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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!

Bloggiesta September 2014 Sign Ups

Welcome bloggers! It’s time once again  to sign up for the quarterly blogathon known as Bloggiesta!!

The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend four days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. Spread the word and get all your friends to come and fiesta with us!

We’ll officially get started next week on Thursday, September 18, but today (and all this week) you can sign up by linking to your to do list posted on your blog and letting us know what you plan on accomplishing during this four day blogging fiesta.

If you don’t know where to get started, you can find a sample To Do List here.

Most bloggers use the time to do pesky tasks that they are always putting off. Things like fixing the header, adding sidebar content (or deleting!), catching up on archive lists, fixing labels and tags, learning how to finally do… whatever it is you’ve always wanted to do!

For more ideas, check out our past mini challenges here. You can always work on those things you missed from previous events.

Our new list of mini challenges will go live sometime the day before the event on Wednesday September 17. As always, we have some awesome things planned! Don’t forget to check back here that day.

Also, be sure to add the Twitter chats (#bloggiesta @bloggiesta) to your calender.

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

And now, the To Do List linky! Please sign up using a link that goes directly to your To Do Lists! Also, if you are on Twitter and would like other participants to be able to find you there, add that just after your name. Thanks!

 “Your Name” from “Your Blog Name” (your Twitter name)

For example, mine would look like: Suey from It’s All About Books (@SueySays). And remember, plug in the URL that links up to your to do list, whether you’ve already posted it, or are just posting it today.

Spread the word!


 

Bloggiesta Begins Now!

Mark, get set, go! Start working on your blogs now! (Ha, I know many of you have already jumped the gun and have been working feverishly already!)

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

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 March 27 through Sunday March 30… 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 just 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.
  • Be sure to join us for the Twitter chats. They are a blast! This year we are having themed chats. Here’s the schedule:
    • Thursday March 27 @ 9 p.m. Eastern:  Social Media and Your Blog
      Friday March 28 @ 4 p.m. Eastern: Technical Aspects of Blogging
      Saturday March 29 @ 11 a.m. Eastern: Organization
      Sunday March 30 @ 8 p.m. Eastern: Book Blogging and Misc.
  • 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!