Busy before the read-a-thon ~ Task It Tuesday!

Posted October 18, 2016 by Michelle in Task it Tuesday / 2 Comments

Task it TuesdayWelcome to Task It Tuesday! created by the Awesome The Geeky Blogger

Hosted by Michelle at Because Reading is better than real life!

What is Task It Tuesday? It is where every week I list a task or tasks that I would like to accomplish on my blog or in Real Life before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make my blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient and/or get those simple or complex tasks done in my real life. I will also be sharing organizing tips and linking with posts from bloggers that have some great tips and tricks for keeping you and your blog/real life organized.

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This week was a little more difficult with doing stuff than I expected but overall I still got a lot finished. Somethings I wasn’t able to get too but that is ok since I had a few things I had to do that wasn’t on the list. So I did good. I am still loving the layout of my planner and think this is exactly what I need to get myself organized. Next week will be a little crazy since the day I will be taking off is Saturday instead of Wednesday since it’s the 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I plan to read all day and do nothing else so during the week I need to get a bunch of stuff completed so I can have the day to read.

At the moment I have 20 posts drafted and 13 posts scheduled. I couldn’t be happier. I need to get more posts finished for November and I don’t think I will have any issues doing that. I want to spend most of this week getting those 20 drafted posts, finished and scheduled. Haven’t felt this good in a long time when it comes to blogging. It’s so refreshing to finally be officially 100% back.

Goals this week:

The weeks will start on Tuesday and end on Monday.
Tasks will be moved around and some I might not get to, this is an outline of what I hope my week will look like, and what I will be able to accomplish.

  • Tuesday
    • Start Writing Out/In Posts or Continue Organizing them
    • Write more Top Ten and Finish any already started
  • Wednesday
    • Set-Up Read-a-thon Post
    • Write Out/In Posts
    • Continue Top Ten and finish if needed
  • Thursday
    • Set-Up 2 Game Reviews
    • Set-Up 2 Holiday Posts
    • Continue with Out/In Posts
  • Friday
    • Organize Ideas & Set Up Posts for memes and discussion posts
    • Finish Outstanding Posts
    • Write more Out/In Posts
  • Saturday
    • Dewey 20 Hour Read-a-thon
  • Sunday
    • Organize Planner
    • Finish Outstanding Posts not finished during the week
    • Menu Plan for Two Weeks or More
  • Monday
    • Start Scheduling any posts finished

Last weeks Goals:

  • Tuesday
    • Draft Out16/In17 Posts
    • Write two reviews and schedule for Nov
  • Wednesday
    • FREE Day! (plan to get the warmer clothes out, brrrrrr)
  • Thursday
    • Set-Up 2 more Game Review Posts
    • Set-Up 2 Holiday Posts for December
    • Start writing Out/In Posts
  • Friday
    • Friday Finds Post Set up one to try
    • Set Up Top Ten Tuesday for November
    • Set Up Week In Read-view Post
    • Start writing Out/In Posts
  • Saturday
    • Pumpkin and Apple Picking with the Kids
    • Finish Week In Read-view Post
  • Sunday
    • Organize Planner
    • Finish Outstanding Posts not finished during the week
    • Menu Plan for Two Weeks or More
  • Monday
    • Finish Outstanding Posts not finished during the week (in progress)

Upcoming Events:

  •  Blog Ahead hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup 
    • This event is going until the end of October so you still have time to get involved.
    • (taken from website)
      This challenge it’s all about getting ahead and giving yourself a blogging buffer.
      It’s amazing how much having extra scheduled posts can make during emergencies, vacations or just when dealing plain ol’ blogging slumps. It can really cut the stress during every day blogging as well 🙂 And what better way to get ahead than with the support of other bloggers?
  • Write On Review-a-thon hosted by Book Bumblings this is a monthly event
    • (taken from website)
      How’s your TBR list? No, not that one. I’m talking about “to be reviewed.”
      And your NetGalley ratio? How close are you to the coveted 80%?
      Or do you have a busy week and need to get ahead on your editorial calendar?
      If you answered “blergh,” “gah,” or anything with a curse to one of the above scenarios, the Write On Review-a-Thon is for you.
  • 24 Hour Dewey Read-a-thon
    • This isn’t really an organizing or task event but it can get those books read you always wanted too. This is one of my favorite events and it starts October 22.
  • Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon
    • Looking to get some holiday books read for December? Well the Ho-Ho-Ho- Read-a-thon is just the event to help with that. Sign Up now to join and get those Christmas books read.

Blog Posts to check out:

  • Anna over at Herding Cats and Burning Soup posts on how she blogs. I thought it was fantastic and gave me some ideas how I can organize my time better. Wanted to share with you. You can find her post HERE.
  • Need help getting those ARC’s in order? Check out Book Bumblings Book Blog ARC Tracker
  • Running a Giveaway? This is Lola’s Advice for Authors but I thought it would work pretty good for bloggers too. How to Run a Giveaway

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Are you ready to get organized?

Have a great day!

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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2 responses to “Busy before the read-a-thon ~ Task It Tuesday!

  1. You’re doing awesome! Good luck getting things done this week ahead of Dewey’s! I have a lot I’m trying to get done for work so that I won’t be behind for Dewey’s this weekend. And then I’ll worry about blogging. We’ll see what I manage.

    Happy Wednesday! {Hugs}

  2. Woohoo! You’re doing so well, Michelle, and I’m impressed as well as envious. 😉 Keep up the good work, girl! Also, I’m thinking of doing the read-a-thon…but it *is* Sky’s last day home, so…I’ll have to think long and hard about participating. :/
    Happy Tuesday!