09.30.12

Bloggiesta Finish Line

Posted in Event at 10:43 pm by Amber

The Bloggiesta Finish Line!

The Bloggiesta Finish Line!

I didn’t get to stop by all of the mini-challenges but this was a great Bloggiesta.

Here are some of the mini-challenges I was able to complete:

  1. On a Book Bender’s mini-challenge on Organization and Scheduling Posts. I came up with a new posting schedule. And I printed off some calendar and weekly pages to get me through the rest of the year. They are now in one of my binders which I can look at weekly to know what I have ahead of me. Lastly, I learned about a handy dandy new plug-in called Duplicate Post which should cut down on my review posting time.
  2. GirlOXO’s mini-challenge on 20+ Discussion Post Ideas. Let’s face it, there’s not a lot of comment love on the site. I got some ideas for my “tally” category using lists. Hopefully they will generate some discussion and can be revisited again in later years.
  3. Smash Attack Reads Grade Your Website. It’s been years since I graded my site. I dropped way down to 67% due to mostly social media. Imagine me speaking in my best shaky old lady voice, “Back then the grades were all about SEO, not about social media!” Yes, I’m resistant to Klout. Probably because I see a stream of messages in a row on Twitter where people gave or received Klout from someone. It feels like spam to me.
  4. Jessica of The Blue Stockings on Revitalizing Old Content. I’m sure a plug-in might help to highlight old reviews but what I’m walking away with is a plan to highlight old author events. For example, I’m a big fan of the Thurber House so each time I post about one of their events I can include links to some of my past posts.

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2 Comments »

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy) said,

    October 1, 2012 at 6:14 am

    It sounds like you had a productive weekend!
    bermudaonion(Kathy)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  2. Julie @ MyBookRetreat said,

    October 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Bloggiesta. I had a pretty low grade too due to social media. I guess I need to tweet more! I am on Klout but don’t do much with it for similar reasons to you. I’m not a big fan of it. Actually, I don’t think the grader even recognized that I’m on it.
    Julie @ MyBookRetreat´s last blog post ..Weekly Reading Recap

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