Spring Means Less Time Online For Everyone

 

 

I like many others have been swamped and pushed for time.  Spring has spring and everyone has projects, events, and wants to be out in the fresh air.  Which leads me to….. we as bloggers are going to see less traffic.  I have spoken to a few bloggers ready to throw in the towel but “slow and steady” wins the race.

 

Now is a great time to keep a notebook in your car, purse or diaper bag and take notes.  Maybe while you’re out you’ll find inspiration for content posts to add to your daily blogging posts.  Post that people will read on their phone or tablet while they’re out and about.

 

This is also a great time to boost your media.  Become more engaging with Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  All of us have taken a hit via Facebook and their new rules and how we can’t even keep a simple “like” any more.  Build your content and work on engaging your readers.  When many of us are in the car pool line, at the park or beach we’re also checking our Facebook, favoriting a photo on Instagram, or seeing what our favorite blogs are up to on Twitter!

 

 

Keeping Our Blogs Post Fresh and New

I’m probably not the one who should write this but here it goes anyway.  Knowing and doing are 2 different things.  I tend to lack the time to do what ought to be done but I do KNOW what should be done.  On a blogging trip not too long ago the question arose, “If you died today, how long would your blog still be publishing?”.  Answers varied but mine was about 30 days or so.

 

While I’m not a great planner and I don’t (but should) keep a calendar, I do schedule posts in advance.  Many times one company will send me a shipment of multiple items and I will spread the posts out over 30 days or so and send them the scheduled links and when they will go live.

 

Lately, I’ve been spread thin between Networking Witches and Networking Perks but I try to post recipes with photos at least once a week and may get motivated to do a lot of cooking in a week.  In this case I will time the posts to spread out a bit.  Humanitarian posts at least monthly if not more.  This being said I’m a lifestyle blogger which means almost everything goes.  I don’t dabble much in couponing and deals because that is a whole ‘nother beast of blogging.

 

I’m not well versed in being super green, gluten free, or homeschooling, but there are times that something does spark in my brain and I may post about them.   I admire homeschoolers, their time and dedication.  I’m in awe of those that can repurpose almost anything and are totally green.  While gluten free rules elude me I do enjoy many recipes I’ve found surfing other blogs.  The people who blog about specific subjects on a regular basis are to be commended because it’s not easy and keeping your information fresh and new isn’t easy.  Many times these posts are accompanied by personal photos.  The editing alone can take hours, but the rewards to us readers is great.

 

Adding guests posts can also be advantageous.  I’m not referring to the paid kind.  I’m talking about the blogger helping blogger kind.  So as Spring is blooming think about what you can add to your blog to nourish it and help it grow.