Monday, September 19, 2016

#Bloggiesta Wrap-Up: September 2016

The Bloggiesta weekend is officially over and it is time to look at my progress.  Here's the original list with a few comments interspersed . . .
  • Back-up Blog -- DONE!
  • Back-up Template -- DONE!
  • Update Books Read in 2016 -- DONE! (Click here to see it!)
  • Update A-Z Review Index -- DONE!  (Click here to see it!)
  • Update BBI Blog Index -- DONE!  (Click here to see it!)
  • Update BBI Guest Post Index -- DONE!  (Click here to see it!)
  • Clean Out TO READ Notebook (currently at 5) -- DONE!
  • Clean Out FB Saves  (currently at 20)
  • Catch Up on Blog Reading/Commenting (Feedly currently at 114)
  • Catch Up on Reviews (too many to count!)
  • Clean Out Email (currently at 54) -- DONE! (When I went to bed, inbox was at 0!)

I was also working on two additional projects over the weekend.  I was able to make some progress in this area, but will really be working on it some more as the week progresses.  October will be here before you know it!
  • Operation #ReadSherlock:  I am hosting a month completely devoted to the infamous Sherlock during October!  We will be reading, watching, writing, and chatting about all things Sherlock and Watson, and I need to get the final details scheduled as well as starting to get the monthly specials scheduled as well!  In fact, I still have spots available for guests, so if you are interested let me know!!  (I'm a bit more organized here, but still have a lot left to do!)
  • Book Bloggers International (BBI) hosts RIP Reads:  Also during October, I am hosting a month of RIP Reads over at Book Bloggers International.  All the spooky, thrilling, suspenseful reads is what we will be chatting about, and sadly, I am just getting started on this project.  I have a lot of work to do, and we have LOTS of guest spots available for this one.  Holler at me if you want to talk about a specific book, a list of books, characters, or elements in any way!  (I was able to secure a number of guests interested in sharing throughout the month, but I still need to get more.)

Overall, I would consider it a successful weekend.  I was able to get my garage sale done.  I didn't sell as much as I had hoped, so I will try to store things away until the spring and have another then.  I was able to also complete a couple more household tasks, including some painting and I cleaned my bathrooms.  Add those to the list above, and I will say it was definitely productive.  I still plan to work on a few of these things throughout the week though.  I feel like my schedule is beginning to open up again now that we have adjusted being back to school, and I look forward to making reading and writing a priority again.

Did you participate in Bloggiesta?  How did you do?


  1. Way to go!!! I'm mostly impressed with your email inbox. I'm not sure what mine is at right now...last time I checked over 500. All of which I can likely's just overwhelming. ;)

    Looks like a home-iesta, too! Great weekend for you!

    1. Trish ... It really was a great weekend! And, I try not to let my email get out of control, but sometimes I just don't have the time.

  2. Awesome! You did great and you managed non blog related things too.

    1. Jenny ... I did! If I can have another weekend like this one, I may just be able to get back into a blogging groove again!

  3. It looks as if you had a successful Bloggiesta.


    Oh yes on October. This year is going way too quickly.

    ENJOY your week.


    1. Elizabeth ... I really did! I hope you did too! :)


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