Bloggiesta #4

Bloggiesta: Pedro

It's Bloggiesta Time! What does that mean? It's Bloggers Dancing Around a Sombrero filled with books! Ok, not really.

This is an event hosted by Natasha from Maw Books Blog. In her own words: "In short, it’s a blogging marathon. A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing."

Unfortunately for me, I always have rotten timing during Bloggiesta weekend and something always comes up to not make me be able to participate as fully as I would like to. Therefore I only have all of Friday to really get some work done. Hopefully I'll be able to get some time on Saturday or Sunday but I can't guarantee that.

Now what do I plan on doing during Bloggiesta? Well my main goal is writing reviews. I have about 15 books that need reviews to be written. I'm guessing that will probably take up all my time tomorrow. I also need to put a twitter button up somewhere. Yes, I know I am about 3 years behind on that.

If I do find spare time to work on more stuff I also would like to (and these are from last year's Bloggiesta):

Make a Review Database - I plan on eliminating the labels portion on the sidebar and creating a database with links to all reviews (there are almost 500 so this is a huge task) in alphabetical order and by genre time permitting.
Fix Images on Reviews - several of my older reviews have had their book covers disappeared so I would like to go back and fix them
Fix Formatting on older reviews - Prior to switching to this new template, I had used colored texts (gasp!) and reviews are now looking funny due to images not being centered.
Add Amazon Associate links to older reviews - not really necessarily but I like consistency :)

I doubt any of these will get done so I'm not too worried. I will one day make that review database. One day.

So anywho, as long as I get that twitter button up and at least 8 reviews done, I'll call it a success.


  1. I love how you are STILL working on reformatting your older posts! Totally makes me laugh. Good luck Deborah!

  2. Best wishes for all your goals, you can do it!!
    That review database sounds like a big goal - I did that last Bloggiesta and mine was hardly as big as that, but I'm sure you can get there! :)

  3. How do you make a review database? I'm trying to figure out a good way to make it easy to find past reviews of mine. Originally I set up a page with a list by author, but it's so time-consuming to manually add each one. Just wondering how you're going to do it. :)

  4. @Tami S.Krishna's Books has a very good review database that I was going to base mine on

    S.Krishna's Books Review Database

    Although this probably won't be happening for a few more months


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