March 21, 2013

It's Bloggiesta Time!




Welcome to the starting line for Bloggiesta… the blogging party led by our fearless mascot PEDRO (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.) and created several years ago by Natasha from Maw Books Blog and now co-hosted by Suey and Danielle. The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing.

I don't have much of a to-do list going into this Bloggiesta. 

There are a few specific things I'd like to accomplish this weekend:

  • Catch up on reviews on Goodreads
  • Catch up on reviews for Amazon
  • Complete as many mini challenges as I can
  • Visit and comment on participating blogs 
Big whoop right? My list usually grows as I participate in mini challenges. 

Are you participating? I hope to see you around! 





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  1. Hi Jennifer, I know what you mean my list keeps growing every time I visit another participants blog. Then the mini-challenges are posted and those and the twitter parties are what I really enjoy. I'm sure I'll be chatting with you more this weekend. Good luck with your goals...here's my list http://momssmallvictories.com/bloggiesta-2013-goals/

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    1. The mini challenges are my favorite because they usually bring up things I hadn't even thought of! :D Good luck with your goals too!

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  2. I forgot about adding Goodreads reviews! My list elongates every time I visit a new blog. Have fun this weekend!

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    1. This is how our lists grow and grow, lol. ;) Good luck this weekend Whitney!

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  3. Woo! I hope you can accomplish everything on your list! I bet that my list will grow even more when I'm checking out everyone ELSE'S list! That always happens!

    Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Woo woo! I hope you have a great weekend too Kristilyn!

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  4. Good luck with your list!!

    BTW, I noticed you're reading Swimming to Elba. I just downloaded it from NetGalley, I can't wait to start it!

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    1. Thanks Monika :) I downloaded it from Netgalley as well! I hope you like it!

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  5. The one thing I actually can keep up with is goodreads surprisingly! Here is my Bloggiesta List

    Angie

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    1. I'll do well with Goodreads for a bit and then boom! All of a sudden I'm behind. How does that happen? lol

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  6. It's so easy to get behind with GoodReads! Leaving space for mini-challenges sounds a good idea :) Have a productive weekend!

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    1. Thanks Charlie :) I hope to get at least a few things accomplished!

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  7. My list also tends to grow as I go around and visit everyone and see what they are working on! And I always end up with a new list of things to do at the end of the weekend.

    Good luck with your list!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. That's the great thing about Bloggiesta! I always learn tips and tricks from other bloggers :) Have a great weekend Kristin!

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  8. I used to have the hardest time keeping up with reviews on Goodreads, too. I eventually started copying Kelly and posting my review on GR when I wrote it for my blog. Now it's one thing I always stay on top of. :)

    Good luck with your list!

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    1. That is exactly how I *should* do it too! ;) Have a good weekend Amanda!

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  9. Happy Bloggiesta! Off to check if I follow you on Goodreads...

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  10. Good luck with your list! I'm glad to see that not all of your to-do's are directly related to your blog. I have a number of side-issues that I want to deal with. Still, it's all about books, so I count it for Bloggiesta!

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Yup, it all counts if you ask me ;) Thanks Judith, same to you!

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  11. I like your gif! That's how I'm feeling too! Good luck with the Bloggiesta!

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    1. I thought that was a good representation of what we'll all be up to this weekend ;)

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  12. I do that, too; add to my list as I go along. Enjoy the party!

    Here's MY BLOGGIESTA POST

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    1. Same to you Laurel, hope you have a fab weekend!

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  13. Awesome Jennifer! Your list is great! I hope you have gotten a good deal done today - and are having fun!

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) I haven't gotten much done AS OF YET. But I'm here now and ready to get to work! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Happy Bloggiesta! Have fun :)

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  15. I'm delighted to meet you Jennifer - I LOVE the fresh bright look of your blog!

    Your big whoop comment about your goals made me laugh. I kept my list generic too because I wanted the flexibility to work on whatever I needed to this weekend without feeling boxed in - and I'm glad I did that after seeing the awesome challenges!

    Best of luck on your goals!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words more than you know :) Good luck on your Bloggiesta list!

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  16. Jennifer I hope you get through all your goals this weekend :D

    My Bloggiesta Goals

    Have a great Bloggigesta weekend!

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    1. I hope I do too ;) I'm having fun with the mini challenges and meeting new people :) Thanks so much for visiting!

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  17. Put your reviews on B&N, too! I know it's another process, but you can always set a goal of like 5 a day or something! Sometimes I'm the only person who is reviewing a book on B&N when Amazon will have thousands of reviews.

    Here is my Bloggiesta To Do List!

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    1. I know, I know. I *should* do that too ;) I think I put up a few way back when we first talked about it. I'll check it out again!

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  18. My list always grows when I do the mini challenges and visit other starting line posts as well :P I enjoy that though because I realize I need to do things that I might never have thought of!

    Great Goals :) I hope you achieve them all!!

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    1. Mine is growing and growing! Ack ;) Thanks for visiting Lauren :)

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  19. Those mini-challenges can take some time and make your list grow.

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. They absolutely can! I've been happy as can be with the mini challenges this time around :)

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  20. I made up this absurdly long list this morning. There's no way I'm going to get to all of it, especially clearing out my e-mail which is a huge mess. I love that GIF at the end of your post -- that's how I feel this morning!

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    1. Emails! The dreaded in-box ;) Thanks Kim, good luck with your list!

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  21. You definitely need to update the Goodreads because I follow you there, too :) (Yes, I realize I'm biased...)

    I hope you check out my Bloggiesta To Do List or join my mini-challenge about getting involved!

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    1. I updated, I updated! ;) I LOVE your mini challenge Allison, LOVVVVVE it!

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  22. I seriously think I only update Goodreads during Bloggiesta. :) I add my books, but I rarely have time to add the reviews too. Wish I could be more disciplined, but I always feel like I'm running around, not getting anything accomplished.

    Have fun, and I hope you get a ton done!

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    1. LOL, I just started really using Goodreads this year so I'm not toooooo far behind ;)

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  23. Nice list! Should be pretty easy to check those off.

    I'm scared to check out the mini-challenges because I always go into them with good intentions and then I get frustrated because I'm such a "look for the hassle in the simplest things" kind of person. LOL! I think I will head over and check them out now...with blinders on. ;O)

    Have fun! Ole!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I know just what you mean! I get frustrated too, lol. Why can't I figure out Stumbleupon?? Whyyyy?? ;)

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  24. I kept my list short, too (lots of other stuff occupying my time this weekend), but already I find myself deviating from it a bit, haha! Glad to have stumbled across your blog via Bloggiesta. I grabbed your button and am heading off to like your FB page and follow on Twitter.

    Here is my Bloggiesta To-Do List.

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    1. These lists are very fluid aren't they? ;) We can't help it! I keep finding other things to do and fix and tweak! Thanks so much for grabbing my button and following me here and there, that's super nice!

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  25. Girl I love your blog design! It's so pretty!!!! Slightly jealous of your short to do list. LOL! Mine seems to be never ever ending. *sigh*

    Happy Bloggiesta Chica!!

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    1. Thanks so much Alysia :) I can't take the credit though. Thank goodness for blog designers, lol.

      Thanks for visiting!!

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  26. I like that your list is so simple! Good with luck with your goals, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks Kami, same to you :) My list keeps getting longer though...it has a mind of its own I swear!

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  27. Good luck with your list. I know what you mean about it growing as you do the mini-challenges. Hope you're having a happy Bloggiesta!

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    1. I am, I am! I love this weekend! Thanks for visiting me Liza!

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  28. Thanks for visiting my blog :) I mostly joined to meet other people, as I have to finish my story this weekend so doing all the challenges isn't going to be possible. They look fun though! I hope you get all caught up :)

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    1. You bet Cassandra :) I hope I do too! So far, so good!

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  29. good luck on your goals :0 Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Thanks and right back at you! I hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  30. Adding reviews to Goodreads is something I really need to start doing regularly! Maybe one day I'll be organised enough to do so, haha! Fantastic list, that GIF really made me chuckle. Good luck! :D

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    1. Thanks Hollie ;) I got caught up on them again..we'll see how long it takes for me to fall behind, lol.

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  31. Your GIF made me laugh too!

    I'm wondering about being more organised & cross-posting my reviews on Goodreads & Amazon(UK) too - so far I've only done it a few times. One of the great things about Bloggiesta I'm finding is the potential to pick up tips and get inspiration from other book bloggers.

    Have fun!

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    1. That is definitely one of the great things about Bloggiesta. I've learned a lot! :D Thanks for visiting Sarah!

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  32. I hope you're getting a lot done!

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    1. Thanks :D I really did accomplish quite a bit!

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  33. My list isn't very big either. But I'm so behind on crossposting my reviews. It's insane.

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    1. That can be a big time sucker, especially if you've let it get away from you ;) I'm going to TRY to stay on top of them now!

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  34. I'm not officially participating this time. After 3 years I'm finally happy with the way the blog looks... of course I do have those pesky reviews to catch up on and I may check out a few of the challenges.

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    1. The challenges are always good ;) I like to see what other bloggers are up to..do a little brain picking :)

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  35. I love the gif haha. I really like your blog color template. It makes me wish it was summer! Good luck finishing your goals.

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    1. ;) Thanks! It is very summery looking isn't it? Same to you!

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  36. Congratulations on all the things you accomplished this weekend! I hope you had as much fun participating in Bloggiesta as I did. :)

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    1. I really really did! I love this event to bits :)

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