I've noticed recently that people seem to be doing a lot of spring cleaning. Blog posts are popping up here and there about cleaning out your makeup bags, wardrobes, our homes.. but did you stop and have a think about spring cleaning your blog?
It's always a good idea to have a bit of a refresh every now and again when it comes to your blog. While everyone seems to have the bug for it at the moment, I thought I would put together a quick post sharing some of the things you could do to have a good blog spring clean.
1. Have a design revamp. - This is probably one of the most obvious changes you can do if you want to have a bit of a refresh. Either by using google to work out the HTML coding yourself or paying someone else to create a new design for you. Personally I have always found that after a little design revamp I feel really inspired and motivated to blog.
2. Clean up your side bar - Something that can be sorted fairly quickly & makes a big difference. Take a look at your sidebar, remove widgets and buttons that aren't really necessary. Make sure your navigation links are all correct.
3. Label your posts - If you keep the labels on each blog post simple, it will be easier for your readers to search for a specific post. Perhaps you review a lot of hair tools. Rather than using labels like Hair straighteners/curlers/tongs.. just simply label the post 'Hair tools'. They are then all in one place and your readers can browse through the various posts you have composed throughout your time blogging.
4. Update your social Media Pages - Okay, so this isnt quite your blog but everything is linked! It's nice to keep things uniformed, so go through your social media pages, check the bios are the same or similar, likewise with any image headers (and profile pictures if you want to go that far) Make sure everything is up to date, check the links etc.
5. Check for broken links - If you've never checked your blog for broken links before, this may take you some time. Use a website like this one to check every link you have ever put on your blog. By fixing these broken links the search engine 'spiders' can find their way around your blog with ease and index it properly which in the long run will help with your page views. Your SEO is improved, even though its a fairly tedious task it really is worth it in the end.
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