Literary Friday, ya’ll……..

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Traveling With T is back from vacation! I’m catching up a bit on posts, comments, emails, and the like- so rest assured, my digital life is going to get caught up- it’s just going to take some time!

But today.. It’s all about Friday- Literary Friday, that is! Some great links- Bloggiesta Challenges, reviews and more! Continue reading

It’s Time to Mini-Bloggiesta: My goals!


What is that sound I hear? Oh, it’s just hundreds of bloggers rushing to their computers to begin feverishly working on their blogs for 2 days! Bloggiesta is serious business and I always, always, always, ALWAYS get even more excited about my blog during this time of year! Continue reading

Literary Friday ya’ll….

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Wow, it’s been forever since Traveling With T had a Literary Friday feature! Well, bloggy buddies- Literary Friday is back and JAM-PACKED with goodies. Prepare to be amazed!

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Thursday Mashup


Wow! It’s been like a month of Sundays… err, Thursdays since we’ve had a Mashup!

I apologize because I’ve gotten off schedule with the looking up of the good info to chat about-but today.. TODAY is ROCKING!

Tally Ho and onward to Thursday Mashup!



This weekend is Bloggiesta– basically a 4 day, work on your blog to make it the best bloggy version of itself EVER! Bloggiesta has tons of mini-challenges for you to take part in (and I’m providing you the links to the new mini-challenges!) Here is the Mini Challenges for Spring 2014 Bloggiesta and I, Traveling With T, am hosting one of the challenges (Facebook Page For Blog? Yay or Nay?)

3 other challenges to keep your eye on: Rebecca @ Love At First Book’s Twitter List Tutorial, Katie @ Doing Dewey’s Using Social Media and Amanda Shofner’s How to Tackle Google+

Other bloggy tips:

H2O Bungalow talks about How to Increase Your Exposure and Grow Your Google Plus



Addicted 2 DIY reveals how to make Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel. It’s super-cute! And looks so easy! Perfect for those Easter baskets!

The Thinking Closet shows her readers how to make a Instagram-Themed Graduation Party (In a Box!) Plus, shows us Polaroid lovers how to print Polaroid style pics without going to the poorhouse! Thanks Lauren!



Will Cook for Smiles shows how to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Skins (and the pics look great!) Mmmmm.. potato skins… Oops, did I drool a bit?



A Novel Review has The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh as a giveaway this week!

Luxury Reading has Tempting Fate by Jane Green as a giveaway this week!

Traveling With T has Four Friends by Robyn Carr as a giveaway this week!


I hope you found something in this edition of Thursday Mashup that you like! If you did, let me know in the comments (I heart comments!) or stop by my Facebook page to tell me!

If you are Bloggiesta-ing this week- good luck! I’ll be working on my blog and popping around to visit other’s blogs!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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Bloggiesta Challenge: Facebook Page for Blog? Yay or Nay?

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Well folks.. it’s that time! It’s time to run to those blogs, works those fingers to the bones to make your blog the best bloggy-blog version it can be- to get tips and advice! Bloggiesta is fun and a great way to meet other bloggers while you are working hard on the blog! For a more technical definition of what Bloggiesta is, read that article (I’ll wait and sip on a margarita while you do that- because Bloggiesta and Margarita go together like PB&J!)

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Bloggiesta Goals: Spring 2014

Oh wow! It’s that time of year! BLOGGIESTA!!!!!

Since I have been working on the blog some lately, I’m unsure about all that I hope to accomplish- but…. I have a few things I want to do.

1. Post a Review Archive.

2. Update that darn Goodreads page

3. Work on my Pinterest page

4. Schedule at least 5 posts.

5. Work on my Facebook Blog Page


What will you be working on during Bloggiesta?


Happy Reading & have fun Bloggiesta-ing!

T @ Traveling With T

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Bloggiesta- Accomplishments!


Another Bloggiesta has come to an end! While I did not accomplish all my goals, I did get some finished that I’ve been putting off for some time- so yay me! Plus, I have a set of tasks to continue working on in my free time. #winning!


Here is my goals when I started Bloggiesta!


This is what I accomplished:

  • Interview Archive
  • Author Spotlight Archive
  • Review Policy


While I’m sad that I did not manage to find time to post my review archive, the 3 tasks I accomplished were time consuming.


Other things I learned this weekend: how to make a button (hopefully!)


From my perspective, Bloggiesta was a success!

It’s time to Bloggiesta! List of goals…


It’s time to Bloggiesta! For people who don’t know what Bloggiesta is- it’s 3 days of working on your blog, participating in mini-challenges, networking with other bloggers and just having fun!

Because I’d already planned to do quite a bit of reading this weekend (Bloggiesta totally surprised me this weekend!), my goals are going to be simple-ish; yet important things for my blog.

1. Begin a Review, Interview, Author Spotlight, Book Lovers Unite tab and archive.

2. Update my Goodreads page.

3. Post my Review Policy.

4. I plan to participate in a couple of challenges, as well!

I stay pretty busy with my blog, connecting with readers and friends on Twitter- and yet, lately, I’ve been feeling a need for a shake-up. Bloggiesta may have arrived just in time!

Literary Friday ya’ll…..

Friday, Bloggiesta, and lots of reading! What’s your Friday plans?

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: News of James Franco as Faulkner, SoFest of Books in Nashville, 11 scariest mothers in books, upcoming book signings, what Erin is reading now (some good looking books that *may* be on the upcoming Fall Reading list!) and much more!

2. Bloggiesta is happening this weekend! Basically, it’s a 3 day weekend to work on your blog, make connections and visit the other blogs hosting the mini-challenges. It’s blog love, baby! I don’t always participate in Bloggiesta- but I try to do some work when I can during these 3 day blog-love weekends! This time, I’m REALLY trying because 2 of my fav blog buddies- Rebecca @ Love At First Book and Allison @ The Book Wheel are both hosting mini-challenges (Whoo, Rebecca and Allison! Proud of you girls!)

Here are some interesting Bloggiesta-related things I’ve found today:

Love At First Book: How To Host (and participate) in a Digital Book Club & Giveaway!

The Book Wheel: 50 Bookish Things

Always With a Book: Bloggiesta.. My To Do List and Updates

Books Speak Volumes: Ten Things Every Book Blog Needs


3. Did you know that I’ll be co-hosting the Hank Phillippi Ryan chat with Literary New England on September 25th at 8pmEST? You didn’t?! Well, I am! Be there as we talk about THE WRONG GIRL and giveaway some books! Use hashtag #LNEChat to join I the fun! This will be the first of 2 scheduled Literary New England/She Reads chats- and everyone is very excited!

My blogger friend, Always With a Book, got to meet Hank Phillippi Ryan this week (and was kind enough to pick me up a signed book!) Read about K meeting HPR- Author Meet and Greet: Hank Phillippi Ryan


4. This isn’t Bloggiesta related, but Ivory Owl Reviews blogged this week about what she learned in her first year of blogging- and it’s worth a read!


5. #giveaway: Have you heard of The Returned by Jason Mott? The blog-osphere is all a-twitter about this book! And you are in luck! Luxury Reading is giving away a copy! Need more of The Returned? The Book Wheel was lucky enough to get an interview with Jason Mott (that girl is a mover and shaker- folks!)


6. 2 reviews posted this week on Traveling With TBeautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand and What A Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr.


7. Holly Goddard Jones, author of The Next Time You See Me, stopped by Traveling With T this week for an Interview and Author Spotlight.


8. Book Lovers Unite September read Astor Place Vintage is still going on at Book-alicious Mama and October’s book has been announced for when it returns to Traveling With T: The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman I’m very excited for this discussion- and I hope you will join in the fun! Reading schedule to be posted next week!


9. Catching up on posting about 2 fab authors I met over the summer: Meeting Anton DiSclafani and Meeting Susan Crandall


10. Another Blogger Made of AWESOME: Drey @ Drey’s Library!


11. My #fridayreads: Astor Place Vintage, Wedding Belles by Beth Albright, and maybe 212 by Alafair Burke! What are you reading for #fridayreads?


Happy Reading and good luck with Bloggiesta if you are participating!