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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