Welcome to all Bloggiesta participants! This is home to a blog-improvement mini challenge. If you choose to take on this task, you'll not only have a great rainy-day post but you'll be eligible for one of the publisher-sponsored giveaways!
So what's your task? Write a post and save it for another day; this mini challenge will put you ahead of the game.
Okay, so what are you going to write about? You get a choice: Write either an opinion post or a list post. But don't get discouraged, I have some help for you from ProBlogger.
(1) Here's information about opinion posts.
(2) Here's information about list posts.
Don't forget to check out the comments to ProBlogger's blog: You'll find links to examples and some extra tips.
You must have an opinion on something: what makes a good review, why you love audiobooks, why you'll never own an eReader, the importance of libraries. You get the idea.
Lists are easy: gather up some good reviews or interesting blog posts, tell us about your TBR pile, tell us about yourself, list your favorite kids books, share some of your wish list.
Note: Although a book review is an opinion post of a sort, I encourage you to stretch yourself and tell us your opinion about something else. The whole event, however, should be fun as well as helpful, so don't stress too much.
Once you've written your post, go ahead and either schedule it for posting or save it to use when you need some backup material.
EDIT FOR January 2011: Don't forget to come back and link up with Mr. Linky so you can get credit for the mini-challenge. If you want to, let us know which option you chose (in a comment here or on your blog). If you connect with Mr. Linky, you'll have a chance to win a prize.
For more information about the Bloggiesta, see Maw Books Blog for sign-up information and other mini-challenges.
Please use the following Mr. Linky for JANUARY 2011. I have comment moderation set for this older post but will be approving comments as quickly as I can.
The following Mr. Linkys were for previous Bloggiestas.