Hello Again! It’s time to check in on the Home Site Housekeeping Challenge!
And last week (Despite a blood test, a drive for a blood test that didn’t happen, an xray, an EKG, and … probably something else?) was pretty decent for me in the Home Site House-Keeping field!
So let’s see. I’m still in the process of putting up a new wiki, because nothing is ever easy, /woe, but I got several posts up on Patreon and on my blog here (even if three of the Patreon posts were the same Map of Cya’s Campground).
I got at least a baseline of Thimbleful Thursday update (2 scheduled posts, but I really wanted to to get at least 3/week to “Catch up” with the weeks I missed during August – since every week a scheduled post posts, making my buffer that much smaller).
Ditto for Patreon Xposts onto the LTA site. I made a landing page for the Border Banners setting,, added it to the Settings list and added Malina and the Border Banners to the Long-form stories pages.
I also added a few things to the Current Projects page – but now I’m looking at my menus and realizing that my whole menu system is a mess.
Home – fine.
About the Author – Also fine.
Ditto for Contact Me. Okay, half my menu is a complete mess.
I’ve got Settings and Other Writings and they really overlap. Settings has long-form stories nested under it and Other Writings has Patreon, Publications, Serial Fiction posted Elsewhere (all three being On Other Sites/In Paper stuff) and then… Giraffe Calls.
Also, the Other Writings top-level page duplicates the (out of date) list of serials on the Serial Fiction page.
And I haven’t added Current Projects yet…
So let me see.
Other Writings – needs a better title
> Patreon -This page needs a complete rework. Because it’s meant to be an index of posts on Patreon and it’s updated thru August 2017. I am learning that if I haven’t kept up with something, it’s a pretty good sign that I can’t regularly, so having that there is a no-go.
I still have getting some sort of crosspost up as a goal, but in the meantime, perhaps the Patreon page ought to be a description of my Patreon and a couple samples or excerpts?
>Publications – okay, this one is good, although the fact that it’s up to date really reminds me that I ought to, you know, work on stories for submission. There’s one missing, but I am hella torn about bragging about that one at all, so it may stay that way.
> Serial Fiction Posted Elsewhere – Oh hey, this version is pretty up to date. Okay, that can stay.
Title/Top Level Page Needs To Change – something like Writing Here or About my Writing or Stories on this Site or…
something to do with leaves?
> Long-Form Stories
> Current Projects
(these three are still pretty good, but they’re mostly new)
> Giraffe Calls – I think I’ll keep this, even if I almost enver do the Giraffe Call anymore.
Okay, I think that cleans that up, except the parts I’m not sure what to do with.
Oh, and I fixed my Tumblr’s to my Twitter (which at this point almost entirely exists for the tumblr crossposting) and fixed 300 queued posts of Tumblr to have the little blue bird of crossposting On rather than Off.
I still need to fix the wordpress crossposting to Tumblr, Twitter, etc.
Wow, I felt like I had a really productive web page week and now it sort of feels like I have 3x as much to do as I did a week ago!
How is your website/blog doing?
How was your last week of website upkeep and/or posting?
And a challenge:
*Daily* Find a plug-in, a section of your sidebar, or a connection your blog doesn’t need anymore, and ax it.
*Weekly* Find something you can automate, and figure out how to automate it.