Saturday, September 28, 2013

Blog Housekeeping [20]


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

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  • check your static pages (About, Review Policy, etc) for outdated information, broken links, etc.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:
  • September is nearly over! Have you drafted your weekly wrap-up posts? Do you prepare review posts for upcoming books so you can simply write up the review once you've finished reading?

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 10/12 and I expect to see YOU here!

6 comments:

  1. I did my review archive yesterday, woot! I'm putting a pause on cross-posting right now, so aside from that I don't ave anything to worry about, bloggiesta the other week helped me catch up!

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  2. Thanks for the reminder! I didn't realize I had so much catching up to do.

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  3. DUDE! I totally did some blog work this weekend. Hula DANCE!

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    1. You're on top of things! Woot!

      (I scheduled out my Top Off Tuesday posts through the end of the year. YAY!)

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