MINI-BLOGGIESTA! JANUARY 13-15…SIGN-UP * START

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It is that time again!  Mini-Bloggiesta, Olay!  I look forward to these events, even the “mini” bloggiesta.  Check out the Sign-Up Page here, to show your participation. (And now, here’s the START page).

Here are some items on my To-Do list...which may grow by the end of the weekend.

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Let’s party!

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FINISH LINE POST: DRINK UP & CELEBRATE!

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Ole, we are done!  Check out the Finish Line post at the Bloggiesta site…and link up.

Here is what I accomplished:

 clean up labels/tags
❏  do two mini challengesDecluttering the Sidebar, Debz Bookshelf; 

Make Your Blog Pop: River City Reading.
 change or fix one thing on your sidebar  – REMOVED FOUR ITEMS FROM SIDEBAR
❏  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc)   ADDED PAGE “A HOUSE THAT INSPIRED A STORY” UNDER MY CREATIONS
 change one thing on your layout and/or look  CHANGED HEADER, BACKGROUND, & BLOG BUTTON
❏  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs  – VISITED TEN PARTICIPANTS – MORE TO FOLLOW
❏  participate in at least one Twitter chat

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Here is the screen shot of the previous header:

 

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Created new header at Rainy Days and Mondays: (Screenshot)

 

 

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And here’s the new header over at An Interior Journey:

 

 

 

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For the PicMonkey Mini-Challenge, I created this graphic:

 

 

PicMonkey Collage- pop!

 

 

Have I mentioned how much I love making over my blogs?  LOL

Did you all have fun?  I sure did, and accomplished quite a bit.  Drink up!

 

 

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MINI-BLOGGIESTA IS COMING: JUNE 13-14 – LET’S GET STARTED!

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Welcome to the Mini-Bloggiesta To-Do List!  The party will run from June 12-14.  It is Starting Time!

Here are some tasks:

 clean up labels/tags
❏  do two mini challengesDecluttering the Sidebar, Debz Bookshelf; 

Make Your Blog Pop: River City Reading.
 change or fix one thing on your sidebar  – REMOVED FOUR ITEMS FROM SIDEBAR
❏  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc)   ADDED PAGE “A HOUSE THAT INSPIRED A STORY” UNDER MY CREATIONS
 change one thing on your layout and/or look  CHANGED HEADER, BACKGROUND, & BLOG BUTTON
❏  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs  – VISITED TEN PARTICIPANTS – MORE TO FOLLOW
❏  participate in at least one Twitter chat

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Here is the screen shot of the previous header:

 

screen shot of serendipity before bloggiesta

 

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Created new header at Rainy Days and Mondays: (Screenshot)

 

 

rd in june

 

And here’s the new header over at An Interior Journey:

 

 

 

ij in june

 

For the PicMonkey Mini-Challenge, I created this graphic:

 

 

PicMonkey Collage- pop!

 

 

Have I mentioned how much I love making over my blogs?  LOL

 

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MINI-BLOGGIESTA: LAUNCHED!

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Since I did not see a Starting Gate for this Mini-Bloggiesta, I have brought my To-Do list forward, and will be tracking my progress here.

What are you doing for this event?

Here is my To-Do List, crossed out as I finish things:

 

To-Do List:

  1.  do two mini challenges 1)  Decluttering Sidebar, Debz Bookshelf; Digital Decluttering, Books a True Story
  2.  change or fix one thing on your sidebar  Removed three outdated elements
  3.  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc) Added page on favorite reads; updated Favorite Blogs page
  4.  change one thing on your layout and/or look (Changed header, background, and tagline)
  5.  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs
  6.  participate in at least one Twitter chat

 

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MINI-BLOGGIESTA IS COMING! JULY 19-20TH

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Coming on July 19 and 20th:  Mini-Bloggiesta.

I have adapted the To-Do List to fit my needs for this blog, where I will be making the changes.

 

To-Do List:

  1.  do two mini challenges 1)  Decluttering Sidebar, Debz Bookshelf; Digital Decluttering, Books a True Story
  2.  change or fix one thing on your sidebar  Removed three outdated elements
  3.  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc) Added page on favorite reads; updated Favorite Blogs page
  4.  change one thing on your layout and/or look (Changed header, background, and tagline)
  5.  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs
  6.  participate in at least one Twitter chat

 

 

What will you be focusing on during the weekend?  I hope you’ll stop by and share your changes.

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BLOGGIESTA MINI-CHALLENGES: TWO COMPLETED!

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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?

I think the title Serendipity is reflective of the first novel I published, which is what this particular blog is about:  An Accidental Life. 

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.

 

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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 challenges  Done!
 change or fix one thing on your sidebar  Done!
❏  add a page (about me, contact, policy, etc)  Added a Page:  Excerpt from An Accidental Life
 change one thing on your layout and/or look Done!  New blog header, background, & theme
❏  comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs Done!
 participate in at least one Twitter chat Done!

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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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