This blog received a much needed makeover at the start of the year but I still think there are some thing’s I could do to it. I am therefore creating this official To Do List which, I will work on during my summer holidays. I would like it to be completed by the time I start third year (at least) so it’s all sorted up for my new assignments.
I actually have a tag cloud widget (on the right, under RSS) (Yes I know it’s empty) which I added because, well, I thought it sounded nice… It didn’t work the way I thought it would and i’ve kept it there to remind me to work out how it works. SO I am going to work out how it actually works, implement it on all new posts and update all my old posts.
On much the same note, I also have a Delicious Account which I am going to firstly learn how to use. I would then like to link it up to my blog and share all my internet haunts as well as any new thing’s I am interested in. I have over twenty bookmarks folders never-mind the countless bookmarked links they contain. Hopefully Delicious will help me store them better!
I would like to update my website so that it ties in with my blog more. So, for example, I will change the hover links to pink and perhaps the current link to turquoise (the colours I use on this blog and on Twitter). I would also like to create a page/homepage that allows people to see all the platforms I have and connect with me on them. This will make my blog seem less separate from my website.
- WordPress Website
I have visited a lot of WordPress forums and plug-in sites recently and have became aware of how many things you can do with a blog. In fact some sites are unrecognizable as blogs. I would like to create a WordPress website for someone else to see things I can do with it. This will be a little summer project to work on and would be nice to add to my portfolio.
My ‘Tips Page’ idea hasn’t quite became the success I wanted – I’ve updated it about three times… I think it’s because the comments boxes do not have the same formatting available as blog posts do. So I am going to get rid of the page and instead create a new ‘Tips’ category, or ‘pigeonhole’ as I like to call them. This will encourage me to post more tips – as it will just be the same as an ordinary post – but will allow someone to view them separately – by category.
- SEO and Titles
I managed to do Search Engine Optimization for my website so I would like to learn how to do it for my blog. SEO basically involves editing the HTML code of a website to make it more ‘googleable’ i.e make it appear more in search engines. I have looked into this a little bit and I believe you can also change the URL link of your posts to be more descriptive. My friend Mark from college showed me how to do this in Flickr so that my name came up in the URL:
– I hope it’s just as simple for WordPress!