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What's your morning website maintenance routine?

what do you check every morning?

   
3:24 pm on Jul 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We all have a routine that we do to keep our sites up and running. Care to share? Here's mine:

Get up
Check email
Check analog daily traffic report
Go get coffee
Read news/favorite blogs/etc
Check orders
Check webmasterworld
Check SERPs
Check alexa
Check clickstream report
Ok, now go do some new work :)

3:58 pm on Jul 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get to work, turn on computers.
Get coffee, wash apple, fill water bottle.
Log in, Check email, Reply to some
Turn on music, check the main WW page
Log into server grab last nights logs and view todays(x3 sites)
Check Online stats for 4th & 5th site
Few times weekly check logs in Nettracker, print/send reports
Log into Overture X2 accounts (4 sites) and check budget and position
Log into Adwords and Check budget
Check Email, Research , Read
Then whatever new/leftover work from the previous day/week/month/year.
9:12 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get up,showered, dreassed, have breakfast, get baby ready for daycare
Drop baby off and get into work
Turn on computer and get a cup of tea
Check emails
Delete all the spam emails (usually a minimum of 50) and check that the spam filter hasn't killed real ones
Read, answer emails
Check out Cathy comic strip
Decide what to work on that day (or finish off left over work from yesterday)
Get interrupted by boss and do the work she needs
Try to get back to own work before lunchtime
Eat lunch
More work (mine or the boss's tasks)
Pick up baby from daycare, go home
Make dinner (if my turn - yay for husbands who can cook!)
Feed baby, change baby, play with baby
Try to check home email and/or read newspaper
Bath baby with husband and then get baby to sleep
Collapse into bed and wait for the whole thing to start all over again!
9:23 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get to work, turn on computers.
Get coffee, smoke cigarette, fill water bottle.
Log in, Check email, Reply to some
Turn on music, check the main WW page
Check watch, notice it's time for lunch
Lunch break
Check email, Reply to some
Check the main WW page
Check watch, notice it's time to go home
Get home
Log in, Check email, Reply to some
Check the main WW page
Check watch, notice it's time to go to bed
Sleep
Restart
9:34 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vincevincevince is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Go to dayjob
Get home from dayjob
Finish takeaway breakfast-lunch-dinner-supper
Check logs for unusual behaviour
Check SERPS
Add some content
Da*n it's time for bed
Sleep
Repeat
9:54 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get up
Check Google AdSense Earnings ;)
Check Webmasterworld > Recentposts & later Control Panel > My threads,
Get my Tea
Check & reply emails
Check my google rankings
Check Google news for any update on any further search engine acquisition stuff et al
Shower
Get to office
Do some online promotion
Check WW & emails in the afternoon after lunch
Some more promotion & add content
Late evening: leave home for gym
dinner & Google/WW/Emails stuff all over again
3:00 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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- get up
- coffe
- check servers logs
- check ww
- shower
- turn on radio
- continue some not finished scripting/coding work
- reply to emails
- do some phone calls
- eat
- go to the river
- for 0 to 5+int(rand(5)){stay like a lizard under sun;swim;}
- if(with_girls){still not come back}
- if(with_friends){still going around}
- if (alone) {continue swim&&sun}
- later, night, -> go doing the urgent scripting/coding work
- reply to emails
- sleep
5:50 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator robert_charlton is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Get up

Get up,showered, dreassed, have breakfast...

Get up

- get up

What, you guys sleep? ;)

(Acknowledgements to an old Doonesbury)

7:11 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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coffee
cig
cough
coffee
cig
cough
coffee
cig
cough
coffee
cig
cough
get out of bed
log on
;)
11:07 pm on Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get up
eat, drink, and be grouchy
reboot windows if necessary
spend several minutes trying to dial-up and log-on
check email
deal with customers, orders, and so forth
check other email
check other other email
read BBC news
check logs and stats for two sites
check WW for any important updates
See if my sites have dropped from Google again
See if my sites have PR in the toolbar yet
check old Linux server to see if still running
log off/have connection dropped by ISP...
off to do real-world work. :)
11:36 pm on Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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get up
brush teeth
go into next room
switch on both monitors
check adsense
check email
check affiliate accounts
check server remote desktop (if all's well)
refresh the open windows on the current threads and important forums on WW
open all interesting sounding threads in parallel, read all and reply some
check for more email more adsense
get dressed
get coffee
go into morning meeting
start work
3:59 am on Jul 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Coffee
Check Rankings of Spam
Read WW about Spam
Spam
Coffee
Spam
Spam
Lunch (no spam)
Spam
Check WW for tips on Spamming
Spam
Dinner
Spam
Spam while watching TV
Sleep
Dream about spamming.

Repeat

5:30 am on Jul 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get up
Switch on dog
Wake up computers
Brew email
Check coffee
Reply to wife
Eat stats
Check breakfast
Munch down affiliate earnings
Eat dog

Still not quite got the hang of mornings... ;)