After Bloggiesta Goals Review


I heard about Bloggiesta sometime last spring. This is the first time I’ve been able to participate and I’m excited to join in. Fall Bloggiesta runs from September 18 to 21. This is a chance to fine-tune my blog. I have a number of things I don’t always get to so I hope this will help.

The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend four days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing.

I didn’t complete too many of my To Do List, but I’m glad to get some of these things done. And I will have plenty to do in the future!

My To Do List:

  • Review my blog goals and resolutions I created last January
    • I have completed most of my goals for the year. I have a few ongoing till the end of the year and at least one I haven’t managed to do (writing posts two or three weeks ahead)
  • Figure out how to post Goodreads reviews and participate more with Goodreads
    • I didn’t get anything done on Goodreads. This will be a goal for the future.
  • Work on my labels/tags
    • What I actually worked on were my categories. I had changed some of my categories in the last couple of months. I went back and made sure all my posts have the same categories and organization.
  • Do at least two mini challenges
    • I didn’t get to do any mini challenges. 😦  However, I plan to work on two of the challenges this week–How to Use Flickr hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Must Do Actions Before Hiring a Blog Designer hosted Stacy @ The Novel Life.
  • Think about asking for review copies of books and figure out how to request them if I decide to do this
    • Another item I didn’t have time for. I still haven’t decided whether to ask for review copies.
  • Consider adding a policy page
    • I also didn’t work on this. A policy page is tied in to whether I decide to ask for ARCs.
  • Decide what I want to change about my blog layout
    • I changed a few things on my blog layout–trying to decide what I want to do. Also working on one of the mini challenges will help me decide if I want to hire a blog designer.
  • Comment on other Bloggiesta partipants blogs
    • I did comment on a few participant blogs.
  • Participate in at least one Twitter chat
    • I participated briefly in one Twitter chat. I had planned to do more, but was gone during the other three.


Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

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