Sometimes, with the amount of time blogging takes, it can get shoved down my list of things to do for the week.
This is ok, of course, but I do love blogging, and want to maintain this space of mine as best as I can. It's especially fun to look back over the years at the things my family and I have done and been interested in.
So! If you're busy and don't have a ton of time, but want to maintain your momentum, OR even if blogging is your top priority right now....here are a few things you can do in under 30 minutes.
1. Pitch an idea. Choose one brand/company/shop you're interested in working with and pitch them an idea for a collaboration. Decide on the type of collaboration you'd like to work on and shoot them a proper email about it. The best time to do that is right now!
2. Write down your stats. Blogging isn't about how many followers and page views you have but, of course, it's good to be aware of them at least monthly. Find a place in your planner, make a spreadsheet, whatever works best for you, and make a spot for your FB, Bloglovin, Twitter, Instagram, and page views numbers.
3. Update your sidebar. I'm going to be working on a new overall blog design soon, but in the meantime, I realized that it's been forever since my sidebar had been updated. Make sure yours is updated regularly! Popular Posts are a wonderful way to keep readers on your site (have you also been stuck on one blog for tons of time because of this?!) It's also great for helping readers to know more of your work.
4. Recreate something from Pinterest. Make sure to give proper credit of course, but recreate an outfit, a recipe, a fun activity with your kids, etc. The recreation might take a little longer than 30 minutes, but the planning won't, so let the Pinterest scrolling begin!
What are some things you do to personally maintain your blog space?...especially when you only have a short time to do it?!