Week Long Bloggiesta Wrap Up!

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I didn’t get as much done as I wanted during Bloggiesta but most of the important stuff is done. I’ve marked a few Mini-Challenges for later, since I’ll have more time mid-April for blogging. I spent most of my blogging time visiting Trish’s Day in the Life participants posts (still trying to do that). Such good posts! Go check them out. I’m going to do it properly next time.

I took part in several Twitter chats, the most interesting was the one on reviews. Wow. So many people don’t write their own synopsises. Either they felt that the ones written by publishers were superior or, as one person said, thought writing one felt like plagiarism. I…don’t know what to make of that. I do write my own, though I try to keep them brief. The whole chat on reviewing was eye opening. I’m considering a change in how I do them. I have to brain storm. I’ll give a thought while I shampoo my hair.

Here’s how my to-do list fared:

  • Back up my blog.
  • Update my Review Page.
  • Write some posts. (working on it)
  • Think about what I’m going to do with the blog once my job ends soon.
  • Create some kind of blogging schedule and stick to it. (um….)
  • Clean out my email (again). *
  • Attend a Twitter party.

Added:

  • Pin backlog of reviews to Pinterest.

*I took myself off so many newsletters and mailing lists this time. Really, why do I need daily Twitter updates? And Goodreads, you too! I hope this cuts down on a lot of unnecessary emails. 


In other news, I’m listening to As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley. Flavia is in Canada and I’m enjoying it more than I thought I would.

I’m trying out contact lenses for the first time ever and it is more challenging than expected.

I finally saw Frozen and liked it quite a bit! I can see why kids are obsessed with it.

I keep forgetting Easter is next week. Argh! I need to plan our dinner and make sure the Easter Bunny will bring enough treats. I really want to try the Crab Cake recipe from The Mystery Writers Cookbook on Friday.

That’s it for now. Back to working on my future blog posts.

14 comments:

  1. I write my own synopsis and, sometimes, find it really hard to do.

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  2. Interesting how we can be doing this for so long and then suddenly after one conversation, rethink it all. I, for one, will still write my own little synopsis.

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    1. I probably will in some form, but maybe change my format.

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  3. I think it's great that you write your own synopsis but that is not for me. I do tend to sometimes wrap up the book in the first paragraph of my review. It's just that sometimes the synopsis can be misleading. Besides, if writing your own works for you I say stick with it. :)

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    1. That's a great way to summarize what's happened in the book.

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  4. Writing your own synopsis is plagiarism? http://replygif.net/961 Oy. Everyone who doesn't understand what plagiarism is raise your hands.

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  5. I am really sorry that I missed the review discussion. As you know, I almost never write my own synopsis. I'd rather focus on the review itself, and I personally think that writing a synopsis is more difficult than writing a review!

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    1. Yeah, sometimes it's the hardest part for me, but I can never find a good starting point without it!

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  6. Good luck with your contact lenses! I got them so long ago (I was nine) that I can barely remember life without them, but I know it's a big adjustment at first.

    And wasn't Frozen a dear of a film? I saw it right when it came out so I expected nothing from it, and I was agreeably surprised and delighted by it.

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    1. Frozen was excellent! I'm glad I finally watched it. I wasn't actively avoiding it but just never got around to it.

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  7. Congrats on getting so many items on your list finished! I'm still working on cleaning up my email, as no matter how many lists I unsubscribe from, it never seems to end. Guess I need to stop signing up for things! ha!

    Just because others don't write their own synopsis for reviews doesn't mean you have to stop. I'm with Michelle and think writing a synopsis is harder than writing a review, which is why I don't do it. If it works for you, keep doing it!

    Good luck with the contact lenses!

    Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

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    1. Thanks! Wearing them hasn't been too bad. Email is the worst! I thought I had it under control but stuff just keeps coming.

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