No More Trackbacks (and other ways to cut back on online mess)

Yes, the clean-up continues!

I just spent the last 20 minutes or so trying to clear up comment and trackback spam here at ShaiCoggins.com. Well, I suppose that wasn't too bad. I've had worse days where I ended up clearing thousands of blog spam for hours.

But, I decided that I've had enough. I really could use every extra minute I can find in life, so 20 minutes is a lot to lose.

I've been going back and forth with this idea of turning off Trackback capability here at ShaiCoggins.com for a few months now. One of the things that was stopping me was the fact that I used this blog as a way to help other people learn trackbacks. But, since that was ages ago and the original About.com article that led to that blog post is now offline, it shouldn't be an issue anymore. And, considering how little 'real trackbacks' this blog is getting, it's just not worth the time and effort to maintain it. So yep - that's gone now. Hopefully, this means reclaiming a few hours a year of my time!

Other things that I've done recently to become more time efficient, especially with my online work:

  • Turning off 'comment notification' in some of my blogs that are retired and/or no longer active.
  • Re-directing some emails to my non-working email addresses.
  • Trying to stay on the web with my work - so documents, files and other information may be accessible anywhere. Yes, even when I have to stay in bed or work remotely. Yep. the beauty of having wireless Internet connection!

As I slowly adjust back to working primarily from home while operating a global business, I'm learning more and more about ways to cut-back on the mess and increase productive time.

And hey, I'm even learning from b5's CEO, Jeremy Wright, about Life Management now that he's creating an online course on this via his blog.

Anyway, I hope to be able to share with you some more tools and tips that I'm using, in case anyone's interested. 🙂

Working @ the Regatta
Lookie here - working remotely at the Regatta a few weeks ago.
That was just after I went to the city for a pre-natal check-up
and I had to wait for my husband to take me back home because
he had a conference to go to.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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