Bloggiesta Wrap Up

Written By: Kellie - Sep• 30•12

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Ever since I heard about Bloggiesta a few weeks ago I’ve been gradually changing (and hopefully improving) things around here at ReaWrite. This weekend was supposed to the big hurrah of getting things done, but it hasn’t quite panned

out like that yet. There’s still time, but for scheduling reasons, this is definitely the best chance for me to get in a full wrap up post. When I wrote my initial Bloggiesta post, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to focus on but I knew there was a lot I could be doing better. ReaWrite has been around for over a year and a half and I’m still not getting nearly as much traffic as I’d have hoped for at this point.

1. SEO Updates
This was the big one for me as I hadn’t considered it at all in the last year and a half of blogging, so obviously I have a lot of catching up to do. The first thing to do was make a comprehensive list of what I should be updating on every post, and then just get cracking. Obviously, I haven’t been able to update all 400 posts yet, but I’ll get there.

2. Layout
At first I didn’t think this was something I needed to worry about as I’m still in love with my header, but then I discovered that the wordpress theme I was using has some weirdness when it comes to featured images. So, that had to change! I’ve been playing with a few different themes, but I’m still not happy with anything I’ve found so far. Perhaps my layout will need a bigger overhaul than I had planned but I probably won’t get to it by the end of today. We’ll see.

3. Consistency
While not specific to Bloggiesta, from here on out I am going to do my best to have a post a wider variety of content. I do a lot of reviews but that doesn’t seem to be enough to get and keep readers, so I’m going to have to get a little creative here. Wish me luck!

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One Comment

  1. Kate- Midnight Book Girl says:

    I’m still overwhelmed by all I have to do in order to fix my blog up! But I’ll get there someday!

    I do love that I can finally comment on your blog without being denied! Maybe I wasn’t the only one?

    Memes can be a great way to drum up new followers, especially something like Feature and Follow Fridays. Obviously you can do lots of giveaways… but it’s not financially possible for me to do a lot of giveaways.

    I love the look of your blog, and your header is looking good!

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