OK, I admit I did not feel like writing a blog post this week.
I know, I know, I bug you all the time to write at least one post a week to keep your readers and Google happy at the same time.
Was my content not planned for the entire year, the way it was supposed to?
Yes, everything was planned, but my brain wouldn’t feel inspired to write based on the plan. Does this ever happen to you?
Did I not have a theme for the month, with a draft post for started for this week?
Of course I had a blog post planned (well, ahem, the main points…), but I just couldn’t make myself sit down and write about it.
Maybe it was the starting of spring that got me distracted.
Maybe my brain just needed a break.
But I still wanted to take care of my blog, so I did a few things that had to do with blogging one way or another.
So how did I make myself do it? Every day, I set a timer for 15 minutes and off I went to work. 15 minutes should be attainable, right?
By doing that, at the end of the week, I gathered a nice list of things you can do to add value to your blog. Without writing a word. Well, almost.
Ready to go through the list? Let’s do it.
Day 1. Work on images
Pick 3 of the most popular posts and update with new, shiny images. Don’t forget to optimize them if you missed it first time.
Day 2. Update one how-to post
Pick 1 how-to blog post and go through it to make sure the steps still work. Even if you don’t write how-to posts, take one of your most popular posts and give it a good read. Revise if needed.
Day 3. Rewrite some old blog posts
Pick 2 of your older posts and rewrite them to make your point better. Update now if you have time, or make a note to do so with the next opportunity.
Day 4. Add links
Links are really important for keeping readers on your blog for longer time. Google loves this!
So pick 5 blog posts and add 2-3 links to each of them. Add links to other posts of yours or to some articles from reputable websites.
Day 5. Schedule on Twitter
Go through some of your most popular blog posts or some old posts that you want to revive and schedule 10 articles for sharing on Twitter, using your preferred scheduling tool.
Day 6. Schedule on Facebook
Pick 3 evergreen posts from your blog, that you haven’t shared in a while, and schedule them for posting on Facebook over a 1-2 weeks period.
P.S.: The video in the linked post is a bit old, but we still think it’s very valuable and you can figure out any steps or options that might have changed.
Day 7. Blog Formatting
Open a couple of your most recent posts and format them better: add headings, add some white space, and separate the text into paragraphs.
What’s your top tip to write when you don’t feel like it? Let us know in a comment and share this post so others can benefit.