It doesn't take a genius to schedule tweets for a day, and realise just how much of a difference they can make for your blog views and how many people actually see, and engage with, your content. I have been through so, so many phases of doing this, and then massively falling off the bandwagon after just a few days.
It just takes so long! I find it's also one of the more boring blogging tasks, and as someone who's blog is simply just a small hobby, I often wonder if it's even worth the effort. And then I realise how wonderful it feels when you see that more and more people read what you write, and conclude that yes, it is worth the effort.
Writing & editing in advance & posting consistently.
Anyone else feel like there's just not enough time to do everything anymore? Yep. Me too. Particularly because work is so exhausting at the minute, all I do during the week is wake up, go to work, go home, and get straight back in bed. So that just leaves the weekends. Except I always seem to have plans at the weekends, whether it's seeing friends or going home to see family, or having things to do around the house or needing to go shopping or goodness what else.
This is where preparing content in advance is so, so important if I want to start posting consistently again. This is something else that one week, I'm super good at, and then I don't write anything for a month and it all catches up with me and then I'm left with nothing.
Please tell me this isn't just me?!
Commenting & engaging more
I read ~so~ many blog posts every day, but I very rarely comment on blogs anymore, which is sh*t because I know it always makes me happy when I see that someone has commented on mine. And also, I used to do it all the time! I remember that I used to spend my Saturday's engaging and commenting and reading, and my Sunday's creating. This is definitely something that I need to get back into.
Similarly with Instagram, it' so much easier to just scroll and double tap without properly engaging and commenting, isn't it?
Promoting old content.
What is the point of writing blog posts, for them to just disappear into your archive forever after a week? I'm so guilty of not promoting old content enough, I guess I just always forget? I'm always so excited about getting a new post out, that I forget I have this backlog of hundreds of old posts that I could get you guys reading, too.
I particularly need to remember this on those days when I'm not exactly feeling my most creative, or if I haven't managed to get a new post out in a while. It's a perfect way to keep your views consistent, staying active on Twitter and lol, reminding people that you're still here!