Spring Cleaning: Blog Organization Edition


Spring cleaning doesn’t only have to apply to your wardrobe.

Spring Cleaning: Blog Organization Edition by popular New York blogger The Champagne Edit

When Spring rolls around, I like to give myself the opportunity to hit the refresh button get back end things done for my blog. I touched upon this briefly in a recent Instagram post, but I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a rut lately. While I believe that has to do with the time I have in a day, I also want to see the silver lining. For me, that silver lining is this: Focusing “less” on my content for a minute, and looking at what housekeeping tasks need to be done for The Champagne Edit.

BLOG ORGANIZATION: 4 TIPS TO HELP OUT

Plan, Plan, Plan

Since I’m in such a rut — I feel like I’ve been having writer’s block — this is a great opportunity to really dive deep into my editorial calendar. My blog organization skills have come a long way, and I’m really proud of the calendar I’ve put together in 2018. Sometimes I get so caught up in actually writing content, that I forget that I actually need to plan ahead. If I plan ahead, I’ll give myself enough time to think about the content, and ultimately be less stressed at the end of the day.

I got a ton of work done on my flights on Thursday and yesterday, so I’m already feeling SO much better!

Brush up on the basics

As a blogger, there are A LOT of things I need to worry about. Oh and every day it seems like there’s something new we need to learn. Although it’s stressful at times, there’s nothing better than sitting down and just brush up on the basics. Not really sure why you’re not getting tons of traffic from Pinterest? Take a Pinterest course. Watch YouTube videos. Join a Tailwind Tribe. What about your ABOUT page? Are the statements in your ABOUT page accurate? Or do they reflect what was happening in your life a few years ago? And your SHOP page? I mean, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve 100% neglected my SHOP page (so I disabled it for now). Instead, I have my Instagram page where you can shop all of the looks I add to Instagram.

The idea of giving my website a little refresh has crossed my mind, but I honestly just don’t have time at the moment. I do think it’s a great idea though!

Purge

If you’re on WordPress, then you’re probably familiar with plugins (literally the greatest gift for bloggers). If we’re being honest, I haven’t taken a look at what plugins are installed on my site in MONTHS. Now that it’s Spring, I think it’s a good idea to go down the list and deactivate…actually, delete…plugins that are no longer useful to you.

Update everything

Take a look at your top posts. Now go back and update them. If it’s an outfit, make sure you have new, updated links. Actually, just make sure you’re links in general are all still working and relevant. Although I have outsourced SEO completely, I still like to keep this in mind. Will a link be relevant in a few months, years, etc? I know people who get insane traffic from posts from years ago (I’m pretty sure Katie gets tons of traffic from this One Tree Hill post). So just make sure they’re still pretty, up to date, and in line with the format of the posts you’re putting out there now!

And there you have it! If you’re a blogger/influencer/creative, what are some of your favorite Spring “cleaning” blog organization tips. I’d love to add some other housekeeping tasks to my list.


do it for the ‘gram

  • It’s Thursday. It’s Thursday. It’s Thursday. We’re almost to Friday, people. ALMOST THERE🙌🏼 // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • Ok but is there anything better than cashmere? NOPE. Especially @everlane $100 cashmere😍 The #CashmereTour is officially in NYC🙌🏼 There’s pre-wrapped cashmere, warm drinks, and DIY holiday cards! Be sure to stop by the DUMBO or Williamsburg locations (depending on the day) and check it out😇 (PS: This isn’t an ad, I just genuinely LOVE Everlane products!) .
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  • Stuck on what to get the guy in your life for the holidays? Pick up @perryellis Pure Blue (available online and as a gift set too!) -- it's the perfect scent for your guy's day at work or night out on the town🙌🏼 AD #PerryEllisFragrances #lifereadysince1976
  • Monday morning coziness😍 I’m typically an “I’ll still get an iced drink even when it’s 20°”, butttttt since I wasn’t wearing a coat...I let the temps get the best of me😂 I had this scarf though (UNDER $50!🙌🏼) so at least I didn’t look TOO crazy🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
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Shop my insanely cozy scarf (I have it in 2 colors...and there’s a lot more!) and the rest of my look by using the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2yK7M #liketkit #levis #fpme #ltkunder50 #ltkholidaywishlist #danawearsnow
  • A little Sunday night throwback (that’s a thing right?!😇) to this fun shoot for @hm with these amazing ladies!🙌🏼 A big thanks to everyone who entered in the giveaway this week. My goal in 2019 is to do more giveaways like this for YOU! #hmxme #myholidaylook // 📸 by @ashleygalleraniphotography
  • You can't have a bad day when your @thomolson_watches goes perfectly with your favorite cozy look! You can now get yourself and your friends and fam your own unique piece at @macys! #holidaygifts AD
  • When Matt says he’s taking me out for breakfast🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ Thankful for easy Gucci slip ons that also keep my feet warm😂😍 HAPPY SATURDAY! I’m trying to knock out all of my holiday shopping today — what’s the status of your holiday shopping?
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This chunky  sweater is a great gift (for yourself and a friend, duh) and I currently own it in 3 colors😧 Oh and let’s talk about these jeans. These @levis Wedgie jeans are THE perfect wash that I’ve been looking for forever!!🙌🏼 I bought 2 pairs🤷🏻‍♀️ I also found amazing dupes for my Saint Laurent bag! Shop my entire outfit by using the @liketoknow.it app! It’s my favorite way to shop •  http://liketk.it/2yIbm #liketkit #danawearsnow
  • My kind of holiday details😍 ALSO. Has this week FLOWN by for anyone else or is it just me?! Cannot believe it’s almost Friday🙌🏼 .
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Shop my midi dress, Gucci belt and plaid coat by using the @liketoknow.it app❤️ http://liketk.it/2yFsB #liketkit

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