I was planning to get up this morning and sneak in a few more Bloggiesta activities but it didn't happen as I was out and about early to go to a papercraft show, Paperific. I haven't been to this show before, but I think I was expecting something a bit bigger. While I didn't spend too much money really, I did pick up a couple of new techniques that I might well be using shortly, and I will be able to show you some results as well.
Bloggiesta has officially finished for me, but I have a couple of hours spare before I go out again, so I have done a couple more of the mini challenges. The first one I did was Bookish Ruth's Grade Your Blog exercise. By running my blog through Website Grader I got the following grade
Don't ask me what that means though. The report that was generated was quite comprehensive and gave quite a few suggestions, so I will probably try to read it over a few more times over the next few days and see which recommendations I will take up and which ones I won't worry about at this time.
The other thing that I have done this afternoon is to try and set up some Google Alerts as per Emily's Reading Room mini challenge. I think one of the difficult things that is a little challenging is to come up Google Alerts that will pick up the kinds of things I am interested in without bringing in an overwhelming number of alerts each days. At this point I have set up one for Reading Adventures and another for Historical Tapestry, and I am going to set up another about historical fiction but I haven't quite decided how to word this one just yet.
Whilst I probably didn't get as much done as I would really have liked to during Bloggiesta, I definitely found the mini-challenges very interesting and worth while. I would have liked to have managed to get around and visit a few others who were participating but unfortunately the event coincided with a pretty busy weekend for me.
Speaking of which, I did say that I would give another hint about the concert that I am going to go to tonight! I am not sure that posting a Youtube video is a hint exactly, because basically it tells you who it is! I am really looking forward to seeing the concert!