Some of you may be asking what is Bloggiesta? In short, it’s a blogging marathon. A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!
What to do during the Bloggiesta?
- Write reviews.
- 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.
- Go get a gravatar.
- Visit the Blogging Tips group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve your blog.
- Work on any specialized projects that you may have going.
- Clean out and organize your feed reader and blog subscriptions.
- Create an elevator pitch.
- Make business cards.
- Find a blogging buddy.
- Analyze and re-evaulate your blog.
- Back up your blog.
- Learn more about blogging, read great articles, get inspired.
- Make sure you have properly copyrighted your blog and know what to do when somebody reposts your material.
- Brainstorm blogging topics.
- Manage your feedreader.
- Help other bloggers, answer questions, share your expertise (let’s face it – this is the best part of Bloggiesta!)
- The sky’s the limit!
Okay, I have officially decided on my list for this! How much of it will actually get done... well probably not much. I'm LOADED on homework this weekend :( But anyway, here we go!
- Series posts
- Guest post template
- Guest post questions
- Review template
- Clean up sidebar
Create book blog
- Clean up personal blog (transfer posts)
- Elevator pitch
- Update Goodreads shelves
Hopefully I can get some of this list done....