Blogging is a tough job, I agree. You have to have a considerable amount of patience to sit down and review guest posts and write new articles everyday. But continuously doing that loses your concentration in blogging and the result will be crappy articles. To overcome this and still maintain your blog ranking, we have to take breaks often and relax a little bit.
Remember Blogging is not the only thing that will help your site attract subscribers and valuable readers, you can implement additional means to increase your blog publicity. So here are the 4 productive things that you can do when you are not sitting and blogging.
1. Socialize with your fellow bloggers
A good example is to login to Facebook and other social networking sites and interact with other bloggers. Every like and comment counts, and every re-share too, thanks to Facebook’s poor privacy features and the well-known Ticker activity we always know who’s doing what. This will also let your friends know that you are in the loop and pro-active.
And not to forget Twitter, every blogger’s dream tool which helps your posts reach to your community and beyond easily, by a simple tweet. Also engage in re-tweeting your follower’s posts and starting conversations, even a simple “Hi” or “Hello” will suffice.
2. Guest Posting and Commenting
You are already well versed with the advantages of guest posting so I am not going to go into the details. As a blogger, I would say you are certainly doing well if you are regularly guest posting on other sites. Guest blogging on a site whose Alexa rank is under 50k will automatically get you good number of visitors to your site. That creates a win-win situation for everybody. Doesn’t it?
If you are too lazy to guest post on other sites, you can try commenting too. Remember don’t under-estimate commenting on other sites, it can earn you lots of visitors too. With Commentluv enabled sites, leaving backlinks is just a piece of cake. But even commenting requires a certain art. People will not click on your links if they don’t find your comments amusing and helpful. Try to make your comments humorous sometimes, and always be the first one to comment because people are more likely to see the top comments. Also brand your comments to drive traffic to your blog.
3. Carry out Maintenance of your Blogs
Cleaning the trash is a good way to get rid of the rubbish. Creating numerous post revisions, inactive users, unwanted tags created by other users, spammy guest posts, useless plugins, simply consume lots of your hosting space. Try to delete the unwanted stuff from time to time to keep your blog running smooth and steady.
You can also install new plugins which will help you automate your tasks such as Better delete revision will take care of your post revisions and you can make use of the mass delete tags to keep your tags in count. And as for the pending posts you can install the bulk delete plugin which wipes out all your pending posts in bulk instead of doing it manually.
4. Make your Site Beautiful and Attractive
Add new modules to your site when you have ample amount of time. An attractive site is appraised by visitors and they like to keep coming back. If you think your site needs a complete overhaul, install a new theme and see what fits best. There are a lot of things to think about when choosing a new theme such as an adequately spaced sidebar, adsense ready theme, support for widgets and a nice color combination which is easy to read and soothing to eyes.
If you are good in CSS, you can also add a featured posts section to your site which will attract your visitors the minute they visit your site and will also keep them glued to your blog, decreasing your site bounce rate. Alternatively, you can also hire professional web-designers and site specialists to look into your blog and help optimize your site by reducing the site load time and keep it running at its peak performance.
I am perfectly sure that if you keep these things in mind, you will definitely succeed in Blogging. As for all, best of luck and keep blogging!