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?

14 thoughts on “The End of Bloggiesta Fun and a Headache

  1. Nise' says:

    Job well done! Sorry you got a headache though. Whatever you did worked and I was finally able to subscribe by email. For the longest time it kept failing. It may have been on my end though.

  2. Wrighty says:

    Fantastic job! You got an amazing amount of work done! I can certainly put that many hours in working on my blog and other related things but I don’t ever seem to get much accomplished. I didn’t participate this year but it’s a great event.

    I can’t wait for your interview and giveaway from Beth Hoffman!! Because of your review I’ve had this at the top of my wishlist. I really look forward to the fun and to reading this book. Hope your headache is better!

  3. Book Dilettante says:

    I like the new look of your blog, and thanks for heading us to the post for downloading our blogs. I just did it! IYour google toolbar still doesn’t work. Hope it will sort itself out later on.

  4. Violet says:

    You did manage to do a lot. The future book review posts must have been a lot of work, no wonder you had a headache. Hope you are feeling better.

    It will save me so much this year and the headache was worth it!

  5. Lenore says:

    SOunds like you got a lot done! My friend was here, so I couldn’t participate, but I do need to take some time out to do a bunch of blog tasks…

    There’s always work to do, right? 🙂

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