Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blog Housekeeping [24]

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

*Every post I remind you to backup your blog. DO YOU DO IT? Do you do it before you start you housekeeping? After? I WANT TO KNOW!

  • 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  • check your static pages (About, Review Policy, etc) for outdated information, broken links, etc.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:
  • November is winding down quickly! Don't get caught unawares by the holidays! Schedule reoccurring posts now!

  • 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...


The next post is scheduled for 12/7 and I expect to see YOU here!


  1. I have been doing a lot of blog housekeeping and stuff to add to your list. I am writing it up but evidently after you have so many posts you need to start trimming. I found a great plugin that will automatically delete posts after a certain amount of time. So ones that are only good for a limited time can be tagged *awesome*

    1. I've let a lot of my housekeeping tasks slip this month with NaNo but, by gum, I'll be back on track in December! Woot!

      (And, any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated.)