Tidyathon Info

Are you excited to tidy up your blog and/or Goodreads? Yeah me neither, not unless I’m doing it with other people. I actually created the Tidyathon (Tidy Up – Hanna @ Booking in Heels dubbed it the tidyathon and it’s staying) a few months back, as I wanted to sort out my blog and goodreads. Whilst I actually didn’t get everything I wanted done, people did seem to enjoy it.

So, I brought it up to Sam about maybe including this, as an add on to the Bookend Events. As you can see, she liked the idea so here we are. This post will serve as the info post for the Tidyathon, what it is, how to join in and so on.

What Is It?

  • Running alongside a Bookend Event, the Tidyathon is a month long event
  • You set aside time (daily, weekly, all in a day, weekends etc) to get some tidying done: on the blog or on goodreads
  • The amount of time you spend on this is entirely up to you

How Do I Join?

  • Fill out the relevant Bookend Event form (for whichever event is running or upcoming)
  • When you reach this question What Are You Probably Going To Do? select ONE of these options: Tidyathon, Blog Posts & Tidyathon, Tidyathon & Christmas Readathon or Blog Posts, Tidyathon & Christmas Readathon.

What’s An Add On?

  • You have the main event, which will be one of the following: Bookending Spring, Bookending Summer, Bookending Autumn, Bookending Winter
  • The main event is this: write a minimum 3 blog posts and post them (more information on Bookend Events)
  • Add ons are extras to the main event: ranging from a Tidyathon to any Readathons which end up overlapping with the event month
  • The add ons are either universal or seasonal

Seasonal Add Ons

  • Extras to main event (main event refers to the Bookend Events)
  • Add ons count as taking part in the main event, if that’s all you want to do
  • Exclusive to ONE (1) particular event

For example, there may be a readathon which happens in the same month as the Bookending Summer 2019 event, that’s a seasonal add on. As it’s only happening on that month with that event.

Universal Add Ons

  • Extras to main event (main event refers to the Bookend Events)
  • Add ons count as taking part in the main event, if that’s all you want to do
  • Part of ALL FOUR (4) events

For example the Tidyathon, is something which will happen alongside each Bookend Event, making it universal. So it doesn’t matter if you join in on the Summer or the Winter events; the Tidyathon will run on all events.

Tidyathon Content

Below you will find two lists, full of ideas for what you could do as part of the Tidyathon. These are just suggestions, obviously you know what you need to get done. So long as its tidying based, on and around the blog/Goodreads (not reading based, this is NOT a readathon) you’re all good. You can choose whether, you focus on your blog or your Goodreads, maybe you decide to do both. It’s totally up to you.


  • Format Old Posts
  • Edit Old Links
  • Update Graphics
  • Create New Graphics
  • Declutter Sidebar
  • Write Blog Posts (ones you’ve been procrastinating)
  • Update/Create Pages
  • Sort Out Navigation Menu (that’s the bar holding your pages: About Me etc)
  • Check Social Media Links Are Working
  • Copy Across Reviews To GR
  • Copy Across Reviews To <insert site here>


  • Shelf Sorting (add, delete, organise your shelves)
  • Multiple Editions
  • Right Format
  • Copy Across Reviews To GR
  • Cull TBR
  • Update Reading Challenge

Important Note: Whilst these lists are both really long, it’s done to give you ideas. Your own lists should be something manageable, e.g formatting 50 posts in the month if that’s something you feel you can do.

Review Sprints

The idea for this came about on the New Bloggers Discord, where we decided to do some review writing together. Thus a review sprint was born, I offered to include it in here so here we are.

  • Review sprints will work like reading or writing sprints on twitter
  • I’ll be running them from the @bookend_events twitter account
  • We’ll be focusing on writing the reviews we’ve either procrastinated on, or have outstanding still
  • We will be sprinting in a mix of these time slots: 10 mins, 20 mins, 30 mins

That’s everything you need to know about the Tidyathon! I’d suggest you come back and check each event, to make sure  nothing has changed or been added. As with Bookend Events, the Tidyathon will continually be evolving!

You Could…

  • Post a list of what you’re hoping to achieve in the Tidyathon to your blog or on twitter!
  • Make sure you use the #tidyathon AND #BEspring19 hashtags when sharing on twitter, so both Sam and I can find you!
  • If you decide to do a blog post, you MUST link back to this post.


(this section will be updated with new and relevant information/links, so make sure you bookmark this post to find all relevant links in one place)

Bookend Events Overview & Info

Upcoming Event: Bookending Spring (link to come)

Running Time: 1st April 2019 – 31st December 2018

Participants Sign Up Form (link to come)

Eeeek so who’s ready to tidy? Remember, you can set aside as much or as little time as you like. My lists of things you could do to tidy are suggestions, it’s up to you. What do you want to get done? What needs to be done? 

If you have any questions, about the tidyathon leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Also, if you’re taking part in Bookending Winter 2018, lemme know what you’re doing! Are you doing just the main event (3-5 blog posts), Amy’s readathon or the tidyathon? Maybe you’re doing a mix of them. 




30 thoughts on “Tidyathon Info

  1. WEEEEEEE Maybe I’ll get all my reformatting (reviews wise because who cares about some of the old posts where the formatting got so fucked up) done this winter. I’ll consider that an accomplishment. Plus my Goodreads TBR pile is slowly dwindling down to um well… not exactly manageable, but acceptable I suppose.

    We all know I’m lying and it’ll grow to 2K again by this point next year.

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  2. Oohh, this sounds like such a great way to prepare for the coming of the next year. I think I will low key join in actually, because I have SO many reviews I need to write up and so many photos to edit but most of all so many comments to reply back to and blogs to hop DD: So maybe I’ll do a week for each – one for writing reviews, one for commenting back and hopping and one for photo editing. And maybe video editing too because, booktube 😉 Yup! Sorry for thinking aloud into your comment box xD

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  3. […] just writing holiday/New Year’s themed posts for December. I hope to do at least 12 posts. Tidyathon is hosted by Book Dragons to encourage bloggers to tidy up their blogs and Goodreads. I’m not […]


  4. […] I’m starting with both my TBR and maybe-read shelves: just 5 from each, 10 total, so this post doesn’t get too long. In future editions I may focus on one shelf or the other, or even do 10 from each, who knows. Also, this is meant to be a weekly meme but I probably won’t do it more than a couple of times a month, unless I decide to really focus on decluttering my shelves. […]


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