Is your blog beginning to look a bit shopworn and tattered? Are you (and your readers!) tired of looking at the same old images? Could the page use a new coat of paint? Let's take the next few days to consider ways to improve your blog. Most of these suggestions will take no more than 15 or 20 minutes, and the changes may improve your traffic flow.
• Find the perfect stock photo for a blog post, ebook cover, etc.
• Rewrite (or start rewriting) your "About" page.
• Look at your "Contact" page. Add a contact form if there isn’t one already. Add links your various social networking profiles. Answer any common questions.
• Proofread a few already-published pages or posts to make sure you didn’t miss any typos.
• Brainstorm blog post ideas.
• Write a short, non-epic blog post.
• Look at your most popular posts (either by page views or by comments). See if you can figure out why those posts are the most popular. What do they all have in common?
• Outline a “personal” post, where you talk more about yourself yet still convey useful information related to your topic. A great way to do this is to tell a story where you learned about something in your niche.
• Go back to older posts and create links to newer posts.
• Create a My Guest Posts page.
• Write a guest post guidelines page for your blog.
• Start writing a “My Story” post about how you came to be involved with whatever it is you’re blogging about.
• Write a blog post asking for feedback or ideas about something (blog post ideas, direction of where your blog should go, etc.).
• Create a poll.
• Make a list of general topics you haven’t covered yet. What are the “holes” in your blog content?
I am grateful to Tristan Higbee over at the Blogging Bookshelf for these suggestions. Look him up!