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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.
Aaliyah Hunt says
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
Fransic verso says
I always clean my spam comments but when I learned about it recently haha. This is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!
Shyla Elza says
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!
I need to get more on top of my blog admin to be honest – I’m so slack for ALT-tags even though I know it’s so important with SEO xx
I love doing the behind the scenes bit on my blog as well as the writing aspect!! I went though my blog recently and updated some of my titles, photos and SE keywords 🙂 xx
Holly | http://www.gollymissholly.uk
Kayleigh Zara says
Broken links is one that I need to fix more often as I’m genuinely terrible at it! Thanks for sharing these x
Himanshu Sisodia says
That’s amazing😍 thanks for explaining 😊
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
When you edit a picture alt text is a box you need to fill in. You just have to describe what is in the image to help people who are visually impaired
A Cup of Wonderland says
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.
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?
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!
It is super helpful. Thank you for sharing.
Aside fron checking for spam comments, I’m guilty of not doing alot of these often. I really should though.
Daniela Nina says
This is such a useful post, I’m just starting out so this is exactly the kind of advice I need! :- )
Super important tips to remember as a blogger! Thanks for sharing!
xoxo Olivia | http://www.oliviaandbeauty.com/
These are some great tips, a couple I’ve found are really important are regularly backing up your blog and making sure all your widgets/theme etc. are up to date!
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Jenni @ I on Image says
Great blogging tips Lauren! I have been updating old posts and got a quite nice chunk of work done. Also I joined an affiliate platform in the summer and could utilize those links in old blog posts too. Enjoy October xx
That’s great! Thank you for reading and commenting.
Sophie | Love and Literature 🍂 (@Love_Lit_Blog) says
Brilliant tips! I always find your posts so informative and in-depth, thank you for sharing! x
Sophie | http://www.loveandliterature.co.uk
This is such a good refresher even for bloggers who have been blogging a long time! I don’t have a media kit but definitely thinking about creating one. Thanks so much for the advice. I will definitely be using it.
Kerry-Ann | http://www.voluptuouschatterbox.co.uk
I definitely recommend using one!
April Nunez says
WOOOW! SUCH A GREAT POST, THANKS FOR SHARING!!
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Thank you for commenting. Can you link your blog?
Buds of Wisdom says
Really ,really very helpful tips…
I’m so guilty for not updating my alt images. Too lazy to bother about it lol. But I do hear that it affect SEO score
It really does affect your SEO. Thank you for reading and commenting.
There are lots of broken link checkers on google. They are all different. I have been doing it manually, as for each post I have been added back links and new photographs x
Vin prest says
As I’m new to blogging these tips are brilliant and hopefully I can get my head around wordpress.
Welcome to the blogging community!
Vin prest says
Nice tips, thanks for the info, could you help me out with some blogging info on my site? Reply if you could.
Thank you for reading and commenting. Can you link your blog so I can have a read.
Brooke Ressell says
There are so many administrative tasks bloggers don’t know about before they begin. Thanks for helping others narrow down which ones to focus on the most.
Angie Soul says
Such a great post! I’ve definitely learned some new tips, especially with providing Alt Text on images. Thanks for sharing!
Alt text is great for boosting da. So glad it is helpful
Marta the Monogamist Reader says
Great post! these are really helpful tips!! Thanks for sharing!