Book Events & Blog Events, Challenges

I’m Participating in Fall 2016 Bloggiesta! Are You?

Bloggiesta is an event for book bloggers where participants work on blog housekeeping and improving their blogs. It’s hosted by MC at Blame It On The Books and¬†Emily at Emily Reads Everything. Check out the Bloggiesta homepage and about page for more info.

This Thursday through Sunday, September 15-18, is the Fall 2016 Bloggiesta, and I’m very excited to be participating again! If you don’t know what Bloggiesta is, check out their about page for more info!

I usually end up saving a lot of my blog housekeeping specifically for Bloggiesta, which means I end up having way too long of a to-do list. Which, surprise, surprise, is the case again this time.

My To-Do List


I made that (very sloppy) list in my bullet journal, which is a great segue into the fact that I’ll be hosting a mini-challenge during this Bloggiesta, called Bullet Journaling for Book Bloggers! Last week I wrote a post all about using a bullet journal for planning your book blogging, complete with pictures and a video. And during Bloggiesta, I’ll be challenging YOU (if you’re participating in Bloggiesta, that is) to make some kind of list/calendar/cool layout in your bullet journal that will help you organize, plan, track your reading, etc. for your book blog! Plus there will be a giveaway! So be sure to check that out!

I’m super excited about this Bloggiesta, not only for my mini-challenge but also because I just have so much blog housekeeping to do and I’m ready to get to it! Are you participating in this round of Bloggiesta? Let me know and I’ll try to stop by your blog!

NOTE: This is just my sign-up post. I will be updating my progress on this post. :)



  1. Roberta @It's a Mystery

    September 12, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Oooh, bullet journaling. I will definitely be back for this mini challenge.

  2. Roberta

    September 12, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hum, my last comment seems to have disappeared. Looking forward to the book journaling mini challenge!

    1. Andrea

      September 12, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Sorry, my blog is set up to where your first comment has to be approved and then after that, it’s supposed to allow all of your comments. But for some reason, it’s making me approve all of the comments. It’s something I plan on trying to fix during Bloggiesta! :)

      I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with for my bullet journaling mini challenge!

  3. Got My Book

    September 12, 2016 at 11:54 am

    This will be my first Bloggiesta (I too am hosting a challenge). I don’ t know much about bullet journaling, so I will check it out.
    My Bloggiesta Page

    1. Andrea

      September 12, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Yay! Welcome to Bloggiesta! It’s so much fun! I’ll be sure to check out your mini challenge, too!

  4. Katrina @ Bookish Things

    September 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I’ll definitely be back for the mini challenge. I’ve been trying to find something to keep everything in order for the blog. Right now I go between my planner, notebook, and whatever notes I keep on my phone.

    1. Andrea

      September 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      That’s what I used to have too! I loved my system before with my planner and apps on my phone, and when I first heard about bullet journaling, I thought it would be too much planning and designing, but not enough getting things done. But once I realized that with a bullet journal I could have all my blog planning in one place, I decided to give it a try. And I love it! It’s definitely not for everyone but I think it’s worth a try!

      1. Katrina @ Bookish Things

        September 12, 2016 at 12:41 pm

        I’m definitely going to give it a try. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. And I think the last few months of the year will give me an idea if it’s a system that I think will work for me.

  5. Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    September 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I just started using my bullet journal a few weeks ago, so I can wait to see the challenge you’re hosting!

    1. Andrea

      September 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy the mini challenge!

  6. Tanya Patrice

    September 13, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Good luck on the challenge – you have a long list :-) I love how you’re using the bullet journal. I’m electronic for blog planning but incorporate bullet journal for work and some personal.

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow

    September 13, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I love handwritten lists…but sadly, my handwriting has suffered over the years with the more time I spend on my computer.
    I’ll be checking out your challenge, though.

  8. Ashley

    September 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Unrelated, but your handwriting is super cool! :D

    1. Andrea

      September 13, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Thanks! I find that people either really like it or can’t read it! Lol! I admit, I can get sloppy with it, and it definitely looks cooler when I take the time to write nicely! :)

  9. Whitney @ First Impressions Reviews

    September 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

    That is a very ambitious list. I’ve always been curious about bullet journaling so will have stop back for your mini-challenge. Good luck this weekend.

  10. Crystal Green

    September 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    This all sounds like a great list of things to get done. I’m going to have to check out your mini challenge for sure.
    I hope you accomplish everything on your list.

  11. Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such

    September 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Great list of goals! Love that you used your bullet journal to keep track. I was introduced to bullet journals last year, but haven’t been as consistent as I’d like so will definitely check out your mini challenge!
    Happy Bloggiesta!

  12. Steph

    September 16, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Wow that is a long list – wishing you luck :) Love that you just made a written list. Happy Bloggiesta!

  13. Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews)

    September 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Long list…. I like it. I hand write some things, but I mostly type my lists. :)
    I hope you had a good Bloggiesta.
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

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