Why the thirteenth? No special reason, really. But since it’s generally considered an unlucky number (especially if it falls on a Friday), it could serve as a reminder that if neglect your backup duties, something bad will happen—to your blog, perhaps?
Brilliant. Just remember to back up your WordPress database as well as all the files on your server, including your WordPress Theme.
This got me thinking about the other things that should be on your blog’s monthly maintenance schedule.
Your Blog Maintenance Schedule
What’s on your blog’s monthly maintenance schedule? Do you even have one? If you want your blog to be at its shiny best, you better create a schedule.
The problem with developing a blog maintenance schedule is that some of these maintenance tasks happen when they are needed rather than on a schedule. Others need to happen on a schedule, but the schedule for your blog may be different than another blog. The more frequently you publish, the more often these tasks may need to be done.
So what’s on your blog maintenance calendar? How often do you do these tasks? Should you do them more often? Or less often? Why?
How do you schedule them? When they have to be done? On a calendar? When you think about it? Or only when people, like me, remind you?
I’ve written plenty about all the things you need to do to keep your blog in proper working order, but now it’s your turn. What do you do?
Author: Lorelle VanFossen
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.