Winter 2017 Bloggiesta Sign Ups

Mini Bloggiesta time! Everyone’s favorite time of the year (except when it’s actual Bloggiesta time, of course!)

If you’d like to participate with us next weekend (February 3-4) for the Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta, it’s time to write up a To Do List, post it on your blog , then come back here and link it up!

According to tradition, the mini Bloggiesta is very basic. Take the weekend to do some every day blog maintenance and catch up. Ideas for a basic to do list can be found at this link. You are welcome to copy it and use it however you see fit.

Definitely join the Facebook page! There we will talk about our To Do lists and all the progress we are making.

Do you have Twitter? There will be a twitter chat all about organization and how to be a successful blogger on Saturday February 4th. Time will be announced soon.

We won’t have any new mini challenges this time around, but be sure to use the time to work on some past Mini Challenges that you missed during previous events. There are so many, I’m sure you will find something that you can use!

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Meet the NEW Hosts of #Bloggiesta

It’s official Bloggiesta has two new hosts to join Emily. MC was a wonderful host and we miss her so much. She has a ton going on this year and has taken a step back. She’s still involved and hopefully we will see more of her again soon. In the meantime, Michelle and Berls have graciously agreed to help me kick Bloggiesta 2018 off with a bang. They are veteran challenge hosts and are sure to do an awesome job. The three of us are all excited to make Bloggiesta an awesome event in 2018. We wanted to let you all get to know us better.

Emily

I am Emily from Emily Reads Everything. I’ve been blogging and attending events for almost 3 years. I found Bloggiesta my first fall as a book blogger and I immediately fell in love with the idea of doing blog maintenance and learning new skills on a schedule with other people. I’m definitely a planner and I love leaving myself some jobs for a regularly scheduled time. Especially now that I live and die by my Bullet Journal. I have a page where I write down all the jobs I’m putting off until the next Bloggiesta! 😀

This year has been a year of incredible growth and change for my family. I went from being childless to having 5 kids in a single year!! It’s been a huge adjustment and my blogging and me time has definitely suffered. I’m lucky that I have an incredible husband who genuinely wants me to work on projects and he works hard to support me. I’m trying to figure out how to still do stuff for myself in a houseful of people who need me all the time.

I am really looking forward to Bloggiesta this year and working with Berls and Michelle. I can already tell that they are going to challenge me and Bloggiesta is going to be so much better for it!

Berls

Hi y’all, I’m Berls and super excited to be helping Michelle and Emily keep Bloggiesta going! I found Bloggiesta when I started blogging a little over 4 years ago and it helped me get some things much better organized on my blog, which was Fantasy is More Fun at the time. I even hosted a photo storage challenge, teaching all about Flickr.

Since then, blogging solo got a bit too overwhelming and I decided to close down Fantasy is More Fun. Thankfully, Michelle adopted me and I’m now a Co-Blogger at Because Reading. It was like a no-brainer for us to blog together, since we’ve been co-hosting challenges together for 4 years. We seem to be a bit addicted, in fact. So… My blog was dying, but my love of reading, talking about reading and the blogosphere was as strong as ever. I’m so thankful for my new home!

I’m not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is as big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and join us as we get down to business on our blogs!

Michelle

Hi, I am Michelle from Because Reading is better than real life, I am a book blogger that has been blogging for about 5 years. When I started blogging I found the bloggiesta event and have been participating in it ever since. I am over the moon excited to now be helping with hosting it. I run quite a few challenges with my recently acquired co-blogger (she’s had her own blog and almost quit blogging but I kidnap… adopted her and now she is my co-blogger) so I am excited to be co-hosting Bloggiesta.

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, one pretty cute fluffy kid and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader, wine and coffee drinker, lover of make believe and a graphic designer with 20+ years experience. I have my own business “Limabean Designs” to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I recently started making premade covers and have a pretty awesome group. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. Plus I made some pretty amazing friends along the way. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Love, Can you read a series in a month and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge.

I want to help you create a warm welcoming environment on your blog, so lets get those tasks done together! I hope you will be joining us for this and future Bloggiestas. The tasks are fun to do but the blogging community is what we love the most.

Sign up post will be live tomorrow!!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and Have an awesome day!

Fall Bloggiesta 2017 Finish Line

You did it!

You tackled your to-do list and made great progress! Go you! Pedro is so proud!

Share your accomplishments with us below. Link your crossed-off to-do lists and show us what you got done! That way we can all visit other posts and cheer everyone on!

Thank you so much for joining us for this Bloggiesta. We can’t wait to start planning events for next year. If you are interested in helping with hosting twitter chats or running mini challenges (or if you have any ideas for us!) feel free to reach out and let us know! We have created a Twitter DM group that we can use to contact people who want to help us out in the future. If you would like to be added, contact us on Twitter and make sure you are following @bloggiesta.

See you for our next Bloggiesta….in 2018!

Fall Bloggiesta 2017 Starting Line!

Ole Ole! It’s time to blog and fiesta… BLOGGIESTA! If this is your first Bloggiesta, this post should help you figure things out. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you link up you To-Do Lists here. That is how you can let us all know you are participating!

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now (Thursday) and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Thursday September 21 through Sunday September 24… wherever and whenever you are in the world!
  • Plan to spend as much time as you can working on your to do list and completing mini challenges. Don’t worry about having the entire week to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project.
  • You are welcome to join in the fun anytime during the event! Let us know you are here by adding your To Do List link on our sign up page.
  • Feel free to update your progress any way you see fit. You can simply cross things off your list, or write a couple of update posts. We will have a Finish Line Post link up here on Sunday for anyone wishing to link them up. Twitter is a great place to shout your progress too.

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta. 
  • Be sure to join us for the Twitter chat. It’s a great way to meet new people and learn some awesome tips and tricks! Our chat will be Saturday, September 23 at 2pm EST.
  • Also, plan to do lots of blog hopping by clicking on participants links (See the sign up links here.) Send lots of encouragement everyone’s way and help out with your expertise on all bloggish things! This is a big part of the whole idea of Bloggiesta!
  • Be sure to participate in as many mini challenges as you can! The new ones are listed here, and previous challenges are listed here. Give our awesome challenge hosts lots of link love and ask them lots of questions!

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions! Have a great week getting all your bloggish business done! Good luck! Adios!

Fall Bloggiesta 2017 Mini Challenges!

It’s finally here! The big reveal! Bloggiesta starts TOMORROW and it’s time to announce our mini challenges!

We are so grateful to all of the wonderful hosts who are helping us with the mini challenges this time around.

 

Also make sure to check out any of our past Mini Challenges for other ideas!

Don’t hesitate to contact the hosts if you have any questions! What challenges will you choose???

Fall 2017 Bloggiesta Sign Ups

Bloggiesta is almost here! Mark your calendars for September 21-24!!!!

If you’d like to participate with us this coming week for the Fall 2017 Bloggiesta, it’s time to write up a To Do List, post it on your blog , then come back here and link it up!

Your To do list can contain as much or as little as you want to do. Ideas for a basic to do list can be found at this link. You are welcome to copy it and use it however you see fit.

Our mini challenges will be announced on Wednesday, September 20, so you can start planning! But while you wait, you can also check out our list of past mini challenges!

There will be a Twitter chat on Saturday, September 23 @ 2pm EST!

Make sure to follow @Bloggiesta on Twitter and use #bloggiesta so that everyone participating can follow your progress!

And now, here’s the linky. Be sure to link up using the direct URL to your To Do List post.

Thanks and have fun! Can’t wait to see everything you accomplish!

Announcing Fall Mini Bloggiesta 2017

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You heard it here!

2017’s Fall Mini Bloggiesta will be September 21-24 2017

Are you following Bloggiesta on Facebook?  We currently have a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group that are pretty active. We actually announced this year’s fall mini on Facebook last week, so that’s the place to go if you want to hear the earliest.  We are also pretty active on Twitter @Bloggiesta, if that’s your preferred social media site.

We need help!

We need people to host Mini-challenges and help with the twitter chat recap. You don’t have to have participated before or even know what you are doing. We will help you help us! Don’t be afraid to join in, everyone is welcome and everyone has something to offer.

Use the form below to sign up. We hope you will join in to make this Mini event a success.

Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta Finish Line!

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YOU DID IT!

You completed Bloggiesta! You finished your To Do List. Your blog is on it’s way to being everything you want it to be! You are a huge success and you should be proud!

If you’d like to write a wrap up post or simply link up to your crossed off To Do Lists, you can share in the linkup below.

Thanks for participating! Let us know in the comments  or via email if you have suggestions for mini challenges or future events. We’d love to get your feedback.

See you next time!

Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta Starting Line!

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Ole Ole! It’s Mini Bloggiesta time! If this is your first Bloggiesta, this post should help you figure things out. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you link up you To-Do Lists here. That is how you can let us all know you are participating!

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now (Saturday) and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just the weekend of June 17-18… wherever and whenever you are in the world!
  • Plan to spend as much time as you can working on your to do list and completing mini challenges. Don’t worry about having the entire weekend to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project.
  • You are welcome to join in the fun anytime during the event! Let us know you are here by adding your To Do List link on our sign up page.
  • Feel free to update your progress any way you see fit. You can simply cross things off your list, or write a couple of update posts. We will have a Finish Line Post link up here on Monday for anyone wishing to link them up. Twitter is a great place to shout your progress too.

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta. 
  • Be sure to join us for the Twitter chat. It is a great way to meet new people and learn some awesome tips and tricks! Our chat is:
      • Saturday June 17 @ 2pm EST
  • Also, plan to do lots of blog hopping by clicking on participants links (See the sign up links here.) Send lots of encouragement everyone’s way and help out with your expertise on all bloggish things! This is a big part of the whole idea of Bloggiesta!
  • Be sure to participate in as many mini challenges as you can! There are no new challenges for the Mini Bloggiesta, so check out our previous challenges listed here.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions! Have a great weekend and good luck with all your blogging goals!

Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta Sign Ups

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It’s that time again! Time to Bloggiesta!

If you’d like to participate with us this coming weeked (June 17-18) for the Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta, it’s time to write up a To Do List, post it on your blog , then come back here and link it up!

According to tradition, the mini Bloggiesta is very low-key. Take the weekend to do some every day blog maintenance and catch up. Take a look at what you have accomplished so far this year, and make plans for the second half of 2017. Ideas for a basic to do list can be found at this link. You are welcome to copy it and use it however you see fit.

We won’t have any new mini challenges this time around, but be sure to use the time to work on some past Mini Challenges that you missed during previous events.

We will also be having a Twitter chat on Saturday, June 17 @ 2pm EST, so make sure you are following @Bloggiesta so you can join us!

We can’t wait to help you get motivated and get stuff done!

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