Love the idea of a Blog Staycation, but not sure where to begin? Here are a few ways to help you get started.
Make a List
There are likely lots of things you’d love to do to take your blog up a notch… if only you had more time (and maybe a few awesome tutorials). This staycation gives you the time, but how do you decide what to work on? This is your chance to create your blogging dream list. Take five minutes now offline to make a list of anything and everything you would love to do to improve your blog. There is nothing too big or too small to include here.
Set a timer. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Done? Excellent! Now the fun part: tackling the list. You can work in the order that you wrote them down, rewrite the list in order of priority, or pick randomly. For the random route, write down each item on a slip of paper, mix them up in the container of your choice (I used a vase from my wedding), and pull out one at a time to decide what to work on next.
Creep Your Favorite Blogs
What blogs do you love to read again and again? What do you love about them? Not sure? Go visit each one again. Take notes on what you like and don’t like about their blog design, writing style, pictures, and social media presence.
Do you love something about their site, but not sure how they put it together? There’s probably a plugin for that. Comment, email, or tweet the blogger directly to show your admiration and ask them for help. If that doesn’t work, try asking in a blogging group online like the Blogging Staycation or The SITS Girls Facebook groups.
Need more blogspiration? Check out my favorite link parties to find a variety of posts to creep. Respectfully, of course. It goes without saying that plagiarism is never ok.
Still looking for more ideas? Check out my Blogging Resources page for a list of awesome blogging tutorials, examples, and interviews. This is my dream list.
Ready to start your Blog Staycation? How will you begin?
I love that you ladies are hosting this. Absolutely awesome!
I made my list and I made an itinerary for my girls.
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