Ole! It has begun! Here’s what I’m hoping to get to (and have already failed somewhat because I spent most of the day in my car driving to and from places, and other drivers frown upon me blogging on my laptop whilst driving, apparently it’s “reckless driving” and there’s a fine for it):
~Write 10 reviews (5 of these can be mini-reviews)
Leave 20 comments per day on other blogs. (Completed for Friday, go me!)
Make sure that I am replying to and visiting the blogs of all the commentors on my blog.
~Spend time on Twitter daily interacting with other bloggers.
Create a spreadsheet for all books read in 2012 and links to any reviews written. Done! I made a spreadsheet!!! I am so proud!
Work on new and old features: Up Late With Kate and Sundays In Bed With.. Made the pic for Up Late With Kate on Friday!
~Prepare 2 non book review posts, something to spark conversation!
Really consider switching back to a 2 column blog. Done! Thanks, to the awesomeness that is Lori at Imagination Designs (honestly, need a new blog design? She’s the best!).
~Update Blog pages and all Challenges.
~Post 3 reviews on Amazon.
Participate in mini-challenges.
This will be my main post that I’ll just update daily.
~Lori switched me to a 2 column earlier this week, and I’m loving it! I think my blog just looks cleaner and less cluttered- I was going crazy with the widgets simply because I had the room. What do you think?
~I love the new spreadsheet too, because then it’ll be a lot easier to update my blog 2012 Reads, because all the links will be in one easy location.
~I did make a picture for my Up Late With Kate meme (to be used in the future). Here’s what it looks like:
The designer who came made my blog kit no longer is active, but she had this picture as a freebie on her old blog. So I tweeked it a bit. Okay, I added text. And cropped!
Now I’m going to do a little commenting and tweeting!
I work today, but I woke up early to reply to blog comments.
I participated in Jen Ryland’s Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Bloggiesta challenge- my answer? I’m going to make my own lip gloss (I got the idea off Pinterest, natch) for Bloggers Dressed In Blood (event starts off Monday, check back!)! I am both excited and scared to death. As I pointed out, I’m very creative, but I’m not crafty, so wish me luck! Have you done her challenge yet? You should! 😉
I also discovered the awesomeness of Pocket, thanks to The Book Vixen‘s challenge (honestly, she has one of the best blogger names out there!). Pocket is a great way to mark links you want to read later, and there’s a mobile app too, which is going to be awesome when I’m going through my google reader on my phone.
I also graded my blog (I got an 82, which is okay!) with the help of Smash Attack Reads challenge. I also found out that I need to bribe ya’ll to retweet my links and share them on Facebook, so, um, re-post my links! 😉
And thanks to Jenni Elyse’s challenge, I finally figured out the Gravatar thing!
Okay, it’s late, I still have much to do in the morning, so I’ll have to try to get a bunch done when I wake up! Good night, bloggiestas!