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#BlogBetter with Inside Laura’s Head

#BlogBetter

Well I shared my New Year’s Resolutions earlier this month but one thing I didn’t mention was my blogging goals. I don’t have specific goals as such I just generally want to improve everything! So what better way to do it than participate in #BlogBetter with Laura!

Basically you choose 3 categories and the 3 items in those categories to work on. So I chose:

Improve My Blog Itself

  • Check categories on previous posts – I have a lot under uncategorised so really need to sort them out.
  • Place your social media and Bloglovin links at the bottom of each post – I have social media links in the sidebar but bottom of each post would do better.
  • Consider whether you want to re design your blog – I don’t want to redesign but I do want to tidy up the design

Promote My Blog

  • Tweet the link to your 3 most recent posts three times a day for two days, twice a day for two days, then once a day in 3 months, 6 months, 12 months – I used to schedule Tweets well but have fallen complacent of late. Time to get my head in the game again!
  • Post your latest post in some of the groups for bloggers on Facebook – I’m a member of numerous Blogger Groups but never share my links!
  • Pin your posts to a relevant board on your Pinterest – this one I’m hopeless at doing!!

Bloglovin

  • Share your Bloglovin link on Twitter at least once a day – yup don’t do this often enough.
  • Mention your Bloglovin link on Facebook regularly – not sure if I’ve ever shared it if I’m honest!!
  • Consider a clearout of your feed every so often – I’ve noticed a number of blogs I follow but don’t read so time to tidy up.

Well I’ve been promoting my blog posts this past week and sure enough my page views have increased! So I need to continue doing it so the momentum carries on throughout the month.

Are you joining in Laura’s #BlogBetter challenge? Check it out over at Inside Laura’s Head and join the Facebook group!

 

Rebecca

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11 Comments

  • Reply Linda Hobbis

    Pinterest is a biggie for me – I really need to get to grips with it. That, and Instagram. You could spend all your time promoting though so you’re right, you really need a manageable strategy that you’ll stick to.

    January 11, 2016 at 10:15 am
    • Reply Becster

      I;m hopeless with Pinterest! I tend to have spurts where I’m really active and then nothing for months! x

      January 12, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Blogging is hard work but worth it, I don’t think people realise quite how much you have to be your own PR company! Good luck with your new goals!

    January 11, 2016 at 11:32 am
    • Reply Becster

      It is hard work! Lucky for me it isn’t my main income stream but even so I do try hard with it! x

      January 12, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    Some really great tips there! I swear I spend as much time promoting posts as I do actually writing them! Xx

    January 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    • Reply Becster

      I think promoting sucks all of my time!! x

      January 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Bex Smith

    This idea of Laura’s is fab. I’m in the group and need to go and check in x

    January 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply Becster

      It’s great! I’m not doing too great yet! Good luck with your #BlogBetter campaign! x

      January 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Louise Mensah

    I love this #BlogBetter movement. I think I could really benefit with some more self-promotion and sharing follow links at the bottom of each post. I like you also have my follow options on my siderbar.

    Lou x

    January 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Becster

      It’s great! I’m not doing too great at the moment I really need to up my game! I may have chosen the wrong month to get started as January is just so busy! x

      January 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm
      • Reply Louise Mensah

        Haha I hear you. Hope it all worked out well in the end and your workload has worsened x

        February 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm

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