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

Welcome to the 4th Edition (Wow! Can’t believe this is #4) of the Bloggiesta!  Led by none other than our awesome mascot . . .

Bloggiesta: Pedro

Pedro!!

Plan.  Edit.  Develop.  Review.  Organize.

How to Party!

Bloggiesta begins now and runs  through Sunday the 23rd (technically the wee hours of Monday morning).  You can really start whenever you want within that time but official hours are 8am to 8am (wherever you are).  The hours spent on the challenge do NOT need to be in a row. Use the entire 72  hour time frame and see what you can do with it.  It’s your call as to how much you want to put into it.  But you have to put something into it or it’s not a challenge.

When you begin the Bloggiesta challenge, sign in with Mr. Linky (at the bottom of this post) and link directly to your 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.

If you have just discovered this challenge, it’s not to late to sign up.  Join us anytime!  (No need to sign up on the sign up post – just sign up with the Mr. Linky on this page. Just do me a favor and tell me in the comments you just signed up so I can add you to the shared feed & Twitter list.)

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 you have completed.  I’m all for making it work for how you best work.  You do not need to write a new post for each mini-challenge completed, but do give your awesome hosts some link love.

On Sunday, I will post a finish line post. In a change from last year, you do not need to link up a Bloggiesta summary post.  Instead I will have a survey that I’d love to have you fill out so I can implement your feedback better into future Bloggiesta’s.

How To Connect With Other Bloggers

  • To connect with other Bloggiesta participants subscribe to the shared Bloggiesta RSS feed (this is different from the one we used in July).  The nice thing about this feed is that you’ll have everybody’s blog updates at your fingerprints.  Feel free to subscribe to your new favorite blogs and then unsubscribe from the shared RSS feed after the weekend. Please do visit some of your fellow bloggers!
  • New this year are quick links in my sidebar to the links I just listed above as well as the mini-challenges. You’ll also see in my sidebar a blogroll of all those who signed up for Bloggiesta.  If you see yourself not listed or have a correction, just let me know.

Mini-challenges!

In addition to your individual tasks, there are also mini-challenges which will help us learn more about blogging and hopefully stretch us a bit.  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.

We have eight new mini-challenges this year!

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Flashback Mini-Challenges

Because the skills that we learn build on each other, it would be remiss of me to not also link to the mini-challenges which we covered in the first three Bloggiesta editions.  Feel free to check out the wealth of information found in these posts.  And yes, upon completion of these challenges, leave the host a comment, and I’ll pick prize winners from the comment sections.

Prizes!

There are prizes!  But wait for a separate post for the reveal.  You are eligible for Bloggiesta prizes simply by participating!  That’s it!  There will also be winners chosen from those who complete the mini-challenges and leave a comment on the hosts post.

Start the Fiesta!

Link to your starting line post so everybody else knows you’ve got a fiesta going on at your place!

bloggiestastart

Have a fantastic fiesta!

166 comments


  1. [...] you want to join in the Bloggiesta fun, it isn’t too late. Visit the Bloggiesta Start page at Maw Books to sign up. You can follow @Bloggiesta on twitter, or simply keep track of the [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:38 am
  2. I’ve signed up and now I’m off to get my children some dinner. I’m looking forward to getting a few challenges at least started before I get to bed to make up for the fact that you will all be working hard while I sleep.

    Have fun everyone. :-)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:39 am
  3. Woo! I started a day early, and I’m finding I’ll have to limit the amount of things I’m suddenly wanting to work on for the blog. It’s hard to keep focused when I start in on this stuff. Fixing a link issue will lead to browsing/tweaking my widgets…which leads to re-doing the layout…etc. ;)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:58 am
  4. excited to do this again :)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 1:07 am
  5. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gnoe and Chachic, Bloggiesta. Bloggiesta said: Get this fiesta started! Starting line post is up & ready for you late nighters (or day-timers – you know who you are!) http://bit.ly/hBNveg [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 1:19 am
  6. [...] am very excited about participating especially the mini-challenges. On Monday, I shared my goals for Bloggiesta; my goals have changed a little. In February, my new [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:43 am
  7. Hey! Never having done this before, I’m so excited :) I haven’t signed up for your event in the previous linky, just this one. Please add me to your feed, etc.

    I’m hoping I get a lot done, though I have a dinner party this weekend as well.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:00 am
  8. NOTE: the new URL for the labels mini-challenge is: http://bfishreads.blogspot.com/2011/01/bloggiesta-labels-tags-mini-challenge.html

    this is updated and has the new Mr. Linky. PLEASE use this post.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:15 am
  9. I did a ton of stuff in the last week and a half just to get going – otherwise I’d have never finished in a weekend what I wanted to do, lol. I’m most interested in all the networking stuff, I just started doing that, since I’ve been concentrating on building up my reviews so far.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:30 am
  10. So I’m starting the bloggiesta now!! I’m really excited so here we go

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:38 am
  11. Sitting behind my trusty laptob, and I am reay to start the bloggiesta

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:39 am
  12. I’m excited to start now! Even tho I’m a little late already.
    Good luck and have fun to everybody!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:44 am
  13. Hey Natasha
    It’s obvious that you’ve put a fantastic amount of organisation into this – thank you so much!
    Lyndsey x

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:44 am
  14. Thanks again for organising this Natasha, it’s a fantastic event and it’s run so well. :) I can’t wait to start getting things done!

    I wish everyone the best with their goals. :)

    x

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:35 am
  15. Don’t know how much time I’ll actually get to sneak in to do this but I’m going to do as much as I can.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:48 am
  16. Hi everyone!! Thank you so much for hosting! This is my first time participating. I am so computer challenged that if I learn one tip, I will be so excited. Looking for hints to cut back on computer time to spend more time on reading.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:09 am
  17. I have been waiting for this day! :P

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:27 am
  18. This is such a great event, Natasha and one of these days I’m going to participate. I hope everyone has a very successful weekend.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:30 am
  19. [...] Bloggiesta reading event is hosted by Maw Book Blog. Bloggiesta runs from January 21-23, 2011 and is a [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:30 am
  20. I’m just signing up today… :)
    Here’s CHEERS to everyone to have a fun productive weekend.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:50 am
  21. Natasha…thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event. This is the 2nd time I am participating and I am hoping to get quite a bit done. I can only imagine how much work you must put into this event – THANK YOU!!!

    Hope everyone has a productive weekend!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 8:20 am
  22. I just signed up. Now after breakfast let the festivities begin!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 8:38 am
  23. Hope I’m not too late! This is my first time joining Bloggiesta! I look forward to fixing up my craft blog and finding a way to organize my book review blog. Thanks for hosting this event!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 8:51 am
  24. I had already decided to set this weekend aside to work on my blog and reviews when I found the challenge through The Story Siren.

    I’m looking forward to checking out some of the mini challenges!

    Hoping for a productive weekend,
    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 8:55 am
  25. Thanks for organizing this event Natasha! Let’s get started.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:03 am
  26. Hey girl! I joined up (guess I forgot to whenever you first posted up the sign up) and am also on twitter @bookgoil.

    Can’t wait to get started!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:09 am
  27. [...] morning kicks off the 4th Bloggiesta weekend and I have participated every time Natasha at Maw Books has hosted this.  I have said this before but I feel it is worth repeating…  Bloggiesta is [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:11 am
  28. I hadn’t signed up previously because I wasn’t sure how much time I’d be able to spend on the computer this weekend. But I have so many things that need doing on my blog that I decided to join in and do as much as I can. Thanks for organizing this, Natasha.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:21 am
  29. This is awesome — thanks for all of the time & work you put in for us!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:22 am
  30. [...] weekend I have made it a point to make no plans.  Instead, I will be working on blogiesta (even though I haven’t officially signed up for it).  More to come on this.  I don’t [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:34 am
  31. I’ve been blogging all morning… excited to sign up, and check out this season’s mini-challenges!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:36 am
  32. What a great idea you have! Also, thank you for helping a new blogger like me!
    I just signed up and thanks again!

    Kristi
    thebookfaery

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:37 am
  33. Thank you so much for organizing this bloggiesta. It really provides a needed opportunity to do the kinds of things that always seem to be put off until the tomorrow that never comes.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:39 am
  34. Good morning! Extremely cold in Minnesota this morning and I have no desire to go outside whatsoever so this makes it a perfect kick off to Bloggiesta!

    I am in recliner now with blanket and coffee cup… working on my list.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:42 am
  35. Just signed up! I needed a push this week, for sure.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:56 am
  36. Awesome idea! I’ve got a bunch of stuff to do this weekend but I’ve committed to a mini-bloggiesta to get some admin stuff done and write some rainy day reviews.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:43 am
  37. I hesitated on signing up because I knew I wouldn’t be able to devote the entire weekend. I realized that if I just do a little bit its better than nothing.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am
  38. Thanks so much for putting this together! It is 1 degree outside in Chicago today, and I’m feeling quite ill, but thanks to Bloggiesta I’m still thinking about my blog and making some goals! I really appreciate this encouraging project!

    -Megg @ PopArtichoke

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am
  39. I’m really excited to participate in my first Bloggiesta. I heard about it last year when a co-worker participated, but I didn’t. This should be really fun!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:01 am
  40. [...] site is called Maw Books — the owner is a book blogger — and this is her fourth year of making blogger more user [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:35 am
  41. Looking forward to taking part in my first ever Bloggiesta! Congrats on this being the fourth one!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:41 am
  42. [...] at Maw Books is hosting Bloggiesta this weekend. In her words: Bloggiesta begins now and runs  through Sunday [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:42 am
  43. I’m a late-comer. Just read about this by email from Books with a Cup of Coffee

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:52 am
  44. I’m here, I’m here! I am probably the last person to this fiesta, yikes! I was tempted to sign up last night, but I knew I wouldn’t be starting to work on things this morning, so it just didn’t seem fair to take one of the top spots on the list and then go straight to bed. But Im here and ready to roll! Yipee!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:00 pm
  45. Hi Natasha i just realized that i forgot to link back. Sorry about that. Having fun getting quite a few things done.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  46. I’m so grateful for this positive peer pressure to give attention to my blog and the sites that are supposed to promote/support it.

    I focus on poetry for the most part. Anyone else out there focus on poetry? Currently Poetry Log is one dimensional but one of my goals is to create a website for it and to have more than one blog there for my different takes on reading and promoting poetry.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  47. [...] January 21, 2011 tags: lists by alitareads I knew that Bloggiesta (hosted by Maw Books Blog) was coming up this weekend, but as much work as there is to do on my blog, I didn’t think [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  48. Ok, here I go! My first Bloggiesta. :) So exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Thanks for hosting- I know I’m going to learn so much!

    Shanda :)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:32 pm
  49. Post is live! I am ready to party… sans tequila.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:40 pm
  50. [...] is already evening here and due to work I haven’t done anything yet. But I already had a look at Maw Books Blog and decided what I want to do. I must go and have a look at twitter, too. I just hope I am not [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm
  51. [...] Bloggiesta is an event that helps you to learn about blogging, improve your own blog and meet other bloggers. This year is the second time I am participating and decided to use it to improve my Teleidoscope. [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  52. [...] 23rd. It’s not too late to sign up using the Mister Linky on the original blog post, located here. The goal is to use the 72-hour time period to see what you can do with your blog. You don’t [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 1:29 pm
  53. [...] All this fun is courtesy of Maw Books Blog. [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 1:36 pm
  54. I just linked up!
    I love this idea and you’ve done such a great job with it.
    I’m not a “book” blog, but I didn’t see anything about that being a requirement.
    thanks!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 1:39 pm
  55. Thank you so very much for hosting Bloggiesta! What an amazing event and opportunity to clean up & clean out! I cannot even begin to imagine all that goes into organizing this event – you must be the queen of organization! AND to just get home from Hawaii? – wow, pretty impressive! Thanks again!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 1:39 pm
  56. I just signed us up. This is our first year and looking forward to it! Thanks for hosting!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:27 pm
  57. This is so amazing. I’ve learned so much already and it’s still only Friday. Headin’ back to the blog to get to work!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:30 pm
  58. Also late to the party, but I’m joining in as well!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:33 pm
  59. [...] [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:39 pm
  60. My first time. Thanks for hosting this, it’s really giving me a chance and much needed push on the neglected sides of my blog.Off to do some work now .

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  61. Have a great time everyone!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  62. Finally!! After lots of snow, a dead computer, and innumerable delays, I am starting Bloggiesta. Let the fun begin. Thank you so much for organizing all of this.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:44 pm
  63. This is my first time to learn a whole lot about blogging, as I am a real novice. I hope to get a few really good things added/changed on my blog and to move forward with Neroni’s stories.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 2:47 pm
  64. I’m a late starter on this! But it sounds like I can set some new blogging goals for this year! Thanks for hosting this :)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 3:07 pm
  65. I’m a late starter, but doing what I can!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 3:27 pm
  66. I’m checking to see if my Gravatar is working– I know I spent time troubleshooting it in the past, but I don’t remember if I ever fixed it!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 4:07 pm
  67. great to join in for second year ,although got busy weekend will do some simple bits to my blog and comment on some others ,all the best stu

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  68. Errkay, let’s see if I have a gravatar now. :)

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  69. Well, my first act of the Bloggiesta will be to procrastinate – I mean fetching sustenance!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:07 pm
  70. I should get a lot done, as soon as I quit obsessively checking the #bloggiesta hash tag on Twitter.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:15 pm
  71. How brilliant idea! Congrats for the post and for sharing it with others!

    Recently, I have started a brand-new blog designed 100% for business cards and my participation in Bloggiesta is just the perfect beginning!

    In my blog which I titled “Dive into Business cards!” you are going to find tips, advices, creative ideas, market research results, special offers and discount codes from Printing Companies. So, dive into business cards at: http://diveintobusinesscards.wordpress.com I am eager to receive your feedback!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:21 pm
  72. Home from work and I’m finally getting started!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:31 pm
  73. I have signed up and now have a list of things to work on for both my blogs! Last year at this time I didn’t even have one blog and now I have two and I’m still learning what to do :0 can’t wait to see how this weekend ends up!
    http://emsepic.blogspot.com/

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:52 pm
  74. [...] Bloggiesta! Ready, Set . . . Let’s Fiesta! I’m in! [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 5:57 pm
  75. I’ve just put a brief bloggiesta post up, and I’m making my to-do list. I think it is such a great idea to do things like this. If left to my own devices, I’m afraid my poor blog would be neglected. Thanks for the support!

    http://bit.ly/fuEuUK

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:03 pm
  76. All signed up and ready to go! This is my first Bloggiesta so I’m really excited!

    Kristin
    MyBookishWays

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:06 pm
  77. i can’t wait to get started. i’ve been wanting to do this for a long time!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:24 pm
  78. I just signed up for the challenge. I’m very excited about it!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:25 pm
  79. Yay! I definitely want to do some of those mini-challenges, and a couple of the older ones, too.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:26 pm
  80. [...] Starting Line Bloggiesta is a biannual event hosted by Natasha of Maw Books, a weekend when bloggers set aside time to work on their [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 6:36 pm
  81. [...] from Maw Books Blog, here’s my list of items that I’ll attempt to complete over this weekend. These are [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:09 pm
  82. [...] from Maw Books Blog, here’s my list of items that I’ll attempt to complete over this weekend. These are [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:16 pm
  83. I’m a first-timer to Bloggiesta, and I really want to learn how to improve my blog. Thanks!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:20 pm
  84. After a VERY slow start I just finished challenge #1 which was absolutely the perfect way to begin. Thank you so much.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 7:45 pm
  85. Stopped by the Story Siren and stumbled upon your Bloggiesta, I need some challenges to keep up with my blogging. Thank you!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 8:15 pm
  86. Just signed up and am ready to put another crick or two in my neck and back in the name of blogging!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 8:47 pm
  87. Wow. I can’t wait to get started on this! What an awesome party = )!!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:09 pm
  88. I’m looking forward to this challenge! My blog is brand new and I know I have lots to improve. Woo Hoo!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 9:27 pm
  89. Saw some tweets about this and decided to join up. I was planning on working on my book review site this weekend.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  90. I can’t believe I’m starting this @ 10 pm on Friday night when all I want to do is sleep.This is a long time coming … thanks for hosting!

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  91. I kind of accidentally participated without knowing by re-entering the blogosphere.

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:27 pm
  92. [...] set time. This year it is January 21st thru January 23rd. If you are interested in it head over to Maw Books Blog and get all the info you need about it and go Blog. LikeBe the first to like this [...]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 10:40 pm
  93. I’m checking to see if my Gravatar works…so far my Favicon doesn’t show up…

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:33 pm
  94. I’m excited to get this underway! I know what my day will be spent doing tomorrow! Thanks for hosting this, its’ an awesome idea :]

    on January 21st, 2011 at 11:48 pm
  95. I’m all excited about the event. Starting right away….

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:57 am
  96. I just signed up all three of my book blogs for bloggiesta!

    1. The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf (the website link I used for this comment)

    2. For the love of YA (http://jamielovesya.blogspot.com)

    3. Nitty Gritty Romance Reviews (http://nittygrittydownanddirty.blogspot.com)

    For twitter I use the same twitter account for all three…@bookjunkie221

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 1:42 am
  97. starting with day two of the bloggiesta, I hope I get a lot done today!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 3:14 am
  98. commented on what I call a lovely and enlighting workshop over on my blog. I have learnt so much. Now if I can just apply it to my own blog. Happy searching!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 am
  99. checking if my gravatar works

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 4:35 am
  100. New to this! Love the idea! :D

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 4:47 am
  101. [...] Bloggiesta is a biannual event for bloggers to spend time working on their blog and just generally catching up. It is hosted by Natasha at Maw Books. [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:01 am
  102. [...] it’s the 2nd day of our New Year’s Bloggiesta! This morning I started at 10:30 — much later than yesterday, but at least now I had had a [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:10 am
  103. Just added my name and link to the linky! Thanks! Excited to get going!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:11 am
  104. Just added my name and link today. What a great idea for a challenge. Thanks so much!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 7:43 am
  105. testing my gravatar!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 8:18 am
  106. I’m a little late to the party, but yay Bloggiesta!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 8:38 am
  107. Yay it worked :)

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 8:39 am
  108. [...] Bloggiesta time! I’m a day late getting this post up, but I had to work yesterday and then I had a [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 9:01 am
  109. I’m a little late signing up! This is my first year participating in the Bloggiesta!
    Looking forward to all the fun!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 9:06 am
  110. I’m a day late but I’m looking forward to my second Bloggiesta and learning more!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 9:47 am
  111. [...] reading this and want to join in the Bloggiesta fun, it is not too late. Drop by Natasha’s starting line post to get information (including links to mini-challenges) and sign up using Mr. Linky. var [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:28 am
  112. This is great! I had been spending most of last night working on my blog and there’s nothing like an incentive to continue to do so. :)

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:36 am
  113. The Bloggiesta starting line has been posted

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:42 am
  114. Since I had some time to make some tweaks on my blog, I figured I’d take the plunge and “officially” sign up. Not sure how much more time I’ll be able to spend on it, but signing up means I’m trying to be optimistic! ;-)

    Thanks Natasha, for hosting such a helpful and practical event, it’s wonderful!!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:43 am
  115. [...] I’m a little late to the party, but it’s definitely time to Bloggiesta! [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:51 am
  116. I’m still a blogging newbie and this is perfect for me. Thanks for hosting. I’m hoping I wont’ be too overwhelmed!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:55 am
  117. 10 Things Bloggers Should Not Do mini-challenge:
    http://mybookishways.blogspot.com/2011/01/bloggiesta-mini-challenge.html

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 11:36 am
  118. [...] I read a blog post earlier this week by Runner Sami about a virtual blogging event called “Bloggiesta“, I immediately signed up to [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 11:44 am
  119. Thanks for all the great information!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:04 pm
  120. [...] of how many people are participating. (Now that Bloggiesta is underway – go straight to the starting line post). Subscribe to this blog, so you’ll be notified of  future bloggiesta [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:23 pm
  121. [...] amigos! What a fiesta we are having! The starting line has gone crazy with all kinds of bloggers joining the fray! From the blog posts and Twitter chatter [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:26 pm
  122. This is excellent! I’m not only enjoying visiting blogs of participants, but I’m spurred on to do some much needed blog housekeeping. Susan Kaye found this challenge, and I’m so glad she did. Momentum is what we need, yes. And mutual encouragement. Thanks for hosting this!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:30 pm
  123. I think I forgot to sign in, so I just did so. If somehow I missed my name and signed-in twice, please remove one. Thanks for the inspiration to do blog work as I really needed it.

    Oh, and if you have those 100 comments, go ahead and sign up for the Comment Challenge. I’m way too close to 100 participants to lose out on one!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:36 pm
  124. I decided that this was the perfect push to get myself to start that blog feature that I’ve been wanting to do. I get so bored with characters having the same old jobs, that I’m blog-interviewing people who’ve had interesting or unusual jobs with an eye to the details writers need to know. The first one just went up and it’s about working on a horse breeding farm, which is a setting that is rife with dramatic potential. The rest of my bloggiesta goals are about promoting the blog and getting the word out.

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 pm
  125. I’m in! Here’s my participation post: http://horriblybookish.blogspot.com/2011/01/bloggiesta.html

    I’m just getting in the book blogging world and this is such a great way to help me get started!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 1:11 pm
  126. [...] Bloggiesta is hosted by Natasha of Maw Books. [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 1:28 pm
  127. Hope everyone has a great Bloggiesta! I am in the middle of an out of state with move with a toddler and so upset not to participate this year! Happy Bloggiesta and get some stuff done for me as well!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 3:02 pm
  128. I am so grateful for all of this advice. Hopefully I can manage to get several of these things done and make my blog more of its own personality.

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 3:07 pm
  129. [...] this weekend something called Bloggiesta is happening in the blogging community…  Hosted by Nancy at Maw Books Blog, it’s a three-day period for intensive blog improvement.  There are suggested [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  130. [...] this weekend something called Bloggiesta is happening in the blogging community…  Hosted by Nancy at Maw Books Blog, it’s a three-day period for intensive blog improvement.  There are suggested [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  131. Just signed up! Now to start digging through these mini-challenges… :)

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 3:22 pm
  132. I’ve been trying to access the twitter page but what I post doesn’t show up on twitter. I inserted the hash tag #bloggiesta but not sure what I’m doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated.

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 4:06 pm
  133. I just found out about bloggiesta this afternoon. I may be late to the party, but I love this fun incentive to invest in my blog.

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 5:10 pm
  134. [...] días! For the first time, Bloggiesta (a blogging marathon for book bloggers hosted by Natasha at Maw Books) has fallen on a weekend that [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm
  135. [...] I was catching up with my blog reading this afternoon and found a post about Bloggiesta this weekend. Twist my rubber arm. I joined the party, even though it’s halfway through. What’s Bloggiesta? It’s a blog management marathon weekend to work on improving your blog. Since I’m new to serious blogging, it’s a good time to reflect on how my blog has been doing and make some adjustments from what I have learned so far, all with the support of a couple of hundred other writers in the blogging community. If you want more info, check out the main Bloggiesta on Maw Books Blog. [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:21 pm
  136. Updated mine :) Thanks!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 pm
  137. Been updating my site like mad, haha little changes, but already making a big difference!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:31 pm
  138. Not sure what I’m doing here yet, but looks like too much fun to miss.

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:54 pm
  139. Hi blogosphere! I like to arrive late and stay late!

    I want to get a list going of all my blog topics. I have so many ideas!

    AND I have 4 blogs — on fitness, writing, spirituality and my beautiful New York. Happy Blogging!

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 8:07 pm
  140. Well– you offered to help and now I need it–it is regarding a favicon. I put the code in my html where the website told me too, but it isn’t showing up? What do you think is wrong? Sheesh—nothing I do on this computer is easy! ;)

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm
  141. [...] spontaneously decided to join the Bloggiesta! Ready, Set . . . Let’s Fiesta! challenge! It’s a 3-day challenge where you get to connect to other bloggers while sprucing [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  142. I’m a little late to the party, but I’m jumping in and working on some of the things on my blog “To Do” list. :-) http://bit.ly/ht0Z0w

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 11:57 pm
  143. I’m really late at signing up…I just saw this tonight and am not sure what all I need to do…

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 12:38 am
  144. [...] am so, so, so thrilled with energy of Bloggiesta. It is amazing! The starting line post has almost 250 people signed in and Twitter is going nuts. I really enjoy watching everybody [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 2:02 am
  145. Coming late to the party…joining in as there’s so much I still don’t know about wordpress and so much technical pootering around I keep putting off – so, today, I’ll try AGAIN to sort the pages to the top instead of side bar and to get the category bubble to update. @bookrambler

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 3:02 am
  146. [...] of #bloggiesta, J and I went out for Mexian food last night  If you’re not familiar with Bloggiesta, check out this intro post at Maw Books’ Blog; it’s been great to see the tweets and blog posts of encouragement [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 4:02 am
  147. [...] no, today it’s already the final day of our Bloggiesta! Yesterday I got to put in less time than I had expected because of housework and a movie night for [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 am
  148. [...] Bloggiesta then you can find out all about it and sign up any time during the challenge here. You can also follow everyone who’s chatting about Bloggiesta on Twitter [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 5:52 am
  149. [...] was a pretty good day as well as I continued work on the Bloggiesta.  Between house cleaning, a little reading, and an afternoon movie – I managed to put in 6 [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 6:35 am
  150. [...] some bloggers out there, Bloggiesta has consumed us for the past few [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 7:49 am
  151. Is it a sign that not only did I somehow post a link to an old blog post when I added myself to the list (a Julie Glass guest post which is terrific, at least), but also that I screwed up the code on my Bloggiesta start post? Sigh. If anyone can remove the #240 me and just leave the #241, I’d be ever grateful.

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 9:57 am
  152. Just joined, let’s see how much blogging I’ll get done.

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 10:41 am
  153. [...] Sunday – January is flying by! This weekend I am participating in Bloggiesta – a massive blogging marathon – and getting quite a bit done despite starting a day [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 10:45 am
  154. I found this contest very late, but luckily I covered some of the suggestions already. So I am very happy to sign in.

    http://weltdeswissens.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/bloggiesta/

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 10:50 am
  155. [...] working on deleting my former dedicated book blog, Just A (Reading) Fool, yesterday as part of Bloggiesta, I realized I had something else about which to write. So here [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 pm
  156. i did a mini-challenge: google form. took forever, but i did it! http://wp.me/PMt81-8h Thank you so much for doing this, i would have never taken this much time to make things good!

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  157. [...] Bloggiesta is not quite over, but I’m calling it quits, considering I have been working since 10am on Friday, and I have run out of steam, AND OUT OF FRUIT LOOPS (took all weekend, but I finished the box…and all the sweet tarts, and cheese doodles….I enjoy my junk food during parties, okay?) Pretty sure I was at this for about 23 hours total. [...]

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm
  158. Fantastic Idea. Just heard about it from Phylor.wordpress.com
    Need to catch up in the next 3 hours!

    on January 23rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  159. just read it and Thanks God I posted something on 21st January hehe :D

    on January 24th, 2011 at 2:01 am
  160. [...] Bloggiesta: Finishing Line Posted on January 23, 2011 by Melissa Bloggiesta is hosted by Natasha of Maw Books. [...]

    on January 24th, 2011 at 10:08 am
  161. I came to the challenge a little late and of course my weekend went bonkers. I’m still catching up, visiting sites, and make notes about what I’d like to do to my website. I’m excited to have a favicon, new header banner, and an RSS icon on my site. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

    on January 24th, 2011 at 4:33 pm
  162. [...] of the questions posed during Bloggiesta was, “What are your goals for blogging?” Well, I never really thought about it. So I spent a [...]

    on January 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm
  163. [...] am very excited about participating especially the mini-challenges. On Monday, I shared my goals for Bloggiesta; my goals have changed a little. In February, my new [...]

    on February 5th, 2011 at 9:03 am
  164. [...] January 21: Seeing a lot of progress made on blogs during Bloggiesta [...]

    on February 5th, 2011 at 9:15 am
  165. [...] Bloggeista-by Maw Books [...]

    on May 27th, 2011 at 6:50 am
  166. Great way to network and learn new information. Thanks for sharing such a valuable host of tips, advance and information.

    on May 27th, 2011 at 9:57 am
  167. [...] far, my most favorite book blogging activity has been Bloggiesta!  While it had all the comraderie of other events, I valued the time that I set aside to focus [...]

    on March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am

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