I was over taking a look at DailyBlogTips the other day and I read an article which really made sense to me. It’s called 4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic. It was written a little while ago but I think it’s still relevant.
It talks about a simple strategy which you can follow to increase your blog traffic by planning out at least two and a half hours of your day by following four steps.
It certainly made me think about how I divide up my day. So what are the four steps and how long should we spend on them as a minimum?
1. Killer Articles (1 hour per day)
Writing about things such as providing a detailed tutorial teaching people how to do something or creating a giant list of resources. In other words, a killer article is a long and structured article that has a goal of delivering a huge amount of value to potential visitors.
2. Networking (30 minutes per day)
Commenting on other blogs and building relationships with others in your niche.
3. Promotion (30 minutes per day)
Telling people about your killer articles, guest blogging, doing some keyword research and generally getting the word out there that your blog is great!
4. Normal Posts (30 minutes per day)
Posts informing readers about news in your niche, discussing an article on another blog you’ve seen or a post asking a question of your readers to start a discussion.
I’m guilty of not managing my time effectively so the above four steps have come in handy for me. I think they really set out how to go about blogging in an understandable and manageable way. The steps also give definite and measurable goals so you can look back and see what you have achieved.
So over to you. Do you have a time management plan in place that you follow for your blog? Is it similar to the one detailed above? What do you think about the plan?
I would be glad to hear any comments you may have.