We’re now halfway through the Blog Improvement Project! This is a great time to reflect on what we have achieved and decide which things need more attention in the coming months.
Since starting the BIP 6 months ago my blog has come a long way:
I now have 5x more comments on each post and 5x more unique visitors per day.
Thank you to everyone who has read or commented on my blog!
Kim asked the following questions:
What BIP task have you liked most?
My favourite task was blog post bingo! The idea was write ten different types of blog post within a two week period. It was really hard work, but I realised that my blog really benefited from the diversity it created. One of the posts I wrote for that challenge is still one of my most popular posts today: How to put boxes around your text – an idiot’s guide!
What BIP task have you liked least (including ones you have skipped)?
My least favourite was Blog Improvement Project Week #10: Linking with Anchor Text. There wasn’t anything wrong with it, but it didn’t require any of the fun challenge or community building aspects of the other tasks.
What are the top three things you still would like to work on this year?
I need to improve on the technical aspects of my blog.
- I’d like to work out how to have my reviews displayed A-Z by author, as well as title. It would also be good to display reviews by rating as well.
- I need to find a new template for my blog, as this one doesn’t allow threaded comments.
- I’m going to try to create a brand for my blog. If anyone knows where I can find a great little illustration of a farm lane – let me know!
Are there any blogging-related topics you feel like you know a lot about and would be willing to write a BIP guest task on?
I can’t think of any, but I’m happy to research a topic and write about it. If there is anything you’d like to know – just ask and I’ll do my best to find the answer!
Any other comments about the BIP?
The Blog Improvement Project has been really useful for me. I have learnt a lot, and it has really helped my blog to become what it is today. Thank you Kim!