My blogging mojo has been on an all-time high lately and I have been making a few updates and changes that were much needed. These five simple steps have been great for giving Thimbles and Spoons a boost and I think you may benefit from them too.
Update old content
This is definitely down to personal choice and there is an argument for and against this idea but for me, I thought it was best. I recently went through all of my old posts (which took a while) had a read and made changes where necessary. I also uploaded new photos and included links to other posts If they were relevant. I aim to include at least one internal link in each post which is great for encouraging readers to stay on your blog a little longer. This is also helpful when trying to boost your DA (domain authority) but I’m not going to pretend I know much about that. For me, I love knowing that all of my old content is still relevant and useful to my readers. It’s also a lot more ascetically pleasing with photography being more consistent and themed, much like Instagram.
Speaking of Instagram, I started putting more effort into connecting with others, that is after all a huge part of Instagram. I made use of hashtags by not only using them myself on every post but also following a few popular ones relevant to my “niche”. Now every morning and evening I go through my list of hashtags and like and comment on as many as I can (if I like the content of course).
The response I have received back on my own Instagram is great and I love connecting to people who are similar to me. There’s honestly no use waiting for your own gram to grow if you aren’t prepared to support others. Plus lets not forget that those new followers may click on that fabulous little blog link in your bio.
Stuck to a theme
Although it took me awhile to feel happy with my own editing methods and theme, I noticed pretty quickly that I was drawn to consistent images on other blogs. If you haven’t the foggiest idea of what I’m going on about when I say “theme” take a quick time out to look at the fabulous Instagram is of Maria and Corrie. Both of these fabulous content creators have perfected the use of a theme, note their consistent use of colours and beautiful editing. I am certainly nowhere near the skill level of these two but I’m trying to be consistent with my own images and I hope to transfer this to my blog too.
This goes for all social media platforms linked to Thimbles and Spoons. I’m back on track (well trying at least) and try to post every day. This allows the audience to connect with you regularly and build a relationship with your blog. It’s great for readers to know when to come back. This also means there’s more likelihood of your content being noticed.
Created pinnable images
For a long time I didn’t think this was necessary or even possible with my little editing skills. Both of these points couldn’t have been further from the truth. Notice images with headings seem to jump off the page first? Yeah me too. If you are serious about increasing your blog traffic, this is a huge and pretty simple step to take. As for creating them, you’d be surprised how easy Canva is to use and it’s free.
So there’s a few steps that could just make your blog really stand out. I know I’ve seen a difference.