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One of the best things I’ve learned as a blogger and online biz owner is to not do all the things all week long without any plan. To not jump from task to task, checking off items as they pop up. To be aware of what helps to grow my blog, boost my subscribers, engage my audience, and ultimately bring in customers and clients vs. what is taking away from my core goals.
Today I wanted to share the 7 most important weekly blogging tasks that help grow my online presence and will likely make a big impact on yours too!
Create an Email List - This is probably a huge point of contact that I have each week. A lot of people can miss my social media posts or are way to busy to scroll through their blog reader to find my particular post but if I show up in their inbox, they are most likely able to find and read what I wrote! Connecting with them on a weekly basis and being able to share easy fun facts or what’s been happening with them helps to gain their trust and best of all- connect!
Share On Social Media - Of course self promoting is important! If you don’t share with your followers that you have new content, how will they know to read it? It’s really essential when you are wanting to grow your online presence with your tribe! Pin various boards multiple times a day and share new posts at least three times a day- Why?! It’s great exposure and can start building friendships like a quick’ hey thanks for sharing’ to a ‘remember that one time you shared my post and we became girl bosses together?’
Be social - Of course sharing is important, promoting your products is good but make sure it’s all in moderation! Don’t continue to blast links at people or people aren’t going to take you seriously or just think you’re another spammer! Take time to connect with your audience and chat with them! Comment on their posts, interact on their blog, retweet a favorite quote you heard them say. Whatever it is, make sure they know you are noticing them and vs versa!
Learn What’s Working and What’s Not - When you first start to look for your blogging tribe, make sure you take notice as to what’s working and what’s not. For instance, I wasn’t sure what SEO words were helping bring people to my blog. In fact, I really didn’t know much about SEO in general until I began chatting with a few bloggers. Someone else who can also help advise would be Dan Anton. Dan has a website, RankCrew, that offers his clients website building with the help of SEO tips and tricks as well as linkbacks to give your website the audience it needs to capture. His amazing team is friendly as well as extremely knowledgeable of the ins and outs of SEO and how searching engines rank in the Google world. The best part? They are available to help 24/7 and offer a variety of packages to help all your link building needs.
Attend Events - Events are a great way to meet other girl bosses like yourself. I’ve attended a few events and noticed that everyone is already in the mindset of being outgoing and trying to meet new people like myself. You already have something in common which is why everyone is there in the first place so if you’re feeling unsure, take the risk and go for it! There are always a lot of conferences around local cities like Atlanta, LA, Chicago or New York! Look up events in your area by trying MeetUp, Eventshare or even social media for local blogging events! The possibilities are endless to find your tribe!
Respond to Emails - Similar to responding on your Twitter, Facebook or other Social Media accounts, make sure to respond to your email as well! Responding to a person can help open the doors to communication and hopefully a great connection with them!
Prep For The Future - Figure out where you want to be in six months. What about next year? It’s important to take a moment to visualize what you’re working on and how it can help you achieve your goals, your dreams or what you are passionate about. Take time to look into the future to help plan and make sure your daily and weekly tasks are pointed in the right directions.
So share how do you make yourself known online? What are your plans to help you and your blog succeed?
***This post is written by my blogger friend Cait of Caits Cozy Corner***