately and much more. Luckily I have a lot of ideas.

Catch up on Blog Improvement Project

Write posts including questions asked by other bloggers from the latest Weekly Geeks

Visit as many blogs as possible and write meaningful comments OR at least an "I was here" comment

Tidying up labels-list and think about new labels to add

Adding new blogs to my blogroll

Remove dead links and blogs w/o activity

Asking the book-blogging community how to-questions

Find out how to make a 3-columned blogger-blog without the system automatically deleting everything in the sidebar OR just install the darn 3-columned template and spend the time necessary to fill in the blogroll and all the other stuff that will go missing

Find out how stumble it, feedburner, technorati, etc works (and what it is!)

Find out how to make use of all the social networking-pages I have signed up for or deleting them.

Find out how other Blogger-bloggers can actually see how many visitors they have, because I sure cannot figure out the stats I can check through my profile

I am probably going to think of more as I get going on the tasks, but this is it for now. I know there were some things I thought about which I haven't mentioned, but I forgot what it was, and of course I wasn't smart enough to write it down! Now I am going to spend a few minutes tweeting, then dinner and then back to BLOGGIESTA!

(First half hour completed)

5 comments:

bookinn said...

You've got a great list! I haven't even thought of what i want to accomplish LOL!! Good luck on it.
Natalie :0)

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

You have a great list! Feel free to ask any questions when you get to them and I'd be more than happy to help out!

Louise said...

Thanks Natalie and Natasha :-)

Beth F said...

Great list! I'm going to be sitting out this event...

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I have BIP stuff on my list too. I'm caught up with activities, but I'm trying to brainstorm and get reading for future activities. I didn't do any of that tonight, I think that might be my major project for tomorrow.

Good luck!