Last year, I participated in the Bloggiesta for the first time and had so much fun! Click here to check out my Fall Bloggiesta 2017 post.
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Winter Mini Bloggiesta 2018
1. Back up my blog posts
This was a massive project. I do the XML doc backup each time I post. However, I had read a thread on Twitter months ago where bloggers discussed how they backup their work. I wish I could find it again!
When I first read the thread, I thought it was a crazy idea to back up each post individually. However, now that I have had time to think it over, I’ve realized that of course backing up makes sense! After all, I backup all of the images I use on my blog in Google Drive!
The only process that I could think of that would work best was to create a folder on Google Drive to house all of my reviews and other blog posts. Then I dove in and started backing them all up. This took 16 hours to complete, but it’s done! Phew!
Moving forward, I will back up each post as I publish them.
2. Clean up my blog labels
This is another task that I had been meaning to get to for quite awhile now. I know I have many labels that are very similar and therefore unnecessary. This weekend I finally took the time to create a spreadsheet of all of the labels I am currently using, crossed out the ones I wanted to merge with others, and then went in and cleaned up my posts. Before I started the clean up, I had 135 labels. When I finished, I had cut them down to 101.
3. Set up a donation button
I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while. I looked into Patreon and other such platforms, but they just didn’t seem to fit my brand. When I stumbled across Ko-fi, I just had to try it!
Of course I don’t expect much from adding this button, but just the thought of having an option for my followers to treat me to a cup a tea is so fun! And I mean… how cute is this button?
4. Update all titles of my Book Blogger Hop posts
Previously I had formatted my Book Blogger Hop posts using the following template: [Book Blogger Hop] Month x date – x date. This helped me stay organized when posting, but it made finding certain topics impossible to find again unless I went through ALL of the posts. Luckily, I only had to edit 44 posts for this task 🙂 though I also had to go back and edit the Google Docs I had made as well. So this took a couple hours.
5. Solve the case of the missing comments
This was actually a very easy one. Turns out the comments that I kept getting notifications for through email but couldn’t find on the posts… had gone to the spam folder… So I marked them all as “Not Spam” and then responded. My apologies if I missed any though!
Moving forward I will check that tab more often!
Thanks for reading!
Did you participate in Bloggiesta? If so, feel free to leave your wrap-up link below! I’d love to hear about your blogging accomplishments!