The first task for the Blog Improvement Project is to create a list of things on your blog that you’d like to change.
I am aways fiddling with things on my site and spend hours trying to decide what would improve it. I really need to focus on the important things instead of just tinkering with new plug-ins!
Hopefully this list will encourage me to make big changes, rather than messing around behind the scenes!
My To-Do List
Add new header image
I like the way that my header image gives you an instant feel for the sort of books that I read, but I really need to take a better photo – without any shine!
Edit my challenge tab
I need to change the challenge page to reflect the challenges I’m doing in 2010 and to ensure it focuses on my long-term reading challenges (Booker, Orange, Pulitzer prizes)
Update my categories
Overall I am quite happy with my categories, but there are a few redundant ones, mainly in the challenges section.
Rebecca has a concise category list that I admire.
I’d like to edit the text in my sidebars, so that it is stands out more. The most popular post section is just a sea of words at the moment – I’d like to look at putting them in boxes, and perhaps use drop-down boxes to reduce clutter.
Rob Around Books has a beautiful set of sidebars. I wish mine were as clear as his.
Improve social media integration
I need to think about adding a twitter feed, and improving the visibility of dig/delicious links.
Paperback Reader’s new blog is only a few days old, but I’m already coveting her social media boxes.
Can you think of anything else I should do to improve my blog?
Do you waste hours playing with the settings of your blog?