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 wordpress.com 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 🙂
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 ><
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 🙂
Caite@a lovely shore breeze
Improve my blog…if I spend time doing that I will have less time to read! Lol
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!
I need to do a bloggiesta sometime! I’m glad yours was a success.
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!
I always feel better when I have posts ready in advance. Congrats on your accomplishments!
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.
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.
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!
Sounds like a successful venture. Congrats! I look forward to hearing your accounts of future Bloggiesta experiences.
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.
looking forward to reading more of your reviews, and excited for your new blog venture 🙂
Thanks Arianne 🙂
Jo @ MIxed Book BAg
I need to do bloggiesta some time. Here is my post MM
It’s a great way to meet people and to get things done on your blog, so I’d definitely recommend it 🙂
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.
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 🙂
Farzy @ BooksKeepMeSane
haven’t heard of the Bloggiesta before but it sounds really awesome
i have a musing too.. check it out http://wp.me/p3v5T1-90
I enjoyed it a lot and am already looking forward to the next one!
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.)
Yeah, my to-do list was far too ambitious! The commenting bit is definitely my favorite part though, so I’m alright with that 🙂
Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader
Bloggiesta is one of my fave blog events 🙂 I didn’t officially participate in this mini-bloggiesta but I’m looking forward to the next BIG Bloggiesta 🙂
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 🙂