So long, fare-well, auf wiedersehen, goodbye-ye! It’s over already! And even though I only had one active day I actually did a lot on all three blogs! For all I still need to get the RSS-feed going, the food-blogs keep getting 502 errors with Pinterest, and all little odds and ends. I also need to do one of the mini-challenges (Print your blog), but I’ll do that as a flashback next time.
I also still need to figure out why this theme cuts off the posts. Or maybe it’s the update but that seems highly illogical.
I had lots of fun this weekend, had a bit of a hissy fit when wordpress thought two separate posts were one (same format, different languages) and just ‘merged’ them, making me lose one recipe.
Saturday I had two friends over, they finished putting in the floor. SO HAPPY! 😀 After that we went to my best friend’s place (one of the “floorers’ is her boyfriend) for a night of watching Hair with éven more friends! Sunday I slept in and worked in the afternoon. Around 4 I started baking some carrot cake mini-loafs for Annemieke and her husband Jasper, because I could do some laundry with them! (My washer went to a better place JUST after I replaced the broken oven 🙁 .)
I got home 2 am that night, so basically I just had Friday- and Sunday-afternoon, and I only did little then. Still surprised I did the things I wanted to, and then some! I still need more content on the bento blog though.
I’ll be doing lots of challenges and stuff in October and November, which I all discovered during this weekend! I also think I want to use twitter to ask people which out of 2-3 ideas I shall cook for my blog more often, it’s actually quite fun! I also want to link-up between blogs more, collab. Fun!
Clean up drafts!
Remove old themes
Put in proper google analytics
Search for broken links
Make a 404 page and look at the other error pages
- Figure out how the 8|€3|P I can stop my theme from cutting the posts off on the main page (the effect you get when you use the ‘more’ button)
Organisation, planning and scheduling.
Notebook and calender
Revitalize your old content
- Change RSS-feed!
Build a blog audience!
I didn’t link-up all the challenges as they were closed – or might’ve been, didn’t check – but I didn’t do it for the loot, I did it to improve my blog, so that’s allright!
Also, check out my 404-page, he’s a tad depressed, giv’em some attention. I actually hope he will be rather lonely most of the time. I’m an evil sadist like that. I also made them for the other blogs. These are things left for later this week, or the next bloggiesta:
Saving for later
- Print my blog! Don’t have a printer, but PDF-ing it first seems like a good idea.
- Write alt-texts for my pictures so the vision-impaired can enjoy them too
- Trace down all none-working pictures.
- Add buttons to separate the Dutch and English posts and other things for bilingual postings.
- Deep dead link and failing-image search
Having bloggings schedules, calenders, thinking about those things, talking to others, revatilizing my old content (add YARPP!), and plain ol’ socializing was something I really needed. I know winter is coming (heh) and my energy level will drop immensely because of my SAD (which is the official acronym and I love it!), which in combination with my other health problems will make it all really hard to stay motivated. Having challenges, collabs, a community and this jumpstart really helped me to be a bit more hopeful for the coming months. I love autumn wholeheartedly, and winter too, and I try to stay positive, but when handicapped and instantly depressed on dark days, the dark months really makes it a challenge!
You all just made that a bit easier on me, so thank you. Really, I mean it. Thanks 🙂
See you all in March! (or Januari for the mini-event!)