Monday, June 14, 2010

Bloggiesta III Finish Line!

Total hours blogged since this morning: 15 hours!
Totals hours blogged for Bloggiesta: 48 hours! (that's like two days straight! Insanity!)

So, my mind is kinda numb but here you go, what I got done:

Here's what I did today/yesterday:

  • Went through my google mail emails and emailed a ton of people and sorted old emails I was keeping into folders.
  • Double checked when my domain would expire and made sure it automatically renewed.
  • Did a swagbucks survey. :)
  • Reviews: Wrote and scheduled =5 posts, wrote one more by hand but didn't type it up yet.
  • Other posts written and scheduled = 10 posts
  • I also went through my bookshelf in the living room and organized those books.. I organize them weirdly b/c those are all my review books, challenge books, want to read SOON books, and library books. Sorry no bookshelf pics today, too tired to hunt for the cam.
  • Talked at length with Kate @ The Neverending Shelf about a new blog we want to start just about graphic novels and mangas. Bookmarked some possible backgrounds/layouts and discussed names and whatnot.
  • Completed MotherReader's MiniChallenge, by being brave with one of my posts. :-D
  • Entered a few contests... :)
What I did before today:

  • Updated Reading From My Shelf Project - which I had been neglecting until I had an actual contest going on.
  • Finished all of my Goodreads project. All books that I own and have read are marked Own-It, all books I own that I haven't read are marked TBR-own and here's the numbers: Own-It: 253 TBR-own: 392 That's 645 books that are mine... wow!
  • I still have to finish working on my bookshelves in the living room, but the two in the bedroom are done!
  • Cleared out all my starred items except for 13 I wanted to keep for reference.. :) I started with over 350 so, quite the feat.
  • Made a Weekly Checklist for my blog in Google Docs.
  • Scheduled 2 Blogoversary Giveaway posts, 2 guest posts, 1 review post, 1 author interview post - so 6 posts total!
  • On top of that, I have 3.5 reviews handwritten and waiting to get typed up.
  • I also, went through my first 50 or so emails, replied to some review requests, authors and other people.
  • Also, I found time to get a pic of myself for Natasha's Mini-Challenge. :) You'll see it tomorrow (I mean today.. it is 1:30 am here.. seriously...).
  • Oh... and... I entered some contests - found a bunch of actual recent ones while going through Google Reader.
  • Updated master list of Reviews
  • Posted reviews up on Goodreads, updated what I had read on there.
  • Updated Author Interviews list
  • Updated Blogger Spotlights list
  • Updated list of books read this year on Goodreads
  • Updated links in my monthly In Review posts to include reviews written after the post was up.
  • Updated my Tour book list (to keep track of where I'm at on Tour books)
  • Wrote up a Review book Spreadsheet - this consists of the title and author of the book, publication date, if there's a set date for my review, the publisher, etc. To keep me on task with review books...
  • Updated my sidebars (got rid of some stuff, added/changed some stuff)
  • Updated my TBR Slideshow
  • Finished my Blog Affiliates page
  • Took the photos off my camera from the author event last week so I can start working on that post.
Completed the following mini-challenges:
  • Kim and Jackie at the Blog Improvement Project - I set two goals, both dealing with organization basically: Short term goal: Get ahead with my review posts and memes
    Long term goal: Make a schedule and stick to it. I want to create a weekly schedule and monthly schedule and stick to it. I feel too much like a procrastinator when it comes to my blog.
  • Jennifer at Girls Gone Reading - I really didn't have a review policy.. does that surprise you as much as it did me? So, here it is - My Review Policy (it is also linked on the menubar).
  • Sarah at Puss Reboots - I already have RSS feed, so basically I just double checked it. It works, yay!
  • Danielle at There’s a Book - This one was about StatCounters! I already have one, but.. when you clicked on it, it said Project Not Found, so I reinstalled that and put it in my right sidebar instead of down at the bottom of the page. :)
  • Cass at Bonjour Cass - I commented on 10 blogs I didn't know from the Mr. Linky page. :) Hope I spread a little Bloggiesta sunshine out there to those I commented on!


  1. Yay! We did so well. Thanks for being my bloggiesta buddy again :)

  2. Sounds like this really paid off for u. U got so much accomplished! :) It's really good to do something like this every few months or so. Things get behind so fast! :) Congrats on all the organization!

  3. Congrats on getting so much accomplished!

  4. So far so good! Good luck ;p

  5. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the amount of books that you own but have yet to read, is kind of scary.

  6. It looks like you got a lot of work done. Brava!

  7. Wow you got so much done. That is awesome.

  8. Congrats, on all you got accomplished. It was a good weekend for me too.

  9. Amazing job! I feel really inferior now, thanks a lot. :D
    Kidding aside, you really worked your rear off, congratulations.

  10. Great job!! You rocked this one out, Kristen!

  11. Wow, check out your list - this is fantastic! So much stuff accomplished!

  12. Holy cow you got lots done recently! I wish Bloggiesta was 3 or 4 times a year!

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  14. Wow, I bow down in awe of all you did. Great job!

  15. Very successful bloggiesta.
    I'm sure all the hard work payed off.


  16. Feels good to get all that done. Good job!

  17. Great job! You really got a lot done.

  18. all of sudden, I feel exhausted and it isn't even 7 AM --- that comes from reading what all you've done. Congrats on checking off so many items on your list!

  19. I may use your list as a guideline next time. Awesome job!


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