The rabbit has returned to his burrow and the dragon has awakened to claim the year (according to the Chinese anyway). It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their new year’s resolution and by the time you read this post, many would have already broken them. Here are a couple of New Year’s resolutions that aspiring bloggers should try and keep.
1. Maintain a Schedule for Your Blog
Take some time off and decide a posting schedule for your blog. Keep in mind that the quality of your blog posts should be top priority. It’s better to post 2-3 high quality blogs every week rather than 6 -7 hastily written blogs that are as interesting as reading the ingredients section on a shampoo bottle.
2. Get an Editor
NO! I’m not talking about hiring a professional editor to go through your blog. Just an extra pair of eyes to read your blog before your click the publish button. The extra pair will easily point out the mistakes you make because people love finding mistakes in other peoples work. It’s human nature.
3. Change your theme
It’s a new beginning, so you should give your blog a fresh coat of paint. It will not only reinvigorate your blog, but it may reignite interest in you and your old visitors.
If you wish to increase your visitors, then you have to promote your blog. SEO optimisation, keywords, leaving comments, etc will help you improve your visitor count. Just remember to be subtle and classy about it. Leaving comments like “READ THIS BLOG!!” will garner more hate than love.
5. Try Audio and Video
The New Year is the time to try new things. Why don’t you try posting an audio or a video file which simply narrates your blog? This way, you will gain access to a small section of people who dislike reading.
It doesn’t matter if the New Year has already passed by. These pointers should be taken regardless of the time or date you read this post. Remember, today is as good as any other day.