January 21, 2011

Bloggiesta - update

Aaaargh,  I had a post all written about Bloggiesta and it went bye-bye.
Breathe, Betty, breathe.
Confession:  I'm the world's worst procrastinator and I could give a run for the people in Hoarders (which I refuse to watch).  So here comes Bloggiesta to make me accountable.   Hmmm, that's why I started this blog in the first place -- see the subtitle up in the header.  

I don't like to set goals, they're a nasty list of "must-do, should do, ought do things," tsk-tsk you haven't done them yet?  So I'm joining the Fiesta, the party, the fun.
Here's my list of goals, hey cool!  Amy has a mini-challenge on blogging goalsTaking a deep breath, holding it and turning blue
  • find all the review and TBR books I have around here.  On the floor, on the chairs and the sofa, under my nightstand.
  • organize these books a la Jenn's Bookshelves.  That includes writing all the review books in my little Moleskine planner I bought after reading Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
  • organize my email with great hints from Trish of Hey, Lady.
  • create a template for review posts --  hopefully I'll find a place to learn how
  • start some review posts for books I haven't read yet -- with the covers, titles, release dates.  This is mundane "housekeeping" which is required before the creativity
  • read, read, read -- I'm so far behind and reading is beginning to be a chore that I play mindless iPad games instead of reading.  (Another confession: I'm a video-game addict.)
  • add a new page up at the top listing books I've already reviewed.  Wish there was a way I can alphabetize them. 
  • Read other Bloggiesta participants' posts (yes, Betty... another lecture to self:  I know this is another form of procrastination -- but maybe you'll learn, so grab your pom poms and cheer them on!)


teresa said...

oh my gosh, that's quite a list!! No time like the present to dig in.
Good Luck!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Deep breaths Betty! You can do it. Let me know if you need help with anything.

Yvann said...

I love that you have books everywhere - me too!
Good luck with your Bloggiesta-ing :)

Nina B. said...

After reading this, I would now like to include in my Follow Friday post: I am cheering for Betty! Go go go‼ *attempts a somersault and only ends up rolling over*

I also keep a notebook where I organize my reviews and blog posts, it helps me write down stuff I think of while I'm still reading, or whenever an idea pops up.

I'm glad you liked my review of Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. I liked that line too about Naomi growing out of her immaturity, I was pretty proud of myself for having written that :D

Have an awesome weekend!

Brush Up On Your Reading

Graceful said...

Hey Betty, I like your goals -- they seem attainable (really, I mean that!). I am the opposite of you: a rampant list-maker and goal-striver. My husband calls me Triple Type A - -guess that has something to do with it.

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for stopping by Graceful this week. Lovely to meet you here!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I started alphabetizing my completed books last year. I created a Microsoft Works document that automatically alphabetizes them with a click to a "sort" menu.

Then I rearranged the ones on my blog according to the assigned number on the document.

It was kind of a pain to rearrange them on the blog each time I finished a book. This year, I'm alphabetizing by month.

Good luck on your list!