MINI-BLOGGIESTA STARTS NEXT WEEKEND!

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It’s that time again!  Bloggiesta!! Yay, Ole!

Okay, it’s just a mini-event this time, but it will get us revved up for the Main Event in March.  Go on over to the host page, sign up, linking your post….and let’s get started.  Next weekend, that is….Saturday, January 25.

So here’s the Master List, which has some items I’m not sure about, but I’m going to give it my best shot.

I’ve revised the list a bit, since my reviews are caught up.

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❏  update link lists and archive lists
❏  clean up labels/tags
❏  do two mini challenges
❏  change or fix one thing on your sidebar
❏  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc)
❏  change one thing on your layout and/or look
❏  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs
❏  participate in at least one Twitter chat

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What will you be doing?  I hope to see you for the party!!

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BLOGGIESTA FINISH LINE

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Ole!  It is time to reveal our accomplishments and check in at the Finish Line.

I’m just going to show you my list, with items crossed out: (My list was pretty small, but I’m happy with what I accomplished).

 

1.  Clean up sidebars (now why do they always seem to need it, no matter how diligent I am about maintenance?);done!

And added Bloglovin’ Button.

2.   Revise pages, deleting those that are no longer relevant and adding one or two others; Done!

Deleted Giveaway Page; added Contact Me Page, Excerpts Page, and revised About Me page.

3.   Visit other Bloggiesta participants;done!

4.   Consider changing the theme and header of my blog;Done!

5.   Check out mini-challenges and complete tasks. Read through several & commented.

 

What was your weekend like?  I hope you’ll stop by and share!  And enjoy your Winner’s Margarita…virtually.

 

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Ole!  Welcome to our Fall Bloggiesta, the event that allows us to tweak our blogs…and visit others doing the same.

Because I have ELEVEN blogs, my challenge is always about which blog to spotlight.  Which one needs the most work.  In the end, I usually start on one, and do a few things on others.

Here is a list of things to do here:

1.  Clean up sidebars (now why do they always seem to need it, no matter how diligent I am about maintenance?);done!

And added Bloglovin’ Button.

2.   Revise pages, deleting those that are no longer relevant and adding one or two others; Done!

Deleted Giveaway Page; added Contact Me Page, Excerpts Page, and revised About Me page.

3.   Visit other Bloggiesta participants;done!

4.   Consider changing the theme and header of my blog;Done!

5.   Check out mini-challenges and complete tasks. Read through several & commented.

As we go, I may add things to the list.  This is a starting point for me.  What does yours look like?  When you stop by, please leave a link to your list.  Thanks, and happy margarita time!

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BLOGGIESTA TO-DO LIST: SEPTEMBER 2012 — SEPT. 28

I’ve been ready for awhile now.  And just to get things going, here’s my to-do list…and I may add to it as I go along.

1.  Review pages and delete those that are no longer relevant;DONE!

2.  Update sidebars, removing old and outdated images and links;DONE!

3.  Participate in mini-challenges and learn how to improve my blogging skills;DONE!

4.  Check out new widgets that might work for my sidebars; (n/a for WP that is not self-hosted

5.  Visit lots of blogs- at least ten per day; (I will keep visiting through the weekend!)DONE!

6.  Change tagline for this blog;DONE!

7.  Change the theme here and add new blog header and background.DONE!

8.  Make new blog button DONE!

Additional Tasks:

9.  Update the Blogger sites (Rainy Days & Mondays, and Story Corner)  DONE!

10.  Add new blog headers and backgrounds to those sites;DONE!

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BLOGGIESTA IS COMING! OLE! — SEPT. 6

Bloggiesta is coming!  Click on the link to sign up! (It launches Sept. 28-30)

I first started Bloggiesta in 2009…I think!

At any rate, I have always looked forward to the opportunity for blog improvements, especially with all the wonderful “guides” available to us.

My tradition is to work on a specific blog each time, since I have several.  This time, I have chosen Serendipity, mainly because it has never been my focus during this event.

I do tend to work on my blogs all the time (and sometimes obsessively), but it’s good to have others stopping by and adding their input.

So….looking forward to seeing you there!