43 Quick Tips for Your Blog

43 Quick Tips for Your Blog

All of these are super quick but will help you step up your blog game. Promise. 

You know, recently I’ve noticed that a lot of my blog posts are very involved. I mean, I can’t help it. I love to write and sometimes I get carried away.

So, today’s post is going to be a little different as I’m giving you 43 Quick Tips for Your Blog. “Quick’ being the keyword here. I’m not going to lie, it was a little difficult not to elaborate with each and every single one of these as…. well….. here I am, yet again, yapping. Just read these, mmkaay?

1. Check your statistics on regular basis (but don’t become obsessed with them)- you might learn something new.
2. Update (or create) your About page.
3. Do regular backups.
4. Remember to resize your images so they don’t take forever to load. No one likes a slow-loading blog.
5. Promote old blog posts.
6. Update older content- change up featured images, add a Pinterest-friendly image with text.
7. Don’t be afraid to try new things or change up your content once in a while.
8. Always link to old content (where relevant) in your posts.
9. Keep a small notepad with blog post/series ideas, so you never run out of them.
10. Make your content shareable.
11. Write ideas down as soon as they come to you.
12. Make it easy for your readers to leave comments.
13. Read. Everything that you can get your hands on. It’ll help you become a better writer.
14. Step up your photography game. Good images earn more clicks and shares.
15. Network with other bloggers.
16. Only write about things you’re passionate about. Otherwise you’ll get bored very easily.
17. Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through your writing.
18. Always be transparent with your audience.
19. Write for people, not search engines.
20. But also keep SEO in mind.
21. Make your posts easy to read.
22. Remember that your blog should be mobile-friendly.
23. Always tag brands in your social media posts- it’s great for getting noticed and connecting with brand’s PR team.
24. Quality over quantity. Always.
25. Do your best to respond to comments.
26. Review your high-traffic posts; what made them so popular? Learn from them and create more awesome content that people will love to read.
27. Remember to add Alt Text to your images.
28. Optimize your images for web.
29. Be useful- entertain, teach, inform or inspire- give your readers some kind of value.
30. Write with your reader in mind to personalize your posts.
31. Make your posts scannable- only small percentage of people actually read every single word you write. Use bullet points, paragraphs, highlight important points.
32. Don’t try to do the same thing that everyone else is doing.
33. Be consistent.
34. Don’t give up and stay patient.
35. Learn from others.
36. Maximize your content– don’t let it get buried!
37. Set up rich pins for your blog.
38. Take advantage of popular content- link within to newer posts, create a CTA (e.g. “for more posts like this one, click here“).
39. Create a media kit for your blog and don’t let anyone take advantage of you. I don’t want to see you write a 1000-word post promoting a company in exchange for a pair of free socks.
40. Stay true to yourself and don’t agree to do anything you know you’ll hate doing when collaborating with “brands” or other bloggers.
41. Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment (Lao Tzu)- especially when it comes to pushy e-mails from people/brands wanting to collaborate and not taking “no” for an answer. Yes, it does happen.
42. You don’t need to be an expert on anything, but if there’s something you’re not sure about, do your research. Especially if it involves any DIY/beauty treatments.
43. Have fun. To me, this is a huge part of blogging- doing something that you really enjoy doing, sharing your passions, thoughts, knowledge. Sometimes, it might feel like a chore and that’s okay too, but the “fun” part is pretty important.

Quick Tips for Your Blog

Over to you- what would add to this list?

  • Emmalisa Tilli

    Hi Paula! How do you create your own media kit!!??? I have seen some other bloggers talk about it but never thought about it myself….. what do you do? And how do you go about it? Any special ideas? Or links, to help?

    Appreciate it muchly!!!!!!!

  • These are fantastic tips! Thanks for sharing!!
    Hayle

    http://www.hayleolson.com

  • This comes at a perfect point for me, I woke up this morning determined to be more proactive with my blog. Bring in Paula’a awesome tips and tricks… as always! Thanks!

    http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

  • Lenne Zulkiflly

    Thanks for sharing! These tips are so helpful! xx

    Lenne Zulkiflly

  • It may be a very short list but very much complete as well :)

  • Thank you Paula! This is so helpful x

    http://www.erinazmir.com

  • Love this – fab tips! I still struggle with knowing the prices to put on my media kit though – I want to be negotiable but also definitely am fed up of people trying to take advantage! x

    http://www.stylepetal.co.uk

    • I put a range of prices- I charge more for posts that are a bit more involved and if I like the pitch, I always mention that my prices are negotiable.

  • Ana
  • Cattleya

    I always love these types of posts! I get such useful info out of them. I’m constantly trying to make my blog better. I took note on a few things from this and will be putting them into use. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

  • Fabulous tips! I always can rely on you to post valuable tips for when it comes to blogging:)x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • Good point! Thank you for that post your tips are very helpful :) I’m waiting to hear more from you!
    -Marta
    mrs-sarcastic.blogspot.com

  • Such a great post, thanks! As a new blogger I found these tips really helpful and interesting!

    Rachael xx

    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jasmin N

    These are so wonderful tips! Thank you for sharing these! :)

    ♥ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy
    Bloglovin’

  • Devyn

    Thank you for this list! I found this super helpful. What size of images do you use? My images usually load really slow, but if I downsize them they look pretty gross and blurry. Your blog’s photos are always gorgeous and they load really quickly, though. Any help is appreciated.

    Devyn
    therosetintedchapter.com

    • I usually resize them to the width of at least 700 but not more than 1000 with corresponding height. I don’t know if you’re on WordPress, but there’s a plugin called BJ Lazy Load that makes loading times faster.

  • Love he very last tip. That’s the main thing for me. If blogging ever is no longer fun to me I’m quitting.

  • The Sunday Mode

    Regularly backing up is something I need to do more often. Every time my laptop frizzles I panic so much and promise myself I’ll back up things more often but then I just never get around to it!

    http://www.thesundaymode.com

  • I do pretty much everything on here, I am trying to make my way through old blog posts and updating them etc… it takes forever!

    EmmysBeautyCave | Blog Header Designs | GIVEAWAY Win Anastasia Beverly Hills & More

  • Great tips, I found this so helpful. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Cat L

    Hi Paula, this is my first time on your blog and I have to say I am so glad I stopped by. This is such an informative post and will try to implement some of the suggestions. I too love to write and blogging is such a passion for me. I do need to update my profile since this is something I haven’t done since I started almost a year ago. Thank you for sharing your tips. Your photos are always so beautiful and your writing style so effortless.
    ~ Cat L.
    http://www.CatsDailyLiving.com

  • Loving all of these!! As for what I would add to the list, going off of networking with other bloggers, be genuine about it. Don’t just comment on something to get your name out there. Actually read what people are saying, following people on social media who actually inspire you in some way. Being genuine I think is so important, but can also be a possible downfall lol

    And I hear you on not being able to do short posts! Every once in a while I can just knock them out if I’m in a hurry, but for the most part I like to ramble! XD

    Katie | http://www.overthemoony.com

  • I feel like I’ve been letting my blog down so much since I started working Monday to Friday. I dunno how other people work full time and blog so amazingly well but, I will definitely have to figure out the best schedule for me in the new year as I can’t do that. This was really inspiring to read especially at a time like this when I am feeling a bit lost x

    Beauty with charm | ESTEE LAUDER GIVEAWAY

  • Such great tips! 👌 really helpful.

    Megan | http://www.beautyblisswithmimi.co.za

  • These are some great, helpful tips!

    http://www.eleaanormay.com

  • The Ginger Passports

    I love the ‘quick’ aspect to this post — most posts discussing how to ‘step up your blog game’ are super lengthy and I get bored before I even reach the end. How do I backup my blog? I’m very new to blogging and am still trying to find my feet! And how do you network with other bloggers? Mm, I find that writing down ideas as soon as they come to you is vital. There’s nothing worse than sitting before a blank screen knowing you had inspiration but now can’t remember it! Great post.

    http://www.thegingerpassports.com

  • You’ve just reminded me that I need to update my about me page! Thank you!

    Lynnsay x
    http://www.sartorialscot.com

  • Roberta Pavlović

    Love your blog and your tips, they are so helpful and inspiring…I work hard with the positive attitude that in the future I would have success…wish you all the best for holidays and keep with the good work:)
    https://robertasedition.wordpress.com/