5 quick blogging reminders for success in 2019 and beyond

Are your somehow maintaining your blog after creating it, or are you managing the blog like you would manage your personal finances, your career, your business?

It helps in a big way to look at the fundamentals of the blog. A blog you create in 2019 is a long term asset of yours that should grow manifold by 2024 and even more by 2029, isn't it? If you think so, you need to invest your time and energy in managing it. 

If you are new to blogging, you might like to visit this post on how to start a blog in 2019 and make money from it, before you read further.

Look at the following reminders and take the required actions:

Blogging reminders for 2019

Have a goal for the blog. 

It is better if you write down your goal. Make it slightly difficult but achievable. If the blog was started in 2018 or 2019, it would be easy to make necessary correction if needed; if the blog is very old, you might need to modify the goal altogether.

Be sure that if you are re-visiting your goal, the blog should not lose its value that accrued over the years.

Give time to blogging. 

The time that you apportion to blogging depends on the goal you want to achieve. If you want to develop it as a full time profession, you'd need much more time than the time needed for hobby blogging. If it is for business purposes, time required will depend further on whether you use blog as the main channel for business or you use it to supplement the main channel.

Remember, professional blogging requires time and energy.

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Care for content, but also other aspects of blogging.  

Spend time and energy on composing posts and giving more information because content remains the king. However, don't disregard SEO. Also care for promoting the blog - online as well as offline.

Harness the power of social networking and email subscriptions as they work well in taking your updates to visitors.

The blog must evolve. 

Change the blog's look and feel, add new features and take down some, offer something new to viewers... Let the blog keep evolving. 

Don't make changes for change sake; introduce them after due consideration.

Back up, hazard-proof the blog. 

Do not leave the blog without firewall protection. Have a plan for regular back up. 

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Review blogging action points every six months.  

The action points mentioned here are not one-time actions. You need to keep re-visiting them, perhaps on six-monthly basis. 

Review your performance on each of the points given above. Is the blog performing as planned and as per targets? If you have not been getting time for blogging, is there something that must be sacrificed in favor of blogging? Or you need to outsource some action as you yourself do not have time, skills or energy for that? If the content is not top-notch, do you need to take some action - taking editing advice, improving photos, pre-testing content through friendship circle... Does some compartment need special attention? Have you backed up the blog at least once in the last six-months? If you are not getting popular - and not getting enough back-links and relevant visitors - is there something you need to do?