Hosted by Natasha at Maw Books Blog.
Five hours of reading blogging suggestions and mini challenges, and deciding on goals. Too much work involved in mini-challenges for me I'm afraid but I'd love one of those copies of The Swan Thieves. The results of all that thinking?
***I will only do features I can reasonably keep up with at least cost to health and time, are best at doing, or get the most readers appropriate to my blog interest - literary fiction.
-Library Loot Wednesday - family schlepps home library books every week anyway
-My Favourite Reads Thurday - can use older reviews, save energy
-The Sunday Salon - include books read and tbr that week and current read, covers whole week in one post-sorry J. Kaye. I'll do What Are You Reading Mondays when I don't get a Sunday Salon done.
***Post memes much earlier than I have been-the night before at least. Leaves time and energy to get around to all links posted the day of.
***Link all reviews to challenges and other generous bloggers (Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books etc.) immediately after posting them. Otherwise I will forget.
***Answer all comments, and visit every commenter's blog (I'm faithful about this part but do not always comment when books or subjects are out of my areas of interest).
***Make a Reviews by Author page.
This is where my readers come in:
***Invite people to guest post. I did this before and it helped me so much when I was not up to writing reviews. Consider yourself invited. Email me if you're interested, I have lots of ideas.
***Find a style of writing short but informative reviews that I can do during periods of lucidity and effective pain relief. Show Me 5 Saturday for example. I'm open to suggestions.
***Find a blogging buddy. I want spelling or grammar errors pointed out, even clumsy wording. I'm open to constructive criticism from anyone about aspects of blog content or appearance. So feel free everyone please, at any time. In the comments are fine unless you prefer email. You can all be my blogging buddies-as if you don't have things of your own to do.:)
***Fix labels- simplify, reduce number of labels on posts, fix labels on review posts, set up labels for 2010-don't know how that last would be done.
***Clean up links to reader/followed blogs. Eliminate defunct blogs and those of other interests who have never responded. I am desperate for space, Blogger has a limit and I continually find new good book blogs with no where to put them-unless someone knows a trick I don't. Bookmarking is just not handy enough for me.
*****Mail out book prizes (and profound apologies) to those still waiting.
*Think about making an About Me page.
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