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Winter 2014 Mini Bloggiesta Updates & Finish Line

From “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.” Bloggiesta is hosted by Suey at It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s A Book.

I went back and forth about whether I should make a new post for updates and things, or whether I should just wing it.  But I’m such a list-crosser-outer (Whatev. It’s totally a word.) that I just have to have some place to show my progress.  So this is that post, and I’ll also be updating it after the event is over, showing my overall progress and answering any finish line questions there may be.

My Goals

  • Put all 2014 reviews on Goodreads (This one should be easy since I haven’t had too many reviews yet this year!)
  • Put all 2013 reviews on Goodreads
  • Put all 2012 reviews on Goodreads
  • Write at least one post
  • Get some commenting done

I’m going to spend the majority of my time getting reviews on Goodreads.  I have a lot already on GR, but I have tons more that aren’t.  But I’m also way behind on responding to comments (surprise, surprise) so I’ll most likely be going back and forth between adding reviews to Goodreads and responding to comments.  I might also attempt a couple of the mini challenges.


10:00 AM(ish): I’m off to a late start, but I hope to get lots done today!  I’ll be back for more updates later.
12:02 PM:  Yay, one goal down!  I’ve put all my 2014 reviews on Goodreads. It wasn’t hard, of course, since it was only 7 books, but still…
4:15 PM:  I’ve added ten of my 2013 reviews to Goodreads, and I’ve been happy to find that many of my 2013 reviews have already been added!  I think I have about ten more to add, and then I can move on to the 2012 reviews.
8:40 PM:  I took a break, then participated in the chat (got there late, though!), and then took another break.  Now the kiddo is in bed and I’m ready to get back to those 2013 reviews!
10:25 PM:  I’ve added another 8 of my 2013 reviews to Goodreads, and now I am finished with all of my reviews from 2013!  I’m not sure how many of my 2012 reviews aren’t on GR, so we’ll see how much more I have to do!

12:26 AM: I stayed up late so that I could finish getting all my reviews on Goodreads.  I ended up putting at least 35 reviews on GR today, and I’m very happy with that!  Now all of my reviews are on GR (that I know of), and I feel very accomplished!  Now I’m going to go to bed and when I wake up I’ll work on writing a post and responding to comments.
11:48 AM: I’m off to a late start again, today, but that’s okay.  I’ve crossed off one more goal (Write at least one post), and now I’m going to start trying to catch up on responding to comments!
3:35 PM:  I didn’t get as caught up with replying to comments as I wanted to, but I did leave over 20 comments on blogs today, so I feel like I finished that last goal!  I have pool league here in a while, so I won’t be able to do any more bloggiesta stuff tonight. :(  But if there are any kind of wrap-up questions I’ll answer those tomorrow!

Are you participating in this Mini Bloggiesta?  Let me know and I’ll try to stop by your blog!


  1. Stephanie @ Love. Life. Read

    January 26, 2014 at 5:23 am

    I am participating in Bloggiesta too :-) Great job working through your goals today! I am so glad we still have another day. I am about ready to head off to bed so I have energy to keep at it tomorrow! Happy Reading.

  2. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    January 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I was going to try and participate but I am spending the weekend working due to a change in school schedule because, well, we got an inch of snow (so of course we all need to panic lol).

    Good luck with your goals and I hope you get lots of things done!

  3. Bittner

    January 27, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I think it is great that you got so much done!

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Awesome job, Andrea! I decided not to participate because I had soooo much cleaning to do Saturday, then book club and a movie, and then Sunday was for sleep and taking the car to the wash. But you, you did all the things!

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