13 June 2010

Bloggiesta Finish Line


I had the best of intentions. Really, I did. I had my day all planned out: rise early, head out for an efficient bit of book shopping at the Bookfest, do a bit of review writing when I got home, put in a couple of hours tonight, and voila! A commendable Bloggiesta effort.

I started to get a sinking feeling when the train I wanted to catch failed to show, making me half an hour late. And then ... well. Bookfest browsing has a kind of magical elasticity: it will always expand to fill whatever time is available. Hence I arrived home after dark and am now nearly about to fall asleep as I type.

My progress:

  • Add a favicon
  • Tinker with different fonts for my blog posts
  • Expand my blogroll and subdivide it into categories
  • Re-upload the award images missing from the right sidebar ever since the image host I used folded
  • Check for dead links
  • Write a new profile
  • Clear out my backlog of reviews
  • Add reviews written to the indexes
  • Create a stock of images for Fractal Fridays
  • Back up my blog
Since tomorrow is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, I plan to continue on in the Bloggiesta spirit. Once I’ve had a nice long sleep, I’ll curl up with my laptop and spend all afternoon writing reviews. That should get me past the twelve hours I intended to put into the challenge (and of which I’ve only so far manage nine). Everything else on the list will get done eventually.

Despite doing much less that I planned, I’m still happy with my accomplishments as it’s more than I would have gotten done without Bloggiesta to spur me on. Many thanks to Natasha at Maw Books for hosting the event; I’ll be a Bloggiesta regular from now on!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you'll be continuing the Bloggiesta! And yay for being a regular now. Thank you so much for participating. It really means a lot to me to see so much accomplished in such a short amount of time.


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