This is a new year and we have to get our blog and ourselves ready to take charge this year. Do you feel particularly down about your blog? Or you’ve not been brainstorming as you should?
Here are the tips I tried on how to prepare my blog for the year and keep myself and my blog pimped to take charge and grow traffic this year.
5 tips to prepare your blog for this new year, grow traffic and be consistent
Change your theme – simple and responsive
I discovered that my blog theme in 2018 wasn’t giving me the ‘vibe’. I felt if I liked my theme, the more I’d like to open my blog to view it, and the more I’d be reminded to create content. That is except a particular preoccupation has taken my time. As a result of this, I changed my theme. You may be like me.
In choosing a blog theme, simplicity and responsiveness is key. Choose a theme that’s not large and would make movement around your blog easier. Having a responsive theme would prepare your blog for the new year, help you grow traffic as well too.
Get a blog planner
Get a blog planner. You can get a book you’d dedicate to your blogging not necessarily a blog planner. Some people don’t feel the need for a blog planner but I think there’s nothing like having a particular place to write things related to your blog and that’s better than not writing them anywhere or having them in your head. Therefore, getting a blog planner helps in planning, which in turn helps to prepare your blog and yourself for the new year.
Plan, plan, plan, and write it all down. Write down everything. Your goals, reason for blogging, checklist, post ideas, posting schedule, write it all down; your brain is not a computer.
Write it all down, go through your planner everyday. It keeps you reminded that there’s something you are supposed to do. For the days when you need motivation or post inspiration, you go through your planner and view all your plans. Just imagine having a book of inspiration with you at all times. That’s what your planner would be like.
Search Engine Optimization and Pinterest
Another thing to look out for is Search Engine Optimization. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one organic way to grow traffic and engagement with your blog. There are so many SEO lessons on the internet. If you google ‘Search Engine Optimization’ you’ll see a lot of lessons and videos on it to help you improve.
Similarly, Pinterest also needs its form of SEO, as pinterest serves as a search engine on its own. The rules are almost same. Find a keyword for your post and put it many times in your post. For Pinterest, include keyword in your picture description.
Take an online course or research
If there’s a free online course or one you can pay for, then do it. You can also research on other ways to grow traffic and engagement, seek for collaborations, make money with your blog. In whatever you do, research about it.
In your research and classes make sure you take notes. Then you can write them in an orderered manner in your blog planner. Whenever you pick your blog planner, you get refreshed with new ideas.
Also, when you wish to create content, try to do a little research on it to make sure your information is solid too.
If there’s any question you’d like to ask, leave in the comment box below. Or is there any tip you’d like to share? Leave it all in the comment box below.
Take a look at the first post of 2019 – 2019 fashion trends (what to wear and how to wear it)
I wish us all a successful blogging year.