Blogging consistently while also managing life and studies/work is a collection of routines, well-formed plans, and habits that increase efficiency. Part 1 included tips which all-together make one really good routine to blog consistently. This post consists of additional tips that aren't involved in the actual blogging process but still help.
One of the most debated topics in the blogging community, specifically the book blogging community, is blog hopping. There are many questions about it. Do you HAVE to blog hop? How much? How often? Is there a right way of doing it? And is blog hopping important for your blog to grow? Blog hopping is the act of visiting multiple blogs and commenting on their posts. Usually, the term is used for when you spend quite a bit of time doing this. For example, when I start to blog hop, I spend at least 20 minutes.
If you've been in the blogging game long enough, you would have realised how much work blogging actually takes. You're not just a writer—you're an editor, graphic designer, marketer, the creative mind behind the content AND the one shaping it into something publishable, and many things more.
It's all a matter of how you effectively balance all those positions and become better at them. A schedule and/or a checklist helps. It makes sure you don't forget to do something.
Today I'm here to help you out with a small checklist on all the things you could do AFTER publishing your blog post to increase the views and credibility.
I think all of us can agree that our initial blog posts sucked.* In two months, you might feel that a post you published TODAY sucks. At least, I'm sure I would. All of us becoming better the longer we do something, and it is VERY clearly seen in blogging. Most of us (including me) simply continue on blogging while changing our style, becoming better and soon there is significant difference between our current and old posts. We usually hope that it's never seen and let it be, buried under the new posts. But that is precisely what you SHOULDN'T do. And I'm here to tell you why.