Daily Tips To Keep Up With Your Blog

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I’ve gone in depth on how I maintain my blog from how to deal with PR reps to lessons I’ve learned and everything in between. I’ve been working on Poor Little It Girl for over 5 years (how is that possible!?!) and I love being able to share my tips and tricks for how I make it though this crazy blogging world with all of y’all. While my How To Be A Better Blogger series looks at blogging as a whole, it’s the little things I do on a daily basis that really keep the ship running smoothly. While my every day PLIG routine is far from perfect, I wanted to share a few things that have at least made my life a little bit easier.

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SCHEDULING OUT FACEBOOK POSTS.

While Snapchat (find me at username: poorlilitgirl) and Instagram are the top platforms of choice, it is so important not to ignore the older, maybe not as fun social media channels as well. Facebook, I’m talking to you. Your FB audience is so different then that of your other outlets, and they’re a visual bunch! Great photos and easy to read copy get you the most engagement. I schedule out Facebook posts (you to do this right on your blogs wall) every 3 hours, alternating between blog posts and product from websites. Facebook algorithms make it challenging to reach your entire page following, so you have to keep it up and consistently post to get the maximum amount of eyeballs on the feed. It only takes me about 15 minutes to do this each day and it’s worth the time to not have to worry about posting the rest of the day. I also have my FB posts appear on my Twitter feed (since my Twitter audience is different then my Facebook audience) so I get more “bang for my buck” with my posts.

MAKING 2 “TO DO” LISTS.

I know I know, one list of things to get done is enough, why have two!? My standard to-do list is broken down into three categories: Personal Life, Poor Little It Girl and The Blog Societies.  The list got so long and overwhelming, that I was ending days feeling like I got nothing accomplished. So while I still have a long list of things to get done for the day/week/month still, I start off each day making a smaller, more concise, list of tasks on a Post-It note I can easily get done in a normal work day. Looking at a list of 7 things you want to and CAN get done in the work day rather than a list of 50 to-do’s is much more manageable.

AHALOGY.

Pinterest is one my top traffic referrals to Poor Little It Girl, so I have to make sure I’m constantly pinning content. However, confession, I’m not a huge Pinterest fan. Maybe because I don’t cook a ton or because I’m not looking for design ideas or anything to do with teaching children…I just don’t go crazy for it nor do I spend a ton of time just aimlessly pinning while watching TV. So the easiest way to make sure I keep up with Pinterest with doing a lot less work is through Ahalogy. This platforms allows you to schedule Pins (or they can auto-schedule them for you) to publish during peak Pinterest times. I’ll do this each day for my latest post and even for a few of my older posts I’d love for readers to reconnect with. Seriously, Analogy is a life saver and I don’t know what I would do without it!

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28 Comments

  1. Alicia

    Ahalogy is theeee absolute best, especially because I’m *so* lazy with Pinterest! I need to get better about Facebook!

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  2. Kate in the Classroom

    These are such helpful little tips, thanks for sharing! I love your blogger series!

    Kate
    kateintheclassroom.com

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  3. Courtney

    This was a hugely helpful post! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and was so excited/happy for you when you announced you would be blogging full-time, so it’s always fun to be able to get tricks and tips from people that I consider the “master” of their craft.

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      Oh I’m so glad you love the post, and thank you SO much for being such a fan! xoxo Cathy

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      They’re from a designer that doesn’t make them anymore unfortunately, but you can find loads of similar ones on Etsy! Just search “BLOG PLANNERS” xoxo Cathy

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  4. Jackie

    I really need to improve how I use Facebook. It has my lowest following by far, and that’s probably because I don’t put a ton of energy into it.

    I also wanted to increase my traffic on Pinterest, so I just applied to get an invite to Ahalogy. I always wondered how you managed to be so on top of your Pins all of the time!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      Hahaha! Yep, you gotta take help where you can get it! And Facebook is def a struggle but I promise it’s worth it! xoxo Cathy

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  6. coffeeslag

    Thanks for these tips! That Ahology thing is really helpful but for some reason the website isn’t working. But I definitely feel the same way about Pinterest as you do; it’s just not as interesting to me and I feel like a lot of it is DIY or food.

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Ditto Review

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      I just tried and it worked for me, def try again, it’s the best! xoxo Cathy

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  7. BeckyJoon

    You’re so great. It’s nice to see bloggers helping each other rather than just competing. Thank you so much for all of the blog help and inspiration you give us. :)

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