Morning Meanderings… Bloggiesta KICK OFF!!!!
Good morning! Happy Bloggiesta!!! Doesn’t that make you just think of great things like nachos and taco’s and enchiladas…. hmmmmm.. maybe it is too early to think of those things.
Bloggiesta is an event that was started by Natasha from Maw Books in 2009. It was designed as a time that we as bloggers can learn more about our blogs, how to make them look appealing, how to drive traffic, HTML, side bar links, post writing,social networking, embedding pictures and video, search engines, how does your blog rate… and more!
Bloggiesta holds a special place in my heart as it was June 2009 when I started blogging and well… I knew nothing…. NOTHING about blogging. A week after I started book blogging, the first Bloggiesta was happening and I jumped at the chance to participate. Bloggiesta really saved me. I signed and participated in every mini challenge. I learned so much that weekend, and from the start of Bloggiesta to the end, my blog looked completely different. I was thrilled.
Now here we are in 2012 and I am so excited to not only be participating in Bloggiesta, but I am also a Mini Challenge host. This year Bloggiesta is being hosted by It’s All About Books and There’s A Book, and you can see all the mini challenges here - and there are giveaways!
For the kick off, I am posting my weekend to do list : (which I will cross off when I complete them):
1. A new blog header
2. New blog widget
3. prep posts for upcoming reviews
4. Write posts for movie/book reviews that I have completed (as of noon on Friday three written and drafted!)
5. Participate in mini challenges (two started)
6. Clean up/update side bars
7. Send out author chat questions to 3 authors
8. Prep a blog survey to use in April
9. Draft some fun discussion posts (as of noon on Friday one drafted… two more ideas formed….)
Hope to see you on the blogosphere this weekend – and stay tune, not only am I offering the giveaway involved with the mini challenge, but I also am planning giveaways all weekend long as part of the Bloggiesta Fiesta!!! OLE!!! Find me on Twitter at: bookjourney
Are you participating? Let me know and I will be sure to stop by and cheer you on!