Well Bloggiesta 2015 is over for another and whilst I didn't get everything on my to do list done, I did still have a productive bloggiesta and learned a couple things along the way.
- Write 3 - 5 reviews
I didn't get as much reading done over the weekend as I hopped so I only wrote 2 reviews. However that did put me up to date with my review writing so I was happy about that :-)
- Post 3 Reviews
Again I didn't do much reading but I did manage to post 2 reviews and again am currently as up to date as I can be.
Review 1: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lyn Childs
Review 2: Ash & Bramble by Sara Prineas
- Schedule 2-3 weeks of Meme posts
Alas I did not get even one of these scheduled :-(
- Oganise my reading schedule for the October and November
This was a complete success with my review schedule now set out till mid November, complete (I hope) with time to read other stuff as well :-)
- Prepare blogging schedule outline for October and NovemberNope - Not even started unfortunately but having my review schedule done will certainly help in getting this organised
- Participate in 2-3 mini challenges
This I managed, participating in:
How to Build an Email List from Ashley at Nose Graze - getting more familiar with my feedburner mailing list
Clean Up Your Email from Aloi at Guiltless Reading - managing to get to inbox zero from 23000 emails
How to Use Tweetdeck to Organize Twitter from Shannon at River City Reading - This was the first one I did and I am so glad I did. Finding using TweetDeck so much better than the regular twitter :-)
- Participate in 1 twitter chat
Very pleased to say that I made two full chats and the tail end of a third. Much better than previous Bloggiestas :-)
- Post a give away hop post
This can be found here
- Visit 10-20 blogs and comment on them
This one I failed miserably at :-(
- Follow at least 5-10 more blogs and 5-10 more bloggers on twitter, instagram and Goodreads
I made a start on this one but not as good as I would like
What wasn't on my original list but I ended up doing was something I had been looking at doing for a while but it nearly led to disaster.
I decided to change my layout and in the process manage to lose EVERY SINGLE gadget from both my previous side bars. I nearly had a heart attack.
In the end though it proved a blessing in disguise. I now have only one side bar and as I have had to redesign it from scratch, not only have I learnt something but it is now much less cluttered and I have a few more ideas to add.
I have had fun this Bloggiesta, gotten to meet some new people and definitely think my blog is all the better for it.
Looking forward to Bloggiesta in 2016!