The End of Bloggiesta Fun and a Headache

Bloggiesta Finish LineThe end has come.  The end of my first Bloggiesta.  I want to thank Natasha at Maw Books for hosting this fun event.  I won’t even blame her for headache that I have had for a few hours.  I put in 20.5 hours.  Very little changed in what you see, but lots of important stuff got done. 

Let’s start with today.  I spent most of today working on the future book review posts of the 50 books you all chose for me to read.  They all have links and quotes and  a book photo.  Seriously, that took me about 5 hours.  It was during this time that my headache started.  But, here I am, still typing.

Still with me?  I received Beth Hoffman’s interview answers today and they’ll be posted on Friday.  Even better?  She’s agreed to give away 2 hardcover copies of Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt!!  Sorry, getting off track.

I did complete one mini-challenge by backing up my blog.  For those of you interested in this, here’s the post.  I completed many reviews, lots of organization, author interview stuff (questions, requests), blogroll, category clean-up (well, I started…), pages, links, posts, emails, additions to Reader (sadly I never got to the weeding out part), and I’m sure many other things my mind can’t remember right now.

I would certainly participate again, but I would probably focus on more of the mini-challenges.  I know  there was lots of good information there that I just didn’t take the time to do.  I plan on going back and maybe working on them later.  I didn’t get around to visiting anyone else and I feel only a little bit bad about that.  I decided when I signed up that that wasn’t a priority and I didn’t make it one.  Maybe next time.

I do have one more thing to do before I go to bed later.  I don’t know why the Google button on my sidebar doesn’t add me when someone tries.  I reinstalled it, but I don’t think anything has changed.  Any ideas?

Bloggiesta, day 3

Bloggiesta: PedroNatasha over at Maw Books is hosting the second Bloggiesta and this is my first year participating.  I had no idea what I was agreeing to at the beginning 😉  My low goal was 18 hours and right now I’m at 13.5 so I think I can do it.

Here’s what I accomplished yesterday- reorganized/deleted/edited pages at top of site, added missing book links, started working on my Categories in the sidebar, wrote a post for next week, sent Beth Hoffman and Karen White interview questions, sent 4 more authors interview requests (I got a yes from Shirley Tallman overnight :)), and participated in one mini-challenge by backing up my blog.

Feeling productive and ready to go.  I am behind in visiting everyone else’s blogs, but you’ll see me coming round and commenting later.