Friday, March 28, 2014

And So It Starts: Bloggiesta 2014

Well my loves it's the beginning and it's time to get working on my list. So far here's what I've done:
Some of you may be wondering what exactly is Bloggiesta and/or when is it? In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! Bloggiesta was originally started in June of 2009 by the lovely and tenacious Natasha from Maw Books Blog. In March of 2012 Natasha graciously passed the torch on to Suey fromIt’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s A Book. After hosting this fantastic event during both March and September of 2012 it was decided thatBloggiesta needed it’s own home, which is the site you’re now visiting.
Well we're supposed to become good friends with Pedro (Plan, Edit, Develop, Review & Organize). I normally use this time to do all the behind the scene stuff on the blog. I will have to note here, I'm not tech savvy enough to have done all of this by mysel, most of these come from Kimba's Blog Tips & Tricks, and the few she didn't have I noted beside each check off.

So here goes nothing:
  1. Buy the domain name
  2. Clean Out Email Took the whole damn day, Jeez !!
  3. Clean up 12 reviews & Pre post them
  4. Participate in Challenges and Chats 
  5. Set up BEA 2014 posts
  6. Link Last few reviews to author pages & title pages
  7. Set up Review by Ratings Page
  8. double check broken links Using Google Webmasters program, it checks for broken links and let you know. (It's free)
  9. watermark all my pictures and put them back up & delete duplicates Only had a few of these to do
  10. Fix rating on side bar Tried new rating on sidebar didn't like, went back to old template
  11. Make blog button I created mine via this website
  12. Fix Facebook & Twitter headers & twitter background
  13. Set up Google + header properly
  14. Link FB page so posts go there
  15. Youtube Channel Header & Background
Added on after stalking other participants posts:
fix favicon button Completed mine using this website but for some reason it's not showing, you know because Blogger HATES ME!! UGH!!
Setup BEA Page
Setup BEA IMM and link reviews
Info & copyright information at bottom of page
Backup Blog ( Thanks to Bri @ The Book Vixen I remembered this) 

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