Looking forward to this coming weekend, the eagerly awaited Mini Bloggiesta For those of you who haven't heard of Bloggiesta, it's basically time
devoted to cleaning up our blogs, tackling those neglected tasks, and
learning new tips & tricks from our fellow bloggers.
I wasn't going to partcipate in the mini Bloggiesta but then I thought about and it would be good to get some stuff done around the blog. Sooo here is what I want to do:
- Replace the tab on top of the blog that has blogger help links to one for my 2014 challenges. I don't think people really use it for help on their blog and it's wasted space.
- Make progress bars for my book challenges
Back Up Blog Visit other participants in Bloggiesta Go through my two groups on goodreads and make sure all the topics/threads are straightDone... took a couple hours
- Come up with ideas for future discussions on the blog and write them up
- Try to think of a feature to have on the blog (so far I have Comic Adventures and Videos Games @ Angela's Anxious Life)
Clean up the blogs I follow - some don't blog anymore, some I just don't have the same reading interests with. This always takes a long time too.Doing this now... one of the problems is that I follow through Bloglovin but mainly use Blogger RSS to follow blogs. As usual.. this sucks. Blogger takes forever and half the time does load my list of blogs I am following. I have deleted over 30 blogs so that is great! Clean up side bars by fixing the size of my buttons on the left side of blog move or delete items that are clutter.I moved two of my buttons from the right side bar onto my about me page. I think they go better there and that people don't really read or click on those two buttons anyways (they are for my goodreads book clubs that I moderate. Here is the BIG ONE... I am going to re-upload my template. Why you ask??? The preview button in blogger hasn't worked for me for a couple weeks now.. maybe even a month. I think that I need to reboot the system. Why does this suck you ask??? Well then I pretty much go back to default. So I have to save all my sidebars somewhere... and reinstall Link Within. Last time I did this when my comments messes up I lost an amazing author box I had under my posts which I really loved and could never get to work again. So to say the least I am nervous about doing this again.Done complete waste of time though. This did not fix my preview problem. Oh blogger.. you are making me move to wordpress aren't you? I did figure out an easier way though to get my widgets back though! I also went BACK into the Blogger forums and updated my topic that I did these changes but no one has even bothered to answer me so far. My post on the google forums Change my commenting system to Disqus!Well I just did this. I was on the fence about this because honestly I don't think blogger commenting system is that big of a deal. I know people on wordpress don't like it but I didn't think it was a big deal. I have found people don't really come back and comment anyways. BUT THEN I messed around with my template last night and it reverted back to the issues I was having before where I can't reply to comments on the blogger commenting system so that pushed me to just convert to Disqus. Really I just need to find a newer template. Mine was created in 2004 and so I think it's outdated and confusing the system.
Well I am going to give it a shot.. and get some stuff done. Doing that goodreads one is always a challenge for me but I hate to let it go too long.