The Essential Blogging Tasks

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of this blog? So here the essential blogging tasks.

My families are still in the frame of mind about having a ‘traditional employment’.  No matter how many times I explain to them why my blog is a 24/7 ongoing thing, they still don’t get it. So I decided to walk you through my daily blogging routine and hopefully my family or anyone who is thinking about blogging full-time will get a better understanding about why just publishing one blog post a day just isn’t enough.

Emails

It literally the very first thing I think about when I wake up – checking email.  How sad! It also doesn’t help having my phone next to my bed. I usually spend my day deleting spam, responding to requests, sending requests to people and just generally organise emails into folders. I will say , sometime my inbox can be a scary place and sometime when you finish one lots of emails – a whole loads more comes in. Often a never-ending tasks if you ask me.

Social Media Promo

I have a very handy plugin that once I pressed ‘publish’ it automatically goes to all my social media pages. Making it it very handy indeed in term of social media promo, also it great if I’m out and a new post get publish, I don’t have to worry about tweeting it. However when I’m at home and a new post got publish then I will do a social media promo blitz where I will post the links to various social media groups and updates the hashtags. I also schedule new and old posts throughout the day. I keep an eye out all day with the social media promo and update it when needed.

Comments

I absolutely love reading comments from visitors, it’s seriously the best part of having a blog. I will pop on over to my Disqus dashboard and read them there, as many still come in from older posts that I would have missed otherwise. Whenever someone has a question, I do my best to answer it right away.

Writing

A blog isn’t complete without any posts, obviously. I will write out a new posts and schedule them for the next day.  I keep a journal of blog topic ideas and will choose one from that list, depending on the amount of time I have to complete it.  Longer posts such as shopping pages with lots of photos and links require more time and are best suited for days when I have a good few hours spare.I find working your posts around your own schedule is key, As there is no use stressing over an in-depth idea if you simply don’t have the time at the moment.

Post/Blog Audit

I will often spend a few minutes just clicking around the blog and making sure everything is working okay. As I can’t stand broken links and everything all messed up. When something like this happens out of the blue, I often fix it asap. This is a good time to make sure your blog is also working properly on phone/tablet as it’s important to have a responsive layout. Sometimes when I do a WordPress update an issues can arise which need to be sorted asap.

Updating

Honestly  I don’t do this every single day, but I do update the blog often.  I often change images from existing blog posts and tweak existing pages. Little things like this add up and just make the visitor’s experience a little more enjoyable and hopefully attract new readers to this blog.

And that the essential blogging tasks, it something I do everyday. Do you do any the essential blogging tasks?

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22 Comments
  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    April 28, 2016

    I need to get better with my emails. I can let them stack up for days sometimes and then it takes hours to go through.

  • Stephanie Hartley
    April 28, 2016

    I really need to start doing these daily – I’ve got about a 17 page blog ‘to-do’ list at the moment that I seriously need to catch up on. I’m totally with you on the email thing though. As sad as it is, the first thing I do when I wake up is roll over and check if any important emails have come through!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

  • Lotty-marie
    April 28, 2016

    I love the idea of keeping a list of post ideas, I’m always getting writers block. Thanks

  • shannon
    April 28, 2016

    I need to be better about updating my blog. I’m horrible with that, but it’s such a good idea!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

  • Katie Rogers Hinely
    April 28, 2016

    I’m just starting out as a blogger, so I appreciate all of these tips! There is so much more than just writing.

  • Allison Gallagher
    April 28, 2016

    This is great…going through my emails every day is something that I need to be better about!

    http://www.girlnextscore.com

  • Dia
    April 28, 2016

    This is dead on people really think all bloggers do is right and hit post. If you want a successful blog you have to do all of this on a daily bases. Great post!

  • Brianne
    April 28, 2016

    Great round-up and a nice reminder how much goes into blogging. It’s more than just writing!

  • I’m literally making a checklist from this article! Great advice 🙂

  • Alison
    April 28, 2016

    There really is so much more to it that the odd post! But it’s all worth it 🙂

  • Jenn Slavich
    April 29, 2016

    Great tips! Sounds like my daily routine! I’ve finally sat down and wrote out a weekly blogging schedule for myself and it really helps me stay on task. Thanks for sharing!

  • Matt @ Plating Pixels
    April 29, 2016

    It’s ridiculous how much goes into a blog. Plus if you do food add recipe development, shopping, cooking, cleaning, photography and editing! I admire every blogger who puts in the work to create something of value.

  • Rachel @ STCL
    April 29, 2016

    Great reminders! There really is so much to remember as a blogger 🙂

  • Jenny
    April 29, 2016

    This is great! I try to do these everyday as well 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

  • KGR
    April 29, 2016

    I think non bloggers think it’s such a quick and easy process but it certainly isn’t! This post sums up everything I do daily!!

  • Miss Angie
    April 29, 2016

    These really are SO essential!

  • Jenny
    April 30, 2016

    Really enjoyed reading through these tips and I’m also one for checking my emails first thing and last thing at night normally ha,ha! x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture + House of Fraser Giveaway

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 30, 2016

    Hi Jenny, it drive my husband crazy! He like ‘put your phone down Anna NOW’. lol xx

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 30, 2016

    Yup my parents are like, surely you don’t do all of that all day long?’ – ummm yeah!

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 30, 2016

    I find recipes/food post take so much longer, and often the problem is I get so engrossed with the cooking part I often then forget to take photos. xx

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 30, 2016

    Shannon, I’m always happy to help you out with the updating part.

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 30, 2016

    Stephanie, I can help you with your 17-page long to-do list. Feel free to email me anytime. xx

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