Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bloggiesta - What I Did

Today is the last day of this fun 3 day marathon called Bloggiesta.

What a great idea it is to take time to re-evaluate your blog and do those tasks that always get put off to the tomorrow that never seems to come.  It has been a lot of fun and my muse and I would like to give our main challenge host Natasha at Maw Books and the mini-challenge hosts Amy at My Friend Amy, Callista at SMS Book Reviews, Tasha at Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books and Hannah at Hannah a rousing

Thank You Pictures, Images and Photos

So far, I have met almost all of my goals.  Today I plan on publishing my revised About Me, About My Blog statements, as well as my newly revised review policy and my new disclosure policy.

I have made a very nice banner for
That's The Way It Was Wednesday

I have added Meta Tags, cleaned up my labels, created a Blogs I Like to Read page, learned how to center my blog name and put a border around the header using CSS, which I will be happy to explain to anyone who wants to know how to do this.

Blogger does not easily let you put pictures side by side, but there is a way to do it.  It isn't ideal, but if you are careful, it works and can look something like this


Going Solo

I will be publishing an in-depth post on how to do this very soon.

I also did a free copyright, a free disclosure policy and got a free license.  Here are the addresses if you want them too:

Free Copyright My Free Copyright
Free Disclosure Policy Disclosure Policy
Free License Creative Commons

I don't know how necessary these really are, but it doesn't hurt to look into them.

Today I plan on finishing up.  I have three reviews to write, and I still need to clean up my flash drive and work on my challenges.  I may scrape the Facebook idea, it was iffy anyway. 

I am hoping my avacodas are nice and ripe today.  Yesterday I have hot sauce and chips, today would like a little guacamole with my chips. 

I hope everyone had a fun, productive weekend.  We will have to do this again next year!


  1. I look forward to reading your post on putting images side-by-side on blogger - that's one of my peeves with blogger, among other things!

    Great job getting so much done!

  2. I'm also looking forward to your side-to-side explanation--you had tried to post something before, but somehow I couldn't access it! Today I'm writing reviews...very behind on those.

  3. Wow, if I ever do this challenge I'll look into the licensing thing. And the different pages thing. I'm just trying to post 4 or so times a week -- I'm only a practice blogger. Good work!

    (I thought of you as I read All Clear, Connie Willis's grown-up WWII time travel novel.)

  4. The banner looks great, good job. Thanks for participating in the mini-challenge.

  5. Congratulations! I love the way bloggiesta encourages everyone to work together to improve their blogs. I still haven't looked into the copyright issue - I'll have to do that one day :-)

  6. Thanks for your comments, everyone. What a great weekend. I love getting things done.