01.11.10

Bloggiesta Finish Line

Posted in Event at 3:00 pm by Amber

The Bloggiesta Finish Line!

Pedro and his friends are done with Bloggiesta!  I’m not sure how they made it across the finish line with the weekend we had. 

Friday was the giveaway for Liza Palmer’s A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents.  I also listened to her radio interview and called in with questions.  That afternoon I completed the mini-challenge from Jackie of Farm Lane Booksfor backing up blog content.  I already have a WordPress plugin that does this for me on a weekly basis.  Now I know how to do it manually.  And I created a folder for all the pictures on my blog for easy retrieval.  I did begin writing two reviews that were on my to-do list but I did not finish them. 

Saturday I slept in.  Later in the day, I did sign up for the comment challenge hosted by Pam from MotherReader.  The goal is to leave five comments on book blogs a day through January 28th.  This is really harder than it sounds.  A blog may have an interesting name but when I read the content I’m not moved to make a comment.  Other than the content that’s being reviewed, I haven’t figured out why that’s the case.  

My meals had a distinctive Latino flair to them.  Lunch was chicken soft tacos from Chipotle, dinner was red chile enchiladas with chicken and cheese (prepared according to the instructions given in Rick Bayless’ cookbook, Mexican Everday) and my snack was baked scoops tortilla chips with salsa. 

Protecting blog content can be a headache but it’s easier if it’s copyrighted.  I completed the copyright mini-challenge hosted by Pam from Bookalicio.us.  The evening was finished up by sending out  interview questions to one author and starting a second set of questions for a second author. 

Sunday was spent wrapping things up.  I created a cheat sheet for some common posts for the mini-challenge hosted by Danielle from There’s a Book.  Included were html and SEO settings that don’t vary from one post to the next.  It’s been uploaded to my Google docs account.

I didn’t get to do everything I planned but it was time well spent.  All in all I spent about 6 hours on Bloggiesta.  Big thanks to Natasha for Bloggiesta hosting duties.

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6 Comments »

  1. The1stdaughter said,

    January 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Awesome accomplishments in just 6 hours! I’m glad the cheat sheet helped and hopefully it will continue to be a help. Love the site by the way!
    .-= The1stdaughter´s last blog ..Newbery Honor – Ramona and Her Father =-.

  2. Jan@eatingyabooks said,

    January 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Follow a link from MotherReads Comment Challenge. I also used your link to check out Pam’s post on copyrights. Thanks for the info.
    .-= Jan@eatingyabooks´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday =-.

  3. Liza Palmer said,

    January 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you so much for your questions (and your lovely, thoughtful review) – they were awesome.

    xoxox–Liza

  4. Natasha @ Maw Books said,

    January 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I loved all the yummy food that you ate! You got a lot done in six hours. Thanks so much for making it to the finish line (even though I’m late in coming to say so)!
    .-= Natasha @ Maw Books´s last blog ..It’s a Book Blogger Convention! =-.

  5. Amber said,

    January 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Liza! The radio interview was fun.

  6. Kathy R (Bermudaonion) said,

    January 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    You got more done than I did!

    What an awesome comment from Liza Palmer! I can’t wait to read her book.
    .-= Kathy R (Bermudaonion)´s last blog ..Our life in France – holidays =-.

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