It’s finally here! The big reveal! Bloggiesta starts TOMORROW and it’s time to announce our new mini challenges!
We are so grateful to all of the wonderful hosts who are helping us with the mini challenges this time around. Check out our new challenges!
Katrina at Bookish Things: Best WordPress Plugins for Book Bloggers
Chelsea at Books for Thought: What Should be on your Sidebar?
MC at Blame It On The Books: Cross-Post Those Reviews!
Pamela at Reverie Society: Revamp Your Blog Content
Crystal at Sharing Life’s Moments: How to Create a Five Day Blog Series
[NOTE: Some of these links may not work until a little later in the day. Bear with us as they all go live.]
You can also check out any of our long list of past Mini Challenges if you want to try something that is not on this list!
We would also like to challenge everyone to join us for our Twitter chats this week! Find the chat schedule here. (The first one is TODAY at 1pm EST!!!)
Don’t hesitate to contact the hosts if you have any questions! What challenges will you choose???
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!
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???
Even though Bloggiesta doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, we are giving you the links to the challenges now so you can continue to plan your week. Some of these challenges have prizes and giveaways, so be sure to click through them all!
We are trying something a little different and have added a couple of interactive challenges this time around. One of them you’ve hopefully you’ve heard about already this week since we had sign ups for placement in a mastermind group. That one will be ongoing thanks to Stacy from The Novel Life. If you still want to participate, please contact her. If you signed up, you should have been assigned a group and can now start interacting and working together.
The other one, hosted by Aloi from Guiltless Reading, is a place to link up if you’d like others to hop around to you blog and give a critique during the week of Bloggiesta. Check out the link for more details.
Thank you to everyone who stepped up to host a mini challenge. Our list is a bit small this time around, but they are all awesome! Please show them all a lot of love!
Tool Tutorials and Organization
Book Blogging Challenges
Daily Challenges by Tanya Patrice from Girlxoxo (check out her blog each of these days for a new daily challenge)
- Monday: Participate in a Book Blogging Meme
- Tuesday : Clean out your Feedly
- Thursday : Use Buffer to schedule blog posts from other bloggers and spread the love
- Friday – Host a Reading Challenge
New This Event: Interactive Challenges
Be sure to contact our hosts if you have any questions about their challenges! Have fun and enjoy!
Today we are announcing something new for the upcoming Spring 2016 Bloggiesta! Many of you have asked for it and now, you’ve got it!
Yes! For this upcoming Bloggiesta you can now sign up to be part of a blogging “mastermind” group. This means you will be matched with several other bloggers who are also looking for feedback and interaction regarding their blogs. Sign ups start now and will last through this week, and then next week when Bloggiesta starts, you’ll connect with your group and begin feedback and critiques.
Sound fun? Sound like something you’ve been looking for and needing during Bloggiesta?
If so, please go visit Stacy at The Novel Life! She has taken on this effort of creating these groups as special mini challenge! All the details and the sign up form can be found on her blog.
We hope many of you take the opportunity to participate and use this as a new way to connect with other bloggers and get feedback about your own blog.
Since it’s a MINI Bloggiesta this time around, we only have a small list of mini challenges, but they are all awesome. Be sure to give our challenge hosts lots of love!
Here’s the list for you look over and decide which ones you’d like to work on. If nothing strikes your fancy, be sure to check out the list of past challenges here and use the opportunity to catch up on one of those.
Winter 2016 Mini Bloggiesta Mini Challenges
Aloi from Guiltless Reading: Clean Up Your Email
Tasha from Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books: Keeping Your Info Private
Brittany from Book Bumblings: Creating and Writing Processes to Stay Organized
Kathleen from SMS NonFiction Book Reviews: Rafflecopter Giveaways
Emily from Emily Reads Everything: Bullet Journaling
Katie from Doing Dewey: Planning Your Posts
Bloggiesta officially starts tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s our brand new mini challenges! We have awesome ones! Most of these challenges are ones you the participants have requested through feedback given after past Bloggiestas. Look them over today and have fun adding to your to do lists. Many of these challenges have prizes and giveaways, so be sure to click through them all!
Random Miscellaneous Challenges
Be sure to show all the challenge hosts some love! Bloggiesta wouldn’t work without them. We have a mix of brand new hosts and old timers, which is awesome. Thanks to you all!
It’s time to start planning our next Bloggiesta to be held September 17 to 20! The first thing we need to do is to come up with mini challenges and find bloggers to host them! Are you willing? Is this the year for you? Have you pondered an idea for several times now and really really want to share it? Now is the time!
If you have an idea, please send an email to Bloggiesta AT gmail DOT com. If you want to host one but don’t really have an idea, here’s a list of some suggestions that have been made in Twitter chats and through the feedback form.
Let us know ASAP if you are interested! Challenges will be posted on your blog the day before the event starts, on September 16. Hosts can provide a prize/giveaway on their own if they want, but it is not required. Hosts should also be participating in general in the event that week and be available to answer questions from those participating in their challenge.
Thanks so much for your help and participation!
Here’s the list of some ideas:
copyright with regard to images
Flickr’s Creative Commons and/or Unsplash.com
how to make your own stock photos folder
how to add personality to your blog
how to join and/or create a Twitter hashtag conversation
customization for Blogger
getting email under control
more on Google+
dealing with email requests
how to make Twitter really work for you
how to make the most of your free blog
try a new reviewing style
how to contact publishers
blog hop reviewing
anything “harder” for those who have been blogging longer
how to host your own blogging event
how to use Buffer
If you have other ideas for challenges, but don’t necessarily want to host one, leave a comment here, and I’ll add it to the list.
Calling all Bloggiesta participants! Here’s your master list of current mini challenges! Hopefully you can find something that’s just what you’re looking for. If you have questions, don’t be shy, ask the host! And if it’s your thing, some of the challenges have giveaways! Sweet.
Have fun checking them out and adding to your to do lists!
Bloggiesta Mini Challenges Spring 2015
Organizing and Simplifying
Kassiah from Pretty Sassy Cool has a tutorial on Getting Organized with Trello.
Amanda from On a Book Bender challenges us to Simplify Blogging.
Brittany from Book Bumblings shows us how to Create a Blogging Schedule.
Belle from Ms. Bookish shows us how to Create a Treasure Trove of Blogging Ideas.
Andi from Estella’s Revenge has some ideas on how to Organize your Feed Reader.
Lindsay from Nighttime Reading Center challenges us to Pin Your Author Interviews.
Stacy at The Novel Life shows us Eight Not-to-be Missed Podcasts.
Katie from Doing Dewey has a plan for tracking our Diversity Reading Goals.
Joy from Joy’s Book Blog teaches us How to Make Memes.
Jessica from The Bluestocking Society teaches us how to Create a Blog Style Guide.
Suey from It’s All About Books has a Twitter Chat Tutorial.
Tif from Tif Talks Books challenges us to re-discover some Past Bloggiesta Mini Challenges.
Shannon from River City Reading helps us to Improve our Disqus Experience.
Alysia from My Little Pocketbooks shows us how to Retrieve Lost Comments from Disqus.
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!
It’s the eve of yet another Bloggiesta! Welcome to the party! Below, you’ll find the list of our current mini challenges. Here’s hoping you see something you’ve been dying to learn how to do! Or something that inspires you to learn things you’ve never dreamed of!
Have fun clicking around and exploring and adding to your to do lists. Please be sure to thank all our wonderful hosts! They spend lots of time making these awesome challenges for you!
Amanda Shofner has a challenge giving us even more lessons on Google+. She’s calling it Google+201. For last Bloggiesta’s first Google+ challenge, check out Google+101 here. (@amshofner)
Wesley from Library Educated brings us a tutorial on MailChimp. (@whoffs)
Allison from The Book Wheel teaches us how to make anchor links. (@TheBookWheel)
April from The Steadfast Reader gives some hints about writing a negative review. (@steadfastreader)
Come and learn about browser extensions from Brianna at The Book Vixen. (@TheBookVixen)
Berls from Fantasy is More Fun brings us a challenge all about Flickr! (@BerlsS)
Katie from Doing Dewey teaches us all about Riffle. (@DoingDewey)
Stephanie from Cover 2 Cover shares her book organization tips with us. (@GoreLenore)
Becca from I’m Lost in Books has many Instagram tips for us. (@imlostinbooks)
Aloi from Guiltless Reading encourages us to make a book map! (@guiltlessreader) Aloi also has an awesome blogger template giveaway going on for Bloggiesta. Be sure to check that out!
Stacy from The Novel Life teaches us how to work with a blog designer. (@thenovellife)