Bloggiesta Finish Line!

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We made it! I feel like I’ve accomplished so much! And at the same time, I already have a long list of things I want to do next time – mostly big things that I just didn’t get to, or added later so didn’t have time.


So, the official final update on my to-do list:

  1. Make a new favicon and grab button DONE! Anyone who still has my old button should check towards the bottom of the sidebar for my new one and replace it please?
  2. Update my Review linky’s – I’ve been really lax about this recently. DONE! I also added several themed pages for one of the mini-challenges. Just go to the drop down menu under “Reviews” and take your pick.
  3. Make sure all my reviews are in GoodReads. DONE! (For now. I’m sure this will end up on my fall list as well – wish there was a way to auto-post reviews to GoodReads cause I ALWAYS forget!)
  4. Research putting a drop down list in the nav-bar (is that what it’s really called? Or am I making that up?) I did it! With some minimal punting and major heart attack moments lol. I found the tutorial here if anyone else has this on their list.
  5. Join at least one Blog Directory. DONE! I signed up for 2 and am waiting for an email verifiation on a third.
  6. Link the blog to my bookish pinboard on Pinterest. DONE! Anyone who has Pinterest feel free to follow me. Also, RESOLUTION: Pin more book stuff!
  7. Catch up on mini-reviews – I’m never going to be able to review everything I’ve read, but 1-2 sentences is easy enough! DONE! I rethought how I wanted to do mini-reviews and wrote drafts of several posts for this – the first one is scheduled to come out this Thursday!
  8. Turn my “Blogs I follow” widget into a blog roll. Edit: Instead of a blog roll, I put them into a favorite reviewers tab under “Links.” Have a button or link you’d like me to add? Let me know in the comments!
  9. Find and follow people on GoodReads. Not done. I may get a chance to go hunting tonight, but right now, I SO need a mental holiday.
  10. Set up RSS for my collab blog? Not done. But I changed my mind – the blog is so small it really doesn’t need RSS, so I’m going to put it on my September list, hoping by then we’ll need it.
  11. Decide if it’s worth signing up for a Tumblr account (and if so, DO IT!) DONE! And the decision was “not at this time.” I’ll re-evaluate in the fall.
  12. Join Klout? Not done. Didn’t get time to research this properly.
  13. Participate in at least one mini-challenge. DONE! In fact, I’ve participated in 2 already – one was to clean up the sidebars, which I wanted to do anyway, and for the other I set up direct posting to twitter for all of my blog posts.
  14. Clean up widgets in my sidebars. DONE! I’d say tossing a whole sidebar counts, wouldn’t you?
  15. Write up some future TTT posts and schedule. DONE! OK, so some turned into ONE, but it’s still better than what I had before right?
  16. Draft some reviews and some floater posts. DONE! I’ve got 2 reviews scheduled and 2 more in draft stages for days when I have nothing else to post.

14 out of 16! I can hardly believe it myself! I even added the last two after the fact! Really, though, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much. I was a little worried about joining in, just because I worry about EVERYTHING. I’m so glad I did it though, because I got a lot done, and met a ton of new friends in the process. Please, everyone, keep in touch! And I’ll see you next time around =)

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8 Responses to “Bloggiesta Finish Line!”

  1. Trish says:

    Love the pulldown menus for the tabs! Had no idea you could do that! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  2. Anne says:

    You're welcome! I didn't know if you could do it either, but I'd seen it on a site somewhere and decided if they could do it then probably I could too, so I just searched it… and voila! Let me know how it works for you!

  3. readinginwinter says:

    I love your drop-down menus! I've been working on them for my blog and it makes such a difference. :) You have quite a nice list … hope you can get most of it done! I'm going to take a look at your blogroll …. I'm looking for inspiration for mine!

    BTW, I love your header! I'm a musician, too, and I adore anything that incorporates music. :)

  4. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books says:

    Having the drop down menus makes everything so much cleaner, doesn't it! It was something I wish I would have done a long time ago. I need to update my goodreads reviews too. I so often just write a sentence or two but I really need to fix that.

    I like your background. It's very cute!

  5. Anne says:

    YAY for musicians! It's so cool that I've met so many all of a sudden on Bloggiesta =)

  6. Anne says:

    I know, I love having so much clean open space now! I hated having the two reviews lists (by author and by title) sitting side by side. Now I can have more lists, and just tuck them away under the main header =)

    Thanks! I had a friend install in for me a month or so ago, so I'm still getting used to it, but I really like it =)

  7. Maria says:

    Hooray! Feels wonderful to have accomplished so much in such a short time, doesn't it? Now we all need long naps to recover 😉

  8. Alexia561 says:

    Congrats on a productive Bloggiesta! And thanks so much for the link for the drop down page menu! I was turning green with envy at how cool that is, but was too tired to look for instructions. *L*

    I joined Klout when it first came out, but haven't been back in a long time. I have resolved to be more active on Pinterest though, especially after completing the Pinterest mini challenge.

    See you next time! :)

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