Welcome to the first edition of the Bloggiesta! A party like none other!
Led by our mascot . . .
Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.
You’ve been prepping all week after checking out the challenge details. You’ve ordered out for enchiladas, burritos, nachos and have a great big bowl of chips and salsa. You’ve broken out the sweats which you’ve paired with a somberaro to match and your huge to do list is sitting dauntingly in front of you. Take a deep breath, put on the mariachi music, shake out your shoulders and dive in!
How to Party!
When you begin the Bloggiesta challenge, sign in with Mr. Linky and link directly to your introductary Bloggiesta post. That will let me and everybody else that you have officially begun and we can go share our mariachi tunes and cheer you on.
How many times you choose to update is up to you, but you should keep track of the hours spent on the challenge as well as the tasks that you have completed. You do not need to write a new post for each mini-post completed, but do include and link back to the challenge host on your final summary post.
On Sunday, I will post a finish line post where you will link up to your final summary post.
There are mini-challenges! Twelve hosts have generously offered to host mini-challenges. Each mini-challenge is geared to help you improve your blog, so they are well worth checking out.
All the challenges will be up for the duration of the Bloggiesta, so you have the entire 48 hours to peruse and complete them. You don’t have to do them all, but for each one that you do complete with a comment on their post, your name will be entered for a giveaway.
- Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog – Getting out from underneath the feed reader.
- Beth from Beth Fish Reads – On lists and opinions.
- Jill at Fizzy Thoughts – Just when you thought the feed reader was halfway managed.
- Emily from Emily’s Reading Room – Are you talking about me?
- Deborah from Books, Movies, and Chinese Food – You have a blog? So tell me about it.
- Lynn from Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile – Get listed.
- Jen from Devourer of Books – Wow. I wrote that when? Let’s update.
- Amy from My Friend Amy – I need a friend.
- Trish from Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’? – On favicons and gravatars. Huh?
- Michelle from GalleySmith – Anchor text. You mean there’s a way this *should* be done?
- Andrea from Book Blather – Authorities? What authorities?
- Ruth from Bookish Ruth – You’re going to analyze what?
There are sponsors! A fantastic lot of publishers and publicists have generously donated titles to be given away during Bloggiesta! Each challenge completed will enter you, random draws for simply participating, most hours spent blogging, and if you keep track of the number of comments you leave visiting participating blogs, the one who leaves the most will also win a prize. And along the way I’ll think of other ways to divide the goodies. I’ll likely throw in some books from my personal stash of giveaway books.
- Tilbury House
- Remember Me: Tomah Joseph’s Gift to Franklin Roosevelt by Donald Soctomah and Jean Flahive, illus. by Mary Beth Owens
- Amadi’s Snowman by Katia Novet-Saint Lot, illus. by Dimitrea Tokunbo (Maw Books review)
- Under the Night Sky by Amy Lundebrek, illus. by Anna Rich
- Tor and Forge Books (U.S. addresses)
- A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell (two copies)
- Henry Holt (U.S./Canada addresses)
- The Embers by Hyatt Bass (three copies)
- Unbridled Books (U.S. addresses)
- FSB Associates (U.S addresses)
- Horse Soldiers (Audio version) by Doug Stanton
- Acne for Dummies by Dr Herbert Goodheart
- The Lie by Fredrica Wagman
- 7 Great Prayers by Paul and Tracy McManus
- The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley Jr. and Tanner Colby
- The Compass by Tammy Kling & John Spencer Ellis
- Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg
- Wounded by School by Kirsten Olson
- Maw Books (for our international participants only)
- $15 gift certificates to the online bookseller of your choice (two winners)
Thank you! Your support is much appreciated.
Ready, set . . . let’s bloggiesta!
Sign in with Mr. Linky when you’ve arrived at the party:
P.S. This post is sticky. My personal Bloggiesta posts will remain below this post.