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Bloggiesta Update II

With the whole Father’s Day thing I wasn’t able to put as much time into Bloggiesta as I had hoped. Well, that and the trip to Ross and the stop at Petco where I had to hold a kitten up for adoption (no, I didn’t bring it home). And of course the sheets needed changing and the newspapers needed recycling and The Colbert Report needed watching.

I didn’t keep good track of my time, but I think I’ve spent about four hours on the computer today. I don’t feel that I accomplished much for that amount of time. I deleted some bad links from my blogroll. I read some posts I’d been meaning to give a more concentrated look. I deleted a lot of emails. In the month of May, I must not have deleted anything except spam.

The best thing I did was add some of the parenting blogs and general interest blogs to my Google Reader. Originally, I had wanted to keep my reader for book blogs, figuring I’d use my blogroll to visit the others occasionally. Instead I found that I haven’t been to them at all. As I was checking out the links, I found myself laughing and realized how much I’d missed the humor and variety they lent to my blog diet.

I also had a lot of time on the computer getting used to the trackpad. It’s kind of driving me crazy now, but Bill swears I’ll learn to love it. I’m pretty enamored of my laptop in general, so I’m sure we’ll be fine together after we pass the getting-to-know-you stage.

I’ll end my Bloggiesta participation with ten hours and some light blogkeeping completed. I participated in eight of the mini-challenges — which were all excellent. The challenges were helpful in giving me some focus, because this weekend I wasn’t up for thinking through the things I needed to do. I know that the idea came from catching up on reviews after the 48 Hour Book Challenge, but I guess I’d rather do this kind of blog upkeep in the dreary winter months rather than the first days of summer. Overall though, a good opportunity to get some things done.


Sheila DeChantal said...

Just cruising through the Bloggiesta participant blogs and meeting my fellow book bloggers. I had a blast with the challenge! Looks like you logged some hours in too. :)

debra said...

As my kids have gotten older, I had stopped reading parenting blogs, too. I've also revisited some of my oldies. They are fun, and funny, too!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Sorry Pam that I'm really late in leaving a comment. 10 hours is great. I think I'll do it twice a year. Not sure yet. I'm glad you enjoyed the mini-challenges as well.