What a whirlwind weekend I had! With my first Bloggiesta completed, I am feeling super accomplished and excited about all the progress I made. If you want to learn more about the Bloggiesta, be sure to check out the website for more information so you can join in next time!
Alright, let’s see how I did….here is my to-do list and what I accomplished:
- Write two reviews
Write one discussion post Figure out my blog schedule through the end of the year Comment on blogs I haven’t visited before Participate in one Twitter chat (crossing my fingers that I will be home for at least one of them) Complete one of the mini challenges
All in all, I was pretty darn productive this weekend. I visited some new blogs I hadn’t seen before, participated in a couple of the Bloggiesta mini challenges, and made a bunch of new friends during the Twitter chats. I participated in SEVEN Twitter chats this weekend – two of the Bloggiesta chats and five others that I stumbled across. Not sure I want to do that many chats in a weekend again…it was a little exhausting.
I also managed to plan out my schedule for the rest of 2015, which has been looming over my head for a while now. I am going to be super busy these next few months, so having a plan was essential. Now I feel like I can breathe because I have everything all figured out (well, mostly…still waiting on a few people to get back to me about some dates, but that’s out of my control).
The only thing on my to-do list that I didn’t complete was that I wanted to get two reviews written this weekend. It just didn’t happen. BUT, I did do a heck of a lot of unexpected networking this weekend. I was super busy setting up plans with authors for reviews of their books, blog tours, and guest posts. So I won’t be too hard on myself about not completing my to-do list. I think this networking was something incredibly important for me and my blog, so I’m really proud of myself for doing it.
I have to say, since I started on this crazy blogging adventure, participating in the Bloggiesta was one of the most fun experiences I have had. Everyone I met and interacted with this weekend was so sweet and encouraging and supportive. I’m really glad I stumbled upon this event and made a last minute decision to join in. What a wonderful weekend it was!
A big thank you to everyone involved with Bloggiesta, and especially those who ran the event, hosted the Twitter chats, or created the mini challenges. Keep up the good work! I will definitely see you next time! But, for now, I’m finito.
(Bloggiesta buttons courtesy of bloggiesta.com)
When you realize just how awesome the blogging community is…..
…..blame it on the books.