When Clo @ Book Dragons started the Tidyathon, I saw it, and I challenged myself to do A TON.
So let’s see where I’m at, about three weeks after taking up the challenge!
Review Policy: My policy has been updated, and my reviews have been moved, with the exception of ARCs still not out in the world yet! Goal complete!
ARC Reviews: Turns out I don’t need to set reminders about when to do this! NetGalley now sends out emails saying when books you’ve reviewed are available to review on retail sites, and I log into Edelweiss enough (and get so few books from there) that I don’t need a reminder. Goal technically complete!
Rating Tags: I wanted to tag all my reviews by star rating. Goal complete!
Graphics: I wanted a solid graphics scheme, and after spending a whole day doing graphics, I have one! Goal complete!
Post Formatting: I was planning to make dividers, but for now, all posts have been gently reformatted into something more uniform. I’m going to say this one is complete!
Social Links: I have my Instagram linked, as well as a link to Bloglovin’ up in the corner, in case some folks prefer that. Goal complete!
Reviews Coming Up: I’ve reviewed everything I’ve read at this point, and scheduled those reviews. Goal complete!
Blog Hop: I’ve been so strapped for time this still hasn’t happened, and I feel bad. This coming week, I’m going to try and travel the blogosphere, returning comments and finding new blogs. Goal incomplete.
Discussion Brainstorming: Again, in a time crunch, I still haven’t done this beyond one or two posts. Going to have to call this one incomplete.
Followers: Related to not blog hopping in part, I have not reached 150 followers yet. This wasn’t a major goal, and I’m not too worried about it. Is is, though, incomplete.
Header: I’ve made a new header for the blog and sort of made it work for Twitter (Twitter kept resizing it poorly and wouldn’t fit the whole image in?), so technically, I did it! Goal complete!
Following: I have followed everyone from the New Bloggers Discord, and follow newbies every Friday. Goal complete!
Followers: Not only did I smash through 200 followers, I’m up to 260! Goal definitely complete!
Friends: I’m still adding people from the Discord server because of the friend cap GR has, so even though I’ve made progress, I’m not done. Goal incomplete.
Genre and Star Rating Shelves: Totally scrapped this idea. It’s too much work when most of my reviews end up on my blog, categorized with these tags anyway. Goal removed.
About: Tidied up my about by copy-pasting from my about page here! Goal complete!
Following: I’ve finished following everyone from Discord, and I’ll be adding new people every Friday! Goal complete!
New Photos: I’ve taken enough photos to get me through September, and I have a few for October. I am going to bring books with me to school as well as my props, since my collection fits in a single storage tub, so I’m going to say that this one is as good as done even though I don’t have photos all the way through November. Goal complete!
Followers: I’ve actually broken 100 a couple times (had a couple bots to block, a couple unfollowers, whatever, no sweat), so I’m pretty happy with that. Goal complete!
Instagram Stories: I sort of understand these now. Not entirely (mine are really fuzzy, and I’m thinking it’s a problem with Android being used instead of Apple, but I don’t know for sure), but enough that I can functionally use them. Goal complete!
This means out of that giant list I made, out of twenty goals, I’ve accomplished fifteen, scrapped one, and have four left to tackle! I’m incredibly proud of myself, incredibly pleased. Definitely a great way to wrap up the month!