Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bloggiesta Wrap-Up

It has been an interesting weekend!  I was able to get some work done on the blog, but not near enough that I would have liked.  I always love the Bloggiesta weekend though and cannot wait for the next one!

I am going to keep this short, sweet, and to the point!  The reason?  Remember when I mentioned in my previous posts that I was also dealing with sick kids this weekend?  Well, those sick kids ended up getting me sick!  I ended up with a head cold, but also a wonderful infection of the eye!  Oh joy!  Needless to say, today has been a bust because it simply hurts too much to look at the computer screen for too long!

Let's take a look at what I did get done though!  (Gotta look at the positive in life, right?!?)  Here's my original list:

  • Update the Index
  • Catch up on Wish List books
  • Update review links (links to other blogs I follow that have reviewed the same books as myself!)
  • Update blogging calendar with anticipated posts
  • Write the multitude of reviews that I need to catch up on and schedule
  • Develop and write discussion posts to be scheduled (only got one completely done, but do have a list of ideas)
  • Stay caught up on reading blogs through the weekend (currently at 251) and comment (Completely caught up and commented on too many to keep track of the count!)
  • Catch up on emails and any related tasks associated with them
  • Try to participate in at least two mini challenges over the weekend (Participated in Setting Goals, Organize Thy Books!, and Best Practices on Organizing and Staying on Top of Your Email.  Hope to go back and read and participate in more when I get the chance though!)
  • Post two Bloggiesta update posts (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Read!!  (I can count this one, can't I?!?  I am a BOOK blog!)  (I didn't get as much in as I would have liked thanks to my eyes though!)

Of the eleven items, I was able to cross off six and a half of them!  Not too shabby!  Of course, the big tasks I didn't even touch.  I will give myself a little slap on the wrist for that and just move on!  :)

Here's a quick summary of the time breakdown, too:
  • Friday: Approximately 2 hours
  • Saturday:  Approximately 5 hours
  • Sunday:  A measly 3 hours
Total: Approximately 10 hours

Again, not too shabby!  

Overall, it was a pretty productive weekend and I really have no complaints!  

Good-bye Bloggiesta!  Looking forward to our next date in approximately 6 months!


  1. Way to go! I really love that you planned on reading. That's completely awesome! I think that's part of the reason I didn't accomplish quite as much as I wanted to. And wow! All the blogs you visited, crazy! You are amazing!

  2. I'm impressed you managed to get do much done despite being ill! Well done! And hope you're feeling better now.

    I was away all weekend (annual January CenterParcs family break)so haven't been online at all.

  3. The1stdaughter . . . Thank you so much!! I didn't get as much reading in as I wanted, but I did get a little! :)

    Tracy . . . I am getting better, thank you! Hope you had a good weekend!

  4. great job, hope you feel better soon:) I wanted to give you an isbn on a book I think youd like thats out this month:

    Fairly Fairy Tales
    by Esme Raji Codell

    it look sreally cute :)

  5. Great job!

    I worked close to the same number of hours you did...

    I finished all my tasks, but I purposely made them achievable! LOL

    Here's my post:

    (click my name)

  6. FICTION STATE OF MIND . . . Thank you! I cannot wait to check out this book!!

    Laurel-Rain Snow . . . I just checked it out and left a comment! Great job!!


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