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.
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.
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!