It's amazing how clutter builds up everywhere, and that includes on your blogs. Have you looked at your blog sidebars lately? Does any of that make sense to your readers? Two of my blogrolls right here are a mess. They don't make a bit of sense. I need to clean that up this week.
What about your blogrolls? Why do they exist? If you're planning a blog book tour, we suggest you have one blogroll for just your possible hosts. These are sites you've reviewed for potential, visit regularly, and post comments on so they get to know you. They're your social blogs, the getting-to-know-you pals who might give your book a boost down the road.
Do you do housekeeping in your virtual world on a regular basis? How often? It might not be a bad idea to consciously and objectively review your sites on a regular basis. Weekly wouldn't be too often with some of my e-Cleaning needs.
Housekeeping your blog on a regular basis is a good idea. For me, it's like everything else, it goes on my To Do list. Which never gets To Done.
I loved Velda's idea of designating one day for internet focus. Maybe my regular housecleaning day just to get in the right frame-of-mind.
I just started cleaning my blogrolls up, adding links, getting rid of duplicates, a little bit at a time. So I guess this means I agree with your wisdom, Ms. Dani!
That would be Danizzle to you, woman!
Funny, "clean up blogroll" has been on my to do list for a week. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Maybe this week ... sigh!
I love your blog tours idea! I have interacted with you on Squidoo and Twitter. Check out my Positive Life Change reading group too: http://www.bookglutton.com/
Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist:
Sound and cogent advice, as usual. I've actually just recently started "dressing up" my blog with all the bells & whistles - it's easy to get caught up in the fun new toys without taking into account of how much sense (or nonsense) you are creating. Ya need a plan! And I agree a weekly cleanup and reassessment sounds like a good regimen.
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