To-Do List For My Blog


I moved my blog from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress blog on 19th June 2013. Since then it has been a roller-coaster ride with extensive traveling and everyday blogging challenge to exigencies of daily life. Though the move to this new home for the blog has been a smooth one and almost all the major things are in place. However, I feel that there are many things that can be categorized under work-in-progress on this blog.

After this challenge is over, there are a few things that I need to take it up on priority.

My To-Do list for my blog is:

  1. Due to paucity of time, between the two ie reading and connecting with fellow fest participants & responding to the comments on my blog…. I chose the former. So almost all the posts of the Write Tribe Festival of Words and a few other posts have zero interaction from my side and this is something that I am not liking one bit. I have to do this on a war-footing ASAP.
  2. During the transfer from Blogger to WordPress, the categories of some of the posts went missing. So that needs to be rectified soon.
  3. While I never thought about SEO on Blogger, WordPress has a SEO Plugin. I need to add the focus keywords, SEO Title and meta-description for all the postsΒ  which would help in better visibility of the blog in natural or un-paid (organic) search results.
  4. Before I add the focus keywords, SEO TitleΒ and meta-description on all the posts, I need to read and learn about this techy thing.
  5. My OCD for cleanliness, some time back made me delete a folder of pictures on Picasa which had pictures uploaded on the blog. I thought since these picture were already on the blog, there wasn’t any need for duplication. It took me a week to realize that pictures I deleted on Picasa were linked to the blog so they got deleted from the blog as well. So, there are many Wordless Wednesdays posts which have no pictures now. I have an herculean task to search and insert those pictures on these posts again. While I may get most of the pictures on my system, there might be some pics which would have been cleaned from my laptop too. Wondering what I’d do about that situation…
  6. A friend suggested that I must have an ‘About Me’ page on the blog. I have been ignoring that for a while now. Guess, it needs to be worked on too.
  7. I guess, I can do with some beautification of my blog too, while I am at it.

Are there some things on your blog that are also in the category of work-in-progress?

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013.WTFestivalofWords

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57 thoughts on “To-Do List For My Blog

  1. My biggest to-do is to import the travel posts to my travel blog and then delete those and the old book reviews from my main blog. I need to free space on the blog. Apart from that I am very unambitious when it comes to my blog:)

  2. My husband recently got a brand new truck to drive for his job so he thinks my blog header needs a new redesign to reflect the change. Like you, at the moment I am busy posting for the Festival of Words and visiting and commenting on everyone’s blogs I can. With normal life going around me, I kind of have my hands full at the moment. When things die down a bit, I make look at tweaking some things. Definitely on the back burner now because there is only so many hours in the day!!

    • Wow… yes, you must certainly have the new truck on the blog. Looking forward to the new look of your blog. Agree, blogging, commenting takes a lot of time… but I must find time to do these things on my list soon πŸ™‚

  3. A good list of to do for your blog. My philosophy with blogging is that if you invest time in my blog (as in dropping by and commenting) then you get first dibs on my blogging time.

  4. About page is a must – You can create one in no time, so do it fast. And don’t worry too much about SEO and stuff like that – just download the Google SEO guide (search, you’ll get a pdf) and follow what’s said in there. There is too much noise in the SEO world and you’ll most probably end up wasting time or worse, hurting your sites reputation!

    Destination Infinity

    • While I have added a few pics for WWs, some have been wiped away from the laptop too. Dont know what to do about those missing pics!
      And yes, replying to all comments at one go is tough. A lesson learnt from this… will be prompt in replying to comments from now on.
      Yeah, you told me about that… will look into that! Thanks for your inputs, Smita πŸ™‚

  5. Maintaining a blog is always a work in progress. You blog looks really professional and pretty πŸ™‚

    I too have lost some pictures from my posts..have never gone around to putting them back πŸ™

    Good luck with all the tasks.

  6. I have a lot of things to do from that list as well, Shilpa! And guess what I did the same thing with picasa pics. So I’ve to find the posts and remove the missing pics from those posts. When will I find the time?

    • Good Lord, the Picasa thing happened with you too!!
      I have deleted the missing pics from most of the posts but Wordless Wednesdays have to have pics and that’s a tough one! Time… sigh… wish we get more of it!

  7. even i deleted some of the photo folders while cleaning thankfully i had the backup. Hope you retrieve your photos and put them back on the blog.

    My blog too has to get a cosmetic makeover. though i would like to widen the blog space for writing and work on my label classification. Worried about expanding the template what if i get into some other problem.I want to change my header title too and add byline…. though i am on two minds about this.

  8. When I moved to WordPress, I was exhausted as there were some problems occurring in the process again and again, so I left many things undone and thought that I’d do it gradually. One was choosing a template. But I have started to like the one that I randomly chose and I am thinking of sticking to it. Then I have to increase the text size and also, I need to add a label cloud. I have category list but I want a tag/label cloud too. That’s all I guess.

    • Thank you Vishal. I remember, it took me a long long time to change the template on Blogger!! πŸ˜€ We all learn these techy things here, sooner or later πŸ™‚

    • Try changing the template of your blog, Uma… it gives a nice feeling… just like when we redecorate our home or even change the curtains or have a new bedspread in a room. πŸ™‚

    • I guess, once you get into it, you understand it better and also there are so many tutorials and help on the web. So the changeover should be easy! Go for it, Kajal πŸ™‚

  9. Shilpa i get bored of my blog background. I keep changing the background/layout/font.

    Plus I keep learning something or other from others blog and keep introducing them to myself.

  10. Great pointers, Shilpa.

    Since I love to write…I am not focussing on marketing/beautifying my page…gotta pay attention to that.

    thanks for some useful pointers πŸ™‚
    btw…I like your site with those beautiful red plants on the side.

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