Monday, March 25, 2013

Bloggiesta 2013: At the Finish Line

Well, Bloggiesta 2013 is over.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and accomplished all their goals.  I accomplished almost all of mind, but the weekend was cut short by a Sunday afternoon at the theater and then dinner.  But I am at the finish line so let's see what's what.

This is my original list and my finished tasks are crossed off.

1- Write reviews for the books I have already read and the pile is getting higher. 
I did all but one review.

2- Back up my blog.
Now I need to remember to back up both my blogs more frequently.

3- Do some work on my other blog, Randomly Reading
I did lots of work on this blog - made drop down menus for labels and blog archive, created an archives page, and changed the whole look because the background I was using wouldn't always let me respond to comments, among other things.

4- Participate in the following challenges:

Organizing Reviews hosted by Lauren at Lose Time Reading using Excel, something I need a lot.  I don't have Excel, so I am going to try to do it on Google Docs.  
I did manage to make this work in Google Docs, so I was very pleased.  I even used a color coding system the way Lauren shows on here mini-challenge.

Declutter Your Sidebar hosted by Debz at Debz Bookshelf
I didn't get far enough with this to say I completed it, so it is still a work in progress.

Google Reader Replacement Options hosted by Jenn from The Picky Girl.  I have already tried Bloglovin', Feedly and The Old Reader, but still haven't made up my mind about which I like best.
For the moment, I am sticking with Bloglovin'  Feedly was OK, but there were almost 38,000 subscriptions ahead of me and after a few hours, very few of those were done.  There was also a note saying that in the future there would be a charge.  The Old Reader was also OK, but in the end I preferred Bloglovin'

Thank you again to all the hosts of the mini-challenges and especially to Suey from It's All About Books and Danielle fromThere's A Book for organizing and hosting Bloggiesta.


  1. Congrats on your accomplishments :) Wasn't this the best weekend? Whew, I'm tuckered out!

  2. Good job on accomplishing your goals. I STILL need to back up my blog. I am horrible about doing that. I liked Bloglovin too. Just getting around to visiting Bloggiesta finish line posts. Glad to meet ya, new follower on Bloglovin, facebook and twitter.

    Here's my Bloggiesta goals and updates if you'd like to visit.

  3. Oooo I should back up my blog too. Wonder when the last time i did that was. eeek. Congrats on being a part of Bloggiesta and completing your goals. :)