Challenge/ 31 Days of Better Blogging for 2015 (Day 2)

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Your Task Today:

Your task for today is to do a bit of spring cleaning on your blog. Look at your sidebars and remove anything extra that you don’t need, remove widgets and plugins that are taking up space.

Thankfully with my blog still being fairly new to wordpress (roughly 9 months now) and me being the huge chicken who is to afraid to add anything to my side bars everything has been the same since day one and honestly I am okay with that.

What I have done in regards to spring cleaning on the blog has been to sit and go through my blog roll and I am going to admit I was pretty brutal with deleting blogs I followed. If a blog hasn’t been active or update since 6 months I got rid of it, if the blogger has changed in the past year and I don’t really like it I deleted and finally I admit I have been making little notes about blogs I have followed and commented on and if nothing in return then I let them go. Sorry!

This is the year of rekindling blogger relationships and keeping in touch with bloggers who truly appreciate me and like wise. Perhaps I should think about doing something to showcase some of the awesome bloggers out there. What do you think? Any suggestions?

I have also started going through and updating labels and tags in old posts and I am  deleting labels that are no longer being used.

Another task or two on my calendar for today is I need to clean up my emails & come up with some kind of organization for that and to set up my agenda for this upcming year.

What things to do you do to spring clean on your blog?

Challenge/ 31 Days of Better Blogging for 2015 (Day 1)

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Your Task Today:

Your task for today is to comment. How much do you normally comment? Do you comment on 1 or 2 blogs? Well your task today is to multiply that number. So, if you normally comment on one blog, try to comment on 10. If you comment on ten already, double it and comment on twenty.

I know that commenting is the key to success in networking for your blog and I admit that is something I struggle with. You do to right?

I admit that I always tend to comment on the same blogs daily/weekly and I very rarely venture outside that circle of bloggers unless someone new has stopped to comment on my blog then I always tend to head over and check out there blog and comment.

Although I have to admit lately I haven’t been commenting on anyone’s blog just because real life things have happened recently and I am hoping that will change this year.

I need to come up with a way that I can follow these blogs so that I make it a habit to comment more and I have yet to find that with wordpress. If anyone knows of something that I can add to follow that would be great. I love how blogger had that friends widget. Please leave it in the comment section so that I can see it.

One of my goals for 2015 is that I really need to get into networking and expanding my blog. I have been doing this for 6 years and my numbers have pretty much stayed the same. I know that is good and that people are reading but I want to expand and get my name/blog out there.

If you are looking for some tips on how to help you comment you should read  ParaJunkee.com blog post today she offers some great tips.

So today my task is to comment on 10 blogs and I am happy to report that I have done that exactly 🙂

Have a Happy New Year everyone. See you tomorrow

 

 

 

Challenge/ 31 Days of Better Blogging for 2015

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31 Days of Better Blogging for 2015

Are you ready for a Better Blog? Why not join others in a 31 day challenge of awesome? Do one task a day, or pick one a week. This is for you to increase your blog traffic, make your blog more user friendly, or just increase your awareness of your blog’s needs.

How to participate:
The daily topics/tasks are below, each day will be a different focus. How-to and tips will be posted on parajunkee.com each day, in correlation with each task. Visit parajunkee.com each day to get pointers on how to take care of your task, and join in the discussion. Or just do the tasks on your own schedule in your own time-frame.

Daily Topics/Tasks:

Day 1: Let’s Get Commenting
Day 2: Time for Spring Cleaning
Day 3: About Me Refresher
Day 4: Top Commentators
Day 5: Friendly Feedback
Day 6: Planning Ahead
Day 7: Highlight Your Popular Posts
Day 8: Recycle Your Posts
Day 9: Social Media Checks & Balances
Day 10: Email Signatures
Day 11: Forums & Such
Day 12: Menu Systems
Day 13: New To Your Blogs
Day 14: Your Competitors
Day 15: Idea Journal
Day 16: The Buddy List
Day 17: Gals & Missions
Day 18: Social Network…Go!
Day 19: Change it up
Day 20: Reader Survey
Day 21: Blogger Love Note
Day 22: Check under the SEO Hood
Day 23: Pros & Cons of Blogging
Day 24: The Big Interview
Day 25: Blog Schedule
Day 26: Share a bit…
Day 27: Target Audience
Day 28: Contact Info
Day 29: User Friendly
Day 30: Brainstorm Time
Day 31: Put your blog to the test.

Please note that I copied and pasted this from http://www.parajunkee.com

I will be taking part because I need all the help I can get. Will you be doing this as well?