I often find myself making the choice between writing for my blog, spending time with family/friends or relaxing – yes I know, it is a choice that shouldn’t have to be made but unfortunately, I can’t have my cake and eat it too. In the perfect world, there would be plenty of time to have it all, not in this one. Here we are faced with choices, and sadly, my blog takes the hit for my hectic schedule. And I do feel bad for it, I promise myself to make time on the weekend – which I do, and then the whole cycle repeats itself over the week.
Here are the 5 things I wish I did for my precious blog:
#1 Post Everyday
I admire all those bloggers out there who have the organization skills to post on their blog everyday. Whether this is through scheduling or not, it is an achievement in itself since you have the creativity and drive to make your blog the best it can possibly be. This is something I struggle to do because I cannot find the time to get ahead of myself – however, as my mid-year resolution goes – I will improve my time management and get there (slowly but surely!)
#2 Reply to Comments Immediately
I apologize to all those readers who comment on my blog and I take a week to reply to them. Comments are very dear to me, and that is why I wait to get on my laptop to reply rather than shoot replies from my iPhone. I appreciate every single one and understand the effort of my readers. Keep them coming people! 🙂
#3 Socialize on Facebook
There are so many amazing groups, pages and friends that I have discovered because of my blog, and it really is a shame that I don’t get to spend more time with these people. GIG (Girl Inspired Group) is one of my favorite bloggers community where each member is actively encouraged to participate and given recognition. This, as well as many other groups, make blogging so much easier for us and I would highly recommend joining groups if you already haven’t. Sometimes I am just a silent obersver, but when I do get a chance, I make a point to visit posts and connect with other bloggers.
#4 Revamp the Design
I was especially proud of the Facebook cover and tabs revamp I did for my blog a couple of months ago, and I am itching to make another one soon. The ideas are there, just need to find the time to make them come to life. There are so many tutorials out there to help design your blog better, and if you need any tips – here is how I did mine.
#5 Tweet More Often
Twitter is probably the easiest way to keep in touch with my blogger community and I often overlook it. One thing that I wish I did more on Twitter is engage with other people – whether through Twitter chat or by tweeting bloggers. The support from others is immense, so it is only a matter of making the effort (another thing on my mid-year resolution list). If you are a busy blogger who wants to socialize with others on a time-budget, then Twitter is your man.
Are there some things that you wish you did for your blog? Or am I the only one with blog-neglect-guilt?