This was my first year participating in the Bloggiesta. I already cannot wait until the next event!
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Fall Bloggiesta 2017
My schedule has been absolutely insane lately, and I’ve been slacking a bit here on my blog. When I saw the dates for this event (Thursday September 21st through Sunday September 24th), I was really worried about time… but I just had to participate in this great event!
Incredibly, I managed to complete all five of my goals!
1. Set Up Mobile View
This is something that Blogger usually defaults. Unfortunately, when I did my last major redesign, the mobile option was turned off. During Bloggiesta I took the time to get it up and running again. Unfortunately, it doesn’t follow the main theme of my web-based blog, but that’s okay with me. At least it is up!
2. Revamp Honest Review Page
Phew, working on this page was long overdue! I am always SO incredibly thankful when an author reaches out to me for an honest review exchange, but I definitely needed to make my rules a bit more clear to avoid any negative situations.
3. Create About Me Page
I’m so pumped that I finally have this page up! Click here to check it out!
4. Update Review Archive
I admit it, I totally slack off when it comes to updating this page. I really do try to update it at least weekly, but I hadn’t gotten around to it for a few months this time. It’s up to date now! Maybe next year I will make a goal to split this list up into different categories.
5. Update My Favorite Bookish Accounts List
This was another update that I have been meaning to get to, but just keep pushing off. I follow SO many absolutely incredible bloggers, but this list is reserved for the accounts that I check daily (when my crazy schedule allows of course!).
The Bloggiesta Twitter Chat
During Bloggiesta, I also participated in the Twitter chat on Saturday and had a great time talking with:
- Because Reading
- Pages Unbound
- Literary Apothecary
- Poetry and Book Reviews of a Young Artist
- The Ghastly Grimoire
Thanks for reading!
My question to you all: How do you organize your review archives?
Looks like you got a lot done. I love your "About Me" page and really need to set one up evetually. The Ghastly Grimoire has a great web page. I'll be checking it out some more!
Erica Hatch says
I sure did, phew!! And thank you so much! I had been meaning to create that page for months now. So glad I finally got to it! 🙂
Megan | Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest says
Looks like you had a great time! So did I 🙂
Erica Robyn says
I sure did!! 🙂
I see you have an ABOUT ME section. You got a lot done…I missed the Twitter Chat. 🙁 I came in late and answered the questions.
I organize my review archives by date, but blogger adds them automatically into the list.
So glad you joined in and had fun, Erica.
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Erica Hatch says
I sure did! I still can't believe it! 🙂
I'm sorry you missed the chat! Hopefully we can join one next year! 🙂
Katisha @ Reel Literature says
Congrats on reaching all your goals!! I've never heard of Bloggiesta, but I'm going to participate next time!
I have an index page for my reviews, and I try to update the index when the review goes live. Since I only average 1 review a month, it's easier for me to keep it up to date.
Erica Robyn says
Thank you so much! 🙂 It was a lot of fun getting things done!