It's baAack! One of my favorite times of the year... BLOGGIESTA!
Bloggiesta! is a weekend event (in this case, January 21st - 23rd) for bloggers to help motivate blogging, hosted by Natasha at Maw Books Blog. I have been participating in the event almost since it started (since the second edition), and always really enjoy it. For the first time, this year I have been able to block out most of my schedule for the weekend (though I do still have work today) - I have turned down dates and even requests to help at church, yet I still feel a mild sense of depression over the fact that I was not able to get all my schoolwork turned in before this weekend. ...Note to self - Task 1 on the to-do list this weekend : Stop trying to be Superwoman.
Natasha's list of suggested things to do during Bloggiesta! weekend:
Write backup posts for a rainy day.
Write that great post idea from three months back.
Work on series posts.
Write guest posts.
Put out invitations for guest posts.
Conduct and edit author interviews.
Create template posts for your future reads (ie: title, images, linking, tags, etc,) so you can open up, write review and post without being bogged down with technicalities
Clean up your tags, archives, books reviewed list, etc.
Create a text file (or Google Doc) of cheat sheets (html codes, post url’s, etc)
Improve your blog template, clean up sidebars, add a favicon, install those plugins that you’ve been meaning to do.
Any bloggy type housekeeping that you’ve been neglecting.
Clean up and update your challenge lists. Link up your posts with hosts.
Make sure all of your social network profiles are up to date. Be consistent in those profiles with color scheme, images, etc.