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Monday, March 5, 2012

Come and BLOGGIESTA with PEDRO (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize)!

I missed the 2011 Bloggiesta because it took place over the same weekend that I had my shoulder surgery, and I was beginning to think I’d somehow missed the 2012 edition too when I saw the announcement that Bloggiesta was coming back--and during my birthday weekend! Founder Natasha of Maw Books has transferred the event to the capable hands of Armchair BEA co-founder Danielle/The1stDaughter of There’s a Book and Suey at It’s All About Books, and the excitement is getting contagious!

Clear some space on your calendar for the weekend of March 30--April 1!

But what’s a Bloggiesta, you ask? As the name implies, it’s a “blogging fiesta!” Meet the official Bloggiesta mascot, Pedro:
PEDRO: Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.

Bloggiesta is a three-day event where participants will spend as much time as they can working on fixing all those pesky blog-related tasks--all those things you've wanted to get to "some day;" clean that up, change that around, add that thing. To kick off the event, everyone will post a "to do" list of the projects they want to accomplish during the Bloggiesta weekend, and then all of us will work together to get our lists done. There will be mini-challenges to provide ideas and advice (and incentives!) if you want them, or you can set your own priorities and dig into those.

The fun thing is that we can cheer each other on, learn from each other and have a great time doing it all--like a Readathon, only more bloggy and less bookish! It's the perfect time to figure out that something you've always wanted to do, but didn't know how--or to get caught up on reviews--or to fix your labels--or reorganize your feed reader--or just get inspired to do some spring cleaning!

Bloggiesta was born in the book-blogger community, but it’s open to any blogger who wants a good excuse to dedicate some time to blog-improvement tasks--in the company of other bloggers doing the same. Sign-ups are open now at It’s All About Books, and be sure to follow @bloggiesta and #bloggiesta on Twitter!