4 Steps to Improve Your Blog

Welcome back for another post ๐Ÿ™‚

I love having a blog, and working on my blog is such a fun hobby. However, I’ve recently been trying to find ways to build my blog into something more, and I love finding ways to reach more readers and write more of the posts I love.

So today I thought I’d write a post about a few steps you can take to improve your blog!

These are just a few tips that could come in useful if you’re looking to improve your skills a little, or even just mix up your blog content. And at the moment, if you find you have more time on your hands than normal this could be a great time to build your blog into something you’re really proud of.

1. Reach out to other bloggers

I love connecting with other bloggers, and this is a great way to improve your blogging game. Whether this is writing a guest post for a blog you admire, or commenting on other blog posts- it’s a great way to show that you’re engaging with blog content.

There are lots of ways to reach out to other bloggers, and social media can be a great way to do this. I love connecting with bloggers on Pinterest and Twitter, but whatever social platform works for you, it can be a great way to improve your blog and understand your readers.

Reaching out to other bloggers can also help you find more tips on how to improve your blogging game.

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2. Mix Up your Content

Mixing up your content is so important in keeping your readers engaged, as well as ensuring that you continue to enjoy your favourite hobby.

You could change your blog theme, invest in a Premium blogging package, or add some new widgets to your site.

It can also be beneficial to write about something different. For example, I like to write about media, books, and lifestyle topics. But every now and then I mix it up by talking about something more important, such as period poverty. Or I try to make my posts a little more personal by talking about issues that affect me, such as my skincare struggles.

I think mixing up your content is really important- not just because it’s more fun for you, but also because it keeps your readers engaged. If you’re trying to build your online profile, this can also be a great way to see what works and what doesn’t.

3. Brush up on your skills

It can be super hard to get to terms with all the technical issues involved in running your own blog and social media accounts. But there are lots of ways you can brush up on your skills and understand what you’re doing as you try to improve your blog

Skillshare offers a 2 month *free-trial before you’re charged monthly or annually. In my opinion this deal is 100% worth it, and once you *sign-up you get access to lots of great courses!

I really do recommend Skillshare as a way to understand some important skills in a simple format. I’ve completed Creating Content That People Love to Read (and Google Loves to Rank) and An Introduction To Content Marketing among others.

You can also read other bloggers’ posts on what makes their blogs so great, such as posts about DA or SEO practices.

4. Put in the time

While it would be great to instantly become an award-winning blogger, you have to be willing to put in the time. If you’d like to improve your blog, then you need to put in the time to make it as good as possible.

That could mean posting on social media everyday in between work shifts, or scheduling a post every week. Any form of regular engagement will mean that your blog begins to improve, reaching out to more people and gaining more followers (if that’s something you’re interested in doing).

Putting in the time can also mean investing in yourself. For example, buying your own domain or purchasing a more professional theme can take your blog to the next level. This is especially important if you’re reaching out to potential clients, and a professional site can make all the difference.

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I hope these steps help you improve your blog a little- whatever you’re looking to do with it in the future. You could learn a new skill, make your hobby into something more, or find a way to reach out to clients with a professional site.

What do you blog about? What’s your favourite thing about blogging? Do you think my tips will help you re-think your blog? 

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Some great tips. I love being Involved with my blog and other blogs. When the wife and kids are asleep, rather than waste the night hours watching a re run series on Netflix I enjoy writing and catching up with blogs.

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  2. Living in the Gap is the blog I host, mostly family, lifestyle and aging, but as you know real life can be stranger than fiction so thereโ€™s lots of material! I love blogging and getting to know fellow bloggers! Itโ€™s a great community! Thanks for the tips, C

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  3. I love to connect with other bloggers, the support is always so lovely. I really like the idea of switching content up too, definitely going to try this x

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  4. I always find that reaching out to other bloggers is the best. 2 months ago I started my blog and I’ve found such a great community from Twitter/Instagram interacting with other bloggers. I’ts honestly the best thing, plus you can get tips on how to improve from others.

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  5. I’m still new to blogging and trying to blog to plug my writing and to share my thoughts on writing and art in general. I’ve been looking for new ways and ideas to help my blog grow. I’m so glad that I came across your post! It gave me some new ideas for content and blog design changes that I think will lead to having a more successful blog! Thanks ๐Ÿ™

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    1. Ah that sounds great, Iโ€™m glad this post could help give you some ideas- plugging a blog/your writing can be such hard work but it sounds like youโ€™re doing all the right things ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for commenting!

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  6. Hi Eleanor. Great tips for blog improvement. I was a bit slow off the mark – I’ve had my blog for 12 months but only recently realised the value in connecting with other bloggers. Doh!

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  7. Great post! My blog has seen rapid growth in the number of views and comments it has got, and I am looking to take my blog to the next level! All these tips are great, I aslo love connecting with other bloggers and reading other amazing posts! I agree as well about putting in the time, blogging requires effort and time in order to make it great ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more blog posts!

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  8. Great tips! I absolutely love blogging because every day it teaches me something new. I’ve also really fallen in love with the process of trying to grow my traffic more and more and more. One thing that’s had a massive effect in my traffic growth has been niching down: now I focus on sustainable fashion and travel with some lifestyle content thrown in the mix, and it’s made my blog so much easier for people to approach because they now know what they will get from me. Love it!

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

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  9. Thanks for these tips – I think some of them are basic ones that, given a little bit of time, make a big difference! I’ve found that just taking the time to show a genuine interest in other’s work often leads back to them responding in kind and I’m getting to know people’s blogs a lot better now. I’ve never thought about taking a course but if I’m serious about keeping this up it may be on the cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Iโ€™m glad youโ€™ve found that some of them are helpful, I agree that properly engaging with other bloggers has such good effect on engagement! The skillshare ones are very quick (some of them are as short as 30 mins) so I hope you enjoy them if you give them a go ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Great tips! Blogging is definitely something you have to put a lot of dedication and time into. I am always trying to learn more and improve my own blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love these tips because they would allow us some great benefits as bloggers, but also because they are simple and straight to the point! Putting the time is super important and it’s something I’m personally still working on ๐Ÿค—

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  12. Great tips here! I definitely agree about how worthwhile skillshare is – I did their 2 month free trial a while ago and have decided to stick with it since because it’s great for courses on blogging and writingโ˜บ๏ธ

    Roni | myelevatedexistence.com

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  13. Very good tips! You’ve got to connect with your audience, who would likely be other bloggers, in order to understand what kind of content they want. It’s the best part of blogging for me and is the no.1 thing I’d say any new blogger starting out should do.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

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  14. I have yet to guest post, and I’ve been blogging for five years now. I feel like it’s not as popular in the “lifestyle” genre as it is in so many others, but maybe it’s just been the circles I’m part of. Maybe one day I’ll do that! Thanks for these suggestions.

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  15. Very interesting tips, I like the idea of changing the style of your posts and writing about different topics. It’s sometimes difficult to expand beyond your niche as your readers may not expect it. I had not heard about Skillshare before and so will certainly investigate!

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  16. Yes, I do like when bloggers change it up a little (but not too, too much, I get a bit annoyed when one of my book blogs or beauty blogs does a completely unrelated post) Keeps me excited to see the next post!

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