Friday, January 21, 2011

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.

5 comments:

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

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  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! :)

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  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. :)
    Tami

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  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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