Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bloggiesta! Wrap Up Post

The Bloggiesta has finished and it has been great fun! I still have many things I am going to work on over the next days, but let me have a look at what I actually managed to accomplish during the Bloggiesta.

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. RESULT: Managed to write one back up post.

Catch up on Blog Improvement Project. RESULT: I never got around to do this. Will do later.

Write posts including questions asked by other bloggers from the latest Weekly Geeks. RESULT: Accomplished.

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

Tidying up labels-list and think about new labels to add. RESULT: Not accomplished

Adding new blogs to my blogroll. RESULT: Accomplished

Remove dead links and blogs w/o activity. RESULT: Somewhat accomplished

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. RESULT: Accomplished, but still working on moving things around, adding new things etc.

Find out how stumble it, feedburner, technorati, etc works (and what it is!). RESULT: Somewhat accomplished, will think about usefulness of those items later

Find out how to make use of all the social networking-pages I have signed up for or deleting them. RESULT: Not accomplished

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. RESULT: Not accomplished

I also participated in the mini-challenge hosted by Fizzy Thoughts, and while this was not a goal as such, I also got to tweet a lot and meet new tweeters! Great! I have spent a total of about 11 hours on the Bloggiesta.

Last but not least I want to say a huge thank you to Natasha for all her hard work making this Bloggiesta a fun event - and to her husband for those wonderful images!

22 comments:

Tam said...

Looks like you got a lot accomplished. Congrats! Have been happy to find your blog thanks to this Bloggiesta as well.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
WOW, you had quite a list there! You quite a bit of it done! Great job. I would like to know how bloggers see how many visitors they have also. I haven't figured that one out either. Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/bloggiesta-finish-line.html

Marie Burton said...

Good Job.. I tried to do the Technorati sign up but their site is screwed up. So don't waste your time there..
My post is up at The Burton Review

Louise said...

Thanks for your comments all :-)

Marie - I have never figured that techorati-thing out, but if they are screwed up right now, I guess there is no need to waste my time thinking about that for now :-)

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Congrats on everything you accomplished! I got about five posts written and cleaned up my Google Reader, so that's pretty good. I think I'm going to keep working on my Bloggiesta to do list today, since I got started with it so late on Friday anyway.

bermudaonion said...

Your bloggiesta was a great success! Congratulations!

Louise said...

Thanks Kim and bermudaonion!

Natalie W said...

Great job on your Bloggiesta! You got a lot accomplished. I worked on transferring my blog and i feel good about it. I still have tons to do tho.
TTFN!
Natalie :0)

Beth F said...

Wow. I'm totally impressed with how much you got done. And I like the three columns!

Joanne said...

You got a lot done in the bloggiesta! Your three columns turned out very well!

Sheila said...

Your blog looks great! You had a list like I did. :)

Louise said...

Thanks for all the comments - I shall try and return them :-)

@Shelia, I cannot access your profile, can you let me know the address of your blog here?

Sheila DeChantal said...

Hope that helps! :)

farmlanebooks said...

I'm impressed that you spent 11 hours blogging!

Congratulations on your new 3 column blog - I think it looks great!

Kristi said...

Congratulations on getting so much done! Your new 3-column layout looks great! I'm with you though, I still have a long list of bloggy things I want to do (many of them added to the list during bloggiesta!).

Jacqueline C said...

Good work! Too bad you had such a hassle with the 3-column installation, but I think 3 columns are worth the trouble.

Wendy said...

Great job!!! I also love the 3 column look :)

Kristina said...

Congrats on getting a lot done!!!

Louise said...

Thank you all for your nice words and encouragement :-)

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Great job Louise! Let me know if you have any questions about any of the other things on your list and I'd be more than happy to help you. Thanks for participating!

Louise said...

Thanks Natasha, I may take you up on that offer :-) There are a couple of things that I am still mulling over and thinking about. And thanks again for this great event. It was so much fun!

avisannschild said...

Congrats on all you accomplished, Louise! I didn't get everything done that I wanted, but it sure was fun!