Saturday, June 12, 2010


Well, a little late but I'm throwing my hat into the ring for Bloggiesta. I'm not quite sure of the history of the event, but I have seen a couple of blogs participating this weekend and I'm intrigued.
It has been on my list of things to do, rehabbing my blog. I've been on blogger for about two years, I think, and I have never updated my look. I almost abandoned it for a while. I found myself with some time to work on this, time I cannot work on my studies, therefore, Bloggiesta here I come.

So, what is Bloggiesta? Here's the post that got me hooked, from Sheila over at Book Journey.

Here is my list of things I want to do:

* Find a new template

* Write a review of Elegance of the Hedgehog

* Plan a few posts for the Monday Meme I would like to do every week, to include planning out my reading material for most of the summer.

* Find other memes to participate in, memes that are interesting and inspiring, get the creative ideas flowing.

* Write a few posts for future use so perhaps I may consider trying the post-a-day format for a month, perhaps with NaBloPoMo.

* Finally figure out how to get the Catholic Mothers Online button on my blog.

* Maybe if I'm really fortunate, I will figure out how to do some really cool things, like strike throughs, and how to put tabs at the top of my blog.

* Organize the files on my computer to make things easier to find and use.

* Visit and comment on at least 30 different blogs this weekend.

Oh to be clever, and to have the time to pursue these interests. I guess that is what this weekend is all aabout. I'm already behind, so I think my list is a bit ambitious. But rather than procrastinate, I will see what I can accomplish, and if anything gets done I will consider it a success.

I will keep you posted!

Click on the illustration to see where it came from.

Update #1

New template
Rough draft of Hedgehog review
Added and fiddling with google reader, not even on the original list!!
Added Catholic Mother's Online to the blog
Found the originator of Bloggiesta and added the graphic to this post!
Linked to the official Bloggiesta site!
Still working at it while hubbie prepares a breakfast fiesta to go with the Bloggiesta...mmmm, smells yummy!

Update #2
Noon on Sunday
ACK! I've spent most of this time since update #1, posted around 9 am, messing up with all of my settings and redoing what had already been done!! Aggravation!! However, I learned where I need to go, what I need to read and (crossing my fingers) how to obtain the tabs that I want across the top of my new, pretty layout. So, next up is a shower, then off to work where, believe it or not, I will be able to continue Bloggiesta, and hopefully install those tabs that are making me crazy!! :)

Update #3
Terrible update!! I've wasted all afternoon and cannot get those tabs!! I'm starting to think it is not supported in my new template. In which case I will give up until my daughter is home next. If she can get it placed where I want, fine, otherwise I will just forgo really cool tabs :( until I find a supported template.

Update #4
Well, I did not get as much accomplished as I would have liked, but I did manage to get quite a bit done. I will continue visiting blogs, and I will keep working tonight. I have a few posts ready to go so I am ahead of schedule for the week! Yay!! I found a Saturday Meme I'm going to do, and I have found some awesome new blogs to follow! I am very much looking forward to the next bloggiesta where I can plan ahead and not be behind the eight ball the entire time! Now to enjoy my hubby's grill and bar talents. He is making me a burger and a frozen chocolate martini to go along with my blog reading this evening. I'm looking forward to enjoying everyone's blog!!!


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hi! Seen you signed up and are doing the Bloggiesta - hope you have a lot of fun:)

I like the look over here - very clean and organized.

Lily said...

Thank you!! Thanks for stopping by!

Mystee said...

Stopping by for bloggiesta...hope you've had a productive weekend :)

Lily said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mystee, I'm still working :), I hope it was a good weekend for you, I will stop by your blog to see!!

Samantha said...

Wish I could help you with those blog tabs! I use wordpress though. Sometimes if you google (or use twitter) there are chats or blogs around others who use blogger too, maybe those might help. Good luck and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)