As mentioned yesterday, I’ve joined Natasha Maw at Maw Books Blog for the 4th Edition of Bloggiesta, a blogging marathon to “cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing.” Click on the badge for more about the marathon, which started yesterday morning at 8 a.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. Sunday.
Instead of having half a dozen items on my list, I had two things I wanted to get accomplished yesterday, today and soon to be tomorrow:
- Deleting my former blog, Just A (Reading) Fool, and making sure that backlinks went to this blog too and not back to a blog which is no longer in existence.
- Cleaning up my categories.
As of 11 p.m. tonight here on the East Coast of the U.S., the blog, known as Just A (Reading) Fool, is no more. However, the posts that were there still live on here for all of you to continue to read. I can’t promise all the graphics for memes in which I participated are there or even some photos, but I can tell you the posts, the links and backlinks are there and hopefully will take you to the right place, all within this blog space.
I started at about 10 a.m. this morning on what was nearly 300 posts (I had begun the project previously), going through each one by one until all links and backlinks (pingbacks) were corrected. I have to say it was pretty easy with WordPress.com with the platform providing a way to edit your pingbacks right on the comments.
I still have some duplicate posts, because I occasionally did cross-post there and here and I didn’t want to lose comments from either place. With WordPress.com, there is no easy way to consolidate comments that I can figure. Maybe manually, some day when I’m really bored (yeah, right), I can go in and move the comments to one post, but for now they are where they are. At least, everything is here.
Now someday I only have four other blogs with which I need to do the same thing — yes, rolling eyes.
If you are participating in Bloggiesta, what were your plans for this weekend? What did you get accomplished today? If you aren’t participating, what ways can you improve your blog? Join us if you like and work on at least one of them over this weekend.