Sunday, 13 June 2010

Bloggiesta Conclusions

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Now that Bloggiesta has come to an end, I am looking back over my little fledgling blog and seeing what I have achieved so far. I think ironically I have done less blogging this weekend then I did for all the others!

The Book Coop was born on the 29th May, 2010, inspired by Allison from The Allure of Books who I know from Goodreads. I jumped on the blog-wagon and here I am sixteen days later.

It’s a little difficult to try and look back with any perspective at the moment, with only 22 blog posts.

However, before I get lost in a myriad of  confusion, I should probably look back and think ‘where do I want to go, what do I want this blog to be?’

What is The Book Coop?

  • It is my life through reading. My journey through books. It is not about me as a person, but me as a person might shine through the books I read and the things I write here.
  • It is about my books and the books I want to read (or my friends want me to read).
  • I might offer a giveaway one day but it’ll be a rare occasion and I’m not planning one any time soon. Sorry.
  • It may also contain other things – music, films, TV programmes especially if they are related to books!

What do I want to improve in the long term?

  • I actually quite like the design, but I’d like it to be more personalised, but that might be for another day. Maybe after a year I’ll think about it. At least I have my little owls. I don’t think it’s too cluttered but that blog roll is rather long.
  • Come up with a good review structure rather then writing the first load of jumbled thoughts that come into my head.
  • Plan my posts more, learn how to proof read and edit. Stop being in such a hurry.
  • Be concise, stop rambling for thousands of words when I could just say what I have to say in 500.
  • Come up with interesting things to talk about, not just book reviews and memes (good as they are) something of my own.
  • My tags. They’re kinda all over the place and that’s only after 22 blog posts!
  • Build up relationships between my blog and others to create a community so it isn’t just little me sounding off into space.
  • Kill writer’s block.

There isn’t anything too specific. I’m still finding my voice, my style and I still haven’t really figured this whole blogging thing out yet. I’m getting there though, I’m getting there…

My accomplishments over the weekend amount to:

1. Favicon established.

2. A long winded, babbling explanation of star ratings that probably needs to be shortened. Maybe next Bloggiesta.

3. Wrote one negative review for a popular book.

4. Wrote some posts for later, half wrote a few others.

5. Came up with ideas I haven’t written yet but may write later.

6. Analysed blog so far.

7. Finished Uncle Tom, wrote a review, started a new book.


  1. You look like you got a ton done over the weekend! I'm a new follower, and I absolutely love the look of your blog.

  2. Thanks Carina - it doesn't feel like I got a lot done. I think I was working quite hard at it before Bloggiesta and that it's quite new...

  3. You're off to an awesome start! I love your blog--the way it looks and your reviews. I hope you had fun doing the Bloggiesta!

  4. Wow you just started blogging? Great job! You did get a lot done, be proud. Keep a list for next Bloggiesta, that's what I do when I find something I want to do but don't have time to do it now.

  5. Hi! Just wanted to let you know there's an award waiting for you at Kate's Library!



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