Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's time for bloggiesta!

Beware: This blog will be under construction for the next couple of days since I will participate in Bloggiesta

“Some of you may be asking what is Bloggiesta? In short, it’s a blogging marathon.  A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve 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!”

This is my first time participating since my blogs need serious work.  I was enthusiastic and I started early with the changes on my blogs. Next to this blog my other blog: She likes bento will also be involved in this bloggiesta. However I will not do active updates there on the subject. Here you will find a list of planned things for the event.

What I already did:
- Changed layout on She likes Bento (not intended)
- Changed layout on Uniflame Creates
- Updated the plugins on She likes bento & Uniflame Creates (added twitter & facebook plugins & removed some)
- Read how to use common creative’s on flickr and share my own pictures

What I still want to do:
- Learn how to back up my blogs and do it.
- Learn more about copyright of blogs
- Update my profile
- Clean up my tags
- Think about that I want to do with Uniflame Creates this year and what kind of posts I want to include
- Think of ways to get my blogs more known
- Find out if I can add my own custom banners and possibly make them (which size too)
- Write book reviews on creative books for Uniflame Creates and/or bento/cookbooks for She likes Bento
- Learn more about feeds and possibly add them
- Brainstorm on blogging topics
- Read interesting blogs from others for inspiration
- Gravatar
- Link to other people in the same scene (bento blogs) & creative persons
- Learn how to create different pages on my blog(s) and how to post on them
- Look into how to do a giveaway
- Write an about piece for Uniflame Creates
- Ask around how to make linkwithin work if you have 2 blogs (since he mixes up posts from blogs, even though I asked for a separate code)
- Make small banners for others to post (and learn about how to add the code for them)
- Add recent comments widget
- Find out how people can subscribe to my blog though email

Oh my, I am never going to make this in one weekend XD Tips on certain subjects are really welcome!


  1. Great list! Good luck with it all, I guess you'll be able to cross of quite a few items none the less!

  2. That's a great list! They are very useful items to do on your blog. Have fun!

  3. Such a great list! And many of them are mini-challenges as well so look on my blog for links to helpful resources. I'm also available to help out with any questions. So if you get stuck, hit me with your best shot.

  4. Oh, great another participant with a non-book blog. I'm mostly doing work on my carafts blog this year, so it is nice to see someone else not book related.