Have you noticed the weather is finally starting to turn at last (well here in the UK, anyway!)?
The interminable stretch of dark nights, the bitter cold, rain, snow and misery of the season has suddenly shifted.
We’re getting daffodils and sunshine now, and I don’t know about you, but when this happens my thoughts suddenly turn to spring cleaning.
How the shift in season can help our blogs
We log owners have been busy over Winter.
We’ve kept our sites running smoothly, probably done a bit of research to find out how to optimise them, learned some new blogging skills in the long dark evenings, and used the lack of sunlight as a good prompt to stay indoors and work on our business.
All of this activity online can lead to a lot of ‘clutter’, though, too.
De-cluttering for blog satisfaction
Clutter for your blog can take a lot of different formats.
It can mean a host of spam in your folder that needs sorting through and emptying, old e-mails that need responding to at last and then filing, revamping our back-up or online storage solutions to make sure that they’re keeping our data safe.
It can mean finally going back to your static pages and seeing just how much content on there has evolved, become outdated or needs to be simply revamped and reissued to reflect new developments in your business.
De-cluttering is a really satisfying task.
You can allocate a day to your blog just as you do for your home, spring cleaning all of the obsolete content, updating images, re-structuring files and folders, and emptying deleted messages, spam folders and messages you have responded to.
You can take the time to view your site from the perspective of one of your customers, and regard it with fresh eyes to see if you have any improvements to make.
How to approach your blog Spring cleaning
It’s worth undertaking your Spring cleaning systematically, checking to see if you have any software updates you can make, if there have been any new developments over the winter months that could enhance your processes, reduce administration and make your site run more efficiently and effectively.
Once you’ve got to the bottom of your tasks for cleaning and ordering your site, put in place a few processes that can mean you stay on top of your administration for the season.
These simple tasks will make your blog run more efficiently, load more fluidly and show your customers that you are committed to keeping your site as clean, ordered and tidy as you do your home environment!
What do you do to keep your blog decluttered?
Please share your views in the comments below.