Whether your blog is 5 years old or 6 months, a time is gonna come when you probably want to give it a little upgrade. Make things feel fresh, new and exciting again.
Our hobbies, interests and life can change every year, so why not our online space too?
Firstly, lets take stock.
Log onto your internet browser and view your website as a visitor. See if there are any little bugs that need fixing, and take a note of the things you like, and what you want to change. Is your font easy to read? Are you missing any social media links?
Now we’ve got the basics down, it’s time to research.
Think about what kind of blog lay-out could benefit you the most, what topics sets your soul on fire, and any other passions you have that you could incorporate into your online space. If you’re a fashion blogger, do you have a shopping page where people can buy your outfits? Is having a newsletter something that excites you, or does it feel like jumping on a bandwagon? Remember that there’s no rush, take your time.
At this point, we should have a plan of where we would like to improve our blog, and how we can go about it. You may have already made some of the small changes, and hopefully it’s making you feel even more excited about a fresh, new look.
Always scope out further afield than you might think, whether that’s blog designs, a handy bit of googling to make sure things look as sharp as possible, or checking out different web-designers if you fancy going the full hog. I think especially when making important decisions that can be costly, you want to be certain that you’re going with your gut.
Other things to consider:
- Think about how your ‘ideal’ blog would look, what images would you feature on there, and would it affect your writing style?
- Try not to compare to other blogs. Getting inspiration is fine, but don’t copy. Be yourself!
- Are you happy with your blogging schedule? Would you rather post more or less than you do now?
- Do you need to inform your readers that you’re undergoing a re-brand? You might want to do this if your website will be unavailable for a few days.
Have you ever refreshed your blog? How did you do it?