Spring 2014 Bloggiesta: Brianna’s Starting Line

BloggiestaBloggiesta 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 piƱata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!

- From the Bloggiesta team

 

Bloggiesta Starting Line

This edition of Bloggiesta is 4 days long and runs March 27th – March 30th. Here’s what I hope to accomplish:

  • Update review index.
  • Update my reading challenge progress page.
  • Get my Month in Review post for March completed and scheduled.
  • Write up my Bookish Wants & Gots post for April.
  • Participate in all 4 #Bloggiesta Twitter chats.
  • Look into a different Share widget.
  • Try out a sticky navigation menu.
  • Change favicon.
  • Try centering sidebar gadget titles and see if I like it.
  • Write up and schedule the next Write On review-a-thon sign up post and wrap-up posts.
  • Make button for next review-a-thon.
  • Check out the new batch of Bloggiesta mini-challenges.
  • Check out at least 10 other Bloggiesta participant lists and cheer them on.
  • Format and schedule future Thursday Thirteen posts.
  • Try out image roll over effect.
  • Submit a sitemap to Google and Bing.
  • Try changing the ‘read more’ prompt.
  • Go through old posts and fix acronyms.
  • Add social media links to Contact page.
  • Format upcoming reviews.
  • Change Pinterest avatar.
  • Schedule tweets for Bloggiesta and reading challenges.
  • Clean out my back up email inbox.
  • Find/Create a FB group for book bloggers.
  • Create more Pinterest boards and pin more of my content.
  • Update review-a-thon page.

If you’re participating in this edition of Bloggiesta, link up your starting line post in the comments so I can cheer you on.

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.

30 comments:

  1. Lots of awesome goals! I'll probably be adding onto my list as well once it starts Thursday!

    My Bloggiesta Goals

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    1. I always find something else to add to my list after checking out other people's lists. LOL

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    2. You are doing awesome! Looks like half your list is crossed off! :)

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  2. My goodness, and here I was thinking I had many things to do. You make me feel a little lazy and highly disorganized, lol!

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    1. I have a never-ending to do list. I keep adding to it and try to knock out as many items I can during Bloggiesta. I love to do lists :)

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  3. Wow! That is a long list! It looks like you've got some great improvements planned!

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  4. That's an awesome list. Now that I've seen yours I have a few to add to mine. Lol great list

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    1. I find myself adding to my list after seeing other's lists as well. LOL

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  5. That's a long list. And all four chats?! I would love to but I don't know if I can do one a day. Good luck!

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    1. Hopefully I make it to all 4. Each chat has a different topic so I want to join in on all 4.

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  6. You reminded me about fixing my favicon, too! Good luck with all your goals, I'll see you in the Twitter chats!

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  7. Great list of goals! I tried to keep my list small, but have a feeling it's just going to grow and grow! *L*

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    1. I always put everything on my to do list down for Bloggiesta. I know I won't get everything done but it's nice to have options to choose from.

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  8. What an amazing list! I love this event, and I've been itching to start all week. So here we go...yay!

    Here's MY BLOGGIESTA STARTING POST

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    1. I've been wanting to get on with Bloggiesta for a few weeks too. I love this event!

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  9. Great list! And it looks like you're off to a good start and accomplishing so much!

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    1. Thank you! I'm lucky that I was able to spend some time on the computer today.

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  10. Wow! You've gotten so much accomplished already. I think Saturday is going to be my major get things done day. What's a sticky navigation menu?

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    1. A sticky navigation menu is when the nav menu stays on top of the screen even when you scroll down. I would like to have this but the tutorial I was using didn't work. I don't want to spend too much time on it right now so that task will go on the back burner.

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    2. Was this a CSS thing? I remember learning something about an "absolute" value in CSS when I was trying to figure out how to deal with a full-width footer. If I put it on the bottom, it stuck there. It wasn't what I was trying to do though.

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    3. Yes, it uses CSS. This is the tutorial I was using. I'm sure I have to adjust the CSS somewhere and somehow; I just don't know how.

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    4. You already have a custom menu, right? Because #cssmenu looks like it's your menu div id (I used "inspect element" in Chrome), so you should be able to do #4 on that tutorial using #cssmenu. (And if you've already done that, you might have to play around with the inspect element feature until you figure out what to target with the CSS.)

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  11. You are doing great! I hope you get to as much as you can! Good Luck!

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    1. Thanks! I didn't do much today but I'm hoping to get some stuff tomorrow.

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  12. You are totally rocking Bloggiesta. Just joined the Facebook group too! Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. No problem! I'm glad there was already an established and active FB group.

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  13. You are doing really good. I love what you did with your social icons. I am going to look into that too!!!

    Angie
    My Bloggiesta Goals and Challenges

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