Winter mini Bloggiesta 2014

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All updates – challenges included – will be in this post!

Totally ready for this jelly! peanut butter jelly time banana gif

Goals for the Winter mini Bloggiesta 2014:

Working on it!

  • Remove all old posts

    I KNOW. WHAT?! I’ve beenstruggling with what I want for this blog, and I’ve figured out that’s connecting with people and also a clean slate. My oldest post was from the 19th of April 2005. I was just 17 and back then blogging on LiveJournal. All that teen drama..Nope. Not at ease with that online anymore. Time for a reboot and a brand new start! I’ll leave a couple of recent posts up, so people can kinda eye who’s blog they’ve come across ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • New categories (and tags)

    The latter will come as I write, but as I do know what I want for this blog and what I’ve been writing about the most, these shouldn’t be too hard. And for the last Bloggiesta I’ve sorted through and re-assigned them all T_T 800. Let that one sink in for a bit. …. ๐Ÿ™„

  • Check and remove old pictures and set up a better system

    Because of all the moving of blogs my image directory ended up a mess. Now I have the opportunity to get it right the first time!

  • Commentlurving!

  • Post templates

    – Dewey’s, BoB, Bloggiesta, they all ask for lots of simple code-typing. I wish to copy-paste more! But, even better:

  • Create content-related template pages

    – this is a great thing about WordPress, you just select the type of post and it fixes the lay-out etc for you! I have to write it first though, but/and I suspect will help me even further!

  • Put them banners up for 2014 events and challenges!

  • Familiarize myself with

    because that sh!t is amazeballs.

  • Make an outline for app ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Make a new blogging schedule

    because CLEAN SLATE and all.

  • Clean up database

    with help! Because I’ll most likely accidentally an essential file with a bad query. No this wasn’t the reason for my site being offline for half a day. ๐Ÿ˜› But that helped me get to the point of finishing this!

  • Start the redesign of food blog.

    Most of it will be done in the time leading up to/during the regular Bloggiesta – probably. It’s mainly the recipe-structure now.

  • List the pictures

    that need to be taken for said food blog and plan when to shoot these.

  • Chat!

    Though it’ll be 4 pm here and I’ll be at friends. We’ll see! #victorychallenged

  • Figure out why ‘preview post’ fails to work.

    (YOU HAD ONE JOB BUTTON!) No idea what was wrong, but in the event of having to restore my entire blog from scratch, remove it and restoring from scratch AGAIN it got fixed! ๐Ÿ˜†

Winter mini Bloggiesta 2014 Mini-challenge:

Just one! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That’s new! Guess that comes with a big wipe. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • The B-Word: Branding from Amanda @ On a Book Bender – No time like the present! (literally, we’re perpetually living in the past chasing the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

That’s a long list… peanut butter jelly time banana poop sign gif


(Those that I thought of whilst working on the list above)

  • Look into HTML5 (for /strike, at least)

  • New domain online, install WordPress

  • โ€‹


    Find out itโ€™s possible to implement shortcode for (image of) checkboxes, like [ ], [.]/[-] and [v], for โ˜, โ˜‘ and โ€˜indeterminateโ€™ respectively. Or something. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Remove revisions

    and prevent them building up again.

  • Automise WP updates

  • INCREASE BACK-UPS for days I’m posting.

    I just spent a day recovering everything. Not all is lost, but things have. Luckily I had a back-up from the day before and the most of this and the Bout of Books wrap-up post in my WP app, which got stuck in limbo. Saved it with a simple copy-paste. No idea what happened. Which is why:

  • Gotta get GIT

    If you are prone to accidentally a thing or derping up like I do, GIT’s got your back. Also amazing for other reasons, but the above thing is why I should stop putting it off.

2 Responses

    • Same here! I’ll make lists of lists! I might have a problem ๐Ÿ˜› .
      Great to hear about you conTEMPLATING templates as well (sorry, I had too ๐Ÿ˜† ) , it can take a while, but in the end it saves you a lot of time and hassle!
      And the evergrowing list is a bloggiesta curse, which is why I use ‘Addendum’ and ‘Remnants’ lists since the last one. Prevents the bloggiesta lists going ouroboros on themselves!
      Hope you have a wonderful bloggiesta! *\o/*

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