My craft blog was morphing into a book blog. So I started this blog to primarily include book reviews and related challenges in which I participate. I review young adult and adult fiction, but I mention kids books here and there.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Salon - Bloggiesta Wrap Up

The Sunday Salon.com
The books I have read in the past week:
   I finished Ask Me No Questions

Books I am currently reading:

Books I plan on reading this week:
   Since the Mystery Challenge is this upcoming weekend, I plan to read the Bookman's Last Fling and Protector.

I participated in the Bloggiesta. My time was limited, but I got some things done. Below is the list of things I had planned to do along with my comments.
  • Write reviews. I got three written.
  • Conduct and edit author interviews. I have someone in mind to interview. I haven't had time to come up with good questions or the courage to ask for the interview yet.
  • Create template posts for my future reads. I revised the templates I had to make my process easier.
  • Create a text file (or Google Doc) of cheat sheets (html codes, post url’s, etc) Did it!
  • Improve my blog template, clean up sidebars, and install some plugins. Did it!
  • Add or edit my about me page, review policy, disclosure policy, privacy policy, and landing pages
  • Clean up and update my challenge lists. Did it!
  • Visit the Blogging Tips group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve my blog. Didn't get around to this one.
  • Clean out and organize my feed reader and blog subscriptions. Did it!
  • Find a blogging buddy. Need to get my courage to ask someone about this.
I also participated in 6 mini-challenges. I think I got in a total of 10 hours.

Addendum: When I originally posted this, I thought that the bloggiesta was over. When I later realized that I had more time,  I put in another couple of hours on my craft blog cleaning up my sidebar, choosing a new background, and changing font colors. So my new total is 12.5 hours.


  1. Looks great! The sidebar clean up seems like something I am constantly trying to keep up on.

  2. Good for you. You accomplished a lot of blog organization. I didn't visit the blogging tips group yet, but think it would be worthwhile. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Oh interviewing someone! This is a really neat concept. Is it an author interview?

  4. If nothing else I should join this next time around simply to clear out my reader. ::Sigh::

    Good for you with everything you got finished. I have a lot of work I need to do on my blog and yet I'm scared spitless to try it.

  5. Wow, I'm impressed! Looks like you got a lot accomplished. Your blog looks great--nice and clean.