BOOK BLOGGER ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE



I'll be updating and tracking on this throughout the year - finally got around to making a post. Link is in sidebar under participating events. Hosted by The Book Addict's Guide

Runs January to June



   JANUARY’S THEME: Reading challenges, scheduling, & resolutions

  • Planning 2015 challenges - Done - Link
  • Picking 2015 resolutions -
    Didn't make official post, but have some resolutions (read more of certain genres, certain schedules, maintain blog, be more active in commenting, posting, catching up on reviews)
  • Find a buddy! - Skipping this one
  • Make plans to read and write! - Doing - On Goodreads shelf doing a new order of planning. Instead of by month doing by order bookshelves which have genres to move around as one is read.
 
   FEBRUARY: Blog maintenance

  • Updating old reviews, pages, layouts, features/memes, contact info - I didn't finish updating old reviews, will have to work on in March.
    • Updated a few pages - For About Me page, separated into two pages instead of one with reading history now having it's own page. Updated genres and ARC requests information. Also updated bottom of footer with information on sources.
    • Updated and re-registered with MyFreeCopyRight.
    • Changed design of bottom footer.
    • Created new DIV section to display most recent reviews at the bottom of the footer.
    • Created new website button, but have to make sharing code still (see on sidebar)
    •  Add new zombie banner on sidebar
    • Added sort by Star rating on the sidebar. Designed graphics, hover code. Created 9 pages of star ratings.
    • Removed section of random posts from sidebar (not needed, cleanup)
    • Updated Popular last 30 days code
    • Made a new Mailbox Monday banner to variate with.
  • Clean up images, broken links
    • Removed several website links from Blogroll page.
  • SEOs

   MARCH: Social Media + Review Outlets

  • Update social media accounts: bios, who you follow, delete old accounts you won’t use, resolve to use some accounts more -I have joined Tumblr and made a new account. No links put up to it  yet.
  • Organize Goodreads shelves: duplicate copies, version of books, creating shelves, removing shelves - I've removed the next exclusive shelf and this year created 30 shelves of 10 genre books each to read in different order.
  • Cross-posting
Also removed sidebar links and discontinued these features officially:

  • Book World Weekend - A Feature I was excited about but didn't stay faithful to and have no ambition of continuing.
  • WITW Are you reading? - I loved participating in this but they did not continue it and so my last post was 2012, when it ended.
Features I'm Adding soon -

  • Mini Children Recap (much like harlequin minis, it will be the second type of this feature and added to the sidebar)
  •  Monthly Book Photo Challenge by Books & Cupcakes (Through Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, recap here), starting in April


   APRIL: Graphics, HTML, CSS, Plug-ins

Update graphics for posts/memes/events, update button, update header - header updated at end of last year and have no desire to change much, but did add a new twitter bird
Learn Photoshop/Gimp/PicMonkey - Already known for GIMP and PicMonkey
Brush up or try to learn simple HTML and CSS (for layouts, fonts, etc). Take this month to delve into the scary world of coding! (Or at least teach yourself one new thing!)

   MAY: Book clean-up + spring cleaning!

Culling shelves, giveaways, donations, giving back borrowed books - I don't have any giveaways to do, sorry, and am in the middle of reading tons of borrowed books from my friend. This shall take awhile.

Reading books you were given as gifts, ARC catch up - Read a few ARCs in April but mainly May

Rearranging shelves, updating Goodreads again, giving back borrowed books - Ongoing :)

More cross-posting & cleaning up GR shelves

   JUNE: Freebie

Recapping what you’ve organized, focus on biggest area of need, review TBR list

I'm currently trying to get through ARCs and such first, then summer reading challenge books and catching up with other group reads and stuff I'm working on.

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