Not every day is a writing day but maybe you still wanna improve and work on your blog so what can you do when you’re not in the mood for creating new posts? Here are the five things I like to do when I chill on the couch or my bed and work on the little things that keep my blog running.
Those 5 things are also going on more or less behind the scene of a blog. So you’re actually getting two things in one with this post – a peek behind the curtains of blogging and maybe some inspiration for little improvements for your blog. They can be done on a daily basis and don’t take up that much time at all.
5 Things for improving your blog behind the scene
- Promote your old content. This one I’m so guilty of not doing enough! Don’t forget your old content, it deserves to be shared too and why not do this from time to time or on the days you don’t publish a new one.
- Check if all the links are working. This is something especially for those who are all about SEO. Broken links can affect your rating and the performance of your blog online. To minimize that risk I started using Shopstyle Collective. And for all the other links I try to check up on them from time to time.
- Reply to comments & emails. Maybe there are comments and emails you haven’t been replaying to. Why not take those 10 min and do that. It helps with the engagement with your audience and brands.
- Blogger chats. On Twitter almost every day there’s a blogger chat. Interacting with other bloggers is really good for future collaboration or just to put you on their maps. Plus I like chatting to fellow bloggers and see how they are doing.
- Update your “about me” page. This is something you don’t have to do like every week but maybe over the year your blog content has changed or you wanna go a new direction. So writing up your “about me” page is a simple way of getting new ideas and inspiration.
I hope you find my tips on little things to do to your blog behind the scene helpful. I think these are great ways to improve your blog without creating new content and keep it going. Blogging doesn’t always have to do with wiring new posts but with keeping you blog up and running in many other ways.
Thanks for stopping by and giving it a read. Do you do similar things beside writing posts when your working on your blog? Let me know in the comments down below and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin or subscribe via mail to keep up to date with my posts. xx
Parie Joshi says
Love these tips, my about page needs a serious makeover! xx
Thanks Parie! Mine needs a little do over too ;). xx
I sooo need to promote my old content. I literally never do this! Thank you for this post it’s reminded me of what I really need to do haha.
You’re welcome and glad some of my tips were helpful! I know I really need to promote mine too more often. xx
Tabi Bee says
These are really great tips! I really should try and promote my old ocntent more !! <3 x
Thanks Tabi. Glad they were useful ;). xx
Great tips Lea! I must promote my older posts and share them every then and now.
Thanks Helene! xx
This is just lovely! I should maybe go and see if my ‘About Me’ page needs some updating! Something I never thought of really. Thank you ♥
Thanks Danielle! Yes it’s something that just isn’t the first thing on your mind when you think off updating your blog ;). xx
Icy at Creative Living Abroad says
Spot on! I myself do the regular updating of the About Me page. I think that a blogger’s personal story is as interesting as his or her blog posts, so this page definitely needs the attention it deserves! 🙂
Thanks my dear. I think so too and it’s just something that isn’t the first thing on your mind when you wanna optimize your blog. xx
Style & Life by Susana says
Awesome tips here! I too am guilty of not promoting my old content. I need to do it more often.
Thanks so much Susana! It’s something a lot of people including me do forget from tome to time. xx
Sophie Gillum-Webb says
I felt like I really needed this and it’s so useful; so thank you so much for sharing!!
You’re welcome. I’m so glad you could benefit from it ! xx
Anna nuttall says
Beautiful photos and thank you for giving us a behind the scene glimpse of your blog. xx
Thanks Anna and you’re welcome ;). xx
Thanks for the tips! I’m a new blogger and need all the help I can get 😉
You’re welcome , glad I could be helpful. xx
Very useful tips 🙂 I’ve already posted a reminder of my older posts on my fb page 🙂
Thanks Paula. Oh that’s a good way to promote your old posts. Have to try it out too. xx
YES YES YES! To all of them! Especially promoting old content and updating it. I’ve really been trying to make more use out of old posts lately but damn it’s hard to prioritise when you have over 1000 posts haha. I’m really trying to weed out the ones that are not worth it and just deleting them or rewriting them and I’m updating the old ones with new photos and better English:) Brilliant post!! xx
Thanks so much Tereza. Rewriting or just optimizing old posts is such a good idea. Definitely will try that out since there are some posts I really don’t like that much at all and just with some new pictures they would look better. xx
Elena Isabelle says
i’m so bad promoting my own content. its actually sad and i have to improve that big time.
Oh no, try to promote a post once a day on twitter. That’s how I started and then you can up the frequency little by little. xx
These were sooo helpful! Have the best weekend xx
You’re welcome! Hope you had a great weekend too. xx
These tips are great! Thanks!
You’re welcome . xx
I definitely need to promote my old content more and check on my links, though SEO still stumps me a little.
Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk
I’m so bad at it too. I always have to remind myself to do it. xx
Yay, I didn’t know about the Twitter blog chats. Thank you for the tip. I’d actually like to add Facebook blog chats where I happened to find your blog. Good article!
I’ve been doing all of the 5 except the blogger chat. Maybe I should do more of them, work with like minded people! Thank you Lea. http://www.clairebearblogs.com
Oh this reminded me that I should start doing those twitter chats again. Haven’t done one in ages! Xx