Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bloggiesta Update

I am about to go to bed on Saturday night my time, but I thought I would just do a quick Bloggiesta update.

So far today I have managed to clean out my links on the sidebar and also take a few of the things out of the right hand sidebar so it is a little less cluttered. I have spent a long time getting through the feeds in my feed reader. All up I have probably spent about 6 solid hours messing around. It has really been longer but I was doing other stuff (Facebook and chatting online etc) so I am rounding it down to 6 hours.

I have created a new gravatar as per Trish's challenge. Now hopefully when I leave a comment you will see my little knight that is up there underneath my About Me section. I used to have a pile of books as my gravatar but I had had that for a number of years so it's about time for a change. I am planning to maybe get a favicon as well, but the site that I need to do that had exceeded its bandwidth earlier today so I will have to come back to it.

Probably the most surprising thing is that I have managed to actually write not one, but two reviews! The first has been posted, and the second will be posted tomorrow at some stage.

I am hoping to still do the mini-challenge which talks about Google alerts, and to visit 10 new to me bloggers tomorrow to leave comments. You know it always astounds me when I look at lists of book bloggers because the numbers just keep on growing and growing. I will have no trouble finding 10 new to me bloggers from the list of bloggers who have signed up for Bloggiesta.

I will have limited time to spend on this tomorrow because I have a pretty big day lined up. In the morning I am going to Paperiffic which is a paper crafts exhibition/show with my sister and a friend, and then tomorrow night I am going to a big concert with another couple of friends. Maybe tommorrow I will give you a bit more of a hint as to who I am going to see!


  1. Now I want to know who you are going to see! Looks like you have accomplished much!

  2. You're doing well. I spent a lot of time reading and trying to figure out how to do things. I did manage the Google alerts bit, which I'd never heard of. But the others are beyond my tech skills. Keep up the good work-and have fun at the concert.

  3. Sound like you got your blog all updated and looking nice. I know that playing around the blog, especially the sidebar and feeds can take hours to be done. I went through all that too once.

    I wish you luck on your challenge and hope you read many good books too :) Have a good weekend!

  4. Julia, I am contemplating getting a new design but all those sidebar items and links are one of the reasons I am not ready to commit to it just yet.

    Sandra, there were a couple of things that left me scratching my head as well.

    Natasha, I was going to see Pink! Had an awesome time.