We’ve passed the halfway point in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project and so I thought it might be worth taking a few moments out from the daily tasks to ask how readers are finding it.
I’ve been getting some wonderful feedback via email and comments but thought that a little storytelling (both on the positives and negatives) might be good for everyone participating in it.
Which of them have you found most helpful (what are your top ones)? Which had immediate results? What were those results? Which were not as relevant for you?
The way I’ve designed the project is that you can start it at any time. I know many of you are still back in the earlier days of the task but here’s the full list of the first 18 days tasks as a reminder.
The Posts So Far
Day 1 – Email a New Reader
Day 2 – Run a ‘First Time Reader Audit’ on your Blog
Day 3 – Search for and Join a Forum
Day 4 – Interlink Archived Posts
Day 5 – Conduct an ‘About Page Audit’
Day 6 – Email an Old Timer Reader
Day 7 – Plan Your Next Week’s Posting Schedule
Day 8 – Comment on a Blog You’ve Never Commented On Before
Day 9 – Run an Advertising Audit On Your Blog
Day 10 – Declutter Your Sidebar
Day 11 – Dig into Your Blog’s Statistics
Day 12 – Introduce Yourself to another Blogger
Day 13 – Search for an Affiliate Program that Fits Your Blog
Day 14 – Analyze Your Blog’s Competition
Day 15 – Make Your Most Popular Posts Sticky
Day 16 – Create a Heatmap of Where Readers Click on Your Blog
Day 17 – Run a StumbleUpon Campaign for Your Blog
Day 18 – Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog
Also don’t forget the reader submitted tips. You can see the hundreds of those submitted at the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog central page (I’ll be posting the next batch of reader tips over the weekend).