June 21, 2009

Bloggiesta- Final Score

Pedro(<---)Sadly, it's time to wave Pedro goodbye , which is quite sad, he was a good companion. This was the first time I participated in a challenge and it was seriously awesome. Thanks everyone, for the challenges, the tutorials, and the advice. You all rock! Here is the final score, after 48 hrs of craziness, fun and a bit of drama. To Do List Unveil New Sections:
  • Story of My Life -Talk to Kylie and see if she wants to do this together. Which will be posted in a couple of days
  • About a Book - General BookTalk
  • ListManiac - in response to the On Lists and Opinions Challenge (to be posted soon)

  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
  • True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson
  • Vision in White by Nora Robets
  • UltraManiac by Wataru Yoshirumi (a.k.a first ever manga review) (To be posted soon)
  • The Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-U by Meg Cabot
  • Update with some Book Gossip

  • Favicon - Thanks for the tip about Trish tutorial @ Hey Lady!
  • Add Mr Linky - Signed up for it, anyway.
  • Cleans sidebars
  • Maybe Change Layout (Didn't found one I liked better)
  • Badge from Book Blogs ning

Bloggiesta Challenges:

  • Brush up Profile
  • Back up
  • Check Tags

Changes and (I hope) improvements after Bloggiesta:

Grading System
  • Visually so it doesn't take so much of the sidebar
  • Grading itself: About 1 Star Rating a.k.a Don't Bother. I do have books that I have liked that little -and sometimes even less - but I don't believe in book bashing - which is why you'll never see me writing about Twilight (the book), Two Way Street or Judith McNaught) - so I decided to eliminate that category. If it rated that low with me, if I couldn't bring myself to finish a book, well, that's my opinion and I'm not going to bother to write a review about it.
It gave time to think about new sections and stuff I would like to add to my blog, I don't know if I'll end up unveiling all the sections I listed above, but it has given me something to think about.

Change in size and amount of images, as well as the number of posts per page, to help the page load faster.

Favicon Fear Conquered! - I had tried to add one a number of times but it just never worked and I grew frustrated, but the challenge - and my mostly hidden competitive nature (which is usually hidden by a thick layer of laziness) - made me keep trying until it worked. (That's my favicon, btw, 'cause it shows so small I wanted to show it on a bigger size --->)

Lots of Luv

PS - I'll try to finish my pending reviews within the next week.

PSS - I made an aproximation of how many hours I spent doing this and it came up to: 21 1/2 hrs... which just goes to show me I got no life.

Friday - 9 1/2 hrs (from eight till nine-thirty and then from about four in the afternoon until midnight)

Saturday - 12 hrs (continuing from midnight until 4 am, break for sleep, break for house chores, continuing from noon until ten pm)

(s6t9edby8c )


  1. Hi!
    You got lots done for Bloggiesta! Great job! I like your favicon, it's cute! Have a great day!!


  2. Love your favicon - very cute! You got so much crossed off your bloggiesta list, great job :)

  3. What a great looking blog! I had fun with the challenge too! Now I am out looking at the other participants blogs to see what they had on their challenge list... its fun to go "Sunday visiting!"

  4. Way to go!! and totally with you about any books that rate a 1 star or below--why bother? I don't grade my books (on the blog), but in my personal reference file if it rates a 2 or 1 star (well for me its more like a 4 or below because I do it on a basis of 1 to 10) I'm not gonna re-read it, rec it or even enjoy it so why review it?

  5. Great job! You've done a heck load of stuff!

  6. Sherrie - Thanks!! :) I'm glad I stuck it out and finally manged to put the favicon :)

    Joanne- It took me forever to find an image I liked for the favicon, aside from actually putting it. Thanks for noticing.

    book journey- Thanks! Have fun sunday visiting.

    Lexie - I sort of think that reviewing, no matter how objective you try to be, it's always influenced by your personal taste so just because I didn't enjoy something doesn't mean others didn't, yet I'm not going to bother do write about it when I can gush about books I did love =)

    Liyana - Thanks :D

  7. And I'm finally here to say thank you so much for participating in the bloggiesta! You did fantastic! And I like how your favicon moves too.


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