Five Things I Stopped Doing On My Blog

by - Sunday, August 26, 2018

Starting a blog can be fun, but it can also be stressful when you are checking on certain things. There are some things on my blog that I stopped checking on and doing and I feel like it's improved how I view my blog.

Less reviews and hauls 
The one major thing I did was delete practically all my reviews and hauls because nobody can do a haul once a month and I feel like everyone's reviews of makeup turn out to be more of a first impressions type post. That was the case with me: my "reviews" were more like first impressions posts and it was very misleading.

No more "noisy" posts. 
Another realization I had was that most of my posts were "noise". They were nothing more than shallow posts that took me 10 minutes or less to write. I want to dedicate more time to writing quality posts and most of my posts now take me at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

No more shoddy photography
From now on, I will only choose the best photos to go up on my blog. Before, I used to style every photo basically the same way because it was quick and easy, but now I have a stockpile of stock photos styled differently so I can write my posts without having to worry about what image should go on that post. Also, most of my very old photos were taken using flash photography, which is a big no-no.

Checking stats
Part of the reason why I had so many "noisy" posts was that I was constantly checking my stats-I felt as though if I didn't post a certain number of times, then I wouldn't get over 100 views. That thinking has since stopped because I have deleted all the "noise" and am trying to be content with making meaningful content.

Feeling like I had to post a certain number of times 
This is the big reason why I deleted so many of my posts-and ties back in with the fourth thing. For months I felt like I had to post 3 times per day in order to get 100 views or more on my blog, and it did work for a while, and then it stopped working because those posts wouldn't last for more than 24 hours, and I want people to come back and find something meaningful to read on my blog, whether it's once a week, twice a week, or every day.

What things have you stopped doing on your blog?

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