First, on a non-bloggiesta note, I went back to work today after three months of maternity leave.  I missed Atticus, but I didn’t cry once.  I’m getting back into the swing of things (working, taking care of kids, having time for my husband and books, lol) so I’m a bit late signing up for Bloggiesta.

In fact it seems like many folks participating in this blog-sprucing-up event are doing tons of maintenance work.  My goals are much more simple and I’ve listed them in order:

  1. Spend 5 – 7 hours working on my blog this weekend
  2. Come up with a rough schedule of things I want to write about for the next few weeks DONE!
  3. Fiddle with the template (but don’t spend more than 30 minutes on it!!!) DONE! I spent WAY too much time working on my header!
  4. Write at least 5 to 7 posts for rainy days
  5. Fix some of my tagging inconsistencies

Alright.  I’m off to spend my first hour on Bloggiesta.  I’ll update sometime tomorrow!



  1. Very smart goals Amanda!

    And I’m so glad going back to work wasn’t too hard for you. I had a hard time the first week with both of mine, but eventually I was okay. And I know they are better off for it.

  2. So, I’m tinkering with the idea of starting a blog. Especially since WordPress has an iPhone app for it. I even have a title and concept worked out for it 🙂

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