BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019: Tidyathon Goals – CHECK IN

Just keep cleaning, just keep cleaning, just keep cleaning! 
This has literally been my Manta (Dory style) for these past two weeks. Tidyathon is in full swing and I have been taking every chance I get to knocking out my To-do list and getting things taken care of over on the blog and my social media pages! Not only is Tidyathon thriving, but Bookending Summer has been a time and a half as well! I am still waddling through all over your amazing posts and getting to know all of you! (If you are participating, drop a comment below and say hi!)


If you are participating (YAY!) please don’t forget to check out our blog hopping master list! This is your one stop shop for all the bookending summer participants, you’ll be able to check out everyone who is participating’s blog and our new feature where you can link your #BESummer19 posts next to your name for easy blog hopping!
As BE Summer kicks off and goes into full swing, so does it’s sister event Tidyathon! If you don’t know what Tidyathon is, its a event that runs within BE Summer mainly over on Bookend Event’s twitter page where the main goal is tidying. Whether you are cleaning up your blog, your goodreads shelves, doing some updating on your brand, redoing your bookshelves for the ultimate perusal and aesthetic capabilities, or cleaning up your office for efficiency, Tidyathon is for all those things and more.
This event, I am going to try and be more active and productive on the Tidyathon side of things alongside Clo, and at the beginning of this month, I had made a goals post that encompassed everything I wanted to get done for #Tidyathon! We are now a little over the half way mark of the month so grab some popcorn, get your dust bins, and lets see how clean I got!

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  • Clean up CSS 
    • So with this, my theme broke and no amount of CSS would fix it. So I did what the WP support suggested and switched themes (ain’t all shiny and new?) so CSS clean up happened involuntarily. A time.
  • Update Review Master List
  • Clean up and remodel Tags
  • Review / remodel Review Template


  • Clean shelves 
    • My version of cleaning involved adding more shelves to better organize them. So currently we have rating shelves and trope shelves to go along with my audibook, diverse reads, Rec by bloggers, and ARC shelves. A time.
  • Take books I (probably) wont be or have no interested in reading off my TBR shelf 
    • I got it down from 279 to 203! There are some that I’m still on the fence about removing or not, so for now they stay.
  • Update Bio and links 
    • I also changed my profile picture so now it looks happy and fresh!


  • Decide on Theme for Instagram
  • Implement said theme 
  • loosely mimic theme/trend to twitter profile (banner and header)
  • Make game plan for social media usage (learn how to use it effectively)


I am adding this into Tidyathon as a way to keep me accountable to get this done!
  • Re-organize file drawers
  • Clean out under desk
  • Clean out Download and Documents folder on computer and put files in their respective places
  • Clean out sticky note / Pen drawer (Sam– for the love of God, throw away pens that don’t work!)

And there you have it folks! That is what I have gotten to so far for BE Summer 19’s Tidyathon. If you are participating, what all have you done so far for Tidyathon? If you aren’t, tell me something on your to-do today!

Let me know!



  1. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    July 17, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    OMG SAMMY YOUR BLOG GOT REDESIGNED WHERE HAVE I BEEN. I love it though! I didn’t participate in Tidyathon, but I did clean my room? For the most part? I got rid of a lot of stuff, haha.
    I really need to make a game plan for social media and learn how to use it effectively because ya girl has abandoned it completely for the last few months and wow, stats have paid the price. But at least my mental health is happier?

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Social media is the bane of my existence cause idk how to use it properly lmao. But 10/10 to your MH being better and happier!

  2. TheCaffeinatedReader

    July 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Your blog looks very nice, involuntarily or not if that makes you feel better lol. Considering I’m packing to move, I feel I didn’t need to enter the tidyathon as that’s basically my life for the next couple of months :’D
    You really have been knocking everything out of the park on your list, you completed basically everything!….I need to tidy up my social media but it’s a lie if I say I’ll do it.
    *Waves pom-poms* Go Sam, go!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you! It’s slowly starting to grow on me!
      Packing is tidying imo, so you are doing great lmao! I too feel that social media tidying lie. Like wow, what is motivation? 😂

  3. Charvi

    July 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Oh wow you’re doing great when it comes to Tidyathon! Me? Not so good. I’m kinda crawling through it all but hopefully I’ll get it all done by the end of this month 🤞

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm


  4. Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    July 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    oh man I haven’t accomplished any of my Tidyathon goals yet, though in my defense this summer class is keeping me pretty busy! so it isn’t saying much to note that you’ve gotten more Tidying done than me, but objectively you’ve done quite a bit and that’s awesome 💪
    well, I did tweak some of my Goodreads shelves a bit (for example, my nonfiction shelves now all start with nf-[category] so that they’re listed together alphabetically), but I still need to clear out the TBR and maybe-read. having finished my first midterm and gotten the go-ahead to move into my new room, though, I’m hoping this weekend will be a really productive one!
    ( … and then I remember that it’s 24in48 this weekend. so maybe not 😅)

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      ooooo I like organized shelves! YOU GOT THIS IZZY! I AM CHEERING YOU ON!

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  6. Jinjer

    July 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Wow! You got a lot done! Throwing out dead pens is major.
    I’m still really curious about those binders. Like, what’s in them and what is the plan for them?

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Haha Thanks! And the binders are old job orders that need to be consolidated into the drawers instead of the shelves to make room for new orders. So I essentially take out all of the paperwork from the binders, and bind them in a way to file them in the cabinet to free up the shelf space. It’s more tedious than anything and I just get bored doing it lol.

  7. Meeghan reads

    July 21, 2019 at 1:36 am

    How are those binders going, Sam???

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      LMAO still in the same place as they were last month–staring at me 😂

  8. Clo @ Book Dragons

    July 21, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Loving the new blog design! Also I keep pens which don’t work…only if they’re pretty and/or shiny though xD How are you doing with those lovely binders? xD You’re doing great though, go you!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Pretty and shiny pens should always survive the harvest lmao. The binders…yeah they are in the exact same state as they were in june lmao. 🙈

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