Friday, January 21, 2011

Bloggiesta To-Do List

If you haven't yet heard, it's Bloggiesta this weekend! Hosted by Natasha of Maw Books, Bloggiesta is basically a kind of blogging marathon and an opportunity to do some of the many things you've been meaning to do on your blog but haven't got around to. I can tell you that I've got what seems like a gazillion things I need to do, both here and over on the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge Blog. I have some other non-blog things that need doing this weekend too but I'm going to try to spend as much time on the computer as I can over the next couple days. I'll update my Bloggiesta progress during the weekend on Twitter (hashtag #bloggiesta) and will then post about how much I got done on Monday. Below is a list of some of the tasks I'd like to work on, the ones with asterisks are those that are the highest priority. I know I won't get everything on this list done this weekend but any progress will be great.

Blogging To-Do List

Here on In Spring it is the Dawn:

- Write blog posts:
** book reviews (starting with review books that are overdue)
** Reading stats/Best of 2010
** Reading Challenges for 2011
** Japanese Literature Book Group 2011 schedule
-- Hello Japan! January mini-challenge (my contribution)

- Update my About Page
- Update my blogroll
- Look into what is causing my blog to load slowly at times.

Plus the following Bloggiesta mini-challenges that coincide with things I need to do:
- Decide on a blogging schedule to take effect from next month/Re-evaluate my blogging goals (My Friend Amy's Setting Goals mini-challenge)
- Organise my reading schedule/review books (Jenn's Bookshelves' Organize Thy Books! mini-challenge)
- Learn how to set up a Google Form (Devourer of Books' Google Forms mini-challenge)
- Tidy up my labels/Add labels to old posts (Beth Fish Reads' Labels/Tags mini-challenge)
- Organise my email inbox (it's scary!) (Organizing and Staying on top of your email from Hey Lady! Whatcha readin'?)

- Spend some time with Google Reader, catching up on all those blogs I've neglected for far too long.

On the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge Blog:

** Go through the list on the sign up post (all 400+ names) to check for spam/bad links. At the same time, add legitimate blogs to the Participants list/Blogroll in the sidebar.
** Write a blog post answering some of the questions that have come up.
- Start creating individual posts for each Murakami title (add international book covers and related reviews).
- Set up the Links Page for other Murakami sites/resources.
- Brainstorm giveaway prizes/contests to take place during the next few months.

To everyone else participating, and working hard on their blogs this weekend, good luck! I hope you have a productive weekend!


  1. good luck with the blog upkeep! i'll be away this weekend, so i've been trying to do some tweaking during the week so i'm not completely left out of the fun!

  2. Good luck! You have quite a bit to do, some fun and some boring things. But that is Bloggiesta.

    Hope you get a lot done.

  3. Wow! That's a lot of things to do! Good luck on getting everything done.

  4. Have fun with Bloggiesta! A lot of work, but how accomplished we'll all feel at the end of the weekend! Looks like you've got a lot planned, hope it all comes together by the end!

  5. That's a great list of to-dos! I've been trying so hard not to look at the mini-challenges and now you've done it: I followed the links! LOL

    Sleep well and good luck tomorrow!

    BTW how about some beer for Murakami prizes? ;P

  6. Good luck with everything on your list! Let me know if you need help with anything.

  7. Hit enter too soon. That previous comment was from me.

  8. I'm going through Google Reader right now. I need to be more organized.

    Good luck!

  9. That's a great list! Good luck with everything and have a fun weekend :)

  10. Love seeing a lot of Japanese literature on the blog. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.


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