Showing posts with label bloggiesta march 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bloggiesta march 2013. Show all posts

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bloggiesta Wrap-Up

Oy vey, readers.  I did not get much Bloggiesta-ing done at all this weekend!  I had high hopes, but poor Small Fry was up with the sniffles on Friday/Saturday night, and then I had a sore throat by Sunday...all of which led to very little blogging time.  Boo, hiss.

However, I did still manage to take part in one Bloggiesta chat, and visit a whole bunch of new blogs!  That's probably one of the things I love most about Bloggiesta anyway--getting to know some new people in the blog community.  Plus, I am planning to attack my Google Reader/Feedly account today (because I really need to get that organized).  So it wasn't a complete wash.

I hope everyone else had an awesome and productive weekend!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Hello, readers!  So, I'll be honest, I'm really not getting as much Bloggiesta time this weekend as I'd like.  However, I am trying to do as much as possible, including some of the mini-challenges.  And the one that caught my eye first was Suey's Getting To Know You challenge.  Suey is challenging us to make new blogging connections by finding a new blog and writing a little introductory post about them.

So, without further ado, I am happy to introduce you to...

Alexis is a book blogger who also recently graduated from the University of Texas Law School (AND passed the go girl!).  She is also a newlywed as of June 2010.  She is an eclectic reader, reviewing a wide variety of genres and offering clear, concise thoughts about her books. She's been up and running since January 2011.

Why did her blog stick out for me?  Well first of all, leopard-print header.  Who doesn't love that?  But seriously, the two biggest reasons were 1) the fact that she started the blog (with some urging from her hubster!) as an outlet for stress.  I can totally relate to that!  Books are a wonderful escape when life gets crazy.  And 2) the wide variety of genres that she covers.  I love genre-specific blogs too, but as an eclectic reader myself, I always enjoy finding someone else who is reviewing pretty much across the board.

Go check Alexis's blog out!  You can also find her all over the interwebs:
Twitter: @BookReflections

What fun new bloggers have YOU discovered recently?

Friday, March 22, 2013


Peeps, I JUST realized it was Bloggiesta time again yesterday.  YESTERDAY!  I am a little ashamed of myself.

For any who haven't heard of it, Bloggiesta is basically a big blogger party that happens all weekend (starting today!)  The goal is to take as much time as you can to update, edit, and organize your blog...with the help and encouragement of your fellow bloggers.  It's also a great way to find some new blog friends, as I happily discovered when I first participated last September.

My participation probably won't be as good as it was last fall, but I am planning to jump in as much as possible.  I have a small to-do list (and thankfully no design problems to tackle):

1. Update my review policy...some parts of it need adjusting.
2. Create a review calendar for the ARCs I have left for this year.  I have them all written down, but I want a better view of what my year in reviewing will look like (so that I know where to fit in my other reads).
3. Try to get ahead on some non-review posts, and get them scheduled.
4. Create a blog calendar of intended posts for the month of April.  I did this in December/January and it was great, but I fell off the wagon in February.
5. Organize my Google Reader/Feedly account.  It's a little out of control.  This was also a goal for September's!

That's it for now, though we'll see if I add to that once I read through the mini challenges...happy blogging, all!
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