Yes! It’s a new week and time to get ‘er done on your blog. There are some important and sure fire action steps you can take this week to boost your site and help ensure your success.
So, c’mon. Let’s start the week strong and get to work on these simple but effective tasks that will help you stay on top of your blog game.
If you are just discovering these action steps jump right in. You can start with these easy projects or check out any of the other weekly action step posts on this site. All of them will help you become a better blogger so get started right now.
Here’s the backstory. At the end of each week I go live on Facebook LIVE in my Facebook group BIG Idea Bloggers. I answer questions members have about blogging and give suggestions that small bloggers can easily implement.
If you want to see last week’s video and get even more explanation you can join my group and replay it.
The last time we got together I talked about these important changes on social media and new innovations.
Try Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories was released last week. Most people got it right away on their devices and all small bloggers should definitely give it a try.
You can post content you wouldn’t regularly post on IG without messing up your feed including videos. It’s a fun way to connect with your followers and send out cool pictures or personalized videos. See how others are using it and then go and do likewise.
The point here is connection and showing real life.
Change your Pinterest pin size for better results
Pinterest made some big changes to their feed this week. One of the biggest changes was to the layout. There is A LOT of whitespace now. This means your photos matter more than ever.
In looking around a tons of different boards and different types of niches I would say bright colors, bold fonts, limited scripts and longer pins are the most outstanding on the new layout.
I have always used pins that are 735×1102. I am now going to 600×1025. They just show up better and draw the eye in better than most other sizes.
The exception to this rule is recipe posts. These should be 700×2000 with a picture, title box with a colored background and another picture or two. Very long, clear photos, and simple fonts. BAM! That’s a recipe for success.
Make sure your Pinterest profile picture is right for the new changes
The other big change is in profile headers and photos. Now the tiny circle profile picture that used to be at the top of every profile is much bigger. Everything is bigger. Make sure your picture is clear and on-brand. This is especially important in the follower section where that’s all you see is a big round picture of everyone following you.
Therefore, that’s what other people are seeing of you too when you follow them. Make it count.
If you don’t have the new layout yet check my FB Group for a sample picture.
Check out PicMonkey HUB
Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for – a save and edit option on PicMonkey. With PicMonkey’s new HUB you can now save your creations and change them later. This is huge.
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Repurpose your content for maximum results
There was a great question in the FB group this week about how to capitalize on increased traffic from a FB LIVE video. The answer is repurpose your content. Make a blog post. Create a printable. Post on Pinterest and Instagram. Put the content to work for you.
Don’t work harder. Work smarter. Take the content from your video and then pull out quotes for Twitter and drive more traffic back to the original video on FB.
It’s about using it for all it’s worth. You can do this!
Simple Action Steps
There you have it. Sure fire action steps you can implement right now to see real results. Your job as a blogger is to do the work. Be ready to accept new changes. Learn what needs to be done and then do it. Being ready to adapt is a must for small bloggers.
If you want to learn more about any of these steps come join the FB group and watch the video.
Here’s a free printable to help you stay on task this week.