Monday, March 19, 2018

My Blogging Goals for the Spring Bloggiesta | 2018


Phew, I can't believe we've already made it to another Bloggiesta! But here we are; the Spring Bloggiesta begins today and runs through the 25th. I've participated in two Bloggiestas so far and I have absolutely loved each of the events! I can't wait to see what this one brings!

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My Blogging Goals for the Spring Bloggiesta

My goals this round are pretty simple, but I may add to them as the week goes on. We'll see!

Create audiobook review page.
Create the page and link to it from my Review Archive page. Adding another link to the top navigation would be too much.

Draft up a few meme posts from future prompts. 
I've really been slacking on these for two reasons, 1) lack of time, and 2) lack on interest in the prompt... I'd like to look through the prompts and get a few drafted up to use in the future.

Participate in at least one Bloggiesta Twitter Chat.
The Twitter chats are so much fun! While my schedule is pretty packed, I'm hoping to join at least one of them.

Clean up my blogging-related email folders.
I currently have 5 folders and they've gotten a bit unruly... It's about time for a clean up!

Add missing social media buttons.
Right off the bat, I know I need to add BookThinkers, but I'm sure I'm missing others.

Gather information about moving to Wordpress?
The question mark is key here. I'm still very much on the fence about making the stitch. But I'm getting very frustrated with people thinking I am a new blogger simply based on my followers count. That being said, I'm also very stubborn and I feel very loyal to my crew here on blogger, and I truly love the platform. So I may just stick around for another year to see how things go. :)


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46 comments:

  1. I've been seeing this event going around, it sounds like a fun way to really commit to some blogging goals. Good luck!

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    1. It sure is!! I love it so much! It really helped to push me to get organized :)

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  2. Good luck. I would like to participate but I have training 2 days this week so it would be a really bad one to try out. Maybe next time!

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    1. Oh darn! I hope the next one works with your schedule! :)

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  3. You have five blogging folders?! Have fun going through them. Haha. I need to go through by folders on my PC, I don't think I've done a deep cleaning since like 2014. Eek. I'm not doing Spring Bloggiesta but you've inspired me to do some really important updates for my blog!

    And I loveee Twitter chats; I hope you have time for one!

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    1. I know right?! SOS! haha Good luck with cleaning your PC! :)

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  4. This seems like a great list, good luck with it!

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  5. Good Luck with all your goals!!!
    Happy Bloggiesta!

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  6. Great list! Happy Bloggiesta :)

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  7. We (Bookwyrming Thoughts) have recently moved from Blogger to WordPress and Sophia (coblogger) struggled with the move, but it was worth it! Great list Erica!

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  8. Good luck with Bloggiesta! I never seem to get around to it but it is an awesome way to get ahead! I have a lot of blog stuff I need to do also...

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  9. I moved to Wordpress last year and it's great, though it took a bit to get used to. I had Ashley from Nose Graze due all the work though. LOL I'm so not good at these things so I doubt I could have to done it on my own. Good luck with all of these goals!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. I like the idea of having a separate page for your audiobook reviews :) I am always looking for ways to simplify my reviews and make them easier to navigate. I am eager to see how you do this :)

    Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

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    1. Thank you! And same! I still have some work to do for sure... I think I want to split out the graphic novel/comic reviews. But we'll see! :)

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  11. Those are some excellent goals, and I hope you get to put a check mark next to all of them by the end of the week!

    One of these days I'm going to join Bloggiesta because this sounds like a great way to get some updates on the blog that I always seem to put off.

    P.S. Come join us over at WordPress! :-)

    Katisha @ Reel Literature

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    1. Thank you so much! Fingers crossed! :-D You should definitely participate in the next Bloggiesta that lines up well with your personal schedule! The event is so motivating and so fun! :)

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  12. Good luck with all your goals! I love doing a little maintenance around the blog. I make a habit of working on meme post in advance. Takes the pressure off when it's time to post.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, for sure!! I used to get ahead with them, but I fell way behind and then just lost interest. So I'm hoping that diving in again will help boost my enthusiasm!

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  13. Great list! I hope you're having fun and making progress!

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  14. Oh that's smart to create a page for audiobook reviews if you have lots of those! I've never even heard of BookThinkers, I'm going to have to look that up!

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    1. :-D Oh! If you join the platform, we should link up!

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  15. Good luck with your goals! Personally I love wordpress, but if Blogger works for you and your comfortable with it, I wouldn't stress the followers thing. Honestly - I don't pay any attention to that (wouldn't have even looked if you hadn't mentioned it - you could just take that right off your side bar). Hope your week goes well. Happy Bloggiesta :)

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    1. :-D I wasn't stressing over my follower count until I got turned down for a couple ARCs because of the number... Such a bummer!

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  16. Good luck with all of your spring Bloggiesta goals!

    What memes do you participate in that do questions in advance? That's one thing I'd like to get more involved in going forward.

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    1. Thank you! I really love Book Blogger Hop: http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/p/blog-page.html. I also occasionally participate in Top 5 Wednesday (https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday) and Top 10 Tuesday (http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com).

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  17. My email is so out of control. Lol.

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  18. Great goals, Erica! I really need to make an effort to blog ahead on meme posts. Typically I only look a week ahead. And if I’m not interested in the topic I just move on. But what what make more sense would be to check several weeks ahead and create posts from that. Gee, why has this never occurred to me before? LOL Honestly, it’s never dawned on me to check several weeks (or even months, depending on the meme) and really getting ahead. What a bonehead. LOL

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    1. Thank you! :) And same, I just haven't been interested in many of the weekly topics lately. I used to have them ready months in advance! Phew!

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  19. I've noticed several bloggers with extensive social media buttons that either I didn't know about or I didn't realize you could have. I will have to add exploring social media to my next Bloggiesta to do list. Thanks for mentioning.

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    1. For sure! :-D I can show you how I created mine if you're interested in following a similar format. Just let me know :)

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  20. Did I miss another one of the Bloggiesta challenges? Again. But this time I have a reason, my laptop conked off. Yet I missed another challenge. Do you know any other blogging challenges like this? I want to spruce up my blog but with soemthing like this.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. Oh no! Yeah, today is the last day...but if you have time maybe you could squeak in a few goals? There's one more twitter chat today too :) Unfortunately I don't know many others like this, but I'm definitely keeping an eye out! I'd love to participate in more as well! There is the Blog Ahead Challenge that's coming up, but I can't find that link :(

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  21. Hi, good look reaching your goals if you're still working on them. I'm not sure if my comment will work (I joined Bloggiesta late from one of my wordpress blogs but can't seem to make comments work at many blogs at the mo.) I'll stop by another time soon for a more relaxed read, still a long way to go to reach the finish line...

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    1. Hey there! Thank you :) Oh no! I hate when comment widgets are being fussy.

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  22. I actually really like this event and how it is focused on getting some much needed blogging things done. There are a few blogging things I need to do as well, so maybe I need a bloggiesta of my own.

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    1. Definitely!! It's such a motivating event! :)

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