Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 goals!

I'm going to be participating in the mini Winter Bloggiesta running January 17-19.

What's Bloggiesta? you ask. Excellent question. Allow me to let the fine folks behind this event explain...
In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! - (from the Bloggiesta About page - and what a fine page it is!)
I have THINGS I need to get done. (and I'm starting early because I'm feeling motivated and you don't argue with motivation!)

(In case you're wondering, this is how an argument with motivation goes:
  • Me: I have things to do, but I'd rather rewatch season 1 of Supernatural.
  • Motivation: You can watch while you update.
  • Me: Yeah, but those Winchesters are kind of distracting.
  • Motivation: Those posts won't write themselves.
  • Me: Maybe they will. You know, if the Winchesters are somehow involved.
  • Motivation: You have two choices here - you can either laze around watching episodes of a show you've seen many times or I CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY WITH TERRIBLE VISIONS OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON YOUR BLOG IF YOU DON'T GET UP RIGHT NOW AND GET SOME OF THIS DONE.
  • Me: *small voice* Well, when you put it that way.
There might have been some bitch-slapping and name calling somewhere in there, too. It was a very confusing time in my life. Needless to say, I started working on the blogs.)

Reading the Paranormal
  • Create new Top Off Tuesday button
  • Update all upcoming scheduled ToT posts with the new button
  • Update ToT template with new button, etc.
  • Add linkies to the ToT posts
  • Schedule ToT posts through March and April
  • Draft review-a-thon posts through June
  • Draft reviews for all review requests
  • Clear out review request emails
  • Get caught up on reviews 
    • Radio Silence (NG)
    • The Crawling Darkness
    • A Ghostly Gift
    • Love Singer
    • Lord of Misrule
    • Blood Deep
    • Trade Me
    • A Cold Winter's Bite
    • Dangerous Distraction
    • Breaking the Stag
Bout of Books
  • Finalize posting schedule for BoB 13
  • Draft pre-BoB posts (call for help, call for experts, sign up, schedule)
  • Draft BoB daily posts (days 1-7, wrap-up, grand prize winner)
  • Update Click to Tweet tweets on posts
  • Prepare Rafflecopter for BoB 13 Grand Prize
  • Update BoB website, remove links for anything BoB 12 related
Kelly Apple
  • Brainstorm upcoming posts
  • Update books pages (links, covers, blurbs, etc) as needed

And that's about it.


  1. Yay, you're joining Bloggiesta! I am too, though if the amount of reading I accomplished this weekend is an indication of how much I'll be able to work next weekend, hahahahaha. I'll have fun with the community, anyway.

    1. Yes, I am joining! Although just signing up already got me motivated to get things done. I think I've completed three of my RtP tasks. =D EXCITING!

  2. Lots of stuff! Have fun and good luck!

  3. Wow, you're on a roll! Good luck finishing up. I just signed up today, but my goals are a bit more modest for my first Bloggiesta. ;-)

    1. My list looks intimidating but it's... no, wait. It is intimidating. But I'm working my way through it. =D

  4. Wow you are off to a great start, good luck completing it all!

  5. You got this Kelly. *high five* Good luck with the rest of your list. Something tells me it doesn't stand a chance.

    1. *cracks knuckles* I'm going to take this bad boy down!

  6. I love your motivation argument. I think I have the same one with watching Gilmore Girls right now. I'm binge watching it for the first time and don't want to stop for anything. LOL

    Good luck with your goals. Love your blog!

    1. Motivation is a tough task-mistress. I listen to her when she speaks.