Monday, January 20, 2020

Revamping Your Blog This January

Hey lovelies, I've been blogging for a long time and it had me thinking, that the content that I make now is oodles better than the content I used to produce and that my blog should reflect who I am now, and not when I started blogging years ago. So it was time to revamp and recreate a bit. My January goals are all about making improvements where I can so I thought I'd share them with you, so far they've been working wonders and I recently shared How I Tripled My Blog Views January 2020 if you want to see how.

Get A New Theme

Now I'm well aware that Pipdig are a no go for most people now, but I've yet to find an alternative that I love when revamping my blog. New blog themes can be so cheap to buy from Etsy, and I know there are many wonderful brands for purchasing them. Most themes will have an option where the maker will install it for you to taking away half of the hassle. A new blog aesthetic is a great way to update your personal brand.

Update Your Blog

If you can't get a new theme or don't want one, then edit up the other bits on your profile when revamping this January. Change up your profile image, edit your bio, change your featured posts to suit you and your personality best. Edit up your categories if you blog has taken a major shift, change the categories to things you currently write about or things you want to write about! The more relevant they are the better.

I've been trying my best to add in all the relevant social medias and things that my blog was lacking. I'm still looking for some affiliate marketing to add in but I've not found one that I'm in love with yet or that works for me.

Edit Old Posts

For a series of reasons this is such a valuable thing to do, for SEO, for improving imagery, improving the text. When I edit old posts for the most part I go through and edit the imagery or replace old images with better lighting, or edit up the text. Making the text more relevant to how I write now, improving any spelling mistakes. I also tend to add in better back links, and link to newer posts where possible.

I've personally found that these two posts my Mac Lipstick Review and Skinny Dip Haul/Review still receive a lot of traffic after almost three years of posting them up. When editing posts I've always tried to refer back to these and how tight the SEO is. I really recommend finding the posts of your that have done well and exploring why and where the traffic comes from.

Make New Content You Love

After a blogging break, I wanted to make new content but I wasn't sure what. My previous posts were much more beauty focused and now I much prefer writing lifestyle, fashion and blogging help posts. The best way to recreate your content is to write things that you genuinely enjoy and have an interest in.

I also find that content written about things that you genuinely love always does so much better because that love and interest for something you love really shows. Passion is cool if you ask me.

Make A New Blog/ New Social Medias

If all else fails, you can just start over! I've done this twice myself and sometimes it just is the right decision if you feel like your blog completely doesn't represent you as a person. Sometimes getting a new social media account can help you with falling back in love with the app if you've fallen out of love for it. I know this happens with me and twitter. If you need a hand with this check out The Resources You Need As A Blogger and Why I Don't Use Instagram For Blogging

I'd love to know ways you revamp your blog, or clean your blog up.

If you enjoyed this post check out When Blogging Becomes An Obsession and 50 Engaging Blog Post Ideas

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