"" The Relentless Reader: Bloggieta 2012 Finish Line

September 30, 2012

Bloggieta 2012 Finish Line

Bloggiesta Finish Line

Thanks to It's All About Books and There's a Book for hosting Bloggiesta! This was my very first Bloggiesta. I almost didn't join in but I'm so glad that I did.

I've learned a lot and accomplished quite a bit. I have things I still want to work on and new inspiration to do so!

Ole!
Trish inspired me to myself a handy dandy blogging calendar and to designate a notebook to be my blogging brainstorming companion at all times.

Brianna clued me into Pocket!

Smash suggested that I grade my site! I was pleasantly surprised by the results and also learned of things that I can work on. (I need to engage more on Facebook and Twitter. If you don't follow me please do so by clicking on the buttons on my sidebar! I'll return the favor)

Amanda taught me how beneficial using schedules and templates can be and from there I learned about Windows Live Writer. I'm going to continue to work on learning about WLW because I think it's going to be fabulous once I get the kinks ironed out.

Thanks to Jessica for reminding me how to revitalize older content, such as adding popular posts to my sidebar.

Work in Progress!
Melanie has me thinking about adding a guest post policy.

Sheila reminded me about how important a clean layout is and challenged me to read and comment on new blogs.

Thanks to Jen for encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone!

I wish I had had more time this weekend to get to every single challenge. I haven't even gotten to the technical challenges yet! But I'm going to keep plugging away. Then I'm going to check out the Bloggiesta flashback challenges and work on those. Also, I'm working with a blog designer right now so look for some fun changes here soon!

I hope you had a fab time with Bloggiesta and got a bunch of things accomplished! Ole!



16 comments:

  1. There were definitely some great mini-challenges this year. The most valuable and surprising for me was definitely the "grade yourself" challenge. I'm glad you got so much out of your first Bloggiesta!

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    1. I really did! My work is far from done, I'm going to keep chugging away at the other challenges as well :)

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  2. This is going to be on my agenda for next year. It looks like you learned a whole bunch about the blogger world. So very cool.

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    1. It was super helpful, especially to this newbie!

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  3. You completed a lot of challenges! You did good for your 1st Bloggiesta :)

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    1. Not too shabby, right?! :) It was fun and informative!

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  4. I'm glad you survived! I actually took today to go through this year's Bloggiesta mini-challenges in order to see what I could do for my blog (and I have lots of notes!). I plan on going through the previous ones as well, and I'm sure I'll end up participating in the next edition!

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    1. I'm going to check out the mini-challenges from years past as well...when I have the time ;)

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  5. Wow, seems like you were on a roll during Bloggiesta! Go you :D I didn't participate, but I do feel inspired by everyone working so hard on their blogs!

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    1. I'm kinda surprised by how much I got done!

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  6. So glad you learned so much and had fun along the way. I'm pretty happy with what I accomplished as well. I'd love to say I'll get to projects on my own, but I'm probably better off just saying I can't wait to do more at the next Bloggiesta! haha!

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    1. Ha! I totally know what you mean! Intentions don't translate into results a lot of the time, lol.

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  7. Great job Jennifer! I loveee Pocket. I have been using it for a couple of months now and I'm obsessed with it, it's so much better than bookmarking because once your done reading it's so simple to delete it and avoid clutter.

    Grading the site was fun eh? I also need to work on my social networking skills, bahaha.

    Thanks for stopping by my Bloggiesta finish as well!

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    1. I just know I'm going to love it too, once I remember to use it!! I tried putting it on my phone but my iphone3 is totally old school and Pocket won't work on it..boo!

      I really liked grading my site, that was super cool. I do need to work on some stuff though for sure!

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  8. Thanks so much for posting what you learned--amazing and very helpful stuff! I've yet to do a Bloggiesta and think I need to sign up for the next one. My blog could use a make over!

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    1. I'm glad you commented on this post Chris! It reminds me that I still have some things to accomplish :) I'll definitely be taking part in the next Bloggiesta!

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