If you have a blog, you will be aware of the kind of upkeep that is often required just to keep it going and up and running in a healthy manner. However, even once you have satisfied these basics, there will occasionally be times when you feel the need to improve your blog from the inside out. Often, this is a case of simply giving it a bit of a refresh. But what about those occasions when it is distinctly more difficult than that? In this post, we are going to have a look at some of the things you can do to ensure that you get the most out of your blog. Some of these will be more obvious than others, but they are all necessary if you want to make the most of your blog today.
Refresh The Design
If you have noticed that you aren’t getting the kind of readers you used to get, the problem might not be with your content. In fact, it is fair to say that more often than not it is the design of the blog that really puts people off, even if they have been avid readers for many years. With this in mind, it is a good idea to reinvigorate your blog every now and then. When you do this, it is worth trying to keep the brand as loyal as possible. In other words, although you are trying to re-design, you should keep your distinctive traits, as they are your brand and they make you recognizable to any fans you might have. Bearing this in mind, you can pretty much do whatever you like for the design.
Running a blog can be surprisingly expensive, so it is good to know that there are ways of making it less so. You can, for example, consider changing around your domain hosting. Chances are, whoever you signed up with five years ago no longer offer the cheapest (or even the best) deal, so it is a good idea to shop around. You might even be able to find some decent cheap wordpress hosting if you search around. Going for something like this might save you enough money to really make a difference to how you feel about the blog, so it is worthwhile.
Sometimes, you want to just take a break from writing all the posts. However, you probably don’t want to let your blog fall into disrepair during that time, or to lose followers due to the inactivity. This is why it is often a good idea to invite people to submit guest posts to your blog. There are actually many advantages to this, such as giving your blog the opportunity to change tone from time to time. You will probably find your readers actually respond quite well to this. You do want to be careful about who you use, however; in essence, you want them to at least fit in pretty well with your overall tone and brand. Otherwise their posts will stick out like a sore thumb.