#Bloggiesta: A Fall Tune-Up for Your Blog

Do you have a blog, particularly a book blog? Time to tune it up and get energized by participating in the Fall 2016 Bloggiesta, running from September 15-18.

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What is Bloggiesta?

Bloggiesta is a wonderful blog party where you can get your blog organized, take challenges to learn new things and, best of all, meet awesome new bloggers.

If you’d like to sign up to participate in this Bloggiesta event, make a to-do list/landing page like this one and then add the link to your post to the Bloggiesta sign-up page.

This year I’m excited to announce I will be hosting a mini challenge:  Tips for making your blog Pinterest-friendly – Now live!

My Fall 2016 To Do List

✅ 1. Fix the links in the early posts that broke when I moved to this domain.

✅ 2. Write two reviews and schedule them. Include Pinterest-ready images.

3. Prepare a video Whodunit Challenge (#5).

4. Post older reviews to Goodreads.

5. Do three two Bloggiesta mini challenges

6. Figure out how to improve the link to RSS in the sidebar (so it doesn’t list a post?).

✅ 7. Add a contact page.
(I’m not sure I like the look, though.)

✅  8. Memes are a great way to keep motivated and meet new people. I plan to go to the Master List of Book Blogging Memes and find one or two to join.

Tried out The Sunday Post meme here.

✅ 9. Visit and comment on other Bloggiesta participants’ blogs.

10. Check out the mini challenges from previous years for even more ideas.

Are you participating in Bloggiesta this year? What is on your to do list?

 

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18 Comments

  1. Katrina @ Bookish Things

    I always forget to make my images Pinterest ready. :/

    You’ve got this! Happy bloggiesta

    • Roberta

      Katrina, I’ve got your back on the fingers and brain thing 🙂

      Hope you come back for the mini challenge.

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Great list! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Have fun!

  3. Got My Book

    This will be my first Bloggiesta, and I too will be hosting a challenge. I don’t do Pintrest, so I could definitely use some tips on how to make things better for my readers who do.

    My Bloggiesta Post

  4. Got My Book

    BTW: When I clicked on the Twitter button in your sidebar, Twitter gave me an error message. I had to search your blog name to find you.

    • Roberta

      Thank you so much for letting me know about the Twitter button. It’s @RobertaGibson

      In case it helps anyone else, it turns out I had put in the entire URL and the buttons only needed my username.

  5. Whitney @ First Impressions Reviews

    I always check out past mini-challenges too. It gets the juices going for ways to improve my site. Good luck this weekend!

    • Roberta

      Thank you, Whitney. Good luck to you, too.

  6. Crystal Green

    I love your list of things to do. I am going to have to check out the memes thing!

    I also have a few things to fix on my own blog. I’m so glad that we met.

    Do you do more physical book reading rather than e-books?

    • Roberta

      Crystal,
      Good to meet you, too. Maybe we’ll run into each other at a meme.

      As for your question, I do read physical books mostly. For plotting, nothing beats being able to mark up a book to help visualize where the turning points are, etc.

  7. Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such

    Love your to-do list! Looks like we have several similar goals this time round, so good luck to us both! Going to check out your link to the book blogging memes, as I’ve been looking for something new to do.

    Happy Bloggiesta!

    • Roberta

      Terri,

      Memes can help generate fresh ideas for posts. And give deadlines. Deadlines are always helpful 🙂

  8. Steph

    You have a great list! Good luck and Happy Bloggiesta!

    • Roberta

      Thanks Steph. I see you’ve made great progress on your list. I’ve been too busy visiting everyone else. Time to knuckle down.

      • Steph

        You did great 🙂

        • Roberta

          Well, I didn’t do as much as I planned, but I did learn some things I hadn’t planned. 🙂

  9. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    You’re doing great! I like that your list is pretty short. I always make my list way too long and hardly get any of it done. But I’m trying to sneak in some last-minute tasks today before Bloggiesta is over! Good luck to you with the rest of your list!

  10. Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews)

    First of all…very nice blog.

    Nice Bloggiesta list.

    I need to take a look at the Pinterest tips.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

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