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Bloggiesta 2015

It’s time for the first-ever Week-Long Bloggiesta. There have been several Bloggiestas that have spanned over a few days or a weekend, but this is the first time that it’s going for an entire week. What is Bloggiesta, you ask?

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! Itโ€™s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!

I’ve participated in Bloggiesta before with great success, so I figured it’s time to take the leap and dedicate a week to cleaning things up and streamlining as much as possible. Because I help run so many sites, my to-do list is hella long, but that’s okay.

To sign up, head over to Bloggiesta and join us!

Bloggiesta 2015 Starting Line


Do at least 3 Mini-Challenges:

Social Media/Promo (on Sites)

Swoony Boys Podcast

  • Giveaways Page
  • Plan Upcoming Themes
  • Format Authors for UBB
  • Make Schedule to Add Authors Info to Old Posts
  • Make Blooper Episode (ETA: Changed my mind about doing this now)
  • Set Up Top 15 Lists for April, May, and June
  • Set Up Reviews for April
  • Check Pages for Updates
  • Start Redesigning New Theme for Site (ETA: Will do in June. Jeez why do I put off everything until June?)
  • Update Book Banners in Sidebar (make toggle list?) (ETA: Decided to do this when I update site)
  • Add Tag Icons (ETA: Decided to do this when I update site)

Add Automatically Updating Index for Pages:

Pretty Sassy Cool

  • Send Interview Questions to Jess and Debbie
  • Set Up Reviews for April
  • Cookbook Interview Questions
  • Schedule Cookbook Interviews
  • Make List of Published Works from Fandom Authors
  • Update Tags
  • Update Categories
  • Clean Up Featured Images
  • Update Review Policy
  • Add Automatic Author Interview Index
  • Format Authors for UBB
  • Make Schedule to Add Authors Info to Old Post
  • Giveaways Page
  • Check Pages for Updates
  • Add Tag Icons (Decided I don’t need that on this site. I think.)
  • Add Bios and Update About Us Page
  • Make Schedule to Add Bios to All Posts

Side Bar Updates:

  • Memes We Participate In
  • Daily Deals
  • Pretty List (not sure about this)
  • Blogroll (or not)
  • Tours
  • Decide if I want to add Book Banners to Sidebar or make a Page for that


Whew! *wipes brow* I really doubt I can get all of this done this week, but at least I have a list!

We are also hosting an awesome Mini Challenge! Check out our post on how we organize our site with Trello and enter to win a book of your choice (up to $15 value).

How about you? Are you ready to join us for Bloggiesta?

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  1. if there is a prize for longest to-do list, I think you may win! I’m spending the day visiting everyone on the sign up and the Twitter chat this afternoon.
    Happy Bloggiesta!

  2. That’s such a long list! I hope you get done as much as you can. It gave me an idea of another thing I can add to mine ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kelsey recently posted…Spring 2015 Bloggiesta!My Profile

  3. That’s a long list! I won’t get all of mine done either, but just making the list was helpful. Good luck! I hope we both get a lot done!

    I need an Emailiesta to get my emails cleaned up. Maybe next week!
    Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) recently posted…My Bloggiesta PlanMy Profile

    • It’s true–just having the list is helpful enough, Joy. And yessss to the Emailista. I don’t think I can do that next week but maybe sometime in April! Great idea!

  4. Wow, what an amazing list. I will do some mini-challenges in the next few days…looking forward to them. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Wow! That list is incredibly long. I wish you luck this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve given me some ideas myself.
    Amber recently posted…Bloggiesta Spring 2015My Profile

  6. Wow! 20 reviews?!?!? Color me impressed :D. Good luck with all of your (many) goals, hope you have fun too

  7. I’m trying to pick my jaw up off the floor – and figure out how you can get that much done. 20 reviews would be more than I could do in a single week, all on its own! Good luck – looks like you’ve already made good progress!
    Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard recently posted…The Bookwyrm is back with a new design!My Profile

  8. Wow! That’s quite a list you have there!! I’m hoping I can get 2 reviews written! Lol! Looks like you can run circles around me, but I’m okay with that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you accomplish your goals! Happy Bloggiesta!!
    Candy @ So little time… recently posted…What are you Reading? ~ Mar. 25, 2015My Profile

  9. So many things to do! But it seems like you’re doing great! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Gaby recently posted…WoW: Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonMy Profile

  10. Very impressive list! Mine was long to begin with, but I keep adding to it as I visit other participants. I love the idea of an Emailiesta and have seen it mentioned more than once, so think we definitely need to schedule one of those!

    Good luck with your goals! And thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Terri @ Alexia’s Books and Such… recently posted…2015 Book Blog Discussion ChallengeMy Profile

    • Thanks, Terri! I haven’t even added all the new ideas I got from going through everyone else’s list. I think that will have to wait until the next Bloggiesta LOL And yesssss to Emailiesta!

  11. Great list, Kassiah! I checked out your other blog (that reads ‘You’re Pretty’ on the header) and just loved the design. You post really great content too! As for this blog, I love the footer menus (they rock!!!). Your header is sweet too! I think that the sidebar is a bit cluttered, but hey, your blog, your priorities :). P.S. I’ve sent you a friend request on Goodreads. Happy Bloggiesta!!

    • Thanks, Madvanthi! I agree–this sidebar does have a lot! I’m just not sure what all I can take off. I’m working on it though. Thanks for your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Another humblingly long list! I think you may have a small HTML error though as I’m seeing most of the page – including all the comments – crossed out. Which means I can’t quite tell how you’re getting on with it all, but I’m sure you’re doing great. Happy Bloggiesta!
    Kate @ Nose in a book recently posted…Bloggiesta: best blogging advice everMy Profile

  13. Wow, what an inspiring list. I’m definitely going to pin it to give me ideas in the future. Fabulous that you got your offspring to help. I’ve tried to interest mine in blogging, but so far no luck.

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