Last year Shealea started a spring cleaning challenge of goodreads called Goodreadance. She is bringing that back this year and you can easily combine that with your physical book shelves as she is doing or blog maintenance as I am going to be doing. This runs from now to the end of November so plenty of time for goals.
Blog maintenance is something I’ve struggled with. I’ve always focused more on writing posts and blog hopping (early years) than I did on blog maintenance. It didn’t help that I’ve had to switch through a few image hosting sites and redo all broken image links 3 times. There are still so many from the last time.
But I want to get my blog back up to shape and as I do so start with a different look for the blog as well. I’ve had the butterfly and these colors for a while. But I feel like it is time for a new look with my own illustrations and my favorite yellow color (with purple). So that is something I’d like to be doing and it seems like a good thing to combine.
September, October, November
⌘ Go Through My TBR Owned and Ebook TBR Shelves and update them.
⌘ Reshape My Shelves from 44 to around 20.
⌘ Cull books from my want to read shelf to under 300.
⌘ Go through previous reading challenge years and see if there are reviews I need to add.
I have a very handy TBR owned shelf and ebook tbr shelf of books that I actually own. However I really need to properly go through these and update them. Some books are on there that I’ve culled. Others aren’t on there. Its a confusing mess. I also have 44 shelves and that is just too many. A few years ago I thought it would be handy but I’m kind of over it. I want different kind of shelves now though I still have to sort through about what I find important. I mean having a fantasy/sci-fi shelf is awesome but also that is what I mainly read anyway so meh.
It is also so easy to add books to your want to read shelf but that numbers just keeps on growing. I have 427 on there and I’d like to get it below 300 at least. I can’t actually want to read that many books right away next to the books I already own lol. And lastly if I have time I’d like to see if there are some reviews I missed adding to goodreads. Especially at the start of my blogging time I often forgot to add reviews for books I read on goodreads. I’m a lot more organized these days.
Redo Blog Look
⌘ Finish illustrations
⌘ Figure out the balance between the colors yellow and purple
⌘ Make topic banners for reoccurring items
⌘ Make blog banner
⌘ Make new Blog dividers and Name for below topics.
A lot of things to prepare. I won’t do the full roll out of the blog look until December/January I expect but I want to have these things down so I can do them along with the blog maintenance I’m planning on starting.
⌘ Update graphics
⌘ Delete blog posts that have no point anymore
⌘ Update reviews to current layout
⌘ Update summary of posts for front page for reviews
⌘ Fix broken links
⌘ Fix broken images
⌘ Add Correct Tags and Categories
⌘ Update lists to make more current
⌘ Update blog roll
⌘ Update review index
A lot of little things but it adds up if you don’t ever do them.