Monday Musings and Mini Bloggiesta Wrap-Up

July 22, 2013 Monday Musings 24

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This week I’m musing about my experience with mini bloggiesta, a shorter version of the twice yearly bloggiesta. Both events are all about improving your blog while interacting with other awesome bloggers who are doing the same with theirs.

I definitely didn’t complete all my goals for the bloggiesta during the weekend, but I did have a great time chatting with other bloggers. I didn’t do any of the specific things mentioned as part of the commenting and networking challenge, but many of them were things I couldn’t do (like adding CommentLuv to blog). However, I did do a lot of talking to other bloggers on twitter and made a special effort to comment on the blog posts I read, so I’m going to count that one as a success.

I also made a lot of progress adding my reviews to outside sites, so hopefully I’ll be able to finish that up this week. That just leaves actually writing more posts and reviews, which I would like to do a lot more of. As far ahead as I am on reading right now, I should really be able to get my posts up further in advance. Hopefully by the end of next weekend, I’ll have a week or two of reviews scheduled so I can forget about reviews next time I get too busy to keep up. Overall, this was a lot of fun, I met a lot of great bloggers, and I think I’ll use the to-do list until I get it finished. Yea! I’m looking forward to the next bloggiesta already 🙂

24 Responses to “Monday Musings and Mini Bloggiesta Wrap-Up”

  1. Asti (A Bookish Heart)

    Glad you had such a good time for the Bloggiesta! I participated as well, but I definitely didn’t get involved of the social aspect of things like I should have. I was really swamped just trying to get everything on my to-do list done (which definitely didn’t all happen, haha). I usually feel like those who focus on the social aspect are the smartest though, because really the community is always so amazing. I hope you get the rest of your reviews done. I’d love to have my posts written up to two weeks in advance. I’m just hoping between today and tomorrow I can get all my July posts done. We’ll see though ><

    • DoingDewey

      Hopefully when the next longer Bloggiesta comes around we’ll both have time to do social stuff and our to-do lists! Good luck finishing your reviews 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Haha, I know exactly what you mean. Lately I’ve been feeling that way a bit about writing reviews – I’d just rather be reading!

    • DoingDewey

      It was and I’m already looking forward to the next one 🙂 The next one will be longer, so hopefully I’ll have time to socialize and finish my to-do list too!

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Charleen 🙂 I agree, there’s just something nice about knowing that the blog is taken care of for at least a day or two.

  2. Tamara Epps

    I’ve never heard of Bloggiesta so going to Google that right now. I know what you mean about having posts ready in advance, that’s something I’m always aiming to do as I know there are times when I can’t read or write as much as I’d like to.

    • DoingDewey

      It really is nice to know you can just not worry about the blog for a day or two sometimes 🙂 I love finding new blog events. It’s just so exciting!

  3. Allison

    Sounds like a successful venture. Congrats! I look forward to hearing your accounts of future Bloggiesta experiences.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Alison 🙂 I would have liked to get more done, but I had fun and made friends, so I I’m quite happy with how it went.

  4. Alice

    Yay for meeting other bloggers, it’s lovely to get social as a book blogger; I don’t know about you, but I don’t have many reader friends so book bloggers are my means for bookish chats.

    • DoingDewey

      Yep, I’m the same way! I just discovered a book club at a local library I might try, but for now nearly all my bookish conversation is online 🙂

  5. Laurie C

    I am always behind in reviews, but every Bloggiesta I put on my list that I’m going to “catch up on reviews”. Ha! (But I usually do get around to comment a bit, and that part is a lot of fun.)

    • DoingDewey

      Yeah, my to-do list was far too ambitious! The commenting bit is definitely my favorite part though, so I’m alright with that 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Last time I participated I thought it was pretty good, but getting more involved with the social aspect this time has definitely made it one my favorites too 🙂

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