Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blog Housekeeping [16]


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

*Backup check! Have you been doing it? It's relatively easy to do and it'll save you a world of hurt down the road if something catastrophic happens to your site!

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  • check your static pages (About, Review Policy, etc) for outdated information, broken links, etc.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:
  • Hellllo, August! Have you drafted your weekly wrap-up posts?Are your meme posts drafted or scheduled for the month? What else can YOU do to get ahead?

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 8/17 and I expect to see YOU here!

2 comments:

  1. I am working on my blog right now too! Review archive all done, and I have my phone remind me once a month to do a backup :)

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