Hey lovelies! At the time of writing this, I’m not even sure how many others will be joining me. I know a few people are, hopefully. Basically I want to go through and tidy up my blog, my goodreads because well I like being semi organised. Not just this but I tend to be more active around the Autumn/Winter months, as it’s colder and I’m a total night owl.
I’m going to go ahead now and outline what you’ll need to do, to join me in tidying up either your blog or/and your goodreads.
BLOG TIDYING LIST
This list is literally comprised of the stuff I have to get to done, it’s not set that you HAVE to do everything on this list. Hell you may just want to focus on one thing, like my list is huge, I’m doing a freaking huge tidy up. I have time, I know not everyone does.
Edit old links – this is meaning on your post links, you may have some or a whole batch which need editing. Making shorter, making them fit with others and so on.
Format old posts – maybe you have certain posts which belong in a series, and you want them to all look nice, formatted and like they belong as a series. If so that may mean you need to go back and format the old posts, edit in graphics etc
Update Pages – you know the pages we have in our menus? Yeah those, particularly for reviews you may need to check and make sure they’re all up to date.
Update About Me page – or maybe you need to create an About Me Page? Either way, it’s important that this page is updated, checked on occasion.
Sidebar – our sidebars can often get cluttered, so declutter them! Give them a structure, sort out your social medias on there add a bio widget. Get that sidebar sorted
Create graphics – you could also choose to use this time to sit down and create/source some graphics to use for your blog, it takes time so make time for it now!
Like I said earlier, you don’t have to all of these, hell you could just do one, and maybe you only have a dozen posts to format and the odd link to edit. It counts, cause it’s gonna take time to sit there and go through editing everything. You may finish your list quicker than others, so you can always hop onto twitter and cheer us on (and also help distract us from this mountain of work we gave ourselves xD)
GOODREADS TIDYING LIST
Again this is just a suggestion of stuff you could do, you know what you have to do, so just use this as a loose guide to help out 🙂
Shelves – I know my shelves are getting out of hand, they need a tidy up, do yours?
Multiple editions – ok so if you’re like me, you like to click ‘read’ or ‘to read’ on a book in the format you are either going to read it in or have read it in. But sometimes the formats we don’t read sneak their way in or we’ve duplicated on the book. It’s time so sort out the duplications
Right cover – again I like seeing the cover I actually read or the cover which is prettier, that can be a huge headache to go through and sort it all out, right covers are a must for some
Culling the TBR shelf – maybe you just want to work on getting rid of some of the books on your TBR shelf on GR, if so great. I wish you look, pop by my twitter for virtual cake and tea haha
HOW DO I JOIN?
- Create a post on your blog outlining what you hope to get done in the month – link back to this post so others can find it and also so I can give you some love.
- If you don’t have a blog but have goodreads and a twitter, then tweet about it and mention me @eloisethewriter in your tweet. Create a thread if needed, again to outline what you hope to accomplish
- You can join now, in a few weeks, mid way through August, whenever. If you don’t have twitter though you can’t join, as that’s where we’ll reside to cheer each other on. Complain about how much stuff we have to get done etc.
- I will also be creating a twitter list, meaning everyone who’s taking part will get added to a list called ‘August Blog/GR Tidy’. That way we can filter out everyone who’s taking part, easier to see what everyone’s up to etc.
Go at your own pace, I’ll be about on twitter throughout the month, working away at it; as I have a lot of stuff to get through. Which you’ll see when I set out my sign up post. If you have any questions about this, tweet me/DM me or leave a comment below. Whether there’s two of us or 12, it’s meant to be a bit of fun whilst doing a very tedious and frustrating task.
So will you be joining me? At least if you join, you’ll be semi productive and we can try and keep one another accountable, aaaand who knows make new friends?