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Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm in. Bloggiesta March 23-29

It will be my first time. Bloggeista is designed to help bloggers. Signs up are at Bloggiesta.
Here’s the schedule (all times in Eastern Daylight Time) and my plan for the week (see below the fold):
  • Monday 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 by Rachel Noel from Purple Owl Reviews)
  • Sunday March 29th at 3 p.m. Eastern: Feedback and Free for All
Be sure to follow @Bloggiesta and use the hashtag #Bloggiesta for these Twitter events.  If you have other questions about Twitter chatting stay tuned for the mini challenge that will cover all your questions. Hopefully!
I've signed up on twitter and now I have to figure out how to clear my calendar during the work week if I want to join in the conversation. I am not sure how it works but I guess I will find out. Join in if you want to gain some new help and insights on blogging.
I have noticed that my page views have been dropping, so have my comments. I'm hoping to find out how to increase my blog presence without spending all my time doing it.

Here is my plan for the week:
Sunday — PREPARATION...I am doing that right now. Thinking about the week and what I hope to accomplish on my blog this week
Monday — PEOPLE...adding a link to the blogs I enjoy following the most; participating or at least reading through the comments on the Bloggiesta Twitter feed about getting and making comments. 
Tuesday — E-PRESENCE...figure out how to add hyperlinks of logos to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest to my posts; figure out how to utilize Google+ to my advantage; participate in the Twitter chat on being Social Media Savvy.
Wednesday — DISPLAY...watch some YouTube videos on display functionality and ways to add interest and pizzazz to blogs; read through the Twitter feed discussion about layouts; fiddle around with my layout by cleaning it up.
Thursday — REVIEWS...write up and queue up my past due reviews
Friday — ORGANIZE...check that my blog is up-to-date, that my books read list is current; check in on my progress on my challenges.
Saturday — BOOKS and READING and Sunday — FEEDBACK and FREE FOR ALL...it is unlikely I will be available to Twitter chat these days as we are leaving for Spring break but I hope to do a lot of reading and want to discuss with my husband how to back up the blog and add some safety features. I know nothing about this.


  1. Fun. I'm also participating for this Bloggiesta too.

  2. Good luck with your first Bloggiesta! I'm going to try and participate in as many Twitter chats as possible, but tend to prefer the mini-challenges as I can do those at my own pace. Plus I always learn something new, either from the new challenges or old ones from past Bloggiestas. Have fun!

    Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

  3. Hope you have a great time, love that you linked your to do with the schedule :)

  4. This is a great list, I like how you broke it down! Good luck in accomplishing your goals this week!


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