You know those days, the days when you don’t have anything great to post or you just feel like you’re behind in the social media world. These are the days that you should be focused on increasing your views and your following. When Rainboots & Retail is having a slow day, week, or even month (like the past month break that I’ve taken), I’ve had to find things to do in the meantime to assure that I’m not decreasing my views!
1.Edit your blog layout
If you’re having a slow blog day, the perfect thing to do is look over your blog layout. View it from a different browser if possible, make sure everything is working the way it should. Your site should be as used friendly as possible in order to increase your views!
2. Work on social media
Need to increase your Instagram followers? Trying to get more likes on Facebook? When you’re slow on your blog is the perfect time to create some great social media content and plan your social media posts for the week (or even the month if you’re really slow). Another great way to work on social media in your spare time is to continue pinning. Pinterest is one of the highest ranked social media sites for increasing blog views so there is no reason not to utilize it when you’re experiencing downtime.
3. Create your blog plan for the month
Right now with the holidays coming up, you should always have at least five great blog post ideas surrounding this festive time of the year. Bring some great Christmas DIY to the blog or come up with stocking stuffers for your BFF’s! When you have downtime, plan which post will go live on what day.
4. Brainstorm future posts
This goes along with creating your blog plan for the month- Thinking of post ideas is something that you should always be doing in your downtime. If you’re out on the town and you see something that you’d like to blog about it, don’t forget to make a note in your phone or in your planner. You never know when inspiration for a post will hit you!
5. Go through and edit previous posts
Spelling and grammar is what gives your post credibility. If your blog has a ton of typos and is missing punctuation, it is easy for a reader to lose interest and not take what you’re saying seriously. Go through old posts with fresh eyes and correct any grammar and spelling problems that you might find.
6. Network with brands or fellow bloggers
The best way to connect with brands and bloggers is to reach out to them. When you reach out and introduce yourself, it will encourage those you are meeting to read and potentially share your blog to their friends. When you reach out to brands, it might result in a great working relationship where you can start off sharing products and possibly make money from them in the future. Those brands will be more inclined to recommending your blog to other brands as well. Leave blog comments on fellow blogs, it’s a great way to show your interaction. Nothing negative comes from networking, so get to it! A simple Instagram comment or Facebook message is all it takes!
7. Photograph products
Slow days are the perfect days to photograph any products or outfit posts that you need for that week. Take a day to photograph multiple outfits, or multiple items for product reviews in order to get ahead for the week!
8. Organize your work space
A clean desk is a happy desk. There is nothing that screams I’m inspired then having your desk organized. Keep your planner near by to take notes in, or just make sure that there isn’t anything on your desk that doesn’t belong there. I find that when there are random things scattered on my desk I am highly unlikely to sit at it. It is crucial to utilize your desk because that is where the magic happens for a blogger.
What are some things you do when your blog is slow?