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Spring Bloggiesta Twitter Chat Schedule

Bloggiesta is coming in just a few days! And you know what that means….Twitter chats!!! One of the best ways to connect with your fellow bloggers and learn all kinds of new tips and tricks is by joining one (or all) of our Twitter chats.

All of the chats will be hosted from the @Bloggiesta account and will be using the #Bloggiesta hashtag. Make sure you follow our account and use the hashtag so we can all see you!

These times are shown in Eastern time. If you need to convert to your own zone, please click here.

  • Sunday March 19 @ 1pm EST: Starting Line Chat! Discussing what we hope to accomplish as we get ready for Bloggiesta to start! Led by Cassidy at Quartzfeather
  • Thursday March 23 @ 8pm EST: Focusing on keeping blogging fun! Led by Rachel Noel at Purple Owl Reviews
  • Saturday March 25 @ 7pm EST: Finish Line Chat! What we learned and crossed off our to-do lists! Led by Elle at Words on Simmer

Thanks to all of our chat hosts for the help! Can’t wait to chat with you all during Bloggiesta! See you there!

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Sign Ups!

It’s Bloggiesta time again!!!! The spring Bloggiesta is coming! Mark your calendars for March 20-26!

It’s time to start writing your to do list, post it to your blog, and link it here so we can all support and help each other!

Your list can be as long or as short as you want. The goal of Bloggiesta is to get things accomplished for our blogs, so make your list reflect whatever you need to do. For some suggestions of what to include on your list, check out this master list.

Our mini challenges will be announced on Sunday March 19, so you can start planning! You can also check out our list of past mini challenges for ideas!

We will be having three Twitter chats during this week-long Bloggiesta. They will be on Sunday March 19, Thursday March 23, and Saturday March 25. The topics and chat times will be posted within the next few days.

Now, show us those to do lists! Be sure to link up using the direct URL to your To Do List post.

Let’s get stuff done!

Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta Finish Line

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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 Mini Bloggiesta. We have lots of fun things planned for the other events this 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….March 20-26!

Add you link below:

Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta

Happy 2017 everyone! Do you have any blog related New Year’s resolutions? Well, get ready, because the Winter Mini Bloggiesta is coming your way!

January 14-15

The Mini Bloggiesta is a low-key, weekend long Bloggiesta that allows you to start off the new year on the right foot. This is a great time to start making progress on your blogging goals for 2017.

If you don’t have your own personal goals, or want to try something new, check out our list of past mini-challenges from previous Bloggiestas.

We will only be having one Twitter chat during this Bloggiesta…

Saturday January 14 at Noon EST

Make sure you are following us @Bloggiesta on Twitter so you don’t miss the sign up post! And mark your calendars for our first Bloggiesta of 2017!

Fall Bloggiesta 2016 Closing Chat Twitter Recap

Tonight’s chat was a wrap of of this past Bloggiesta! We chatted about what we accomplished, what we were motivated to accomplish in the future, and what we learned from this Bloggiesta. You can check out #bloggiesta on Twitter to see the whole chat, but here are a few highlights:

Let’s talk about our progress! What did you accomplish this past weekend? What did you cross off your to do list??

Everyone made so much progress! Is there anything you DIDN’T get done? Anything we can still help with?

Did you complete any mini challenges?? Which ones? Any you want to try in the future? (I think almost everyone in the chat answered this question by talking about bullet journals!)

Do you have any ideas for future Bloggiestas?

We love hosting this event and we can’t wait until next time! Bloggiesta went by so fast! Thank you all for joining us!

Fall Bloggiesta 2016 Starting Line!

Ole Ole! It’s time to blog and fiesta… BLOGGIESTA! Welcome everyone to the very first Bloggiesta run by Emily and MC! We are so excited to have you join us! 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 15 through Sunday September 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 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 chats. They are a great way to meet new people and learn some awesome tips and tricks! Here’s the schedule:
      • Thursday September 15 @ 5pm EST: Starting Line Chat! Discussing what we hope to accomplish!
      • Friday Spetember 16 @ 9pm EST: Topic TBD
      • Saturday September 17 @ 9pm EST: Editorial Calendars and Getting Organized!
      • Sunday September 18 @ 8pm EST: Finish Line Chat! What we learned and crossed off our to-do lists!
  • 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 Mini Challenges!

It’s finally here! The big reveal! Bloggiesta starts TOMORROW (oh my gosh, can you believe it??) 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. Many of these challenges have giveaways as well, so make sure you check them all out!

Organization:

Social Media:

Blogging Tips and Website Tricks:

You can also check out any of our past Mini Challenges if you want to try something that is not on this list!

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

Fall Bloggiesta Twitter Chat Schedule!

Bloggiesta is just around the corner! And you know what that means….daily Twitter chats!!! One of the best ways to connect with your fellow bloggers and learn all kinds of new tips and tricks is by joining one (or all) of our Twitter chats.

All of the chats will be hosted from the @Bloggiesta account and will be using the #Bloggiesta hashtag. Make sure you follow our account and use the hashtag so we can all see you!

These times are shown in Eastern time. If you need to convert to your own zone, please click here.

Thursday September 15 @ 5pm EST: Starting Line Chat! Discussing what we hope to accomplish! Led by Lexie at For the Sake of Reading

Friday Spetember 16 @ 9pm EST: The Technical side of blogging! Web hosting,  coding and design  Led by Emily at Emily Reads Everything

Saturday September 17 @ 9pm EST: Editorial Calendars and Getting Organized! Led by Crystal at Sharing Life’s Moments

Sunday September 18 @ 8pm EST: Finish Line Chat! What we learned and crossed off our to-do lists! Led by MC at Blame It On The Books

Thanks to all of our chat hosts for the help! Can’t wait to chat with you all during Bloggiesta! See you there!

Fall Bloggiesta 2016: HELP WANTED!

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Well hello there, everyone! MC here, writing my very first post as one of your new Bloggiesta hosts!! Woohoooo!!!! First of all, I want to reiterate how STINKING EXCITED we are to be taking over Bloggiesta. Emily and I are so grateful for all the support we received when Suey handed us the reigns, and we are ready to rock!

Now, let’s get down to business…

The Fall Bloggiesta is fast-approaching! It will run September 15-18. 

That’s just a month away! And we need your help!

Here’s how you can help…

Host a mini-challenge… This is one of my favorite parts of Bloggiesta! We would love some new challenges, so let us know if you have any ideas! Or, you can revamp an old challenge! We will need challenges geared toward newbie bloggers, advanced bloggers, and everyone in between! You can find a list of previous challenges here, but here is a short list of some of my favorites:

  • scheduling posts (and even tweets) and planning ahead
  • what does your host do? (Help for self hosted bloggers.)
  • How to make Instagram work for you
  • How to make your blog Pinterest friendly
  • social media strategies
  • how to join and/or create a Twitter hashtag conversation
  • dealing with email requests
  • how to make Twitter really work for you
  • try a new reviewing style
  • how to contact publishers
  • blog hop reviewing
  • how to host your own blogging event
  • let us know how to use the coolest new app/feature/site that you can’t live without

If you’d like to host a challenge, please keep in mind that you will need to post the challenge on your blog the day before Bloggiesta begins which is Wednesday, September 14. You can host a giveaway associated with your challenge as well, but it is not required.

Host a Twitter chat… We will be having Twitter chats every day during Bloggiesta and we need hosts! Ideally, we would like to have the chats at a variety of times, so that people in different time zones can join us! We will be brainstorming ideas and announcing the chat topics closer to the event date, so if you have a topic in mind, definitely let us know! If you love Twitter chats, but don’t necessarily want to run one, you can…

Write a Twitter chat recap… We love to recap all the chats we have so that all the information we talk about in the chat is in one place. If you are interested, you can help us recap one (or more) of the chats so that we can share the information with everyone!

If you want to help in any way, fill out the form below!

We are so very excited to be hosting our very first Bloggiesta, and we hope that you will join us! Mark you calendars for September 15-18! 

Thank you again for all the support! We love you all!

Signing off,

MC, Emily, and (of course) Pedro 🙂