Harry Wolff

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To-Do List

January 23, 2010
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Now that I have a new blog there’s a few things that I gotta do. These things are gonna let me have the most fun blogging. I figured it’d be interesting/fun for you to read what I usually do when I start a blog, mine or someone else’s.

  • Download Wordpress and install it on server
  • Install theme of choice (after scouring hundreds of choices)
  • Find plug-ins that I want to use (install & configure)
    • Make a Google Analytics account to track traffic
      • Debate between the Google Analytics and Google Analyticator plug-in (went with google analyticator b/c of more frequent updates to plug-in)
    • Askimet to catch spam commenters
    • Install a better discussion engine: either Disqus or IntenseDebate (went with IntenseDebate, better compatibility with theme)
    • SEO - Search Engine Optimization plug-ins
      • Google XML Sitemaps
      • All in One SEO Pack
    • Feedburner (to handle RSS feeds) (burned feed)
  • Modify existing theme to allow for micro-blog style formats (so that I can make little ‘twitter-esque’ updates such as “Listening to new Hot Chip album - digging!”)
    • Or figure out a way to slip-stream twitter updates into the blog
Can’t think of anything else right now. I’ll update this post as the ‘to-dos’ become ‘dones’.[update: added more to-dos, crossed out completed tasks]