Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bloggiesta Wrap-Up

Phew! I spent most of Friday and Saturday working on my blog with a little time here and there today, which I'd say amounted to roughly 15 hours. Here are the major things I accomplished:
So, I didn't do as much as I wanted to in terms of content (writing up posts in advance, choosing a review style, coming up with features), but I think that now that I am more happy with the way my blog looks and feel like I have at least a tiny readership, I'll be more motivated to post regularly and creatively. Before, I felt like I was just talking to myself, so it didn't really matter how often I posted or what I said, really. I have been thinking more about my purpose in the blogging community and what I have to say, and I've decided that I do like the direction in which my blog is heading. Personal reviews with some library love splashed around and bits of news every now and then.

Thanks to Natasha at Maw Books for this challenge, as it did just that, challenge me to make my blog better, which I think I did as much I could in the time and space of one weekend. Definitely glad for the opportunity to connect to other bloggers and much less shy about having my voice heard and responding to others. :)

7 comments:

Vonna said...

Nice site, Natalie. I found you through Mother Reader's blog for the comment challenge. Good luck with all you are doing here.

Kristi(e) said...

Before, I felt like I was just talking to myself, so it didn't really matter how often I posted or what I said, really.

Tell me about it! When I participated in National Delurking Week last year and found out that more than just my friend Danielle read my blog I was flabbergasted because I posted under the impression no one was reading.

It would be a shame if no one read your blog, if only for how insanely cool your graphics are!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You got a lot done on the Bloggiesta - congrats! :)

NatalieSap said...

Thanks all! I hope I can keep it up!

Alexia561 said...

Think you did a great job with Bloggiesta! Really like the look of your blog. Keep up the great work! :)

liz-scanlon said...

Why am I enjoying other peoples' Bloggiesta accomplishments so much when I cannot seem to clean up/upgrade mine AT ALL?? Vicarious procrastination!

Laura (Reading and Rooibos) said...

Great job, Natalie! It was actually your first Bloggiesta post that brought Bloggiesta to my attention and led me to participate. Thanks a bunch! :)

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