Friday, January 8, 2010

Bloggiesta Update – Friday Evening 6 PM


Oh the feeling of being better organized! And the frustration to be stuck at finishing one goal.

Completed Goals and Challenges 

Goal Number 1 and Mini Challenge  – Back up Blog

That was easy!  I backed up my blog two ways and posted a comment at the mini challenge site Farm Lane Books Blog where she gives instructions on how to back up your blog on Blogger and links for Wordpress. I additionally backed up Layers of Thought with another program since my template is modified and a non blogger url. I used a program called HTT Track Website Copier.

Mini Challenge – Labels and Tags

Not too difficult either since I had already cleaned up the mess of a tag list that I had several months ago. Beth Fish Reads who is hosting a mini challenge around tags has some additional useful tips at her site hosting a mini challenge.

My tag goals were:

  1. The creation of two labels - 2009 Previews, 2009 Reviews  (the other 2010 tags will be added as soon as I have posts for this current year)
  2. The creation of a label for the Bloggiesta
  3. Finding and correcting errors in some of my tagging

Goals in Progress

Goal number 2 – Create an Internal Link Post for Reading Challenges and Update Completed Challenges

This is a “fiddly” pain in the behind which I have been working on for hours - you may see several old blog post pop up – OOPS!


It is now time for dinner and drinks – vegetarian quesadillas and margaritas (JD loves these). Perhaps I will be back later this evening… or not depending on the number of margaritas.

Lets all share a round of shots for the hard work - Tequila or espresso your choice – Salute todos!


Alexia561 said...

Quesadillas and margaritas? Count me in! *L*

Sounds like you've gotten off to a great start! I've only completed one mini challenge and that was a pretty easy one. Am bouncing back and forth with cleaning up my labels and editing my blogrolls. Also working on some posts. Need to finish something so I can add it to my Done List!

Have fun with the rest of your challenges!

Monica Corwin said...

Hear, Hear to the shorts! Salud!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

The dinner sounds delicious! Great job today!

Unknown said...

Alexia -
Your welcome at my house!

I did not notice your Mr. Linky link at MAW's site.

I know how you feel wanting to complete things. I tried to keep it simple so I could achieve my goals but got lost for 5 hours in just one of them. Oh dear. But hey this is not a race its a process. I had fun and will be up tomorrow morn trying to finish off that dog gone list.

Monica -

My Spanish has gotten mixed with other nationalities... and my spelling stinks in all languages including my own.

Cheer to you my dear!

Natasha -
We love Mexican food. I adore Mexican culture.

Muchas Gracias!

Sheila -
Not sure where your comment went but this is becoming frustrating... not the first time.

Thanks for the comment and stopping by.

See you all tomorrow!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am back! :) Just wanted to give you some blog cheer for the Bloggiesta!

Have fun!

Mama Librarian said...

Sounds like you're off to a great start. I'm interested in making an internal link to a "Read This Year" post as well -- would love to hear any suggestions about how to accomplish this!

Unknown said...

Sheila -
Thanks again, not sure where your comment went. I guess you missed my comment on you blog?

Mama Librarian -
Thanks... not sure how much longer I will be at it. Hubby wants to do some real life stuff.

The internal link post is a great tool. I have done one as my blog roll and I have it linked on my front page.

Since I am having a problem with the search tool with google blogger (as well as with the comments) it is really important or I would be nuts.

Let me know if you have any questions I would be happy to help if I am able.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, I got a lot of tasks completed, but one of the big ones that I haven't done is the "backing up of the blog."

That sounds important, so I'm going to try. But I'm not sure where to put the backed up files. I guess I'll have to decide, or perhaps the process will show me, as I go through the steps.

When I'm doing something new like that, I'm always afraid that I'll mess it up, and end up in a worse place than I was!

I like the idea of the Margaritas!

Unknown said...

Laurel -
It is so easy and you can decide when your doing it where to save it. Just write the file name and pathway down.

You can do it.

As for the margaritas I had three last night - hence the non evening participation. :)

How about a Mexican coffee - caffeine and Tia Maria!

I am going to stay off twitter so I do not get distracted.

Aarti said...

Good work, Shellie! You are doing so well :-) Good work with the other way of backing up your blog, too.

Unknown said...

Aarti -
Thanks for the cheer on!

I am so embroiled that I am not getting around to other's posts.

That book challenge link up was tough... and now I am checking bad links... OMG I am going to be here for days.

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