Bloggiesta Update: Saturday

Bloggiesta 2009I’m completely exhausted today (probably from reading the fourth Southern Vampire Mystery, Dead to the World) so I didn’t get as much done as I thought I would, but what I did get done was fun!

Reviews written:
089: Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice #2) – Joseph Delaney [rating: 4/5]
091: Fire and Hemlock – Diana Wynne Jones [rating: 4/5]

092: The Dealer (CHERUB #2) – Robert Muchamore [rating: 3.5/5]
096: The Ink Drinker – Eric Sanvoisin [rating: 3/5]
097: The Anybodies – N.E. Bode [rating: 4.5/5]
099: The Other Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George [rating: 3.5/5]
100: Frightful’s Mountain – Jean Craighead George [rating: 3/5]

102. Well Witched – Frances Hardinge [rating: 4.5/5]
104. The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella [rating: 3/5]
105. Merchant of Death (Pendragon #1) – D.J. Hale [rating: 3.5/5]
108. Behind the Curtain (Echo Falls #2) – Peter Abrahams [rating: 4.5/5]
109. Magic Kingdom For Sale– Sold! (Landover #1) – Terry Brooks [rating: 4/5]
110. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon #1) – Alison Goodman [rating: 3.5/5]
111. The Demon and the City (Detective Inspector Chen #2) – Liz Williams [rating: 4/5]
112. Fly By Night – Frances Hardinge [rating: 4.5/5]
113. Eastern Standard Tribe – Cory Doctorow [rating: 3.5/5]
114. The Demon’s Lexicon – Sarah Rees Brennan [rating: 4/5]
115. Heroes of the Valley – Jonathan Stroud [rating: 4.5/5]
116. The Last Days – Scott Westerfeld [rating: 4/5]
117. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl – Barry Lyga [rating: 3.5/5]
118. Flygirl – Sherri L. Smith [rating: 4/5]
119. Night of the Soul Stealer (The Last Apprentice #3) – Joseph Delaney [rating: 3.5/5]
120. Watermelon – Marian Keyes [rating: 4/5]
121. Monster – Walter Dean Myers [rating: 4.5/5]
122. Where I’d Like to Be – Frances O’Roark Dowell [rating: 3.5/5]
123. The Buried Pyramid – Jane Lindskold [rating: 4/5]
124. Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks #1) – Jennifer Rardin [rating: 4/5]
125. Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries #1) – Charlaine Harris [rating: 4/5]

Total: 7/28 reviews written (two were knocked off simply because I don’t think I have anything to say about them). So I didn’t make it to my goal, but I nearly finished off all of May’s reviews and made a start on June’s, so I’m not disappointed.

I did some mini-challenges, too!
1. Clean Up Your Feedreader @ The Book Lady’s Blog
Deleted 30-ish blogs. I am now subscribed to a nice round 100!
Reorganized my folders. I think it’s much more manageable now.
Got my To Read posts down from ~200 to 2. Huzzah!

2. Rainy Day Post @ Beth Fish Reads
Wrote a list post for sometime in the future. I want it to be a surprise, so I’m not gonna say what it is.

3. Favicons & Gravatars @ Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?
I made a decent-ish favicon but I’m not entirely sure it’s shown up yet. Can anyone else see it? (And figure out what it is?)
Thought I already had a Gravatar but, er, it was attached to a different email address and wasn’t showing up! Should be doing so now, hopefully.

4. Anchor Text @ GalleySmith
Learned something about anchor text and Google that I didn’t know before. I’ll have to work on making mine better!

5. Grade Your Blog @ Bookish Ruth
The first time I got my blog graded at Website Grader, my score was 93/100. It’s not a bad score, but it’s still kind of embarrassing. So I fiddled with some things and now my score is 94! Uh. Shoot.

What did you accomplish for Bloggiesta?

Bookmark and Share

0 thoughts on “Bloggiesta Update: Saturday”

  1. Wow, great job, and a grade of 93/94 is nothing to sniff at! There are other blogs out there that I think are good and don’t have a grade anywhere near that 🙂 I remember how bad (really bad) my grade was the first time I used that site, but I did some tweaking and over time (my blog isn’t very old, either) did managed to make significant strides.

    BTW, I can’t see your favicon, all I see is the WordPress logo. I’m using Firefox, so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. Keep up the good work!

  2. I don’t see your favicon in Firefox either. I remember mine took awhile to show up when I first made it though, so it might just be slow.

    I got five blog posts written over Bloggiesta, plus cleaned out my Google Reader. I’m going to extend Bloggiesta into today a little bit since I didn’t get started until very late on Friday. So I might get another 2-3 posts written, we’ll see.

    Congrats on everything you got done!

  3. You’ve written so many reviews today, I think you can be forgiven for not getting to your goal. Congratulations on all you got done!

    I can’t see the favicon either, but I do know the WordPress ones seem to be quite fickle (on Firefox). I had a time where mine would show up and disappear on me for a while. It seems to be settled now, so hopefully that’s what yours is going through!

    1. It’s so annoying! I’ve tried uploading my favicon at least five times and it never seems to stick. Maybe I have to clear out my cache or something.

    1. Well, I was hoping for somewhere around 95 (or up). I think I was knocked down a point or so for not having meta tags (WordPress doesn’t support them) and having too many images (ha!), so I’m not worried about it any more. I like my 94, lol. 😀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.