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

  • Can't keep my hands off @mr_letto when he's in his @revtown jeans😍🔥 Matt seriously LOVES his new jeans - he's typically really picky about sizing and stretch, but these live up to his standards👍🏻 And not only do I love these jeans because he looks great in them (and at $79, you can't beat the price), but also because they're a Pittsburgh based company🥰 Head to the link in my bio to get a pair for your man via @nordstrom! And for all my NYers, you can get a pair at Roosevelt Field😌 #revtownpartner #nordstrom
  • Okay, *MAYBE* I’m ready for Spring if it means I can pull out this baby again🤷🏻‍♀️👀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Running around New York City 24/7 means that sometimes I forget to drink enough water...I know, NOT GOOD😥 On any given day, I'm running between the office, stepping out for a midday brand collaboration shoot, my favorite 6:30PM @soulcycle class, and wine with friends😧 With @drinkdripdrop, I can give my body what it needs with less water🙌🏻 I throw a bunch of these in my every day bag, so I can pour into my water bottle on the go! Not only do these help with thirst, but also help me stay clear of the headaches that often come with dehydration💦 Try it out, you will NOT be disappointed! Use code SWEAT15 for 15% off! #ad #sticktoyourmission #dehydrationrelief
  • If you need me, you can find me here😍 JK, but I mean, in my dreams😂 #theludlowhotel #bathtubgoals
  • New York City shopping now feels complete thanks to the new @neimanmarcus at Hudson Yards😍🙌🏻 I had a blast at the VIP opening, and now YOU can go check it out for yourself👀 Be prepared for the latest trends, amazing in store experiences, and even a place to pit stop for a quick blowout (among other salon services)😇 Thanks @neimansnyc for having me! #ad #NeimanMarcus #hellohudsonyards
  • Pink goes good with green💚 #wickedquotes #danawearsnow .
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Thanks to a really annoying migraine, I was knocked out for the entire day😦 So this Sunday was kind of a (okay, fine, major) #fail - LUCKILY, I have off tomorrow, so I get a re-do😏😌
  • Spring weather yesterday, chunky sweaters needed today🤦🏻‍♀️ WHO HURT YOU, MOTHER NATURE?!🤬 .
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ANYWAY. Instead of getting mad about the weather, I’m spending my morning at @yourbeautyblvd and then heading to brunch🙌🏻 HAPPY SATURDAY LOVES!🥰 // 📸 by @lydiahudgensphoto
  • My skin never feels better when I use my @lamer Concentrate🥰 I’ve been working with this brand for a few years now, and this product is my secret weapon to soothe my skin and calm irritation when I’m stressed👍🏻 PS: It also is great for travel, especially after being exposed to pollutants in flight🙌🏻 #TheConcentrate #ad
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