5 essential tasks to keep your blog maintained

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Running a blog is so much more than just writing and sharing posts. Running a blog is like running a business, there are so many aspects that make it a successful venture, so you have to pay attention to all these aspects. Consistently paying attention and working on your blog can help it become more successful.

Putting in all the effort and work will eventually pay off. However, even the most successful bloggers still have to work hard and be accountable for these areas of their blog. These admin tasks are just as important as writing and sharing your posts.

This is a list of 5 essential admin tasks that you should perform regularly for the up keep of your blog:

1. Check and delete spam comments

Unfortunately like emails blog comments can get an influx of spam comments and can harm your blog. The low-quality links on your blog could actually lower the credibility and can devalue your website. It could even annoy your audience and lower your reputation. Spam comments can build up quickly, so they should be checked daily or every other day for you to be able to stay on top off them.

2. Check for broken links

This can be an easy mistake to make and be easily corrected. Broken links occur when you change the URL of existing posts, changing blog titles or down to bad internal linking. You may think having a broken link isn’t that bad but it can harm your DA score and result in you audience becoming frustrated. Fixing these broken links can help you retain your blog traffic as well as helping you avoid penalties.

3. Check your images have alt text and are of good quality

Alt text is a great resource for all web design. It’s primary purpose is to describe images to visitors to your blog who are unable to see them. Ensuring all your content accessible to everyone and will improve your blog traffic and your google optimisation. If your blog images for any reason do not show up, the browser will load the alt image instead. One benefit with using alt text is it is what Google uses to search the internet for images. You should also make sure that your blog images are of good quality and clear for your audience to look at.

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4. Update old content

Depending on how long you have been blogging for you may have to work on this aspect. If you have been blogging for a long time, you will have learned a lot and would have developed your writing skills. Going back and updating your posts ensuring all images have alt text and you have used interlinking will not only boost your blog traffic but will also improve your DA score. You can use that time to check your grammar and maybe even offer a new perspective on the subject. You can then promote these older posts and repurpose the updated content for your audience.

5. Update your media kit

Regularly updating your media kit allows you to give the correct statistics and work for the brands. As you develop your audience count will change, as well as the work and media you design, so it is important to keep this updated so when you are ready to reach out to a brand you can do so straight away. If you do not have a media kit I recommend using one especially when pitching to brands, it makes conversing statistics with brands a lot simpler.

These are 5 essential admin style tasks will help you take your blog to the next level ensuring your blog becoming more successful but also making navigating around your site much more enjoyable for your audience.

What admin tasks do you perform to maintain your blog? I’d love to hear in the comments.

121 thoughts on “5 essential tasks to keep your blog maintained

  1. I love having my blog and writing and taking pictures but I always slack on all the admin side which I know is so important. I’m definitely going to be more strict with myself on those tasks x

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  2. This advice is great and truly actionable. I strive to do all of these, but I am sure I could do a better job in many areas. I struggle being a stay at home mom and to keep my blog business afloat. I know someday I will have infinite time for my blog when the kids are grown so I keep that in mind. In the meantime I will do my best to maintain things! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  3. Being a newbie with wordpress writing, i am not sure what does it mean by ‘Alt Text’. I havent felt the lavishness of how to insert an image of smaller sizer, thus keeping hold of the free GB available from wordpress.
    Still a long way to go and learn about wordpress. Thank you

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  4. Some really get points here. I know I need to improve the way I write Alt-text and go through all my old blogs and edit and update them too. I actually also need to create a media kit too for my blog. Thank you for sharing this, definitely added a few more things to my blog to-do list now.

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  5. I’ve just switched over from Wix to WordPress (hey there, I’m new here!) and I’m having to check all my links because all the links are broken! It’s such a huge task but I’ve got plenty of tea to get me through it hahaha.

    This is such a good list, it’s everything I needed right now. Do you have any tips on creating a media kit?

    Jazmin
    jazminsauca.com

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  6. Ohhhh this is super useful! I really need to improve on my Alt-text and go through all my old blog posts (just got to find the time)! Thank you so much for sharing this – I honestly love reading all your posts as they help me out so much, so again thank you!

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  7. This post is so incredibly useful to any bloggers, old and new! I am adding lots of these tips to a monthly checklist that I do to keep my blog as sharp as possible!

    Rosie

    loverosiee.co.uk

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  8. Great tips! I have only been blogging for just over 6 months, but already I have been seeing my writing improve a ton. So I have started a little bit to go back and rework some of my earlier posts.

    I should also probably do a check of links on my page. What’s the best way to do that do you think? With a web crawler like screaming frog maybe? Or is there a good WordPress plugin?

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