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!