Blogging for me, right now, is a "spare time" activity, and since my 30 minutes of down time at the end of the day consists of watching an episode of Friends on Netflix and snuggling Crew, blogging hasn't been happening a lot lately.
1. Change up the "popular posts" section on your sidebar.
You should have this on your sidebar. It's an important one. Anything you can do to keep people on your site for a bit longer is beneficial. Determine what a few of your top posts have been, or choose several of your personal favorites to feature. Go ahead right now and change those out if you already have that particular section. And if you don't, make one! (Add an HTML gadget to your Layout and you're good to go!) Once you've done this, make sure to share on Twitter or FB that you've changed up that section on your blog.
2. Comment on 2 blog posts.
Community is key in the blog world. Commenting is dying out, unfortunately, because most people read from their phones (and it's harder to comment with the tiny keyboard). But, it's always a good idea to show support to another blogger, and it will put your name and your blog's name out into the world for others to see. Make sure to actually read the post and make a genuine comment.
3. Comment on 2 Instagram pictures.
Yes, this is good for your blog as well. Scrolling through Instagram is my thing while I'm nursing Crew at 330am, and since no one is really posting during that hour, I'll click on people's accounts who have commented on a particular picture. If they have a link in their profile, I'll sometimes click on it. If I'm doing this, other people are doing it!
4. Determine how to recreate one of your most popular posts.
Look through your stats and see which of your blog posts have received the most hits. Instead of just re-distributing those blog posts through social media (which isn't a terrible idea to do a "from the archives" or "here's an oldie but goodie"), decide how you can recreate it. For example, my top posts are usually my 1 item, 3 ways posts. I enjoy doing these, and I think it's a great way to maximize your wardrobe...so I'll figure out more items I can wear multiple ways. And I'll do it right this second while I'm thinking about it...instead of putting it on my to-do list.
There are a ton of things you can do for your blog and to improve your blog, but these are just 4 things you can do right this minute! And maybe these things will even get your creative juices stirred up for other ideas!
What is something you do for your blog when you have just a few extra minutes to spare?
For a few blogging tips, check out this post.