Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta Sign Ups

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It’s that time again! Time to Bloggiesta!

If you’d like to participate with us this coming weeked (June 17-18) for the Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta, it’s time to write up a To Do List, post it on your blog , then come back here and link it up!

According to tradition, the mini Bloggiesta is very low-key. Take the weekend to do some every day blog maintenance and catch up. Take a look at what you have accomplished so far this year, and make plans for the second half of 2017. Ideas for a basic to do list can be found at this link. You are welcome to copy it and use it however you see fit.

We won’t have any new mini challenges this time around, but be sure to use the time to work on some past Mini Challenges that you missed during previous events.

We will also be having a Twitter chat on Saturday, June 17 @ 2pm EST, so make sure you are following @Bloggiesta so you can join us!

We can’t wait to help you get motivated and get stuff done!

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Summer 2017 Mini Bloggiesta is Coming!

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Hi everyone! We are about halfway through the year…how are you doing on your blogging goals??? Whether your goals are big or small, we are here to help you find some extra motivation. The Summer Mini Bloggiesta is coming….

June 17-18

The Mini Bloggiesta is a low-key, weekend long Bloggiesta that allows you to tackle those blogging projects that you have been putting off. Since we are about halfway through 2017, now is a great time to assess the progress you have made this year and make plans for what you want to achieve in the second half of the year.

If you don’t have your own personal goals, or want to try something new, check out our list of past mini-challenges from previous Bloggiestas.

We will only be having one Twitter chat during this Bloggiesta…

Saturday June 17 at 2pm EST

Make sure you are following us @Bloggiesta on Twitter so you don’t miss the sign up post! Mark your calendars and we will see you soon for our Mini Bloggiesta!

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Finish Line

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You completed Bloggiesta! You finished your To Do List. Your blog is on it’s way to being everything you want it to be! You are a huge success and you should be proud!

If you’d like to write a wrap up post or simply link up to your crossed off To Do Lists, you can share in the linkup below.

Thanks for participating! Huge thanks to all the mini challenge hosts and Twitters hosts! This event seriously could not have happened without you. Thank you for being awesome.

Let us know in the comments  or via email if you have suggestions for mini challenges or future events. We’d love to get your feedback.

See you next time!


Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Closing Twitter Chat Recap

Today we wrapped up this Bloggiesta and discussed everything we accomplished in the past week. Nice work everyone! Keep it up!

1) Welcome to the #Bloggiesta Finish Line chat! You made it to the finish line, step up to the podium and introduce yourselves and your platform(s).

 2) Winner’s circle: Share what you’ve accomplished during #Bloggiesta.

 3) War stories: Share one of your favorite experiences or posts (or both) from #Bloggiesta.

4) Post workout stretch: #Bloggiesta can be intense, how did you keep yourself from burning out?

5) Support crew: Time to give a shoutout to the people who keep you going or inspire you. #Bloggiesta

6) Gearing up: What were your essential supplies that got you through #Bloggiesta?

7) Coach: What’s a piece of advice you’d give to someone who just started #Bloggiesta or blogging?

8) Click-bait: As a bit of fun, rewrite one of the titles of your posts as a click-bait article. #Bloggiesta

9) The horizon: What are you setting your sights on now? A blog goal or otherwise. #Bloggiesta

10) If your blog was an animal, what would it be? #Bloggiesta

11) We’d love to know what you’d like to see more of or change for the next #Bloggiesta.

12) Blog hopping: Let us share in your victories, share your links here! #Bloggiesta 



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Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Halfway Point Twitter Chat Recap

Tonight we chatted about how to prevent blogging from becoming a chore. We have all had periods of time where blogging feels more like a burden than a hobby. It was nice to see that everyone has been there before and share ideas about how to get through the rough times!

Welcome everyone to the #Bloggiesta Chat!!! I’m @Silelda and I’ll be your host. Who all is here? Where are you from?

What are some of the stressors of blogging that may make it less fun for you? Suggestions for making them less stressful? #Bloggiesta

What do you do to break out of a blogging slump? #Bloggiesta

Do you have hobbies or activities outside of blogging? What are they? #Bloggiesta

Everyone should be able to take a break from their hobbies. How would you handle needing a hiatus? #Bloggiesta

Any advice for other bloggers on how you keep your blog from taking over your free time? #Bloggiesta

A couple of general tweets to sum up the chat:


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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!


  • 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.


  • 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!

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Opening Twitter Chat Recap

Today we kicked off the Spring Bloggiesta with a chat about what we hope to accomplish this coming week. We had a few newbies join us and everyone made friends and offered advice to each other. It was a great kickoff to what will hopefully be a very productive week!

Q1) Introduce yourself! You know the drill, name & blog. Also is this your 1st #bloggiesta? How’d u find us or how long have u been w/ us?

Q2) Which goal’s at the top of your list & why? #bloggiesta

Q3) For all you veterans, how has #bloggiesta helped you in the past? And for the newbies, why’d you decide to join this year?

Q4) Cause we all need some quality bragging time, what’s your favorite thing about your blog? #bloggiesta

Q5) What’s a #bloggiesta goal you’ve achieved in the past? (If you’re a newbie it doesn’t have to be from bloggiesta.)

Q6) Which goal on your list do you think will be the hardest to achieve & why? #bloggiesta

Q6.5) If someone’s uber difficult goal matches up with an area of your expertise, maybe lend them a hand? #bloggiesta

Q7) What’s your biggest blogging pet peeve? #bloggiesta

Spring Bloggiesta Mini Challenges!

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???

Spring Bloggiesta Twitter Chat Schedule

Bloggiesta is coming in just a few days! And you know what that means….Twitter chats!!! One of the best ways to connect with your fellow bloggers and learn all kinds of new tips and tricks is by joining one (or all) of our Twitter chats.

All of the chats will be hosted from the @Bloggiesta account and will be using the #Bloggiesta hashtag. Make sure you follow our account and use the hashtag so we can all see you!

These times are shown in Eastern time. If you need to convert to your own zone, please click here.

  • 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
  • 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

Thanks to all of our chat hosts for the help! Can’t wait to chat with you all during Bloggiesta! See you there!

Spring Bloggiesta 2017 Sign Ups!

It’s Bloggiesta time again!!!! The spring Bloggiesta is coming! Mark your calendars for March 20-26!

It’s time to start writing your to do list, post it to your blog, and link it here so we can all support and help each other!

Your list can be as long or as short as you want. The goal of Bloggiesta is to get things accomplished for our blogs, so make your list reflect whatever you need to do. For some suggestions of what to include on your list, check out this master list.

Our mini challenges will be announced on Sunday March 19, so you can start planning! You can also check out our list of past mini challenges for ideas!

We will be having three Twitter chats during this week-long Bloggiesta. They will be on Sunday March 19, Thursday March 23, and Saturday March 25. The topics and chat times will be posted within the next few days.

Now, show us those to do lists! Be sure to link up using the direct URL to your To Do List post.

Let’s get stuff done!