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.


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  • SEE YA NEXT WEEKEND, EAST HAMPTON👋🏻 This weekend at @allieprovost’s house was nothing short of amazing. Had the most relaxing weekend, and now the Sunday Scaries are DEFINITELY hitting me hard👀
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  • HELLLLOOOOOO WEEEEEKEND, I am so happy to see you😍 Heading out East with my two favorite girls (obv @elle.dooley and @allieprovost) for a few days of R&R girl time🙌🏼
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  • Ready for the weekend😍 This is THE CUTEST dress ever, and I’m thoroughly obsessed — it’s definitely coming to the Hamptons with me this weekend!
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  • Hiding from Monday like🙈 Just kidding, Monday jokes are fun to make, but I actually love having a productive start to the week! Productive blog day, work day, and ended with a @soulcycle class🙌🏼 What about you? Is there anything you love about Mondays?
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Also there’s a new post on The Champagne Edit where I talk about when I realized I was WORTH it as a blogger. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think! I think it’s so important for us to really know our worth when it comes to working with brands🙌🏼
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