Bloggiesta 2014Today is the kick off of Bloggiesta! I’ve been wanting to participate in this awesome blogger-fest for years, but the timing has never been right. At last, the stars have aligned!

Here’s my to-do-list for the next 4 days:

  1. write (at least!) two reviews
  2. update Goodreads reviews
  3. do at least one mini challenges
  4. start my blog journal (<- mine is awesome, FYI!)
  5. visit some of the other bloggers participating
  6. take part in at least one twitter chat
  7. clear up my inbox and answer some emails!!
  8. update my challenge post

For the first time in EVER, I can’t wait to get started on my to-do list! Wish me luck, people.

Mini-challenge: Productivity/Organization tips

Try out a blogging calendar
I never really liked the idea of these, as it felt too confining. But then I gave it a go on Google Docs and it worked wonders! This was primarily because it gave me incentive to schedule some posts! Now, I’ll admit that it doesn’t work completely perfectly – I find it is too easy to just not CHECK my calendar. So… I am working on making my own printable template. There are a bunch out there if you don’t want to make your own – give one a go!

Don’t force a review
Some books won’t inspire you enough for a review – and that’s OK. Yes, it’s OK even if you got the book specifically FOR review. That’s just life. Besides, if you have to force a review out, your readers will be able to tell! Lose-Lose.



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Kay's been blogging about urban fantasy, young adult and werewolves since 2009. She's a firm believer in the many uses of the towel, the science of deduction and other fandom in-jokes. To support her book-buying habit, Kay keeps up a day-job as a science journalist (so feel free to ask her about Physics).

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