Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 2013 Mini-Bloggiesta Finish Line

Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in this first ever Mini-Bloggiesta!

A huge thank you to our four mini-challenge hosts for their work and efforts! Bloggiesta, no matter how big or small is not Bloggiesta without our mini-challenge hosts. Please make sure to refer back to the challenges as I’m sure they’ll be of great help as you continue to blog.

Comment Love during Bloggiesta!  hosted by Tanya Patrice at GirlXOXO (@iAteApie)

Tricks for getting your review posted on Goodreads and Amazon hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit (@shanynlee)

Marketing Your Blog hosted by Faye at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts (@daydreamin_star)

Cleaning Up Sidebar Content hosted by Tif at Tif Talks Books (@tiftalksbooks)

Our next full Bloggiesta event will take place on March 22nd – 24th. Make sure to mark your calendars and get ready to sign up to host a mini-challenge if you’re interested. We’d love more mini-challenge ideas as well! Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments and we’ll do our best to incorporate them into our event in March.

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Be sure to link-up your finish line posts below so that we can all stop by to comment and congratulate you! Thank you again to everyone who participated!

Mini Bloggiesta Mini Challenges

Since this is a MINI Bloggiesta, instead of having a huge list of challenges, we’ve decided to have just a few simple news ones and then also link you back to challenges from the past. Hopefully that will give you plenty to pick and choose from.

New Challenges:

Clean Up Your Blog! hosted by Bloggiesta

Write Some Reviews! hosted by Bloggiesta

Comment Love during Bloggiesta!  hosted by Tanya Patrice at GirlXOXO (@iAteApie)

Tricks for getting your review posted on Goodreads and Amazon hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit (@shanynlee)

Marketing Your Blog hosted by Faye at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts (@daydreamin_star)

Cleaning Up Sidebar Content hosted by Tif at Tif Talks Books (@tiftalksbooks)

Past Challenges:

Challenges from Bloggiesta September 2012
Challenges from Bloggiesta March 2012

Flashback Challenges
More Flashback Challenges

That should give you plenty to work on! So get to it and have fun! OLE!

Also, don’t forget to come chat on Twitter (#bloggiesta) with other participants on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern!

The “Basics” Mini Challenge

As Bloggiesta hosts, we’d like to challenge you, during this Mini Bloggiesta weekend, to work on two very basic blog tasks.

1. Clean up your blog! You can do something specific (check out past challenges for ideas) or just simply look at your blog with new eyes (pretend you are a first time visitor) and analyze what it looks like. Do you need to delete a few cluttery items? Or add something that’s missing? Or rearrange how things are laid out? Look around at other blogs you like and see the sorts of gadgets and widgets and images they have. Does it look cluttered? Or perfect? Use that as a guideline of how to clean up your blog.

2. Write a Review! If nothing else, use this weekend to catch up on reviews. Do you have a backlog of awesome reviews just waiting to be written? Now is the time! Get it done! No more excuses!

Let us know in comments which one (or both) of these tasks you were able to accomplish. Good luck!

February 2013 Mini-Bloggiesta Starting Line

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Welcome to the first ever Mini-Bloggiesta! Suey from It’s All About Books and myself couldn’t be more excited to be hosting this fantastic event! Below is a little bit of the rundown of things going on, but if you have questions please do get in touch either through the comments, email or even on Twitter. We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and that you’re all able to accomplish everything you’re hoping to and more!


How to Fiesta!

Bloggiesta starts now and runs until midnight EST Sunday February 3rd. Participate when and how you want. This is your time to improve on those little things about your blog you’ve been thinking about for months, mark off those long to-do lists and possibly even discover a few great new blogs. Whether you have days, hours or just a few minutes we hope you’ll join us!

Mini-Challenges. We’ll have two posts for you to work through that include a set of four brand new mini-challenges hosted by four fantastic book bloggers as well as a “Back to Basics” challenge hosted right here on the site. Look for those soon after this post goes up.

Update When and How You Want. Some choose to update on a schedule, daily or not at all. At the very least we do recommend posting a closing/wrap-up post to let us know how you did overall.

Sign In Below. Link-up your To-Do List below so that everyone can visit and cheer you on.

Tell Us Your Twitter Name! In the link below be sure to list your Twitter user name so that we can connect with you on Twitter during the event. This is especially great if you want to join us for the Twitter Party or even just ask a question or two. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta.

Participate in the Twitter Party! We’ll be having just one party during this mini-bloggiesta, hopefully you’ll be able to join us:
Saturday: 10:00 p.m. to midnight Eastern time (EDT)

Now, Lets Get The Fiesta Started!