As you probably know ….. I kind of love learning about the blogging and the business of blogging.
Darren Rowse – of Problogger fame – is running this short, easy series of tips and actions to help boost your blog.
Most of them are so obvious and common sense that I can’t believe I didn’t think of them! (that’s why HE is running Problogger. Not me).
So, this weekend …. I have a 4 day weekend! I worked Labor Day at my ‘day job’ and instead of the extra pay, I’m taking 2 paid days off (Friday and Monday). VERY excited about having the extra time at home.
Quality time with my computer while Andrew works….
Quality time with my computer doing a couple of those things that can dramatically improve my blog that I should really stop putting off.
I think he’s up to nine mini tips by now, but I need to focus on just 2 – the 2 that are most manageable with everything else on my to do list; I have plans to get to the rest soon.
first: Check for Hot Spots
This image below is my top content/page stats for the life of Lemon and Raspberry.
The idea with this little blog boost is to take a look at which of your archives are getting the most traffic (and are STILL getting traffic months later), and edit/adjust/tweak/optimize those posts.
Based on these stats above, I will definitely want to go to my page for Better Photography in 3 Steps and make sure my contact info is there, maybe add links to other photography resources on my site, and possibly even add info re: my photography business.
Also …. Just looking at this (off the top of my head) .. it might be a good idea to add info and a link to Tell Its Story onto some of those DIY posts. Or maybe add a link to The Finishing Manifesto to the post about my planner.
Just ideas …. What do you think?
also: Create a Resources Page
Um. Yes. SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ALREADY.
You may have noticed I have a ‘Resources‘ page ^ …. But don’t look at it!! It’s embarrassingly empty! I really (really really) need to focus on this over the next few days….
But I think I’ll also link up some of the software, websites, vendors, products that I myself use so you can get a leg up too (using this page as a rough model)
Let me know if there are specific questions/resources you’d like me to include.
And then, of course, once the Resources page is (mostly) up to date, I need to start linking to it from other posts.
It’s a never ending battle, this blog building.
What will you do this weekend to boost your blog a bit?