Too ambitious yet again! Here's my final post for the Bloggiesta festival conceptualized and executed by Natasha at Maw Books Blog.
Here's a quick summary of my Bloggiesta stats:
spent 14 hours (that I counted) on Bloggiesta
commented on and visited 28 blogs, though about only 18 were new to me
completed and posted 1 review
completed for future use 1 review , 5 giveaways, 1 list post
prepared templates for 2 reviews
have read up on and prepared for my upcoming author interview this Wednesday.
Perhaps I shouldn't have prepared such a comprehensive to do list. The items that remain to be done are overwhelming and a bit of a downer. I won't list them here! Hopefully, my exhaustive to do list will serve me well as I work at improving my blog....
created gravatar --> mini challenge by Trish @ Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?'s
visited and commented at over 10 new blogs --> mini challenge by Jill @ Fizzy Thoughts
prepared and saved a list post --> mini challenge by Beth @ Beth Fish Reads
set up google alerts --> mini challenge by Emily @ Emily's Reading Room
registered with 2 more blog directories --> mini challenge by Lynn @ Chronicles of an Infant Bibliophile
created an About Me section and updated my most viewed posts --> mini challenge by Jenn @ Devourer of Books
have improved my anchoring habits --> mini challenge by Michelle @ Galleysmith
read 6 articles suggested and identified some habits to break and some to grow --> mini challenge by Andrea @ Book Blather
underwent the Website Grader review and report and created mega tags --> mini challenge by Ruth @ Bookish Ruth
cleaned up my feedreader and installed greasemonkey (but couldn't install the second item) on Firefox. I usually use Safari though --> mini challenge by Rebecca @ Book Lady's blog
I enjoyed the sense that so much can be accomplished in these few days. I loved visiting the other participants' blogs and seeing their blogs, reading what they'd like to accomplish and their posts. It helped me to see other items to improve, add and delete from my blog. It was also good to be more sociable and reach out to other bloggers and to get a few new visitors/commenters on Starting Fresh.
I also loved all the generous tips and suggestions from Natasha @ Maw Books Blog, from the hosts of the mini challenges, and from the articles and posts that the hosts would steer us towards. These will be a huge help in the future, so I've marked these posts for future reference.