Friday, January 21, 2011

Bloggiesta Is Here - Ole!!

Bloggiesta is one of my favorite blogging events!  It is a great opportunity to work on the blog, learn new things and interact with your fellow bloggers (my favorite part!)   Here is the list of what I would like to work on this weekend:


Finish my backlogged reviews - I think I have about 4 reviews waiting to be written
Write post about author event with Pete Hamill
Write Weekend Cooking Post - it's rare that I cook much so this is not a regular one for me but I finally have something to say!
Write 1-2 bookish posts (not reviews but focus on reading/books)
Blogiversary post and plan giveaway!

Immigrant Stories Challenge
This year I am hosting my first challenge - Immigrant Stories - and I am very excited about it.  I need to spend some time updating my suggested reading for the challenge and checking in on the participants.  (BTW  - you can still sign up so join us!)

In addition to my Immigrant Stories Challenge, I plan to sign up for a number of other challenges for 2011 and need to close out all my 2010 challenges

Finish my 2010 DNF challenges post (hangs head in shame)
Complete 2011 Challenge sign-up post
Plan books for challenges (maybe this will prevent a DNF post at the end of the year!)

General Blog Tidying 
Update my Books Reviewed page (it is woefully behind)
Tame the feedreader - I need a system people!
Explore and analyze stats

Enjoy the Party!!
This is my 3rd Bloggiesta and my favorite part is always partaking in all the community that the even engenders - so I will be hopping around, seeing what people are doing, meeting some new bloggers and exchanging tips.  That plus some great Mexican food and a maragarita or two = perfect weekend!


  1. Good goals, I'll have to check your challenge out.

    I LOVE your blog header and sidebar gadget headers.

  2. Thanks Ellie and thanks for stopping by! I take no credit for the design - I had it done by Blogging Bella (link in sidebar). I gave her some info about me and voila!

    Definitely check out the challenge - I would love to have you on board!

  3. Good luck and have fun. I just got started so Friday was pretty much a bust for me.

  4. Glad you are back for another Bloggiesta Colleen! Good luck with your tasks and do let me know if I can help out with anything.

  5. Enjoy Bloggiesta! Looks like you have some great goals there! One of my goals is to actually have a Book Reviews tab so people can actually find them all easier! I can't believe I haven't done this yet! Good luck with your goals!

  6. Good luck getting everything accomplished! I really wish I only have 4 books waiting for reviews! I'm afraid my number is much higher than that... Sigh.

    But, I hope you manage to accomplish all your goals!

  7. Good luck! I wish I was joining in, but this weekend is a bit too busy to dedicate any real time to the blog!

  8. Great goals! Sounds like you have a busy weekend in store!

  9. Your immigrant stories challenge sounds interesting. I should check which books you have included :)