Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bloggiesta Update: What I've Accomplished So Far

Well, I feel the need to report my Bloggiesta doings, but at the same time, I feel like I haven't done much!

First of all, I wanted to point out that I've zapped some stuff off my side bar and made them pages instead. I don't know if this is good or bad, but we'll go with it for now.  My new pages are:

Authors Pick Five: a link list of the authors I've asked my question to
My Top Tens: a link list of the top ten bookish categories I've thought of so far and I think I'll add my year lists too.
Characters I Love: a link list of the character posts I'm trying to do
Music Stuck in My Head: a link list of the music posts I seem to be doing more often lately.

I've also copied Melissa from One Librarian's Book Reviews and organized my labels into categories on the side bar. I love this, but am sad since it's only been the last year that I've actually assigned my reviews a genre. What was I thinking? So if I ever get the energy and if Blogger ever makes it easy to edit labels, I will eventually assign all my reviews a genre.

Other stuff I've been doing:
-- deleted my special features page
-- deleted my challenge slide show
-- added all my favorite blogging events/features/memes/challenges to one slide show on side bar
-- updated my challenge pages for 2011
-- created and added my Books Read for 2011 (a big three on that list right now!)
-- changed my profile picture
-- I've gone through my Reader just a little but it hardly counts
-- updated my Reviews by Author and Reviews by Title pages. Whew, that was crazy.

Now... I want to brainstorm ideas, and do some writing.

I'd love to know what you think of any of these changes. Do you think I should leave my lists on the sidebar instead of putting them on their own page? Or are the new pages fun? Or is it too much? 


  1. You have done a lot!!! I am a fan of quieter sidebars--I think I get visually overwhelmed sometimes, so i my very humble opinion, the more simplification the better.
    Ole and smiles!

  2. Wow, you've accomplished a lot so far! I'm with Kim, and like quieter sidebars. Good luck with the rest of your plans!

  3. Yo have accomplished a lot; I am impressed. I like you sidebar, and am not certain that you need to make their own page. I like how you have things categorized: been thinking about this for my blog specifically books read by author, or title, or both. Slowly, but surely, I am cleaning up my blog sidebar. My wish is that I tagged things better from the get go like your wish about genres. How did you put together your list for genres? what feature of blogger are you using for that?

    By the way, I noticed your "People Who Talk to Me" and clearly, I talk to you a lot. :)

  4. I like the changes. It makes it easier to read.

  5. You go girl!! Wow! I'm very impressed with your accomplishments so far!

    I personally like the changes! Helps to clear up the home page a bit IMO!

  6. Kim: Ole to you too!

    Alexia: I hope to still get a few things done this evening.

    Ibeeeg: It's just the label feature... and you name it and then pick the labels you want for that particular list. Then do another one with the next category and only pick the labels you want for THAT one. Get it?

    Mouseprints: I hope so. I can't decide if it made things better or worse.

    Tif: Thanks!



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