I’ve finished updating

In which I can draw a line under my blog’s “To Do” list

Blogging on a computer

There are times when I start a project and I think it is not going to take that long to do. I will make a start and then it starts to drag and drag and eventually it becomes a chore I never seem to complete. I have to force myself to complete it.

Generally this applies to housework and any DIY, but today I have completed the mammoth task I began at the beginning of the year. I have finally completed the overhaul and update of my site.

This is not the first time I have ripped up this site to begin again, but it has been one of the most comprehensive. Unlike the Red Posting this has not been a destructive exercise, instead it has been a case of updating what was already in place.

To put it into context I have:

  • Updated 593 posts with new excerpts and featured images, checked spelling and reformatted where I needed to.
  • Recategorised everything into 10 new categories.
  • Added 1,011 new tags to these posts.
  • Added, resized and renamed 580 images across the whole site.
  • Added 396 lines of CSS to make the site more unique.

Not everything survived. There have been casualties and 134 posts have been archived permanently. Many were of a point in time and no longer relevant, some had seen little traffic even when first published. This is not a sentimental blog.

During this time I have cheated a little with writing. I may have leant on my old posts more than I would have liked. As Mrs G would say “oh it’s another repost”. I have been dragging up the past to keep up to date, but now that can change. Rather than spending my time making sure everything has a nicely formatted title I can now start typing new words.

It also means I need to revisit my ideas list.

Instead of copying and pasting I can attack a number of topics I’ve been storing up. Doing so will likely give me that confidence crisis I always get with a blank slate, am I doing this right?

I will get more time to respond to comments (as opposed to the hour I dedicate on a Sunday night), I’ll have more time to perhaps draw (or write some more stories) but most of all it means I will start to get that itch again.

The itch that makes me want to start all over again.

 

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

8 thoughts on “I’ve finished updating”

  1. Congrats on completing a very impressive blogging to do list! I really should do the same, but there’s just so much. One day, one day… *sigh*

    Like

Think inside the box, feel free to leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s