Do You Mow Your Blog?

As a homeowner, there are certain tasks that you tackle on a regular basis. Mowing the lawn, taking out the trash/recycling, washing and drying clothes, cleaning, etc. While they can seem repetitive and sometimes annoying, they’re necessary to maintain the look and feel of your home.

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As a blog manager, there are also certain tasks that you should tackle on a regular basis. These include:

  • posting quality content 
  • responding to readers’ comments
  • updating the About page
  • cleaning up your categories/tags when necessary
  • analyzing blog stats and making updates as necessary
  • ensuring that contact information is up to date
  • visiting your blog on various devices to test loading speed/quality
  • checking for broken links to external content 
  • reading and engaging with other blogs

 

Regularly visit your site as a reader does. What kind of experience do you have? Does your blog load quickly? Is it easy to navigate on a smartphone and tablet? Does it have compatibility issues with any browsers or operating systems? Is it easy to find specific content via categories, tags, archives or a search box? Can a reader quickly contact you if interested?  

Yes, these are basic blogging tasks, but they’re easy to forget or push to the back burner — just like those homeowner tasks. Admit it. When’s the last time you’ve decided to clean only because the massive amount of dust is triggering a sneezing attack? 🙂  

So remember to mow your blog. You don’t want to be that creepy blog with stale content, overgrown navigation and an absentee owner.

What other blog tasks do you perform on a regular basis? Do you disagree with any I’ve listed? Chime in below!

 

Happy blogging,
Jaime 

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