We are so excited to announce that Bloggiesta, the wonderful blogging event where we focus on all things blog related, is back! It's taken a bit of a hiatus because Natasha from Maw Books who created this event has had a few other things going on (like a baby in the works!) and she decided awhile back that she needed hand it over to whoever was willing which turned out to be me and Danielle of There's a Book. Hopefully we can make it happen and keep up the awesomeness that Natasha created.
So here's the date to get on your calendar right now:
March 30 , 31 and April 1
But first, for those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Bloggiesta is a three day event where participants will spend as much time as they can working on fixing all those pesky blog related tasks.... all those things that you think "some day I'm going to clean that up, or change that around, or add that thing!" Everyone will post a "to do" list, or goals they want to accomplish and then all of us will work together to get our lists done. The fun thing is that we can cheer each other on, and learn from each other and have a blast doing it. It's the perfect time to figure out that something you've always wanted to do, but didn't know how... or to get caught up on reviews, or to fix your labels, or take control of your Reader... or do oh so many other things!
As part of the event we'll have several mini-challenges where hosts who are experts at a certain blog related thing will share their knowledge and teach us something. It's fun to add those challenges to your to do list and learn something new. We'll be asking that those interested in hosting a challenge come back to sign up next week on Tuesday. So be thinking about what you have some extra expertise in and come back and sign up!
Just a couple ideas we've had so far are:
- how to use Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest to promote your blog
- how to add social media icons to your sidebar
- what should be in a sidebar anyway?
- HTML for Dummies
- SEO for Dummies
- what about vlogging?
You get the idea. The list goes on and on. We'll talk more about these ideas and others in the host sign up post!
Right now, the important thing is to get all these dates in your head:
Bloggiesta Event: March 30, 31 & April 1
Challenge Hosts Sign-ups Start: Tues. Feb. 28th
Participant Sign-ups Start: March. 1st
Please spread the news around and let all your readers know about this! We'd love for everyone to participate! Remember, this is NOT just a book blogging event, it's for anyone with a blog that wants to join in the fun and learning and chatting. (Past participants have mentioned that the Twitter interaction is one of the best things about this event, so if you don't have Twitter yet, now is the time! Follow @bloggiesta and #bloggiesta)
We are so excited to get this going again! We know a lot of people have missed it and wondered what happened, but now, we're back! We hope you all join us for the fun! Let's break out the guacamole and mariachi band! Ole!