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Fall Bloggiesta 2017 Starting Line!

Ole Ole! It’s time to blog and fiesta… BLOGGIESTA! 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 21 through Sunday September 24… 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 chat. It’s a great way to meet new people and learn some awesome tips and tricks! Our chat will be Saturday, September 23 at 2pm EST.
  • 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!

Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta Starting Line!

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Ole Ole! It’s Mini Bloggiesta time! 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 (Saturday) and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just the weekend of June 17-18… 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 weekend 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 Monday 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 chat. It is a great way to meet new people and learn some awesome tips and tricks! Our chat is:
      • Saturday June 17 @ 2pm EST
  • 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! There are no new challenges for the Mini Bloggiesta, so check out our previous challenges listed here.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions! Have a great weekend and good luck with all your blogging goals!

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Starting Line

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Ole Ole! It’s time to blog and fiesta… BLOGGIESTA! Welcome everyone to the Spring Bloggiesta! 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 (Monday) and runs through Sunday night… wherever you are. We don’t have specific starting and ending times…. just Monday March 20 through Sunday March 26… 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:
      • 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 (this chat already happened yesterday!)
      • 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
  • 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 Winter 2017 starts NOW

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Bloggiesta begins Friday, January 13th and runs through  the night of Sunday January 15th
  • Plan to spend as much time as you can working on your to do list . This is a CHALLENGE. Challenge yourself!
  • 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, the coordinators, @emren and @blamethebooks and the hashtag #bloggiesta. 
  • Be sure to join us for the Twitter chat. It is a great way to meet new people and learn some awesome tips and tricks! Here’s the schedule:
      • Saturday, January 14th at noon Eastern
  • Also, plan to do lots of blog hopping by clicking on participants links (See the sign up links below) 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!

Start the New Year right with your blog and Get Sh*t done with 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 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!