6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Blog Right Now!

If you are serious about blogging, you will constantly be looking at ways to improve your blog.

Blogging is about the constant journey, so if you feel that things are ‘nice and comfortable’, it probably means that you are not pushing yourself enough and you are ready for your next challenge!

6 Ways To Improve Your Blog

Knowing of ways to improve your blog may be something that comes easily or it may take a lot of thinking.  The great thing is that I have gathered six ideas for you, which you can start implementing today.

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1. Increase your blogging schedule

How often are you currently posting on your blog?  Once or twice a week?

You may find that you are getting some great results from your current blog schedule, and if this is the case, can you imagine the results you would get from posting more often?

One of the easiest ways to improve your blog is to increase your blogging schedule (provided of course that you maintain the high quality!).

Currently on Blogging Tips 101 I post twice a week on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.  On my Smart Party Planning site I post three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

At the current time this works well, but the next goal will be to post three times on Blogging Tips 101 and then gradually increase to four and five on both sites.

When you post on a consistent day, your readers know what to expect and they know when new content will be available to them.

If increasing your posting schedule is something you are considering, make sure you keep the quality high.  It is much better to post twice a week with great quality than to post five times a week with utter rubbish!

If you start posting more often purely to drive traffic to all your new content, but that content contains little value, then your readers will run the other way.  This will not have the effect that you initially desired!

If however you are posting sporadically, maybe it’s time to set a concrete schedule!!

2. Vary the type of content you provide

Some exciting ways to improve your blog is to vary the type of material that you provide to your readers.  If your posts generally consist of written blog posts, then you may want to look at providing some videos or infographics.

Blogging Tips 101 is a new site which started in December 2013.  Up until recently the content type had all been of the same written informative ‘tip’ style.

The first variation in the content provision on this site was to add our Friday Featured Blogger segment.  This has been a great way to connect with other bloggers, learn from others but also draw in new readers.

Most recently I have added infographics.  This infographic on 7 crucial blog design tips was the first one to be posted and resulted in increased social shares, especially on Pinterest.

Not only does varying the content add interest for your readers, but it also makes the journey more exciting for you. It can become quite monotonous working on the same thing over and over again, so varying the content is a great way to spruce things up!

3. Make some blogging investments

Maybe you have reached a point where your blog is starting to become successful and you are looking at reinvesting your profits back into your business.  This is a great way to move your blog forward.

Making the decision to reinvest in your blog could be the best decision you make for your business.

Upgrading your theme, undertaking some design work, obtaining some ghost writing, signing up to a learn how to blog program, could all be options for further blog investment.

4. Advertise

Maybe it is time to up the ante with some advertising of your blog.

The start is always the hardest and if you have made it to the point of growing your social media profiles and gaining organic traffic, you may now decide that this is the time to gain more traffic from paid advertising.

This is certainly not to say you stop all the hard work you have been doing, because this definitely needs to continue.  What it will do however is compliment your current traffic generation strategies and build on the hard work you have already undertaken.

5. Celebrate achievements

Get personal with your readers and celebrate the milestones as you reach them.  People love to see the ‘person behind the blog’, so let them know that you are real!

Have you achieved a milestone with the number of subscribes you have gathered or the amount of liker’s on your Facebook account?  Why not celebrate this with your readers.

A great way to celebrate is to hold a giveaway or offer an e-book for free.

Provide something of value to your readers to let them know how much you appreciate them.  This is also a great way of gaining new readers.

6. Move forward with confidence

One of the great ways to improve your blog is to be confident with what you are doing.  This doesn’t mean to walk around with a ‘big head’, but have confidence in yourself, and that will shine through in your site.

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Regardless of what steps you take to improve your blog, do it with confidence and make sure you feel happy with your decisions.

Making changes is a big step, and many bloggers fail to do it for fear of what the change will mean.

Sometimes in life we have to take chances, and if your new plan of action doesn’t have the results you expected, what’s the worst that can happen?

If your blog is ready to be taken to the next level, then consider some of the ways to improve your blog right now. Concentrate on one strategy at a time.

Constant reflection is what will move your blog to the next level and make your blog stand out from the rest.

Have you been considering any ways to improve your blog? 

What tasks have you undertaken that you have received benefit from?  

Please share your thoughts with us below.


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Catherine Holt is the founder of Blogging Tips 101. She has been an internet marketer since 2012. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google and Pinterest.

26 Responses to “6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Blog Right Now!”

written by Enstine Muki On 8 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,
How are you today?
That’s another wonderful post with actionable ideas. I think stepping up on the frequency is a bright idea. Though some will tell you they need enough time to promote and write more, I think being a little more frequent has it’s own bells.

Varying your contents within your niche is huge. Not only does that give you more post ideas, you get more readers.

It’s beautiful to read your blog today. Hope to be back again and soon

written by Catherine Holt On 8 July 2014 Reply

I’m great thanks Enstine. Hope you are too!!

There is certainly a balance between frequency posting, and having the time to create great quality. We should never compromise the quality to push out posts, but if you can increase the schedule slightly, then it’s a good thing to plan towards.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts :-)

written by Marc On 8 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,
All are valid points, but I think number 6 is something that could make a big difference for many bloggers. Most of the bloggers that I have seen over the years that haven’t achieved their goals with blogging have basically expected to fail. Having confidence and believing in yourself will help you to stick with it through the challenges.

written by Catherine Holt On 8 July 2014 Reply

So true Marc! Our mindset plays a HUGE role in our success and we don’t even realize it. You have to believe that you will succeed otherwise it’s unlikely to happen. Unfortunately it’s far too easy to say “I tried that and it didn’t work!”.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

written by Kevin Duncan On 9 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

One tip you didn’t mention, but that you do an EXCELLENT job of doing, is linking to other posts you’ve written within each blog post!

By my count you linked to 5 other bloggingtips101 posts within this article. Nicely done.

written by Catherine Holt On 9 July 2014 Reply

Oh absolutely Kevin. I left it out to see if anyone would notice….lol.

Interlinking is definitely a great way to keep people on the site hence reducing the bounce rate, and showing that you have more to offer.

Thanks for your feedback :-)

written by Dawn @ Reveal Natural Health On 9 July 2014 Reply

I love how you gave real examples from your own blogs of how you have started implementing these improvements :)

written by Catherine Holt On 9 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Dawn. I think it pays to be open and honest and let people see the real you. Plus, it’s better to show that you are not just “talking the talk” :-)

written by DOK Simon [Blogging Engage] On 9 July 2014 Reply

Hello Catherine !!
Every webmaster or blog owner is always excited about his or her blog progress and shoot up. But the fact is that there is no destination without a starting point and the starting point is always the discouraging thing. It is good that you have noted those points because they are worth considering… Thanks for sharing it !!… ..
My Regards,
DOK Simon

written by Catherine Holt On 9 July 2014 Reply

Your right DOK Simon. Starting can often be one of the hardest things in blogging. But the best thing to do is just get off that starting blog and learn as you go along. If you wait until you ‘know it all’, you will never get started!

written by Steven Wilson On 9 July 2014 Reply

Hey Catherine,

Excellent points. I have been coming across a lot of good things about Outbrain for advertising. I will test that one out sooner than later.

I also think #5 is huge! We have the big picture in mind but we have to be proud of the half steps as well. As long as you continue to move forward, that’s an important one to remember.

Take care Catherine

written by Catherine Holt On 9 July 2014 Reply

Absolutely Steven. It’s great to have goals and things you want to achieve with your blog, but it is also important to remember just how far you have come. Recognizing achievements is just as important as setting the goals. And besides…we all like to have something to celebrate :-)

written by Jolynn On 10 July 2014 Reply

A great post! I find that there are 2 schools of thought out there. Some say blog once or twice a day others say 4-5 times. I think it depends on your blog publishing goal and model. Having good content that people want to read and share is key. So I tend to post less and spend time creating beefy posts with lots of great tips and actionable ideas versus doing a short / fluffy post. Also key to this process is spending time on developing a blog promotion plan.

written by Catherine Holt On 10 July 2014 Reply

Yes Jolynn, there can be a lot of conflicting information. At the end of the day, the more you publish content, the greater benefit you will receive (provided that the content is good). So if you have a team of writers of a lot of awesome guest posters, then posting frequently is going to benefit your blog. However if you are one person trying to juggle several postings a day, plus other commitments and you are turning out sub standard quality, it is not going to do you much good.

Quality should always remain the highest focus. Thanks for your thoughts :-)

written by Surya Tejaswini On 10 July 2014 Reply

Hello Catherine :)

All this 6 ways will truly show a great effect on our blogs. I loved the last one allot.This is because without confidence we cannot make a move at all.Blogging really fun when have good amount of confidence levels.

To celebrate is the nicest thing. Because it will give us boost to work a lot better :) :) . Hope patience will also be there.As most of the bloggers quit blogging due to lack of patience :)

written by Catherine Holt On 10 July 2014 Reply

All too often blogger’s don’t give themselves enough credit for what they have actually achieved. They are more focused on comparing themselves to the competition and what they have not achieved to actually stand back and look at what they have done. Celebrating the milestones and focusing on the positives can play an important role in the mindset to keep going.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

written by Adrienne On 10 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

I think this is my first visit to your blog. I wanted to share my thoughts with you as well and I think all of your tips are definitely pretty spot on.

There are so many different things that I think we all can do over time to improve our blogs. Now I’ve been blogging on my main domain for five years now, I just celebrated this last month. I have switched things up over time myself.

I use to blog three times a week but went down to twice a week mostly because at that time I had a couple other blogs and I was finding it hard to keep up the pace. But also with promoting my content I’m sure you know how time consuming that is as well.

Recently I went through B-School with Marie Forleo so they had some suggestions for us that I definitely took. I took out a lot of my tabs, rewrote my “About Me” page, changed the look of all my opt-ins accept my header, added another page and took some things out of my sidebar. A few people noticed the changes but most were still just glued to my content which is fine.

I could probably vary the way I post to change things up and I do from time to time but not as often as I probably should. I’m sure my readers get bored from time to time but I sure hope not. That would be horrible.

Thank you though for these suggestions and I hope your week is going well. Love the blog and the look so keep up the excellent work.


written by Catherine Holt On 10 July 2014 Reply

Welcome Adrienne, it’s lovely to have you with us :-)

Blogs are definitely a work in progress arn’t they, and there are always things that can be reviewed to stop them becoming stale. The important thing is to recognize that and to keep taking steps to keep things fresh. Sounds like you are doing that job spot on!

Marie Forleo has some great tips doesn’t she. It sounds like you did quite a bit of a revamp with her tips.

Thanks for your thoughts, and hope to see you back again soon :-)

written by Torsten Mueller On 10 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

you have some great points here that will certinaly help improving one’s blog.

I like #5 a lot. As rewarding yourself for certain achievements is a great way to keep you motivated, why not also celebrating it with your audience. In the end it is your audience that made you come to this point.

Thanks for sharing and have an awesome day,

written by Catherine Holt On 10 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Torsten.

You are spot on…celebrate the achievements and do this with your readers. At the end of the day, you would not have achieved anything without your readers support and following!

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :-)

written by Abhisek On 10 July 2014 Reply

Hie Catherine,
I have read your article completely and i have gained a lot from it.
I surely will put these points into practice and hope to improve my blog.

written by Catherine Holt On 10 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Abhisek. It’s great to hear that you found the article useful! Thanks for stopping by :-)

written by Sally On 14 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

I’m a new reader and happy to have found you!

These are great tips – thank you. I’m impressed by your blogging schedule. 5 days a week across 2 blogs. I don’t think I could manage that!

The one thing I’d stress is promote, promote, promote. Whether that’s commenting on other blogs, social media, direct outreach, or paid advertising. It’s a noisy world online and getting harder for newer blogs to be heard.

Thanks for the tips and I look forward to reading more posts in the future!


written by Catherine Holt On 14 July 2014 Reply

Thanks for your kind words Sally. It’s certainly not an easy schedule, but having a clear focus, strategy and goal helps :-)

Your right, promotion is incredibly important. Failing to promote is missing out on a lot of potential, and you certainly need your voice to be heard.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

written by Jagbir Sandhu On 28 July 2014 Reply

Hey Catherine

How are you today. I m impressed by your blogging. Thanks for sharing this article, great tips

written by Catherine Holt On 28 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Jagbir. Hope you have enjoyed having a look around :-)

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