It’s New Year y’all: time for clean-ups , clean-outs, decisions and resolutions! So YAY for the Winter 2016 Mini Bloggiesta!!!

Bloggiesta logo

It’s high time I had a good look at Graasland. My blog has been comatose for a long, long time now, with only a sporadic sign of life during (mainly) readathons. It’s not that I don’t like blogging, nor do I lack inspiration. It just takes up so much valuable time. I tried several ways but haven’t been able to get it under control. So I got frustrated. Also, my attention diverged more to 3.0 social media (well, really just Instagram folks ;) and I don’t surf the web nor read as many weblogs as I used to years ago. A big part of the fun is interacting with other bloggers… Oh, and did I mention my return to 1.0 art of letter writing?

Now what do I want???

The past year I’ve been selectively building my Bloglovin‘ list and this is working well for me. I don’t get as easily overwhelmed seeing new posts from different sites in one consecutive stream. Unfortunately I have a lot of trouble commenting on posts from Bloglovin’, but I enjoy following again – and miss the sharing myself! This weekend I am using to decide if and how I’ll revive Gnoe’s Graasland. Realistically.

I’m only able to technically participate on Sunday, so today I’ll do my thinking bit. And some of the tasks I’m able to manage while ‘on the road’. In my Bloggiesta to-do list these are marked with an asterisk (*).

Bloggiesta to-do list

  • ✓ Decide future of Graasland *
  • ✓ Clean up Graasland (i.e. remove irrelevant buttons from sidebar, irrelevant pages)
  • ✓ Post Bloggiesta to-do list
  • ✓ Visit other Bloggiesta participants’ blogs * [done and ongoing]
  • ✓ Write one post (next to this one)
  • Fix back-up procedure main computer!! [in process; turned out a big job]
  • ✓ ETA: fix failing Instagram widget in sidebar
  • ETA: backup after Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta wishlist

  • ✓ Update About-page
  • ✓ Post Books Read in 2015 [drafted and planned]
  • Post Films of 2015
  • Email and post about crowdfunding project donkey sanctuary!!
  • Plan 5 year anniversary ExtraVeganza! (deadline January 27th)
  • Post about snailmail hobby
  • Check for missing images *
  • BuJo mini-challenge
  • Clean up e-mail (mini-challenge) *

Added future tasks

  • ETA: clean up Notes app iPhone *
  • ETA: write bento lunch post for VeggieChallenge newsletter (deadline before April)
  • ETA: claim blog on Bloglovin’ once Bloggiesta post is no longer sticky
  • ETA: check for broken links

Wish me luck! ;)