Bloggiesta – Fall 2013

Posted 20 September, 2013 by Trish in Blogging Thoughts / 25 Comments


This weekend is Bloggiesta, Ole!  If you’re unfamiliar with Bloggiesta, it’s a virtual “fix up your blog” party. It originated with book bloggers but anyone can join. It’s crazy for me to think that I can get anything bloggy done right now, right? Well maybe…I spent most of yesterday reading Mockingjay and the day before that watching Breaking Bad and the day before that working on Evie’s quilt so I don’t think it’s unrealistic for me to think I can carve out some time today. Not sure about this weekend. My top goal for this weekend is to make rice crispy treats with Elle. :)

So what are some of the things I’d like to fiddle around with?

Bloggiesta Goals
1. Add “Contact Me” links to my About Me page Done!
2. Find an Instagram follow button for sidebar Done!
3. Update Review Listings (author and title) Done!
4. Finish drafting Pantry Weekend Cooking
5. Find one more trifle recipe and draft Operation Trifle post
6. Finish drafting A to Z Bookish Survey Done!
7. Find one or two Top Ten Tuesday posts to participate in (and draft)
8. WIP (work in progress) Crafty Post
9. Finish going through my email. It’s ridiculous!!
10. Draft up Pin it and Do it Sign-ups!!!  Done! :)

Book Posts (also requires me updating my notebook with books I’ve read)
1. Life After Life
2. The Other Typist
Crap. I haven’t updated my reading log since July. I have no idea what I’ve read!! #fail

Mmmm ya. That’s about it. I think that’s more than enough to keep me busy!!

Will you be Bloggiesta-ing this weekend? What’s on your agenda?

25 Responses to “Bloggiesta – Fall 2013”

  1. Good luck, Trish! And hope the cooking with Elle leaves you with lots of good food to eat :) I’ve been missing the challenge since I started blogging, never managed to make note of it, but it sounds fun. I think your decision to do one of the easier tasks first is a good one.

  2. Bloggiesta always seems to fall in the worst possible time for me. I love your list though and definitely see items on there that I should be doing to my blog! I guess I can really just peek around during bloggiesta and create a general blog to do list for whatever I get around to it because I always see so many great ideas during this event!

    Best of luck on continuing to get items checked off your list!

  3. You are truly amazing to have stuff crossed off already! I’m jealous of your Rice Krispie treats because we are doing low-carb here and it’s making me really cranky! Good luck with the rest of your list!

  4. You are making great progress! I have been such a slacker on my blog lately, especially when it comes to reading updates/reviews. Goodreads has been helpful for keeping track of what I read, and, for whatever reason, I feel like I can post shorter, less “formal” reviews there; so even if I don’t get something up on my blog right away, I at least have an idea to work with later.

    • Operation Trifle is part of my “Use My Kitchen Things” project. I’m trying to come up with creative ways to use my trifle dish!

  5. Looks like you accomplished quite a bit on your list! I heard about this event too late to participate this fall, but I plan to take part next spring.

    • Thanks Rebecca. It is my signature! I scanned it and then made the background transparent. Added it to my Blogger template so it automatically populates with each post.

  6. I’ve been wanting to do the A to Z Bookish Survey, too. You’ve gotten quite a bit accomplished – good luck with the rest :)