Post updated Sat. noon…and Sat. 5 p.m….and Sun. noon
In case you haven’t heard, Fall Bloggiesta is starting today, and there’s still time to find out all about it, come up with your own blog housekeeping to-do list, and join other book bloggers sprucing up blogs all over the world.
I missed the last two main Bloggiesta events (spring and fall) although I managed to participate in the June and January Mini Bloggiestas this year. I’m committed to the one that starts today and runs September 17–20, because I signed up to host a mini challenge with encouragement from Suey of It’s All About Books, the valiant Bloggiesta organizer (who may be doing it all by herself this year?!?)
If you haven’t updated your blogroll in a while (maybe since you started your blog in the first place?) check out my Blogroll Overhaul Mini Challenge here.
I never get my whole Bloggiesta list done, because I usually spend a lot of time visiting and commenting on other blogs, but I can always dream. I can’t procrastinate effectively without a to-do list, anyway.
- Write at least 3 reviews (mini-reviews?) and schedule them
- Finish at least one draft post
- Add to the page of book lists and readalikes
- Host a Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge – IN PROCESS
Participate in at least one Mini Challenge– DONE Trish at Love, Laughter, and Insanity challenged us to learn how to create templates for regular blog features or memes. I installed the Easy Content Templates plug-in she recommended and created a template for Weekend Cooking posts.
Participate in at least one Twitter ChatDONE, Sat. a.m. Back up blogDONE (easy so also backed up computer)
Update plug-insDONE (also easy, but just went with it)
Clear out revision posts using Better Delete RevisionDONE (Oops, had 180 revisions to clear out going back three months. Probably going back to the Mini Bloggiesta in June! Curious about this WP plug-in? See note below*)
Try again to figure out how to get the favicon in the address barDONE, Sun. a.m. It shows up in one spot now, anyway, although still not in the address bar in Firefox. I used the favicon feature built into my WordPress theme.
*Here’s what the Better Delete Revision Manager has to say about clogging up your blog’s back-end with saved post revisions (Sorry for any visual that comes to mind there!):
Post Revisions are a feature introduced in WordPress 2.6. Whenever you or WordPress saves a post or a page, a revision is automatically created and stored in your WordPress database. Each additional revision will slowly increase the size of your database. If you save a post or page multiple times, your number of revisions will greatly increase overtime. For example, if you have 100 posts and each post has 10 revisions you could be storing up to 1,000 copies of older data!
The Better Delete Revision plugin is your #1 choice to quickly and easily removing revision from your WordPress database. Try it out today to see what a lighter and smaller WordPress database can do for you!