Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bloggiesta Update 1

I forgot to link the marvelous Maw Books Blog before for hosting this awesome fiesta! I've blogged so hard I think my brain is seeping out of my pores... seriously.

Also, I'm taking a slight haitus from Blogger Spotlights this weekend.. I'll have some sort of post up begging ppl to sign up tomorrow or Sunday at some point.

Alright, I have completed way too many hours of blog work!!! I'm heading into hour 17 right now and I'm nearly falling over with exhaustion.

Start time: 8 am
End time: 1 am
Total time put in: 17 - 1 hour (for breaks/shower, etc) = 16 hours of blog time!!!

I've been joking with Kate from The Neverending Shelf that I will be up at 6 am.. but who knows. Anyways, here's what I got done:


  • 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.
Works in progress:
  • Went through Google Reader and STARTED on the mass amounts of starred Items I have to go through. I'll wrap that up in the last hour..
  • Started on my huge Goodreads project.. adding all the books I own and making sure they're marked either Own-It (if its been read) or TBR-Own (if I still need to read it). I basically got two of my bookshelves done and even dusted and reordered them so more fit. Here's some pictures:

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. Wow, you got a lot done and your shelves look fantastic! I cleaned mine up some, but after looking at yours, I need to go back and redo mine--you've put me to shame! :P

    I also really like your master list of reviews. After looking at other blogs, I've decided to do one myself.

  2. You really got a lot done. I really need to do some bookshelf/Goodreads work too.

  3. Great job! You got a lot done. :)

  4. Wow, great job. It's crazy how all the little things add up so fast. I hope I get to take time and work on everything soon.

  5. WOW!

    Your shelves are great - very attractive looking shelves, indeed! :D

  6. You got a lot accomplished. Good job!

  7. You are well on your way and have accomplished quite a lot. Way to go!

  8. wow you've done so much. You'll probably get everything you planned to do if you keep up the pace.

  9. Wow, you've been blogging a LOT! 16 hours, wowwow, that is probably the time I will spend all and all during the weekend. I so engaged with the FIFA World Cup right now that I have to watch every single game! :D

    The big goodreads project sounds good, I think I would like to do that too to get some order to my books and books that I still need to read. :)

  10. You did job well done!I love the bookshelves and so many books arranged nicely..Keep it up girl!

  11. I am amazed at how much you accomplished! Great job :)

  12. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, you definitely did spread some bloggiesta love, especially since this is my first year, so it's nice to see some welcoming faces. :)
    Congratulations, you have gotten so much done! And your bookshelves look great!! I hope you're able to achieve all of your goals! You gave me some great ideas for things I need to do too!

  13. Congrats on getting so much done...blogging 16 hours is fantastic!!! I need to update my master list of reviews too. I also need to work on my Shelfari project too...getting all my books logged.

    Keep up the great work!!

  14. sure have gotten a lot done! I'm slowly getting through my list of tasks, but everytime I visit a blog, I find something else I want to do!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have a great weekend!
    Always With a Book

  15. You are really making progress! I have been going as I can - between weekend commitments. :)

  16. I really need to get more organized as well.

    Good luck with the rest of your bloggiesta

  17. You have put in an incredible amount of hours! Fantastic Kristen.

  18. 16 hours of blogging work? You rock!

  19. Work well done. I love photos of books and bookshelves *sigh*.



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