It’s Time For Bloggiesta- Starting Line Post

20 Sep, 2013 by in Uncategorized 10 comments

Hey all, It’s Bloggiesta time! Ole
I first participated in Bloggiesta last year and learned so very much about what I can improve in my blogging. 
What is bloggiesta you ask? I’ll let the experts at fill you in 
” A blogging marathon created several years ago by Natasha from Maw Books Blog and led by our most awesome mascot PEDRO (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.)
The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. Spread the word and get all your friends to come and fiesta with us!
Here’s my starting line to do list:
  • Clean out email inbox Is there a way to turn off emial notoifications each time someone tweets me?
  • Work on my review archives
  • Learn about SEO
  • Complete 3 mini challenges
  • Visit 10 new blogs and start a new favorites blogroll
  • Work on listing, organizing my 13 boxes of books to trade 
  • Research switching to wordpress
  • Start a new tribe- anyone out there on Triberr?
  • Set up Dvlr it
  • Find five new books I want to add to TBR pile
  • Return ten emails
  • Email and choose a new blog designer- do YOU have a designer you love?
  • Start cleaning out my office- why the heck are there piles of clean laundry in here?
  • Ask you guys why oh why Blogger is auto formatting all my posts to center alignment? Grrr. Ideas?
  • Back up my blog
  • Sign up for feedly Can someone please help me find my URL on there?
  • Research other Goodreads options like booklove or shelfari.
  • Add linky blog widget to sidebar and sign up

10 Responses to “It’s Time For Bloggiesta- Starting Line Post”

  1. Julie Jordan Scott

    So happy to meet you today & read your starting line.

    I am on Triberr but I can’t for the life of me figure it out. When you do, let me know. :~)

    We also have switchover to WordPress on our lists. A kindred spirit!

    • Fire and Ice

      So I’ve set up a free WordPress site to back up my blog. Should I play around with that or would it ge totally different than the version with plug ins? Do you design? or

  2. My anxious life

    I swear I have had learn SEO on my Bloggiesta list like the last 3 times and I still haven’t really learned about it. I didn’t put it on my list this time around.

    I too have looked into switching to wordpress in a bloggiesta. I did A LOT of research. I went to word press and even set up a practice blog and just decided it wasn’t for me. I haven’t really had any issues with Blogger so I guess I am here to stay.

    Then I see where you are talking about your posts auto centering. One time I had some REAL issues with my comments on blogger. It was replying to comments. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I ended up having to have delete my template and add it back in. You could give that a go. Here is the post on it:

    Phew… OK… that was a lot of stuff!! LOL!! Good Luck!

    • Fire and Ice

      I need to learn more about it. I’ve been blogging since 2008 and still have SO much I don’t know! Thank you! guess what’s frustrating is that it seems to add all kinds of funky formatting and extra stuff in the HTML code. I have a custom template so an scared to reinstall. But it would be nice to simplify, maybe white background instead of the black damask design. I just want a cleaner more simple site.

  3. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    Great list, and it looks like you’ve made quite a bit of progress (not me!). What is dvlr it? Must go look that up.

    My blog was designed by Lori of Pure Imagination, she’s amazing! And I made the switch to WordPress and haven’t regretted it a single time!

    Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

  4. Kristin

    Looks like you are making good progress on your to-do items. I am a blogger girl and every once in a while debate whether I should make the switch to wordpress. But I love my design and I’m not sure I can get that in wordpress. Oh well, for now, blogger works for me.

    Good luck getting the rest of your list done!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  5. Reanna S.

    Your blog is beautiful! You seem to be making lots of progress on your goals. Good luck with the rest 🙂


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