Bloggiesta is over. Here are the blog and social media feats that I accomplished over three days.
Explored feed readers to replace Google Reader with a mini-challenge hosted by The Picky Girl: Google Reader Replacement Options — A Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge.
Tidied up my sidebar and updated photos on my blog and elsewhere while completing a mini-challenge hosted by Debz Bookshelf: Declutter Your Sidebar — Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge.
Processed my photos from the Orchid Show and put them up as a Saturday Snapshot post: Orchid Show. Those proved to be a nice breath of spring when we got walloped by a snowstorm on Sunday.
Learned about Amanda of On a Book Bender for the Getting to Know You — Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge hosted by It’s All About Books. Amanda wrote the first mini-challenge that I completed this weekend and one that helped me all weekend: Through a Visitor’s Eyes — Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge. That included making a Contact page.
I started with three things that have become a Bloggiesta tradition:
- Back up WordPress site with FileZilla
- Back up blog with WordPress Tools
- Do WordPress updates
I’ve decided that I want to add a couple more things to that and make it an official list that I do at the beginning of each Bloggiesta. Here’s what I’m adding:
- Test my website load time with Pingdom Tools as recommended by The Redhead Riter.
- Run the security scan at Sucuri as recommended by Sophisticated Dorkiness.
There were several things on the list that I didn’t do, but still intend to complete this week:
- Work up a review for Your Playlist Can Change Your Life
- Draft the next GenFab post
- Work on planning and scheduling of blog posts
And there were several more things that I didn’t do that may wait until the next Bloggiesta because that’s the only time I seem to get things done on my blog:
- Make a compliments page
- Fix up my categories, including banish “Miscellaneous”
- Update my Health Books page
- Look into the JetPack plug-in
- Look into click to tweet
- Look into the Yoast SEO plug-in
I added two things to the list during the event:
- Make a reviews archive
Add casual photos to my About page
So that’s my Bloggiesta! I’m thrilled that I finally completed some things that I intended to do in December. How was your Bloggiesta? Don’t forget to take the final survey: March 2013 Bloggiesta Finish Line And Feedback Survey.