Bloggiesta Quests – Let the Fun Begin!

Just yesterday, we posted our intention to join the Bloggiesta Fiesta this weekend and we have listed down our to-do list and goals. I have had a full-day staff retreat at East Coast Park and I rushed to have a quick visit to Bras Basah (my favorite bargain book store here in Singapore) before heading on to watch Moliere’s play The Imaginary Invalid this evening at the Singapore School of the Arts [with my family] as performed by the Theatre students I have been observing for the past month now. Now that I have more time to breathe, I can now attend to Bloggiesta matters. Olé!

And so, let me begin with a quest:

I chanced upon this quote from a book I have just bought this late afternoon: Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland. And I thought that this would be a fitting start as we list down a few of the mini-challenges that we hope to undertake this weekend for Bloggiesta – the master list is now up in Suey’s It’s All About the Books.

And let's have a bit of nachos and salsa too for appetizer.

Emily’s Reading Room is hosting Ways to Freshen Up Your ContentWe felt that since this has been a topic of conversation lately between Iphigene, Fats, and myself, we might as well go for this one.

Florinda from The 3 R’s Blog (@florinda_3rs) has also come up with a cute challenge Mobilize! which I think is perfect for me since I could use either my iPad or iPhone even while on the go, and I can draft a few posts in advance using other tools apart from my trusty mac.

Janicu from Janicu’s Book Blog (@janicu) is hosting a Goodreads Challenge that fits perfectly with the list that I have just created yesterday.

Joy from Joy’s Book Blog (@joyweesemoll) is sharing with everyone how to use Pinterest to Promote Your BlogWe have been active Pinterest users for a period of time now, and we’d like to use this time to also update our boards and link up with more people. And once more, it fits our to-do list perfectly.

Penelope at The Reading Fever (@ReadingFever) is also offering Sidebar Help: What DoYou Really Need! which fits Iphigene’s goals.

Danielle from There’s A Book has just posted a Comment Challenge that we would also be sure to join, as we plan on making new friends as well this weekend.

While all the other mini-challenges seem particularly exciting, we also have to be realistic in terms of what we can do, and for the meantime, this is what we are able to commit to – in addition to the tasks that we have listed down. And to get ourselves into the Bloggiesta Feast mode, what better way to energize our tired bones than to have an actual Mexican honest-to-goodness feast (these goodies are straight from Baja Fresh, all this Bloggiesta talk has made me hungry).

Cheese quesadilla with guacamole and dressing - my daughter and I shared this delectable treat.
Husband's Steak Burrito. Moliere has made him hungry. And the thought that his wife is about to bloggiesta upon reaching home. Hehe. 😛

Let’s enjoy the feast everyone! Good luck to all!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

11 comments on “Bloggiesta Quests – Let the Fun Begin!

  1. joyweesemoll

    Great list. And your Mexican food pictures made me hungry. 🙂


  2. emilysreadingroom

    I hope that my challenge is helpful to you! I love having a list of ideas that I can fall back on when I need to.


  3. Oh your food looks delicious! Have a lot of fun with the Bloggiesta – you chose some great tasks to do!


    • Hi Sheila, a lot of awesome activities really, so we’d need to be particularly discerning. We chose the ones which fit our initial list of to-do-tasks. Made more sense that way. 🙂


  4. Hi Myra,
    It is good to see you at Bloggiesta, too. Yes, we have similar goals, but boy does your Mexican food look good. I know what I will be having a some point this weekend. Good luck with your goals.


  5. Wow-this is really something with all those blog activities. I will try to touch a few!


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