Tomorrow i find myself with a day off college. I should use it to study, but i won’t – let’s not lie here 🙂 Instead, i’ll be spending tomorrow doing something more productive…
I’ll be making a ‘to-do’ list for several of my sites and projects that require more work. In reality, they all need work and work never stops – i’m never happy with any site, ever. However, you have to draw the line somewhere and call it a day otherwise you could quite literally spend every day for the rest of your life working on one website, trying to improve it. I like mixing things up and moving on to new projects, however i don’t like to leave a job looking half finished!
Tomorrow though i’ll be looking at;
- another .ie project i’m working on
- this blog
I’ll create and print ‘to-do’ lists for them all using printablechecklist.org (my favourite ‘to do’ tool). If all goes to plan i’ll throw the lists up here tomorrow evening for people to have a look. I may or may not check off every single point on the lists but the good intention is there along with recognition of the fact that the sites are not perfect and need more work.
This sort of things takes time to do and you either see it as a waste of time or you see it as the best time you’ll ever spend. It *usually* works well for me. It acts as a good motivator. Everything becomes black and white and you can tackle issues one by one, getting a sense of satisfaction as each bullet point gets stroked off.
On the flip side, i don’t like being on the end of one of my own ‘improvements list’, never mind 5 or 6 of them. There will be at least a full page of stuff on every site and i’ll have to stop myself from listing too many faults otherwise the workload will just get overwhelming 🙂 But i’m confident i can get through 6 pages of to-do lists on various sites.
This is a tactic i’ll definitely be using when it comes to upgrading BeerChief during the summer. It’ll run in to dozens and dozens of pages but then again it’s a much larger project than the rest.