Bloggiesta! Ready, Set . . . Let’s Fiesta!

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the Bloggiesta!  Led by none other than our awesome mascot . . .

Bloggiesta: Pedro

Pedro!

Plan.  Edit.  Develop.  Review.  Organize.

(How clever, I know!)

How to Party!

When you begin the Bloggiesta challenge, sign in with Mr. Linky (at the bottom of this post) and link directly to your introductory 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 (if any) 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-challenge completed, but do give your awesome hosts some link love 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.  Tell us how it went, what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you got accomplished, etc.

To connect with other Bloggiesta participants you can subscribe to the shared Bloggiesta RSS feed, follow @Bloggiesta on Twitter, and use the hashtag #bloggiesta to join the chatter.  Miss Remmers’ was kind enough to put together a Twitter list of participants.  Feel free to utilize the Blogging Tips forum as well.

Mini-challenges!

What I loved last time about the Bloggiest were the awesome mini-challenges which helped us learn more about blogging and hopefully stretched us a bit.  Because the skills that we learn build on each other, it would be remiss of me to not include the same mini-challenges again.  Those who complete these old mini-challenges and leave their hosts a comment will be eligible for the giveaways.  (Not sure how I’ll pick winners with the old mini-challenges but I’ll figure it out – but there will be less weight as opposed to this editions mini-challenge – if that makes sense.)

Flashback:

Let’s take a look at the mini-challenges this go-round!!

Ten hosts are generously hosting 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 weekend to peruse and complete them.  You don’t have to do them all, nor may they all appeal to you, but for each one that you do complete with a comment on their post, your name will be entered for a giveaway.

Sponsors!

I’d like to thank a  fantastic lot of publishers and publicists who have generously donated titles to be given away during Bloggiesta! Not only will there be prizes for completing mini-challenges but also simply for participating, most hours spent on this challenge and by most number of comments left on participating blogs (so keep track & report!).

Scholastic (@scholastic on Twitter)

(U.S. only mailing)

  • Book Cover:  The Lonely Hearts ClubTHE LONELY HEARTS CLUB by Elizabeth Eulberg.  (YA)  Jenny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It’s a personal choice… and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways — which is too bad, because there’s this certain boy she can’t help but like….
  • Book Cover: WishWISH by Alexandra Bullen. (YA)   For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone… until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn’t just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back. With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can’t solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again. In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, WISH asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?
  • DAWN by Kevin Brooks. (YA) Dawn’s dad is a recovering substance abuser, a one-time child molester, and…a born-again Christian. Religion: That’s his latest addiction. But as far as Dawn is concerned, the Man Upstairs has robbed her of the father she once loved — drugs, drinks, and all.  Which is why Dawn’s gone shopping for Bibles. For research. To know her enemy. Because, to get her old dad back, she’s going to have to do away with this God guy.  She’d just better pray that the fallout from her father’s past life of crime doesn’t catch up to her first.  Magical realism and gritty mystery meet in Brooks’s provocative dissection of family, friendship, and faith.
  • Book Cover:  How to Say Goodbye in RobotHOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT by Natalie Standiford.  (YA)  The new girl in town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn’t made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It’s not romance, exactly — but it’s definitely love. Still, Bea can’t quite dispel Jonah’s gloom and doom — and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?
  • Book Cover:  Testing the IceTESTING THE ICE by Sharon Robinson and Kadir Nelson. (Picture Book) When Jackie Robinson retires from baseball and moves his family to Connecticut, the beautiful lake on their property is the center of everyone’s fun. The neighborhood children join the Robinson kids for swimming and boating. But oddly, Jackie never goes near the water.  In a dramatic episode that first winter, Jackie is called upon to test the ice on the lake, to make sure it’s safe for ice-skating. But why, Sharon wonders, is he always so afraid to go near the water? In a stunning metaphor for Jackie Robinson’s legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Ms. Robinson honors her extraordinary father’s memory with her warm, graceful storytelling. Two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Kadir Nelson has created richly rendered paintings that radiate with the beauty and spirit of one of America’s finest heroes.
  • Book Cover:  The Extraordinary Mark TwainTHE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY) by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.  (Middle Grade) Susy Clemens thought the world was wrong about her papa. They saw Mark Twain as “a humorist joking at everything.” But he was so much more, and Susy was determined to set the record straight. In a journal she kept under her pillow, Susy documented her world-famous father — from his habits (good and bad!) to his writing routine to their family’s colorful home life. Her frank, funny, tender biography (which came to be one of Twain’s most prized possessions) gives rare insight and an unforgettable perspective on an American icon. Inserts with excerpts from Susy’s actual journal give added appeal.

Hachette Book Group (follow Hachette’s Twitter accounts)

(U.S. & Canada mailing, 5 copies each)

  • Book Cover:  The UnnamedTHE UNNAMED by Joshua Ferris.  A dazzling novel about a marriage and a family and the unseen forces of nature and desire that seem to threaten them both. It is the heartbreaking story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is abruptly and irrevocably taken away.
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  • Book Cover: The Swan ThievesTHE SWAN THIEVES by Elizabeth Kostova. Kostova’s masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.
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  • Book Cover:  RosesROSES by Leila Meacham.  Roses is a classic novel in the best sense–a big, juicy read with a riveting plot and characters that leave a lasting impression. Spanning the 20th century, the story of ROSES takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town’s founding families.
  • Book Cover:  DamagedDAMAGED by Kia Dupree.  In the style of urban literary greats Teri Woods and Vicky Stringer, Kia DuPree tells an engrossing and heart-wrenching story about a young woman living on the streets of Washington D.C.
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  • searching for tina turnerSEARCHING FOR TINA TURNER by Jacqueline E. Luckett.  In this breathtaking debut novel reminiscent of early Terry McMillan, Lena Spencer is going through a mid-life crisis and looks to singer Tina Turner for strength.
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Peachtree Publishers (@PeachtreePubs on Twitter)

(U.S. only mailing, ten copies available)

  • Book Cover: Where is Catkin?WHERE IS CATKIN? by Janet Lord, illustrated by Julie Paschkis (Picture Book) A cat’s curiosity lands him in a tight spot in this simple but stunning book, featuring cheerful animal sounds and an entertaining seek-and-find element. Author Janet Lord’s simple, satisfying story of a mischievous cat is richly portrayed in Julie Paschkis’s gorgeous illustrations that celebrate the patterns and shapes founds in nature.

Lisa Roe, Publicist (@OnlinePublicist on Twitter)

(U.S. & Canada mailing)

  • Book Cover:  Humpty Dumpty Was PushedHUMPTY DUMPTY WAS PUSHED: A NOVEL by Marc Blatte. n this crackling fiction debut, Marc Blatte casts a cool eye on the gritty streets of New York City, and spins a mystery that is, in the words of “Law & Order” Executive Producer Fred Berner, as “elegantly twisted and satisfying as the best crime novels.” Ride shotgun with Detective Black Sallie Blue Eyes on his quest to solve a murder at a downtown hip-hop club, and encounter a host of characters that run the gamut of NYC high and lowlife society from the projects of Far Rockaway to the mansions and manicured lawns of Westchester and the Hamptons–rapstar wannabes, hipster tweakers, Wittgenstein-spouting impresarios, fetishists, billionaires, and one Eastern European refugee dead-set on revenge old-school style.
  • Book Cover:  Between Me and the RiverBETWEEN ME AND THE RIVER by Carrie Host. (Non-Fiction)  Carrie Host knows that the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness takes a split second to change your life, as well as the lives of your partner, parents, children and all who love you. Packed with inspiration, advice, comfort and hope, Between Me and the River is Host’s candid and uplifting memoir of how she found the strength and fortitude to triumph over a rare form of cancer, and craft a new and meaningful life.

Bloomsbury Publishing (@bloomsburyusa on Twitter)

(U.S. only mailing)

  • Book Cover:  Magic Under GlassMAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolamore. (YA) Nimira is a foreign music-hall girl forced to dance for mere pennies. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to sing with a piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new and better life. In Parry’s world, however, buried secrets are beginning to stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman roaming the halls, and Parry’s involvement with a league of sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. Then Nimira discovers the spirit of a fairy gentleman named Erris is trapped inside the clockwork automaton, waiting for someone to break his curse. The two fall into a love that seems hopeless, and breaking the curse becomes a race against time, as not just their love, but the fate of the entire magical world may be in peril.
  • Book Cover:  BreathlessBREATHLESS by Jessica Warman (YA).  When Katie Kitrell is shipped off to boarding school, it doesn’t take her long to become part of the It Crowd. She’s smart, she’s cute, and she’s a swimming prodigy who has a first-class ticket to any Ivy League school of her choice. But what her new friends, roommate, and boyfriend don’t know is that Katie is swimming away from the secrets of her past, and from the schizophrenic older brother, Will, who won’t let her go. As Katie’s star rises, Will descends deeper into insanity. And when he does the unthinkable, it’s all Katie can do to keep her head above water. Largely based on the author’s own experiences, Breathless is a stunning debut that explores illness and health, love and lust, friends and enemies, and the moneyed world of prep school with a deft, expert hand.
  • Book Cover:  Girl in the Arena GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lise Klein (YA).  A powerful YA debut that combines the visceral storylines of movies like Fight Club and Gladiator, with the emotional tug of Romeo and Juliet. [ . . . ] Lise Haines’ debut novel, a dark satire for our time, is a mesmerizing look at a modern world addicted to violence, fame, and greed—a world eerily close to our own.

Thank you for all of the publishers support for this fun event!  We can’t wait to give away these fantastic books to awesome Bloggiesta fiesta goers!  Be sure to give them a thank you.

And for our international participants, I will be putting up two $15 gift certificates to any online bookstore of winners choice.

Sign in!

Let’s get this fiesta started!

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Good luck!  Here’s to three days of blog improvement.

Who’s got the chips?  Somebody pass the chips . . .

71 comments


  1. oh I love the start graphic

    on January 8th, 2010 at 1:15 am
  2. Yay!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 1:22 am
  3. I’ve done a lot of reading and planning. Lots of good ideas on these lists. I’ve posted and linked but off to bed now. Manana.

    on January 8th, 2010 at 3:21 am
  4. [...] picked two more out of the previous challenges that I might actually do. But I shouldn’t get sidetracked, first I need to cross off some [...]

    on January 8th, 2010 at 4:31 am
  5. Awesome idea and I need it so badly! I’ve signed in with Mr. Linky and done the first mini-challenge!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 7:47 am
  6. Good Morning! Ole!
    I’m so excited about Bloggiesta. This is my first time participating and I’m not sure how I’ll do, but I’m going to try my best :) My blog is so silly, needs improvement and this is a fantastic idea!
    Thank you Natasha…….GREAT JOB! Maybe we could do mid-year if it’s possible?

    Thank you again and happy blogging!
    Gayla

    on January 8th, 2010 at 8:22 am
  7. I’m ready to fiesta!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 8:49 am
  8. Good morning!

    This is my first year participating as well. Will be posting my progress updates on and off thoughout the weekend, and looking forward to the mini-challenges!

    Have fun everybody!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 9:20 am
  9. [...] you have time – I would suggest you go and sign up over at Maw Books and join an event that may very well make a positive difference in your blogging [...]

    on January 8th, 2010 at 9:39 am
  10. Well I’ve been inspired! I’ve been delaying the posting of my Maze Runner review, and also delaying the setup of the giveaway of the book. So I’m gonna go get cracking!

    This is my first Bloggiesta and I hope we all can use the time to add to our blogosphere community!

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:06 am
  11. Well, thanks to bloggiesta, I’ve decided to work on a post that I’d been delaying. Come by my blog later to:

    **Read my book review of The Maze RunnerL
    **Watch a Q&A video with author James Dashner
    **Enter win a copy of The Maze Runner!

    Thanks for sponsoring this event. It’s my first year and I’ll hopefully get even more done this weekend.

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:15 am
  12. [...] MawBooks‘ Bloggiesta!  Ready, Set… Let’s Fiesta! for other participants, list of mini-challenges and to link your Bloggiesta [...]

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:28 am
  13. Okies, it’s official and I’m up and running :-D After not signing up last year, and then doing a lot of the stuff anyway, I decided to go all in this year. I’ve been amped for over a week for it, too, and got some early housekeeping done :-D

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:32 am
  14. Oops! I thought my first post erred out. Looks like they both went up! You can delete the first one if you want. Thanks!

    Laura

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:32 am
  15. [...] so it’s last minute, but I’ve decided to participate in Bloggiesta. Looking at the list of suggestions, there are definitely some things I can do. I’m not [...]

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:37 am
  16. Ok, I’m up…and sort of at it! As soon as I shoo the man and kid out the door, I can get started on my blog. So excited to participate this year!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:42 am
  17. I’m ready to rock and improve. Will have to take some time out to finish art history homework but will be working on the blog much of the weekend. Thanks for doing this.

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:48 am
  18. Thanks for hosting this… I’ve got my chips and salsa AND stuff for nachos ready and am looking forward to improvements galore.

    Wooohooo!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 11:13 am
  19. This sounds like lots of fun. I can’t wait to meet new people and improve my blog.

    on January 8th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
  20. This sounds great. Ready to start! =)

    on January 8th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
  21. My first post on my blog: http://compumarion.com/blog/?p=269

    Looks I did start then :)

    on January 8th, 2010 at 2:25 pm
  22. Thanks for hosting this! It’s just what I needed to motivate me to work on my blog more. :)

    on January 8th, 2010 at 2:39 pm
  23. I’m really looking forward to meeting some new people and hopefully growing as a blogger!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
  24. I’m here! I’m late, but I’m here.
    Twitter is broken, so I’ve opened a Chatzy: I hope you don’t mind.

    (We broke Twitter!)

    on January 8th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
  25. [...] 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm (bloggiesta, newsbits) This weekend I will be participating in the Bloggiesta, hosted by Natasha at Maw Books and brought to my attention by Natalie of This Purple Crayon. Each [...]

    on January 8th, 2010 at 6:02 pm
  26. Here goes! Thanks so much to everyone helping to host these challenges. I’ve begun the year with a lot of motivation, and hope I can sustain that over time through some of the tips and tricks I pick up from you all this weekend!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 6:09 pm
  27. I have such a vague idea of what I’ve just signed up for that I might fall into the too-little-knowledge-is-a-dangerous-thing category.

    on January 8th, 2010 at 9:20 pm
  28. I’m all signed up and rearing to go!

    Excellent idea, indeed :)

    on January 8th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  29. Way too fun! Right… so I’ve tweaked the layout of my blog, now for some linage cleanup…

    on January 8th, 2010 at 11:07 pm
  30. I’ve just moved my blog to a new location and changed its focus a bit, and I’m still trying to get it set up the way I’d like, but I am planning to participate in both this and MotherReader’s Comment Challenge. I was excited about getting started tonight, but instead I’m going to bed with a killer headache. Not an auspicious beginning, but I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll be ready to go!

    on January 8th, 2010 at 11:13 pm
  31. [...] Bloggiesta is an event hosted by Natasha@Maw Books which is basically for you to spare some time (Friday-Sunday) to do whatever you want for your blog, things you put off doing, housekeeping, normal posts, any blogging activities. There are many useful suggestions to do on the event post if you want to check out. This is the second Bloggiesta and I missed the first one, though I did check out some of the tips. They’re great! Also, the buttons are so cute, I would’ve joined just so I can post them here ;) [...]

    on January 8th, 2010 at 11:15 pm
  32. Whoops! Late to sign in… Jose is to blame. LOL!

    http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2010/01/grab-chips-dip-salsa.html

    on January 8th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
  33. [...] 2nd annual Bloggiesta starts today and I am looking forward to participating! I have a lot of little things I’ve [...]

    on January 9th, 2010 at 12:29 am
  34. My gosh, I totally thought I’d already subscribed. =P Well, I’ve been participating, anyway!

    on January 9th, 2010 at 12:40 am
  35. http://www.readnowsleeplater.com/2010/01/bloggiesta-better-late-than-never.html

    Yay! I crossed things off the to-do-list. I left out the tequila so I can get more work done… maybe on Sunday afternoon :)

    on January 9th, 2010 at 3:52 am
  36. I have set my goals for 2010
    Other than my computer getting bogged down last night, I am thoroughly enjoying learning how to improve my blogging.
    Thanks

    on January 9th, 2010 at 7:25 am
  37. I have made a midpost on my blog.
    I actually have 2 blogs I’m working on.
    Which seems to get confusing at times.
    However, I really am enjoying Bloggiesta.
    I’m learning so much.
    Thanks

    on January 9th, 2010 at 7:30 am
  38. Okay, better late than never. Right? (I’m counting the time I spent yesterday, though…) :-)

    on January 9th, 2010 at 9:14 am
  39. A little late, but here! Mostly trying to get through mini-challenges and not really concentrating on hours blogged, what with the late start and some plans this afternoon and two good books to finish. I’ll feel pretty good about completing the mini-challenges and getting a post or two up, though.

    on January 9th, 2010 at 11:38 am
  40. i am new to bloggiesta, but i thought i would give it a go.

    on January 9th, 2010 at 1:15 pm
  41. Wow, I am so thrilled to have found this place. I’m late, I know, but hey! It’s never too organise, share and upkeep your blog, right? Hope everyone’s doing well!

    http://scribble-me-this.blogspot.com/2010/01/bloggiesta.html

    on January 9th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
  42. Hello again!
    I’ve been up and down reading, compiling ideas and comparing others with my personal “silly” ideas.The night and early morning has flown by and now it’s going on3:30 in the afternoon and not one post.
    After reading for so many hours,I’m greatly impressed by the ideas, even the ones that aren’t included in the mini-challenges. Not that the challenges are aren’t super, but I’ve learned many great tips to improve my blog, brainstorm and ways to make my blog what I would like ti to be……enjoyable for you and for me. So thank you to ALL for taking the time to compile these amazing lists, ideas and enjoyable things to write about. You have really, really out done yourselves. You’ve done a truly selfless act :)
    I’ve got so many question to ask about certain aspects of blogging, but I’m just oging to wing it. After 6 years of blogging you would htink that I’ve got it down. But blogging has changed and the one difference between you and many of you is that I am not a book blogger. I 1005 enjoy reading book blogs and all that they have to offer–and not just the giveaway. For me, that’s a small part of it. I am a love of books, words, flow and style of writing, grammar and the list could go and on!
    OK, so what is my point with this ridiculously long post to your blog? I’m well aware that I’m a fish out of water because I’m not a book reviewer or “book blog”, but I think I can offer a few things or two and like many thourourhgly enjoy myself in the prgross!

    Bear with me and I hope this Bloggiesta will become an important event, each and eveyr single year!!

    Happy Blogging all!
    Hugs, Gayla
    Las Vegas
    UnfussyLiving.blogspot.com :)

    on January 9th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
  43. I’m getting a much later start than I had planned. I hope to be able to accomplish some of my goals.

    Happy Bloggiesta everyone!

    on January 9th, 2010 at 5:47 pm
  44. Hi, I’ve never done this before and I’m fairly new to blogging so I’m not sure if I’ve done this right…I’ve already signed up on Mr. Linky and I did Rebecca’s mini-challenge (New Years Resolutions – http://ysprincess.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-new-years-resolutions.html)
    Her page said to comment here, but I don’t know if I’m supposed to comment here every time I do a mini-challenge?

    on January 9th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
  45. I’ve been playing along since yesterday, but just now thought to join. Woops! Haha

    on January 9th, 2010 at 8:53 pm
  46. Well, I’m coming into this late (Saturday night), but I was planning to madly post some reviews, so why not? And I’m also participating in the Comment Challenge — and your blog is new to me, so it’s the mini-challenge, too! All good stuff! Thanks for doing this!

    on January 9th, 2010 at 9:24 pm
  47. I’m getting a late start too but hopefully I’ll still be able to get some good things done. Here’s my starting post:
    http://goodcleanreads.blogspot.com/2010/01/bloggiesta.html

    on January 9th, 2010 at 9:42 pm
  48. I’m late–Saturday night, and have a bunch of projects for tomorrow, but this is such an awesome idea. I am signing up for your RSS Feed to be sent to my Yahoo home page so that I can be aware of when you do it again, which I hope is sometime again this year. :)

    on January 9th, 2010 at 9:43 pm
  49. [...] usual, I’m late to the party, the Bloggiesta party that is. Last weekend I went a bit nuts on updating my blog adding new sections, and a new [...]

    on January 9th, 2010 at 10:45 pm
  50. Is there not a place to link a second post that gives our progress for the Bloggiesta? I only see one for Beginning posts.

    on January 9th, 2010 at 11:59 pm
  51. I might be a bit late for this but I am going to work on it none-the-less. Thanks

    on January 10th, 2010 at 3:17 am
  52. [...] to day two of Bloggiesta hosted by Natasha of Maw Books [...]

    on January 10th, 2010 at 3:52 am
  53. Hey there, I am late to join but hope I can still be included. I love to read especially since retirement took over and I love to get into contests and parties.

    on January 11th, 2010 at 9:01 am
  54. I found a link to bloggiesta and thought it sounded neat, but I confess: I’m totally confused as to what you do on bloggiesta, and when it’s over. Do you just to the mini contests or what?

    on January 11th, 2010 at 2:03 pm
  55. Found you too late to sign in, but I’m really glad you have the links to the challenges posted. Looking forward to your 3rd edition. Thanks for putting the bloggiesta together, it’s just the jump start I need. By the way, the mascot is adorable.

    on January 16th, 2010 at 7:09 am
  56. [...] The Bloggiesta challenge has passed, but I approve wholeheartedly of the slow and steady method of starting/finishing the race (mostly because I forgot about it). I encourage you all to complete everything on the challenge list because it just makes sense. [...]

    on January 17th, 2010 at 12:09 am
  57. [...] And on we go with the bloggiesta mini challenges. [...]

    on January 18th, 2010 at 6:55 pm
  58. [...] you so much for making the 2nd Edition of the Bloggiesta a huge success! We had about 130 people participate and from all the posts that I read and the [...]

    on January 19th, 2010 at 1:26 am
  59. [...] nearly completed the second bloggiesta list of mini challenges, an idea of great genius that helps blogging writers [...]

    on January 21st, 2010 at 12:02 am
  60. [...] How many updates (if any) you want to do is up to you.  Make it work for you.  Personally, I plan on making a to do list and then crossing off items as I accomplish them.  There will be bloggers hosting mini-challenges as well.  These are great to learn new information.  To get an idea of the mini-challenges last time, check out the list. [...]

    on June 1st, 2010 at 8:09 pm
  61. Looking forward to my first Bloggiesta!

    on June 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 am
  62. [...] How many updates (if any) you want to do is up to you.  Make it work for you.  Personally, I plan on making a to do list and then crossing off items as I accomplish them.  There will be bloggers hosting mini-challenges as well.  These are great to learn new information.  To get an idea of the mini-challenges last time, check out the list. [...]

    on June 7th, 2010 at 6:07 am
  63. [...] mini challenge is part of the Blogggiesta! – hosted by Maw [...]

    on June 10th, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  64. [...] weekend I will be participating in the Bloggiesta, hosted by Natasha at Maw Books and brought to my attention by Natalie of This Purple Crayon. Each [...]

    on June 27th, 2010 at 6:30 am
  65. [...] nearly completed the second bloggiesta list of mini challenges, an idea of great genius that helps blogging writers [...]

    on September 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm
  66. [...] And on we go with the bloggiesta mini challenges. [...]

    on September 7th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
  67. [...] Maw Books’ second Bloggiesta challenge has passed, but I approve wholeheartedly of the slow and steady method of starting/finishing the race (mostly because I forgot about it). I encourage you all to complete everything on the challenge list because it just makes sense. [...]

    on September 7th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  68. [...] is sponsored by Natasha at Maw Books. Thanks, [...]

    on February 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm
  69. [...] What have I accomplished so far in Bloggiesta? [...]

    on May 15th, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  70. [...] 2nd annual Bloggiesta starts today and I am looking forward to participating! I have a lot of little things I’ve [...]

    on November 7th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
  71. [...] 2nd annual Bloggiesta starts today and I am looking forward to participating! I have a lot of little things I’ve [...]

    on November 7th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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