The New Year Blog Checklist: Freshen Up Your Blog in Minutes

The New Year Blog Checklist: Freshen Up Your Blog in Minutes

With a new year rolling out, what better time is there to give your blog a bit of a once over. Like anything, your blog will need a bit of modernisation every now and again to keep it looking up to date. I’d recommend looking over this checklist as often as once every 3 months to check everything is working and looking its best!

  • Take a look at your navigation. Is it as relevant as it was when you first put it together; do any sections need to be merged, added or taken away?
  • Are your social media links working?
  • Are your social media buttons the best they could be? There are lots of great free buttons our there so take a look around!
  • Look at each item in your sidebar; is everything there relevant and up to date? Update anything that needs updating, and if something is no longer relevant then be ruthless and get rid of it!
  • Go through all the widgets on your blog and check if any require updating or deleting.
  • Contact details might seem like an obvious one, but make sure you check them! The slightest typo in your email could mean you miss out on some great opportunities.
  • Check if there are any pending updates which your blogging platform needs to make (e.g. WordPress updating to 4.0)
  • If you have a media kit, look over it and update any out of date information and sats that you have in there.
  • Take a look over all your social media bios, and if you have any information which is now out of date then get rid of it straight away.

This is just a brief list- I’d suggest picking out the relevant points and then adding a few of your own! Let us know what you’ll be adding to your blog checklist in the comments below!

4 Responses to The New Year Blog Checklist: Freshen Up Your Blog in Minutes

  1. Danielle Greco January 7, 2015 at 2:16 am #

    I love these tips! Especially about the navigation bar… it’s something I’ve been pondering for a while. Thanks Bloggers Lounge!

    • Rebecca Brown January 19, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      You’re welcome! Glad we could help!


  2. Beth January 18, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    I absolutely love these lists – they’re full of ideas to keep my blog fresh. The only problem I have now is finding time to get to work on them!
    Beth x

    • Rebecca Brown January 19, 2015 at 9:40 am #

      We actually have a couple of posts on time management if you need them!

      It’s great you found the checklist useful- let us know how you get on!