You know how websites sometimes say *Down for scheduled maintenance between 03/30/12 and 04/01/12.* Consider that this blog this weekend. It’s time to hang out with PEDRO and Plan, Edit, Develop, Review, and Organize. Natasha from Maw Books created Bloggiesta, and it’s a fantastic idea. This year Suey from It’s All About Books is hosting along with Danielle from There’s a Book.
For non-bloggers, I apologize for the down time, but I hope to improve The Picky Girl site. I’ll be out of town tomorrow anyway, so I’ll try to do as much as I can tonight and Sunday. If there’s anything you’d like to see on The Picky Girl or anything you’d like to change, let me know.
In keeping with the rules, here’s my to-do list (I’ll mark off as I get things accomplished):
Go through recent posts and make sure photos are credited, linked, or acknowledged. Link book reviews to Goodreads and Shelfari.[From July 2011 to present.]
Learn a bit about SEO and try to incorporate it a bit more.[Thanks to April at Good Books & Good Wine.] And lots of help from Lulu at Regular Ruminations and various other helpful tweeps. 🙂
Create Word document with URLs to ease trackbacks and linking to other accounts.Â[Back 6 months.]
Update Review Directory. Create favicon and Gravatar.[Per Hey Lady! Whatcha Reading Mini Challenge.]
Try to figure out why some bloggers have categories that show up under Google, but mine is more random.Figured out why, but will take some work with SEO and time for this to happen.
- Update Bloggers I Follow page.
Installed LinkWithin, a plugin that adds related posts after my signature.[Thanks to Carina from Reading Through Life.]
- Take photos for Fridays at Home posts so there is no last-minute scrambling. Schedule several. (Create a page?)
Reviews I’d like to finish or draft:
- One Pink Line by Dina Silver
- Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli
- The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone
- Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
- Asylum by Patrick McGrath
- Kino by Jurgen Fauth
- Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness