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Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Closing Twitter Chat Recap

Today we wrapped up this Bloggiesta and discussed everything we accomplished in the past week. Nice work everyone! Keep it up!

1) Welcome to the #Bloggiesta Finish Line chat! You made it to the finish line, step up to the podium and introduce yourselves and your platform(s).

 2) Winner’s circle: Share what you’ve accomplished during #Bloggiesta.

 3) War stories: Share one of your favorite experiences or posts (or both) from #Bloggiesta.

4) Post workout stretch: #Bloggiesta can be intense, how did you keep yourself from burning out?

5) Support crew: Time to give a shoutout to the people who keep you going or inspire you. #Bloggiesta

6) Gearing up: What were your essential supplies that got you through #Bloggiesta?

7) Coach: What’s a piece of advice you’d give to someone who just started #Bloggiesta or blogging?

8) Click-bait: As a bit of fun, rewrite one of the titles of your posts as a click-bait article. #Bloggiesta

9) The horizon: What are you setting your sights on now? A blog goal or otherwise. #Bloggiesta

10) If your blog was an animal, what would it be? #Bloggiesta

11) We’d love to know what you’d like to see more of or change for the next #Bloggiesta.

12) Blog hopping: Let us share in your victories, share your links here! #Bloggiesta 

 

Extras:

Bloggers are the best:

Something we all wanted:

What many of us look for in a blog:

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Halfway Point Twitter Chat Recap

Tonight we chatted about how to prevent blogging from becoming a chore. We have all had periods of time where blogging feels more like a burden than a hobby. It was nice to see that everyone has been there before and share ideas about how to get through the rough times!

Welcome everyone to the #Bloggiesta Chat!!! I’m @Silelda and I’ll be your host. Who all is here? Where are you from?

What are some of the stressors of blogging that may make it less fun for you? Suggestions for making them less stressful? #Bloggiesta

What do you do to break out of a blogging slump? #Bloggiesta

Do you have hobbies or activities outside of blogging? What are they? #Bloggiesta

Everyone should be able to take a break from their hobbies. How would you handle needing a hiatus? #Bloggiesta

Any advice for other bloggers on how you keep your blog from taking over your free time? #Bloggiesta

A couple of general tweets to sum up the chat:

 

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Opening Twitter Chat Recap

Today we kicked off the Spring Bloggiesta with a chat about what we hope to accomplish this coming week. We had a few newbies join us and everyone made friends and offered advice to each other. It was a great kickoff to what will hopefully be a very productive week!

Q1) Introduce yourself! You know the drill, name & blog. Also is this your 1st #bloggiesta? How’d u find us or how long have u been w/ us?

Q2) Which goal’s at the top of your list & why? #bloggiesta

Q3) For all you veterans, how has #bloggiesta helped you in the past? And for the newbies, why’d you decide to join this year?

Q4) Cause we all need some quality bragging time, what’s your favorite thing about your blog? #bloggiesta

Q5) What’s a #bloggiesta goal you’ve achieved in the past? (If you’re a newbie it doesn’t have to be from bloggiesta.)

Q6) Which goal on your list do you think will be the hardest to achieve & why? #bloggiesta

Q6.5) If someone’s uber difficult goal matches up with an area of your expertise, maybe lend them a hand? #bloggiesta

Q7) What’s your biggest blogging pet peeve? #bloggiesta

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!

Fall Bloggiesta 2016 Technical Chat Twitter Recap

Tonight’s chat was on Technical details! Coding, templates, apps, graphics, plugins… everything was covered! For me it was the most reassuring to find out that I’m not the only one who struggles. Behind the scenes, a lot of people are redesigning their blog daily… just like I am.

Q1: Are you self hosted? Why or why not? What are the benefits & drawbacks of each in your opinion? #bloggiesta

 

Q2: Do you find coding useful for your blog? How much code do you know? Are you self taught? If so, where do you go to learn?

 

Q3: Photo editing! Do you make your own graphics? What programs do you use? Are there any free apps you recommend?

 

Q4: How do you connect your blog to social networks? Do you have any posting or publicity automated?

 

Q5: What technical details do you find most challenging about running a blog? How do you handle it? Where do you go for support? #bloggiesta

 

Fall Bloggiesta 2016 Opening Chat Twitter Recap

Q1) Let’s start simple – Name, Blog, #1 Goal to accomplish? #bloggiesta

Q2) What’s your plan of attack? How will you approach this round? #bloggiesta

Q3) Everyone has a unicorn wishlist for their blog (stellar design, awesome new meme) – how do you think Bloggiesta can help? #Bloggiesta

Q4) What’s some advice you think others – veteran and newcomer alike – might benefit from during this round? #bloggiesta

Q5) Last but not least let’s talk comfort – how will you be participating? Comfort snacks? Laying in bed? Upside down in a tree? #bloggiesta

Thank you so much to @prationality for hosting such an awesome chat!

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!

Monday Chat: Getting to Know You

 

We had a fun chill chat this afternoon. Mostly it was a casual getting to know each other sort of thing. But one question was asked that had answers we thought you’d be interested in:

What do you like to see when you visit other blogs?

  • passion and excitement
  • thoughtful posts
  • interesting discussions
  • someone who wants to engage and connect
  • Top Ten Lists
  • fun and funky reviews
  • personal posts
  • a good About Me page
  • unique posts, stuff you don’t see every where else you go
  • cake!
  • a personality
  • someone who reviews comics and graphic novels
  • a distinctive voice and POV
  • creative writing
  • a feed that’s easy to add to a feed reader
  • someone who fangirls about books
  • someone who likes the same books as me
  • someone who has weird taste like me
  • a blog were people are commenting and connecting in comments

Stay tuned for the next chat Tuesday at 7:00 pm EDT!

Spring Bloggiesta 2016 Twitter Chat Schedule

 

The perfect way to connect with other participants during Bloggiesta is to join one of our Twitter chats. We’ll be having one every day at different times to hopefully accommodate different time zones. These times are shown in Eastern Daylight time. If you need to convert to your own zone, please click here.

Thanks to Jenni, MC, Emily and Rachel Noel for helping out with hosting!

All the chats will be hosted from the @Bloggiesta account and will be using the #Bloggiesta hashtag. Be sure to use the hashtag so we can all see you! We’ll be following the theme of PEDRO: Plan, Edit, Develop, Review, Organize for each of the days.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday March 21: Kick off chat hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books at 4:00 pm EDT
  • Tuesday March 22: Plan Your Blogs hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books at 7:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday March 23: Edit  Your Blogs hosted by Jenni from Jenni Elyse at 9:30 pm EDT
  • Thursday March 24: Develop Your Blogs hosted by Emily from Emily Reads Everything at 8:00 pm EDT
  • Friday March 25: Write Reviews hosted by Jenni from Jenni Elyse at 2:00 pm EDT
  • Saturday March 26: Organize Your Blogs hosted by Rachel Noel from Purple Owl Reviews at 9:00 a.m. EDT
  • Sunday March 27: Wrap Up/Feedback hosted by MC from Blame It On the Books at 10:00 a.m. EDT

We hope you join us!

 

Bloggiesta Chat Recap: Sunday Sept. 20 “Free for All” and “Mini Challenge Requests”

 

We had our final chat on Sunday afternoon. Everyone took a moment to say what they’d accomplished this bloggiesta which ranged from scheduling reviews to switching to MailChimp.  Lots of participants took advantage of the mini challenges and seemed to really enjoy them. Thanks again to those who hosted!

Much of the time was spent soliciting ideas for future mini challenges. We came up with this list:

  • FTP for backing up your blog
  • making a calendar/spreadsheet of book releases and ARCs
  • MailChimp tutorial
  • what does your host do? (Help for self hosted bloggers.)
  • Tumblr: do we want one? Do we need one? Please, someone explain!
  • all about giveaways and Rafflecopter
  • How to make your blog Pinterest friendly
  • social media strategies

Some suggestions for future Bloggiestas:

  • more week long ones
  • a month long one with themed weeks
  • setting up blogging buddies during Bloggiesta
  • having a blog critique or peer review session
  • release challenges slowly over the course of the week/month instead of all at once
  • brainstorm to do lists with other participants pre-event
  • have achievement badges
  • keep up the recaps! :)

Dates for next year (subject to change) were announced:

  • Winter Mini Bloggiesta: January 16 and 17
  • Spring Week Long Bloggiesta: March 21 to 27
  • Summer Mini Bloggiesta: June 18 to 19
  • Fall Bloggiesta: September 15 to 18

Maybe we’ll make the fall one a week long too. I’m not sure about a month long event at this point. Will ponder!

If you have any other suggestions or ideas, please comment here. Also, we’ll post a simple feedback survey form very soon. Thank you to everyone for participating!