Welcome to our Mini-Bloggiesta! Here’s what I’m doing for Mini-Challenges:
Branding: On a Book Bender hosts this challenge.
Challenge: Answer #1. If you want to do more, proceed to #2 and #3. Comment with what you did.
1. How well does your blog name reflect what your blog is about?
The blog highlights the various themes of the book (dysfunctional families, foster care, Central Valley). The tagline carries the theme further. The blog is also a place to reflect on my reading and blogging journey, another repeat of the theme of “life’s unexpected twists and turns.”
The novel is part of my presence here…and the blog header images and background images reflect themes from the novel and the tagline.
2. Create a tagline. My tagline is “Life’s Unexpected Twists & Turns,” which tells us a bit more about the book.
3. Look at the name you use to leave comments. Change it to reflect your brand. For example, “Amanda @ On a Book Bender” is more recognizable than just “Amanda.”
My name “Laurel-Rain Snow” is my pen name on the novels I have created.
Back to Basics, hosted by Suey
1. Clean up the blog:
I removed several widgets, leaving the primary ones that showcase my first novel and which help readers connect to me.
I did not do the second item (Write a review), as mine are all caught up!
Here is an updated list for this Mini-Bloggiesta:
do two mini challengesDone!
change or fix one thing on your sidebarDone!
add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc)Added a Page: Excerpt from An Accidental Life
change one thing on your layout and/or lookDone! New blog header, background, & theme
comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogsDone!
participate in at least one Twitter chat Done!