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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 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!

Mini Bloggiesta Summer 2016 Starts Now!

 

Let’s get this Mini Bloggiesta weekend started!

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Saturday June 18 through  Sunday, June 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 PAST mini challenges. (Since we don’t have knew ones this go around.) Don’t worry about having the entire weekend to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project. If you accomplish some simple basic blogging housekeeping tasks, you are doing it right!
  • Feel free to update your progress any way you see fit. You can just cross things off your list, or write an update posts. We will have a Finish Line Post link up here on Sunday for anyone wishing to link up their summary posts (or crossed off lists.)

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta.
  • We’ll have just one Twitter chat this weekend on Sunday June 19 at 11 am Eastern.  Join us. Chats are a blast!
  • 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!

Thanks for coming out and having some Bloggiesta fun!

Starting Line: Bloggiesta Spring 2016

Ole Ole! It’s time to blog and fiesta… BLOGGIESTA!  Welcome to all our new comers and all our old timers! We are so excited to have everyone participating with us! If you are new to the party, this post should help you get started.   And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to link up your To Do Lists on this post here. That’s how you’ll let everyone else know you are here and participating!

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through next Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Monday March 21 through Sunday March 27… 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.
  • 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 blast! We’ll be having themed chats again. 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
  • 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!

Have a great week getting all your bloggish business done!

Bloggiesta September 2015 Starting Line

Ole Ole! It’s time to blog and fiesta… BLOGGIESTA!  Welcome to all our new comers and all our old timers! We are so excited to have everyone participating with us! If you are new to the party, this post should help you get started.   And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to link up your To Do Lists on this post here. That’s how you’ll let everyone else know you are here and participating!

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Thursday September 17 through Sunday September 20… 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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!

And that’s about all there is to it! Go forth and blog your hearts out!

Summer 2015 Mini Bloggiesta Starts Now!

Let’s get this Mini Bloggiesta weekend started!

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Saturday June 13 through  Sunday, June 14… 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 PAST mini challenges. (Since we don’t have knew ones this go around.) Don’t worry about having the entire weekend to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project. The theme for this mini event is “Back to the Basics!” If you accomplish some simple basic blogging housekeeping tasks, you are doing it right!
  • Feel free to update your progress any way you see fit. You can just cross things off your list, or write an update posts. We will have a Finish Line Post link up here on Sunday for anyone wishing to link up their summary posts (or crossed off lists.)

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta.
  • We’ll have just one Twitter chat this weekend on Sunday June 14 at 3 pm Eastern. Join us. Chats are a blast!
  • 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!

Thanks for coming out and having some Bloggiesta fun!

Bloggiesta March 2015 Starting Line

Mark, get set, go! Welcome to our first ever week long Bloggiesta!  It’s time NOW to get working on those blogs! And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to link up your To Do Lists on this post here. That’s how you’ll let everyone else know you are here and participating!

And…in case you are new to this event, here are a few things to remember.

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Monday March 23 through Sunday March 29… 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.
  • 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 up their summary posts (or crossed off lists.)

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta. You can also check out everyone’s Twitter handle on the sign up list and follow them.
  • Be sure to join us for the Twitter chats. They are a blast! We’ll be having themed chats again. Here’s the schedule:
    • March 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Eastern: PEOPLE: Giving and Getting
      Comments and Followers
    • Tuesday March 24th 7 p.m. Eastern: E-PRESENCE: Social Media Savvy
    • Wednesday March 25th at 12 p.m. noon Eastern:DISPLAY:  Side Bars and  Page Layout
    • Thursday March 26th at 9 p.m. Eastern: REVIEWS and Other Content Ideas (guest hosted by Jessica from The Bluestocking Society)
    • Friday March 27th at 9 p.m. Eastern: ORGANIZE: No Stress Allowed (guest hosted by Amanda from On a Book Bender)
    • Saturday March 28th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern: Books and Reading (guest hosted byRachel Noel from Purple Owl Reviews)
    • Sunday March 29th at 3 p.m. Eastern: Feedback and Free for All
  • 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!

And that’s about all there is to it! Go forth and blog your hearts out!

January 2015 Mini Bloggiesta Starts Now!

Let’s get this Mini Bloggiesta weekend started!

Here’s a few things to remember about the way Bloggiesta works.

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through Monday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Saturday January 17 through Monday January 19… wherever and whenever you are in the world! (We are counting Monday in the weekend this time since many US participants have that day off for a holiday!)
  • 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 weekend to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project.
  • Feel free to update your progress any way you see fit. You can just cross things off your list, or write a couple of update posts. We will have a Finish Line Post link up here on Monday for anyone wishing to link up their summary posts (or crossed off lists.)

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta.
  • We’ll have just one Twitter chat this weekend on Sunday January 18 at 2 pm Eastern. Join us. Chats are a blast!
  • 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!

And that’s about all there is to it! Go forth and blog your hearts heart!

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!)

Bloggiesta September 2014 Starts Now!

Mark, get set, go! It’s time to fiesta! Get working on those blogs! And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to link up your To Do Lists on this post here. That we we’ll see everyone that’s participating!

And…in case you are new to this event, here are a few things to remember.

HOW TO PARTY

  • Bloggiesta begins now and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Thursday September 18 through Sunday September 21… 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 four days to devote to this, but do challenge yourself to put in some good hours to the project.
  • 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 up their summary posts (or crossed off lists.)

HOW TO CONNECT

  • Much of our connection with each other will be happening on Twitter. Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and the hashtag #bloggiesta. You can also check out everyone’s Twitter handle on the sign up list and follow them.
  • Be sure to join us for the Twitter chats. They are a blast! We’ll be having themed chats again. Here’s the schedule:
    • Blogging and Life (Time Management): Thursday September 18 @ 2 p.m. Eastern
    • All Your Blogging Problems Solved: Friday September 19 @  6 p.m. Eastern
    • Book Blogging Basics: Saturday September 20 @ 11 a.m. Eastern
    • End of Event Wrap Up: Sunday September 21 @ 1 p.m. Eastern
  • 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!

And that’s about all there is to it! Go forth and blog your hearts out!