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I have decided to partake in some of the mini-challenges in this Bloggiesta! This post will be updated throughout the weekend as I participate in new ones, as I would like to share with you what I have done!
Here is the link to a full list of all of the mini-challenges: September 2012 Bloggiesta Mini-Challenges @ It's All About Books. There were also some really helpful mini-challenges from this years previous Bloggiesta, if you would like to have a look through those (obviously you cannot participate, but they are useful) Flashback to April 2012 Mini-Challenges @ There's A Book.
I have selected Option 1 (Calendar - aka blog organization):
1. Print an October Calendar
2. Jot down your regular blog features or posts you already have planned
3. Next fill in some posts you would like to write. If you don't want to commit to a day, list these in the white space of the calendar (I do this on the back, you can do this on the front so it's visable).
4. If you still have big holes and want to post more, brainstorm a few more ideas and write them down
This month is a little hectic, and things will probably change around, but I am hoping to post at least every Tuesday and Friday :D
There are so many amazing discussion ideas! Take a look yourself. They are all for book lists, and I will definitely keep these in mind. In particular, I loved:
- 10 Covers That Terrify
- 5 Books With a Love Triangle Where the Right Guy Wins
- 10 Authors I Read For the First Time in 2012 and Want to Read More From
So for this mini-challenge, we are encouraged to step out of our comfort zone and do something for our blog that we have never done before or are hesitant about. Here are some of the suggestions:
- Read something outside your preferred genre
- Take something that you're passionate about and incorporate it into your blog
eg. Create an outfit inspired by a book
Book-inspired nail art
- Resolve to do some blog-related thing that you've been avoiding
This challenge involves signing up at HubSpot to "grade" my site. It gives you hints and tips for helping increase readability and traffic for your site. Take a look yourself and see how your site grades! Here is some information about mine: