#Bloggista Challenge: Trying A Weekly Wrap-up

Jeanene at Got My Book blog has a Bloggiesta Mini-challenge to “Increase Readership & Engagement with a Wrap-up Post.” I’ve never done one before, so I decided to give it a try.


Links to posts published this week:

This week has been a busy one, although I didn’t review any books. Instead, I

Upcoming posts:

  • Tips for editing manuscripts based on a workshop I attended yesterday
  • Review of a thriller Duet in Beirut

Reading update:

I am currently reading some nonfiction books as research for my upcoming NaNo writing project. I’m also hosting the Writer’s Studio this week, so I have out some of my favorite books about the craft of writing, such as Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and Stephen King’s On Writing. For fun, I have Sue Grafton’s T is for Trespass (Yes, I’m behind).

Links to posts have read and enjoyed on other sites:

Mocha Girls Read has a great list of thrillers/suspense/mysteries to check out.

Oh, just found a list of new books coming out in all the different subgenres of suspense at View for My Books Blog.


Wow, writing a wrap-up was actually fun. Jeanene suggests copying a template and starting the post at the beginning of the week, filling in links as you go. That sounds like a great idea!

She also suggests sharing your wrap-up post with a meme. Today I chose:

Sunday Post #231 Thunderstorms and crisp mornings



  1. Got My Book

    I’m glad you are having fun with it. The first couple of weeks I did one, I mostly got comments from people who I visited first. After a few weeks though, I started having people visit me first, which is really excited.

    • Roberta

      I can see why wrap up posts would help people who are too busy to visit more than once in awhile. Thanks again!

  2. Karen

    I like your wrap for the week. And the template is a great idea.

    • Roberta


      Yes, I thought the template would make it less of a chore.

  3. Greg

    I usually do a weekly wrap up on the Sunday Post and they’re nice, although I don’t do the monthly ones that a lot of bloggers do. Bloggiesta looks like a lot of fun and one of these times I’ll participate.

    I’ll have to check out that Mocha Girls link since I’ve been reading more suspenseful stuff lately.

  4. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    I’ve thought about participating in bloggiesta before but just never have. Kudos for trying something new! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Roberta

      Sandy, You should give the next Bloggiesta a try. It is a fun way to get out of a blogging rut and to meet new people.

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