Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blog Housekeeping [8]


It's that time again! Time to polish up your blog until it shines!

**DO YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY? Amanda and I have joined forces in a glorious explosion of ... umm, goodwill or something. ANYWAY. We will be hanging out on Twitter with the hashtag #WeBlogSmarter and we want to spend the day with you! FYI, Amanda is giving away a copy of her fabulous Blog Smarter product. Enter at her blog. You won't regret it!

Update:
  • review archive - are you responsible for sites other than your own? Don't forget about those
  • sidebar - check for buttons or links for events that have ended. Have any new events coming up? Now's the time to add them.
  • reading challenges - update your progress, add links to challenges where you can link up. If you're a challenge host, do you try to comment on linked reviews? Now's your chance!
  • blogrolls -  clean 'em up!
  • crosspost - do you crosspost to Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, Library Thing? Don't forget to add your reviews to Netgalley or Edelwiess for those ARCs.
  • check your subscription and social media links - if this isn't something that you normally check, now's an excellent time to make sure it's doing what it should be doing. (check out Felicia's Tech Tips for ideas on what to do if you're getting errors on your subscription link)
  • check your static pages (About, Review Policy, etc) for outdated information, broken links, etc.
  • review your profiles - when was the last time you updated your Goodreads or Facebook profiles? Is everything up to date?

Get ahead:
  • April is nearly half over! Now's the time to draft up any month-end or beginning of the month posts. Think creatively. What can you do to get ahead and make the end of the month easier on you?

Misc:
  • respond to review requests and other bloggy emails
  • check your spam folder - legitimate emails can sometimes slip through, catch them now.
  • check the spam filter on the blog - get rid of the spam! save the legits!
  • make the rounds - check back on blogs where you left comments, maybe spread a few new comments around like candy.
Did you do everything that applies to you? Well done! Now...

BACK UP YOUR BLOG!

The next post is scheduled for 4/27 and I expect to see YOU here!

4 comments:

  1. I totally almost got all of my images optimized for optimal loading time :)

    WOOT WOOT!

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  2. I have GOT to start joining in with this.

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    1. YES! DO IT! The next one is in two weeks. I EXPECT TO SEE YOU HERE!

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