7 ways to refresh your blog

10 ideas to refresh your blog

Spring is well and truly in the air at the moment and it’s around this time of year that I love to have a Spring Clean. Whether it’s my blog, my wardrobe or the whole house, I love having a clear out and refreshing things. Over time I find that I can fall out of love with things if they’ve not been refreshed in a while. And while I don’t have the money to buy myself a whole new wardrobe or redecorate the whole house, I can easily refresh my blog. So if you’re also looking for an update, here are 7 ways to refresh your blog:

  1. Switch up your photo set up. We all develop our own photography style over time and if you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a rut then why not change it up? It could be new probs for your pictures, a new blog background or moving away from flatlays to another style.
  2. Changing the layout of your blog doesn’t have to be expensive. If you know code well enough you could do the changes yourself, or you can buy a pre made template for as little as a few pounds on Etsy. I find a new layout helps to motivate me and help me fall back in love with blogging.
  3. It can help to step away from your blog and social media and go old school by digging out a notebook and brainstorm new ideas. Maybe write about a new topic, or start a new series to refresh your blog.
  4. I find getting my house in order also helps me to focus on my blog again. So do all those jobs you said you’d do last week/month/year. I’m talking about updating your about me page, remove old and dated widgets, adding labels to your posts etc. You’ll feel so much better once it’s done!
  5. Always take your pictures first before writing your blog post. Not only does it mean you can capture your products in pristine condition but if can inspire you with new blog post ideas as well.
  6. Get someone to look at your blog. A fresh pair of eyes will offer a different perspective or insight into what works well on your site and what could do with improving. Or maybe ask your readers what they’d like to see on your blog.
  7. Take a break if you need to. Don’t force yourself to blog if you really don’t want to. Life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes so when it does just relax and step away from blogging if you need to. I normally get most of my inspiration when I’ve taking a break from blogging, there really is nothing like a break to help you fall back in love with your blog.

Do you have any other ideas on how to refresh your blog?

7 Comments

  1. March 19, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Hi there, I recently refresh my blog. I had for a year a magazine-type theme to it and it became very fancy and oh-so-very-clever, but behind the scene it became very complicated and messy. So I stripped it down and went back to basic and honestly it has helped my blog so much! I also recently re-design a client business website and it has help their business loads. So what I’m saying is – sometime stripping back to basic is all you will need. x

    That’s enough rambling.. xx

  2. March 19, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Great tips you got here. I take a break every once in a while and it helps. I also take my pictures first and that inspires me to write.

  3. March 20, 2016 / 2:00 am

    Thank you for the tips! I always play around with my photography when I feel like they all begin to look the same.

  4. March 20, 2016 / 9:43 am

    I have backed off my blog a bit and started brain storming new photography options for my instagram and possible blog post ideas. I have only just found out that writing a blog post after I have a picture helps so much rather than the otherway around 🙂

  5. March 23, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I needed to read this! Such great tips. I have just had my blog redesigned for spring and its helped tremendously, but I also like your idea of switching up the photography a little!
    Thanks!
    Emma
    x

    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

  6. March 24, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Awww girly I love this post ! I want to revamp my blog a little bit and maybe mix around with my layout and see how I get on!! Also – I ALWAYS take my blog photos before I write – it definitely helps me feel inspired !! Great read lovely !!
    Saira
    http://www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxx

  7. March 27, 2016 / 11:33 am

    I’m definitely feeling like I need to switch things up a bit! This post is super helpful! I signed up to one of those free websites where they get someone to look at your site and they produce a video of what they think, I thought it would be a load of rubbish but it was quite helpful and they actually pointed out that I was missing an About Me page!

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