How many times have you sat in front of a blank Word document for what seems like hours, and know that it’s just NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN. It can be frustrating, but I try not to force myself to write. I feel that is not the best way to create great content.
There is so much more to blogging than just writing, creating content and hitting publish. On those days when I don’t write, I always make sure to do something productive for my blog anyway.
For me, content is always my main focus but some days its good to work on other elements of my blog like engaging on Instagram or growing my Pinterest account. I came to a conclusion that while I love writing I equally enjoy other aspects of blogging like photography and social media
So. On those days where the words are not coming there are a few others things (which are equally important) that I do to grow my blog. Today I am sharing some of those with you.
UPDATE YOUR OLD BLOG POSTS
Go through your archives and update your older content- this is something I like to do when writer’s block hits, because even though I don’t necessarily create any new content, I’m still doing something productive and improving my blog. Check your links, update them where needed, update your photos and re-share the content. I do this especially with some of my most popular posts- which also happen to be quite old.
WORK ON IMPROVING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Keeping up with all the different social media channels is so tough. Id im not writing I spend the day updating and improving my social media accounts. Share your archived posts every couple of hours by having your tweets go out automatically. Pinterest is huge for me because it brings thousands of visits to my blog every week. Instagram is definitely my favorite social media outlet and the community is extremely supportive, I think it’s a great place to connect with not just other bloggers and brands, but your readers as well.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
There’s always some room left for improvement, you know I’m right. Whether it be reading up on Photography, SEO or branding- you can always find something new to learn, something that will help you grow your blog and create better content. I personally love reading about SEO as it is something I need to work on.
TAKE A BREAK
Sometimes, this is all you need to feel better. Step away from your blog for a day or two. Having such a creative outlet means that you depend on your creativity. If you don’t go out and read new books, try new things, go for a walk, try new products- whatever it is that you blog about- then you’ll have no stories to tell.
What are some of the ways you grow your blog when you are not writing?