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Bloggiesta: The Epic To-Do List

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If this post goes up as scheduled, I’ll be in my car and on my way back to Minnesota for my brother’s high school graduation. This also means getting blogging projects done will be frustratingly unlikely because I’m not sure how much blogging time I’ll have the next couple of days. But, I have bloggy things to do and like to make lists of them. When I have the time, here’s what I hope to accomplish during the Bloggiesta (in no particular order):

  • Update About Me/Contact info
  • Update Review Policy
  • Review: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72 by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Review: Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America by Gail Pool
  • Review: The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
  • Review: Newjack by Ted Conover
  • Review: Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp
  • Review: The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman
  • Figure out CSS to make more space between bullet points
  • Write one Narrative Nonfiction 5 list
  • Respond to all comments
  • Clear out Google Reader
  • Clean up Twitter followers
  • Update WordPress
  • Add 10 reviews to Goodreads
  • Sort through BEA/BBC business cards and visit new blogs (shut up, I know I should have done this already)
  • Thoughts on Northern Lights by Tim O’Brien
  • Write Monday Tally
  • Monday Tally template
  • Add recent reviews to archive lists
  • Register for BBAW

Clearly, this is much more ambitious than I’ll ever accomplish, but still… goals! Bloggiesta, Ole!

P.S. You should also check out the Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge that Jackie and I are hosting over at the Blog Improvement Project — it’s a good one (if I do say so myself!).

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  • Nicole June 11, 2010, 5:22 am

    Good luck Kim! I have quite a bit to do myself and a busy weekend but I plan on taking some time here and there and getting as much done as possible.

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:14 pm

      Nicole: Good luck to you too. I can think of a million blog things to do, but accomplishing even part of this would make me happy.

  • Jackie (Farm Lane Books) June 11, 2010, 5:36 am

    Wow. That is epic!! I have a similar number of reviews to write so I should probably get on with that too!!

    Good luck!!

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:14 pm

      Jackie: I feel like I’m always behind on reviews 🙂

  • Jenny June 11, 2010, 7:06 am

    Oo, ambitious! I hope you get a lot accomplished. Also, congratulations to your brother! 🙂

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:14 pm

      Jenny: Thanks, I’ll pass that along to him. It was fun to see him walk across the stage last night!

  • Elise June 11, 2010, 7:16 am

    Just imagine how good it will feel to get at least one thing crossed of that list!

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:15 pm

      Elise: It does feel good to cross stuff off — I’m a huge fan of lists for just that reason.

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) June 11, 2010, 7:41 am

    What a great list! I hope you get a lot done.

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:15 pm

      bermudaonion: Thanks, me too.

  • Elisabeth June 11, 2010, 8:05 am

    I must say I do so enjoy the title of your blog! Good luck this weekend! 🙂

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:15 pm

      Elisabeth: Thank you! Same to you.

  • Allison June 11, 2010, 8:29 am

    Good luck this weekend, I hope you reach your Bloggiesta goals 🙂

    I absolutely LOVE the name of your blog!

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:15 pm

      Allison: Thank you, me too!

  • Christina June 11, 2010, 9:24 am

    Good luck!

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:16 pm

      Christina: Thanks!

  • Lisa June 11, 2010, 11:40 am

    I’m sneaking onto the net during work to catch up on blogs but I certainly can’t start any big Bloggiesta projects and it’s making me crazy! I’m like you, so much I want to get done!

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:16 pm

      Lisa: I feel like I’m sneaking around working on stuff too, but I like crossing a few things off the list.

  • Mystee June 11, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Good luck..I hope that you’re able to get a lot accomplished.


    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:17 pm

      Mystee: Thanks, me too!

  • Jan@eatingyabooks June 11, 2010, 12:30 pm

    I stopped by as part of the comment mini challenge. It still amazes me that I can still find some great book blogs like yours. You have some awesome links and information so I will definitely be back. Enjoy your brothers graduation and good luck accomplishing your goals.

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:17 pm

      Jan: I’m surprised at finding new blogs too — there are so many it feels impossible to keep up sometimes. And thank you!

  • Bobbie June 11, 2010, 2:32 pm

    It sounds like you are going to be busy:) I know I am going to be to. I did do your mini challenge and really enjoyed it. Thanks for co-hosting it. I hope to see you at BEA next year!
    Good Luck this weekend!!

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:18 pm

      Bobbie: Not so busy I didn’t find time to go shopping, take a nap, and watch tv today 🙂 Clearly I am lazy! Thanks for stopping by the BIP and taking part in the mini-challenge, it was fun to write.

  • GeekyReads June 11, 2010, 10:54 pm

    I updated my About Me page too, it was hard to do, but now that it’s done I like it. I have to go to a baby shower tomorrow, so tomorrow afternoon will be shot – hopefully I’ll still get lots of stuff on my to do list crossed off though.

    Good luck with Bloggiesta.

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:19 pm

      GeekyReads: Writing about myself is hard, but the About Me was so out of date it had to be done.

  • Sheila (Bookjourney) June 12, 2010, 4:39 pm

    Hi Kim – in Minnesota huh? Wave when you drive by 😀

    Good luck with whatever you can get done on the Bloggiesta. It is always a work in progress for me.

    • Kim June 12, 2010, 8:20 pm

      Sheila: I’m waving at you right now from the Twin Cities!

  • Lizzy June 12, 2010, 8:28 pm

    Great progress so far! I had the opposite problem when making my list, I thought it wouldn’t take me that long. I’m 10 hours in, and am about half done with my list. Have a great weekend

    • Kim June 15, 2010, 8:57 pm

      Lizzy: Thank you! I didn’t think I’d get everything done, but my lists always end up that way!

  • Amanda June 13, 2010, 7:35 am

    I”m really late to the party, but you’ve obviously done a lot of work! 😀

    • Kim June 15, 2010, 8:57 pm

      Amanda: A little bit. I’ve been going back through the reviews I wrote and they’re pretty awful — lots of revising will be necessary!

  • Iris June 13, 2010, 8:30 am

    Wow, that is a long list & it seems you have got a lot of the things on the list done as well!

    • Kim June 15, 2010, 8:58 pm

      Iris: Yeah, I write long lists. It’s a thing 🙂 I was happy to get about half done.

  • Jennifer June 14, 2010, 10:26 pm

    Wow! It sounds like you walked away with a lot to think about. And in just this short summary, you have given me some great ideas. Honestly, I still haven’t put all that much into this blogging thing but I’m hoping to crack down this summer because I really love it. It is a wonderful community that is capable of doing so much! Thanks so much for sharing your insights.