Lately, I've been trying to think of new ways to keep my blog (and myself) on track with those niggling little housekeeping things that are very easy to push to the side and say you'll get to them "next time". Then the next time rolls around and something new and shiny (and infinitely more interesting) comes up and it gets put off again.
Guys, I've been meaning to update my "About" page for MONTHS. Yes, MONTHS. *hangs head*
*tries to ignore what I just wrote*
Anyway. I have a couple of questions for all my lovely readers out there:
- How do you stay on top of updating your blog? I'm not talking about reviews or posts in this case. I'm talking about things such as your review archive (something I'm actually on top of with my twice a week updates) and your sidebars (time to get rid of those buttons from Summer 2012!).
- If you're unaware, at the beginning of this week, Amanda's blog (and several others) went offline for a few hours when the servers hosting it went down. They were fortunate that it was something that was fairly quickly fixed but it was still a nerve-wracking couple of hours. When was the last time you backed up your blog? For the record, I backed mine up ASAP when Amanda mentioned that the last time she'd done hers was a while back. Before that? I don't think I'd EVER done it. Here's a quick and easy tutorial for Blogger and a quick and easy walk through for Wordpress blogs (both .com and self hosted). (PS: ignore the really annoying gif at the beginning of this post. I promise the good stuff is there) (and, yes, there's a Blogger tutorial on that WP one. I just can't get past the gratuitous use of gifs on that post.)
- Would anyone be interested in a monthly feature that would remind us to get those little, annoying, "I'll do them next time!" things done? I'm either thinking of a once a month post that would remind us to back up our blogs, check our sidebars, write up a new About page, etc. OR a quick mention in my Clock Rewinders post every week.
If anyone wants to share, I'd love to know what things you constantly put off and what things you DREAD doing and wouldn't mind some encouragement on (kinda like the way I hate folding laundry. Seriously, if someone were to cheer me on as I folded, it would *almost* be something I looked forward to).