Part of my blogging series, this is a handy off-topic tip on how you can use your Delicious account as a checklist for routine tasks that cannot be automated or you simply haven't gotten around to.
In theory, this is very simple and should work for WordPress blogging as well as a dozen other web design or web programming situations, in fact any project or task that requires a set of procedures to be followed can be done with this. During my Outsourcing My Life project I used it to communicate tasks that needed to be done to my business assistant.
I want to use my Delicious account to compliment my GTD implementation. For example, when a recurring task reminder to Update all plugins in a website comes up, there's a set number of steps I must follow to complete this task. I use Delicious to bring up the website as a tag, and then filter the search results by clicking on the matching action tag which really just contains a bunch of links arranged in a manner that helps me move along quickly. Here, take a look... a picture is worth a 1000 words.
For example, there's a number of tasks that I follow for this new website, https://notagrouch.com. In this case, the main keyword is notagrouch, and the second filtering option is the tag named todo. This displays any todo items pending for notagrouch.com. I can then open each one in a new tab and quickly complete the tasks. This is efficient for me and I can do full standard maintenance on a number of sites very quickly and effectively.
Each of the links, e.g., Add new Post, Edit Early Drafts, Plugins Featured, Publish Posts pending review ((Posts that are finished but need a bit of editorial polish like images, formatting or additional reference links)), represent a link for me to do something. These links available under the todo category for this website really help with the step-by-step and repetitive maintenance that this website needs to stay in good shape. You could use the same ones for your own site, or make your own. Other links I use for other sites are "Check PR," "Find new In-Links", and many others; get creative.
Quick steps to do maintenance on this site for example:
Open Delicious Sidebar
Find notagrouch tag
Filter by selecting sub-tag todo
Open the necessary links ((An example could be these links: Update links, Review Pending Posts, Moderate Comments)) on a new tab each.
Attend to each task and close the tab as you complete them.