Saturday, August 30, 2014

Blog Housekeeping [44]


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

POP QUIZ: When was the last time you backed up your blog? Do you own multiple blogs? Make sure they all get the back-up love!

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 Edelweiss if you use those sites.
  • 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  • check your static pages (About, Review Policy, etc) for outdated information, broken links, etc.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:
  • We're at the end of August. Have you planned ahead for next month? What can you do NOW to make September easier? Do what you can when you have a few minutes to spare so you don't feel overwhelmed later.
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 Blog Housekeeping is scheduled for 9/13! I hope to see you there!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my, you're the Flylady of the blogs LMAO !!! Your suggestions are good, I really should do that, though... After I read a few more pages ;)

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    1. Ha! Yeah. I understand. *picks up own book*

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