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Friday, June 19, 2009

Bloggiesta To-Do List!

I’ve decided to join Natasha at Maw Books Blog for her Bloggiesta! (I've also decided to steal Kristi's description of the event from her blog!) You can find all the official information at Maw Book Blog on the Bloggiesta post.

Bloggiesta will run from June 19-21. The Bloggiesta is not a reading challenge, but a blog improvement challenge! I'm not sure how much of this I'll actually get done. I mean, it's not much, but I'm very lazy when it comes to things like this and not at all disciplined.

1) Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (hopefully up tonight as that's when it's scheduled, lol)
2) Wings by Aprilynne Pike (will prolly finish book today)
3) Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott (haven't started yet, but hey, I don't know how long it'll take me to read it, so might as well put it up here)
4) Go through my reviews and post them on Amazon and B&N.com.

Guest Blogs/My Own Posts
1) Guest Blog for Lee Verday (husband of Jessica Verday, author of The Hollow) about my blog and reading habits
2) Recap of Sarah Dessen signing I went to on Tuesday
3) Kitteh Pics post (LONG overdue)

1) Write up and send out interview questions for July's Fresh New Voice of YA to Lisa Mantchev and Mandy Hubbard
2) Write up questions for Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri T2T tour
3) Answer the last question for Kay Cassidy's You 2.0 blogger interview and send off to Kay.

Random Things
1) Go through email inbox and reply to people who have been waiting for responses (or those who haven't been waiting, but who I still haven't responded to anyway).
2) Send out a couple packages that contest winners and others have been waiting for.
3) Put up background Kelsey sent me and add links and lists for easy access to reviews and interviews and guest posts and maybe one or two other things I deem necessary.
4) Add people to blog roll.
5) Add links to important things, like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, whatever else.
6) Start future review posts by putting in image, Amazon link, and summary, so I can just write review and post quickly when the time comes.
7) Perhaps continue making lists of all books I own?

Anything else I missed? Does anyone have any suggestions on anything else I can work on in regards to this blog?

Also, I will post an update every night before going to bed of what I accomplished that day.


  1. You have a fantastic list! I like to get my future book review posts all formatted beforehand like you suggested and it's great! I'll be cheering you on!

  2. Natasha- Thanks!! I actually just started doing the formatting stuff earlier this week and I do like it. :) Am hoping to do the same with IMM cuz I hate having to put in the Amazon links all at once. Although right now, I've just been listing the titles down and that's all- no linkage yet. *sigh* I need to work on actually doing what I want to do, lol.

    Thanks for the cheering on!!

  3. Good luck! You have an awesome list. I try to do all of my formatting beforehand because that's the part I dread the most.

  4. Holy moly... your To Do List is longer than mine!


  5. Nicole- Thanks!! I dread the formatting too. Why can't it just do it on its own and be ready for me when I write the post? lol

    Lisa- This is not even all of it. This is just for the blog. I have other things not on this To-Do list that are non-blog-related. I even now have a notebook to keep track of everything I need to do. It's blue and small- I love it!! :)

  6. I'm feeling virtuous, tired, and getting a great sense of accomplishment just reading OTHER people's lists of what they're going to do for Bloggiesta. LOL!

  7. Wow you have a great list of tasks! Have to agree that formatting posts ahead of time is really worth it.
    I'd considered working on my email inbox but I'm just not that motivated today :P

    Best of luck with all your goals :)

  8. What an amazing list! I am in awe.
    My update is just the tip...
    Have a blast!

  9. Um, you need to come help me be organized and motivated :)

  10. Thanks everyone for the comments!

    Becca- I have my doubts that I'll actually to these, lol. I might be able to get you organized, but not motivated. Most of the time, I'm like "I'd rather watch a DVD than do this." or "I'd rather read a book than do this." or even check email constantly, lol. I'm so bad about the actual DOING.

  11. OMG - I totally need to update my blogroll. It's sad really.

  12. Great list! It's quite helpful too - getting me to think of how to approach this challenge and other things add to my burgeoning to do list.

    It's nice to have discovered your blog through this.

  13. You have a great list! Did you accomplish all of it?

  14. If you ever want a custom layout, I make them as a hobby sometimes. :)