Apr 1, 2012

Bloggiesta Finish Line

Picture me holding up my margarita glass to clink against yours. I'm finished Bloggiesta (except for stalking other participants!). Ole!

I crossed all 21 items off my to-do list.
  • Add a Japanese books page Done! Here it is! Thanks to Charlotte's page minichallenge
  • Update Canadian picture books page Done!
  • Put Cast of Characters on a static page Done! Here it is!
  • Update Review policy Done! Here it is!
  • Acknowledge the people who have created the cool elements on my page Done! Here it is!
  • Update social icons to include Pinterest Done!
  • Change my user name Done! Say hello to Perogyo!
  • Unify the age tags for books Done!
  • Meet other bloggers In Progress!
  • Participate in at least one mini-challenge Done! (3 down, more to go!)
  • Add a cover photo to my Facebook page Done! Here it is! Thanks to Liza's Facebook minichallenge
  • Figure out if I want to use Networked blogs Done! Decided to try Dlvr.it instead
  • Line up the header and sidebar Done!
  • Connect with other bloggers on Facebook and Pinterest In Progress!
  • Add my blog to list of book bloggers on Pinterest Done!
  • Make it so my Twitter and maybe Facebook page update automatically Done! Set up using Dlvr.it
  • Ask for advice on title font Done!
  • Add the reviews for the books I like best to Amazon, Indigo, Goodreads Done!
  • Clean up sidebar Done!
  • Design a blog button for What Are You Reading Wednesday (if there is time - this is the big one) Done!
  • When it is all spiffed up, back up my blog on Wordpress. Done!
I  participated in five mini-challenges! I added more than a dozen new blogs to my reader. I caught up with some old friends on Twitter, and made some new ones. I got some constructive feedback, and I listened. I had a lot of fun, and served more Mexican food this weekend than probably since my kids were born.

This is the blog button I threw together for my weekly feature, What Are You Reading Wednesday.

I don't think I thought the name through though. Doesn't it need a question mark? If so, where? 
Please drop by on Wednesdays and tell me what you or your kids are reading!

This is what my blog looked like on Thursday.

This is what it looks like now.

Which is better? I am not sold on the social media icons, I think I need to match my colours better, and the bigger ones were easier to see. I would like a Goodreads social icon as well. I guess that just means it's still a work in progress.

How was Bloggiesta for you? I had a lot of fun and I'm pretty happy with both what I accomplished and my plan for what to do in the future. Ole! 


  1. Yay for Pintrest icon! Do Goodreads have an icon? I have one of their widgets, but I haven't seen an icon on anyone elses blog yet either. If you find one let me know.

    As for the What are you reading Wednesday button, I think the correct grammar would be 'What are you reading?' Wednesday. But I'm not an English teacher. However, without the question mark and quotation marks looks just fine really, and most people get your point anyway. Your choice I guess.

  2. Wow! All your items crossed off? Way to go! Love the look of your blog. Thanks for your encouragement during bloggiesta :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by...I wonder if being a Round 2 Cybils judge would be more manageable overseas, since there are about ten books to read. I'm moving to Colombia in July, so that is my plan for next year.

    PS. I used to live in Kagoshima and miss hanabi season in Japan!


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