Bloggiesta 2012, Olé!

Bloggiesta 2012, Olé!

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This coming weekend, the book blogging world will take part in Bloggiesta – an opportunity to put some quality time into our blogs! It’s an opportunity to work on those bloggy things we’ve been putting off or weren’t sure how to do.

This year it’s being hosted by Suey and Danielle and will include mini-challenges and discussions on Twitter. It sounds like it will be a fun weekend! I won’t be able to put a huge amount of time in this weekend but I’ll be doing what I can.

My blog to-do list pretty much consists of one item:

Choose a new theme and get it working.

The old Pilcrow theme is a good starter, but I’m looking to switch to something with a slightly wider post area. I’d also quite like a strip at the top to put featured posts in. Custom header isn’t an absolute must, I can probably live without that. Everything else is a bonus, really. If you know of a theme that fits my criteria, please let me know!

I’m going to be watching the mini-challenges and other activities closely to see if I can glean any extra fandangle things to improve the Bookcase.

Are you interested in joining in?  Make sure you go sign up at It’s All About Books and follow @bloggiesta on Twitter.


12 thoughts on “Bloggiesta 2012, Olé!

  1. Anya says:

    Awesome, I’ll join in! I’ll probably only get to spend an hour or so on it because I’m driving up to see the parents this weekend, but it sounds like fun!

  2. Philippa says:

    I really liked as a paid template – Dandelion –

    It allows heaps of sidebars and things plus I liked the different sliders you could do to show recent reviews etc. But Cass chose a different one in the end!

  3. Can’t wait to see your blog at the end of the weekend! I wonder how it will change and what it will look like! Good luck!

  4. Awesome goal! I have the exact same one and I’ve been dreading it for months actually. It’s too hard to choose! Good luck and thanks for joining in Bloggiesta!

    Stumped or need more to-do for Bloggiesta? Check out the New Mini-Challenges and the Past Mini-Challenges to find more!

  5. I’m not sure if the header is new or not, but it is pretty! 🙂 I hope you’re having fun this weekend!

    • Angelya says:

      Thanks! The header is a slight variation on my old one for the new theme 🙂 I think it could probably still do with some love from a real designer but it will do for now!

  6. Maria says:

    I love the creativity of messing with my theme, but you are so right… it can be overwhelming. So many talented designers out there. Good luck!

  7. It’s a smart idea to focus on one idea to rework over Bloggiesta.

    Buona fortuna!

    I’m Bloggista-ing all weekend! I love to have old and new blogging friends stop by and say hello!

  8. Lu says:

    I’m not sure if you’ve changed your theme yet, but I definitely love your background! Have a happy last day of bloggiesta!

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