Category Archives: Mini-Bloggiesta

January 2015 Mini Bloggiesta Mini Challenges

Our Winter 2015 Mini Bloggiesta starts tomorrow! We have several awesome new challenges for this Mini Bloggiesta. Click on the links below to check them out and add them to your to do lists. Some of them may even have prizes!

There’s still plenty of time to link up your To Do Lists too. Find the linky at this post. 

Be sure to join us for the Twitter chat on Sunday at 2:00 pm Eastern time, #Bloggiesta!

Thanks for participating and don’t forget to have fun!

January 2015 Mini Bloggiesta Mini Challenges

How to Optimize Your Blog for Email Sign Ups from Brittany at Book Bumblings. (@BookBumblings) Learn about email marketing and making an email list.

Making Infographics Using Piktochart from Valeria at A Touch of Book Madness (@ TouchBookMadnes). Another blogging tool to learn about!

How to Write More Creative Book Reviews from Leah at Books Speak Volumes (@Leah_BSV). Ten book review prompts!

Master List of Book Blogging Memes from Tanya Patrice at GirlXOXO (@tanyapatricexo) See which ones you are or want to be participating in!

Five Easy Steps to an Index Page from Jessica at The Bluestocking Society (@thebluestocking) It’s time to make an index page!

Another Pinterest Project from Suey at It’s All About Books (@SueySays) Create a Books Read board and pin your reviews!


Winter 2015 Mini Bloggiesta Sign Ups

Calling all Bloggiesta participants! If you plan to do next week’s Mini Bloggiesta with us, let us know by writing a post listing your To Do items and then link it up here.

Then be sure to spread the word so we can have lots of others join us!

If you are a newbie to Bloggiesta, here’s a link to a sample To Do List that you are welcome to copy/borrow/use etc. Also, be sure to look at the list of our past Mini Challenges for ideas.

We’ll have a handful of new Mini Challenges that will be posted when the event gets closer.

Have fun and link away! (Link with your name, your blog name and your twitter name. Link to your To Do List post, not just to your blog. Thanks!)

Winter 2015 Mini Bloggiesta!

Bloggiesta MiniW15Hey everyone! Our Winter Mini Bloggiesta will be happening in just under two weeks! Wow, does time fly or what!?

The dates are January 17, 18 and 19. That’s Saturday, Sunday and here in the U.S. a holiday Monday. This is an experiment to see how we like using a holiday weekend to do some blog business. For those not in the U.S. I guess it’s just a normal Monday which I know some of you like to use, and some do not. So we’ll see how it goes!

Also, mark your calendars for the Twitter chat on Sunday, at noon Mountain (that’s 2 pm Eastern!) We’ll just have the one chat since it’s a mini event and all. 🙂

Oh, and if you are interested in hosting a mini challenge for this event, send me an email at

Be thinking about what you’d like to accomplish and get those To Do Lists ready! Then check back here next week for the sign up post.

Happy Blogging!




Mini Bloggiesta July 2014 Sign Ups

Are you feeling the need to freshen up your blog? Here’s hoping so, because it’s time once again for a Mini Bloggiesta!

Join us this next weekend, July 19 and 20, for a fun gathering of bloggers, working feverishly to fix and freshen up their blogs! There’ll be a few new mini challenges, so stay tuned for that list on Friday, but you can also work on any of our past challenges. It’s a perfect time to catch up on challenges you missed during previous Bloggiestas!

We’ll be having one, just one, Twitter party on Sunday, the 20th at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. You know you want to join us because Twitter parties are awesome. Use the hashtag #Bloggiesta and follow @Bloggiesta.

Meanwhile, create your To Do Lists and sign up below, linking to your lists on your blog. That will let us all know who plans to join us! (For ideas to get you going on your lists, check out this past challenge.)

Also, spread the word! Grab a button, let your blogging buddies know it’s happening and persuade them to join the fun!


Winter 2014 Mini Bloggiesta Finish Line

How did everyone do this weekend!? Hopefully you all feel so accomplished and satisfied with your blogs. Maybe a little tired. Tired, but happy, right?

Let us know how it went in a wrap up post or link to your To Do Lists with updated comments added, whatever you like.

And thanks again for participating. The next Bloggiesta is March 27 through 30. I’ve just now this very moment decided to make it be Thursday through Sunday. Feebdack indicates that many of you wanted another day and especially not a weekend day. Thursday is better for me, so Thursday it is! We’ll see how it goes!

Mini Challenges for Winter 2014 Mini Bloggiesta

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We have just a few challenges for this Mini Bloggeista event. That’s so you can do them all! And if you need more, you can access all the past challenges here.

How to Create an Image Map from Monika at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall. (@lovelybookshelf)

The B-Word: Branding  from Amanda at On a Book Bender. (@bookbender)

Facing Your Edelweiss Fears from Shannon at River City Reading. (@rivercityreadin)

Back to the Basics: a flashback challenge from Bloggiesta (@bloggiesta)

Have fun working on your blogs!

Don’t forget to join us for the Twitter chat on Saturday at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Winter 2014 Mini Bloggiesta Sign Ups!

Bloggiesta MiniW14You asked for it. You got it! We are now doing sign ups for Bloggiesta a week ahead. The point here, of course, is to help us spread the word that the event is coming up. So sign up and spread the word!

Click our About Page to find out more about what Bloggiesta is and how we got started. But basically, it’s a blogging marathon where we get together with other bloggers and fix all those blogging tasks that we seem to put off and off and off.

One of the best things about Bloggiesta is to learn from other bloggers, many of whom are experts in some blogging thing or another. That’s where the mini challenges come in. For our main events (held March and September) we have quite the huge list. For our mini ones (January and July) we keep things simple with just a few. Stay tuned for that list coming up when Bloggiesta begins this Saturday, the 25th. Meanwhile, you can look over the past mini challenge list to get inspiration for what tasks you’d like to work on. Also, this challenge has a master to do list if you’d like to start there!

But now, it’s time to sign up for our current Mini Bloggiesta which happens next Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th.  To sign up, write a post listing the things you’d like to accomplish during Bloggiesta, also known as your To Do List, and link up to that specific post here. Use one of our buttons and link back to us so others can easily find out all about the event and hopefully join in the fun. Also, include your Twitter name in the link below, if you have one, so we can easily find you there.

Oh, and mark your calendars for Saturday night, the 25th at 9 pm Eastern. That’s when we’ll be chatting on Twitter!

Thanks and have fun!

Winter 2014 Mini Bloggiesta!

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Coming up the end of this month we’ll be hosting a mini Bloggiesta event. It will be January 25 and 26, a Saturday and Sunday. It’ll be very low key with just a few mini challenges and one twitter chat on Saturday, the 25th at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Basically, this mini event is just an organized time where we can all fix up our blogs together and talk about it as we go.

Sign ups for those participating will go up about a week before. This is new and much requested. Hopefully this will also help us spread the word. So be thinking about your to do lists and  link up then if you would like to join us.

Hope to see you there!

Summer 2013 Mini Bloggiesta Finish Line

I hope you’ve all had a blast this weekend working on your blogs! Hopefully you were able to get a lot done and check off those lists like crazy! If you’ve written a wrap up post and would like to share, link up below.

Our next event will be a monthly chat on Twitter on Saturday August 17th at 10 a.m. Eastern.

And then in September we’ll have our main Bloggiesta event the 20 to 22. So be ready to work hard then! Sign ups for hosts will be posted here in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for playing!

Summer 2013 Mini Bloggiesta Starting Line!

Bloggiesta is a blogging event started several years ago by Natasha from Maw Books. We’ve been holding these blogging marathons twice a year where we have a blast working together with other participants on all the  blogging things that seem to accumulate. Since that blogging stuff seems to accumulate so fast, it was decided to have little mini Bloggiestas in between the main ones! Our first mini one was held in February of this year and now….

Welcome to the second Mini Bloggiesta!

It’s just like main events, only smaller! It’s just two days, with just a few mini challenges, and just the one Twitter chat (Saturday the 20th at 10 p.m. Eastern! @bloggiesta #bloggiesta)

We hope you have fun spending whatever time you have this weekend together with other participants working on your blogs! To join the fun, write a post listing what you hope to accomplish this weekend, and link up here. (Add your Twitter name too, so we can connect with you there!)

Be sure to connect with other bloggers to encourage each other and share all your expertise!

Thanks for participating!