We hope this article serves as a checklist to be visited from time to time. Bookmark this if you are too much forgetful!
If you surf around the blogs you will realize that most bloggers do not review and edit articles. So the next time you finish writing an article, remember to check. If this is an article by a guest or a piece of linkbait, check it more than once.
Last month we had a chat with one friend via Live messenger and asked us: “Hey Abhishek, my blog is down, and had no backup, some tips on how to solve the problem? ” Believe us, we really do not want find yourself in that position. Make regular backups if you do it manually. The best option, however, would be to automate the generation of a backup from your hosting order to generate one of these every day.
Links to old articles
Link to old articles can increase your traffic and search engine rankings. Additionally, it can provide more information for readers who want to delve deeper into certain topics. If you have been blogging for months probably have a vast and rich archive, so use them.
Responds to comments
When you start blogging, we are pretty sure that you get excited when you got your first comment. You could even take the time to answer each of these individually. This helps create loyal readers and to creating a community with them on your blog. Even if your blog is much more popular now, do not neglect the comments. At least readers will want to answer direct questions do you. You can read this post on how to moderate comments.
Responds to emails
Depending on the size of your audience could become cumbersome to answer all messages, but still must try. Create a standard letter for the most common questions that you do need to answer. Answer them in batches. Do what you need to do, but try to be attentive to those who need you. There will be the difference between a visitor and a faithful reader upset. Say clearly “I am sorry I have no idea about it”; if you do not know or can not found the answer after searching Google.
If you use comment moderation (and you should unless you have low volumes of spam), you must pass the pending comments regularly. There is nothing worse than taking the time to leave a meaningful comment on a blog and not see it published in a couple of hours. Not to mention when comment was not published at all.
Check the spam folder
This applies both to the comments of your blog and for your emails. Some comments and legitimate email may fall into the spam folder. This is not your fault and not the sender, so check this folder occasionally to make sure people are not ignored.
It is common sense, and even some bloggers are reluctant to update your WordPress software. Some people deliberately choose to use older versions. This is possible if you know what you are doing. If this is not your case, just install the latest version.
WordPress Plugins Update
Not all plugins are compatible with all versions of WordPress. Some require special features or characteristics that are found only in a particular version, and that could ruin your blog. Some of these also come with bugs and security problems, which are arranged by the author on consecutive versions. Version 3.1 had some problem with some plugins ago (now all plugins are up to date and compatible); in that case, deactivate the plugin until a newer update comes.
Ask ten bloggers what is the secret of his success, and we are sure at least half will mention their network of contacts and friends. Sometimes who you know is more important than you know. Keep this in mind and try to connect with people as often as possible. As a blogger you have different ways of doing it.