I’ve been having a bit of a love/hate relationship with my blog recently. I’ve fallen out of my blog routine entirely. Generally, I’ve not been feeling confident in myself as a blogger at all. I thought I’d compile a list of all the blogging tasks I kind of suck at, and more importantly, intend to improve on. This blog post is a declaration of all the tasks I’ll be making a conscious effort to do more of over the next few months.
Replying to emails quicker
I can be truly terrible at replying to emails. I do reply to them eventually, but not very quickly and people deserve to get a quicker response from me! From now on, I want to be jumping on my emails and responding within 1 day of all emails that are sent to me. If you’re one of the people currently waiting on a reply from me, I promise you’ll get it soon! I want to be more serious about my blog and that comes with embracing professionalism. Plus, I’ve missed out on cool opportunities in the past because of my terrible habit of not replying to emails.
Producing more quality content
I talk about this a bit more below, and I’m going to write a whole blog post on it sometime soon, but I haven’t been 100% happy with my content on this blog, and I want that to change. This blog is my own space of the internet, and I want the content to completely reflect my personality. I’m going to be putting a lot more effort into the content I produce as well as my blog photography. I’m actually pretty excited about it!
The last point sort of merges with this one, but my blog photography is pretty crap. I want to put a lot more effort into my photography and get my creative juices flowing. I’ve even bought some lighting equipment! True dedication.
Sharing the love
When someone gives me a retweet or gives me some positive feedback about my blog, it really lights up my day and helps me to improve. I want to start doing the same for other people. If I like a post, I tend to just favourite it and move on. I’m going to consciously make the effort to tell people when I like their content. People deserve to know their art is great and they’re doing well!
Scheduling my social media
I’m going through a phase where I kind of hate social media. Too much time on it makes me feel sad and honestly, I’m always trying to avoid Twitter. It’s a shame because I used to enjoy social media more than anyone but I’m seeing a lot more bitchiness and shade throwing in the blogging community recently. So, I’ve been taking a bit of a break from it recently. However, I do believe that the content I produce here deserves some recognition and my followers should know it’s here, so I’m going to schedule a lot more often. Saturdays are now ‘Social Saturdays’ for me, and I’m going to be scheduling the week’s posts every Saturday morning for my blog.
Replying to comments
People leave comments for me all the time on my blog and unfortunately (although I have tried) I haven’t replied to everyone of them. I want to start regularly checking my comments box and replying to messages left on here as soon as they appear. When I go through phases of not replying to comments, I’m usually in a bit of a blogging slump. But I’m crawling out of that now and I’m ready to reply to everyone again.
Being unafraid to be more personal
I’m going to write a whole post on this particular point but I feel like much of my content has been a little ‘clickbaity’ up until now, and I want to start writing about subjects that really matter to me, and sharing my artwork on my blog. I’m a creative writer and journalist, and I want to be able to share my work as well as my thoughts on my blog. I’m no longer going to prioritise posts that I think will generate a lot of pageviews, and instead write content I’m proud of.
So, these are all the blogging tasks I want to work on over the next few months! I need to be more unafraid, start sharing more, and spread some love! What tasks do you want to improve on as a blogger? Leave me a comment!