Your Daily Blogging Checklist for 2014 – Plus FREE Printable

It’s a new year and the blog world seems to be filled with posts about blog goals and resolutions for 2014. It’s all very exciting, actually! Setting goals for your blog is great. Here at The SITS Girls, the goal has always been to provide a positive place for bloggers to grow, connect, and learn – together.

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If you’re anything like me, checklists are key and this simple Daily Blogging Checklist will help you take your blog to the next level. We’ve divided the checklist into sections with easy tasks that you can do daily to boost not only your blog stats, but also how others engage and connect with you and your blog.

Your Daily Blogging Checklist for 2014

On Your Blog

Keeping the content on your blog fresh is important. Make sure that you are posting at least 2 to 3 times a week whether it be a blog post or a vlog.  Keep in mind that you can schedule posts at the beginning or the end of the week to prep yourself.

Social Media

Twitter

  • Tweet articles from others, especially those in your niche.
  • Following new people is a great way to start relationships and discover new blogs. Follow 10 new people a day, a good way to do this is to check out who people in your niche are following and follow them as well.
  • Make sure to tweet out links to your blog posts, tweet as soon as they’re published or schedule them to tweet out at peak times.

Facebook

  • On Facebook, you have to get the engagement going and a good way to do this is by asking a question.
  • Share images related to your blog and niche.
  • Upload links to your blog posts, this is a great way to promote new blog posts and even recycle old posts that are still relevant.

Google +

  • Like on Twitter, share and +1 posts and articles from others.
  • Add 5 to 10 new people to your circles.
  • Maximize your Google juice, which is vital, by sharing links and descriptions to your blog posts, new and old.

Pinterest

  • Pin or Repin about 5 to 10 images from your favorite blog posts/articles of the day.
  • Make sure that all your blog posts have pinnable images.
  • Pin your own content. High use times on Pinterest are mornings and weekends.

Emails

  • Ensure that your respond to emails from PR agencies. An easy way to do this is to copy, paste, and personalize stock email responses.
  • Make sure to check for emails for Massive Sway newsletters so you can apply for new opportunities that are fit for you and your blog.

Go The Extra Mile

  • Keep an updated list of blog posts ideas either on your phone or in a notebook/planner.
  • Create Google alerts for keywords and phrases within your niche. This is a great way to discover new blog post ideas.
  • Review and update your editorial calendar based on the categories you have set up for your blog.
  • Create and update an income/expense tracker for your blog to track all income and and money spent on your blog. This helps get you prepared for tax season.

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Download the Free Daily Blogging Checklist

Download the checklist below and keep it close for daily use.

FREE DAILY BLOGGING CHECKLIST DOWNLOAD

The more you go through the list daily, the more natural each point will feel to you and the easier it will be to get into a routine of doing them.

Now tell us

What’s something you do daily to better your blog?

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About Brittany

Brittany is a 21 year old graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She opens up about her journey through adulthood on her lifestyle blog, Simply Brittany. She feeds her social media addiction on Twitter as @brittanyciara and on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Brittany is also the founder of Fun For EP Kids and Hey Girl Media.

Comments

  1. Thank you guys for sharing this! I just made it my desktop screensaver, to help me keep on track and motivated through the year!
    Marisa recently posted..My Blog Guest Success Story 2013

  2. Question, why is ‘Tweet 3 articles and/or posts from others’ listed twice?
    Angela Gilmore recently posted..I Never Thought I’d be That Kind of Mother

  3. Thank you so much! Very helpful in understanding the ins-and-outs of the blog world. :)
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  4. You guys rock!!!! Always steer me in the right direction when I am feeling a writing block or just feeling blah…<3

  5. Yes! this post is exactly what I needed. I posted a direct link to my post on my twitter as soon as I read it. lol.. Keep it up ladies

  6. Exactly what I needed. Thanks!

  7. Great list and just in time for the new year! Looking forward to a great blogging year and wish you all the same!
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  8. I like these daily blog tasks in an easy manageable list. THANKS!
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  9. I love the idea of a blogging check list. I think one important thing not on this one is to leave genuine comments on other blogs daily. :-)

  10. Great share about daily blogging checklist. And another one I might add is to comment on posts by other Bloggers like this one. Because that will help you to stay abreast of what is happening in the Blogging community, as well learn from others ideas. Thank you for writing this, James Dazouloute

  11. wao great list thanks for this post keep it up !!
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  12. We do need to be more engaging via social media so thank you for this checklist!

  13. Nice checklist, thanks. I’ll check it out and see what I can do. :)
    Julie Prescesky recently posted..Make A Sweater And Jeans Into Cozy Slippers

  14. Thanks for this!!! I am all about a list! :)

  15. Great list! I’m great at the blogging part but not the social media stuff. Will be handy to have this checklist!
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  16. These are excellent starting points!
    Pam recently posted..Momma’s Weekly Plan

  17. Great checklist! I don’t think I could get that much done every day (given other tasks I have to do plus take care of two kids and my home), but it’s a great reference point for staying active within the blogging world. I think I’ll create a more personalized checklist for myself based on this one.

  18. Get those posts up! That’s my goal!
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  19. I love this checklist! I absolutely cannot live without checklists so this will be a great way to stay on top of things. Can’t wait to start using this!
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  20. Just printed this…thank you for sharing! It looks like something that could help me keep on track!
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  21. Perfecto! Working on my editorial calendar and this is a great asset, thanks!

  22. printed – thank you for this! it will definitely help with my 2014 business goals.
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  23. This is a great list; I do some of these things already, but can always do more.
    I don’t tweet, so I maybe losing out in that area.
    My favorite tip: Upload links to your blog posts, this is a great way to promote new blog posts and even recycle old posts that are still relevant.
    I like the idea of recycling old posts.
    Thank you.
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  24. Perfect timing. I was just trying to figure out how I was going to organize social media. Thanks for thinking it through for me. :)
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  25. Thank you so much for putting this list together Brittany. Such a great checklist to have on hand. I pinned it to my Blog board on Pinterest. :)

    Best Wishes,

    Crystal

  26. I’m exhausted from reading the list. Coffee break! :D
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  27. Perfect timing I’m getting this years blogging plan scheduled, so this will be perfect
    Lorelle recently posted..Reflection on the year that was

  28. What a great list! I am really trying to be more effective when it comes to blogging and this would really help a lot :)
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  29. A great list. Thank you!!

  30. This is fantastic! Thanks for the tips and ideas! Definitely will be using this to help with my New Year blogging goals! :)
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  31. Thanks for creating a checklist for me! It’ll be easier to do now.
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  32. What a great set of tips and checklist! I’ll definitely be pinning and referencing throughout the year.
    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries recently posted..Gingham & Roses Link Up & Social Media Hop {1}

  33. This is a great list! A little overwhelming but some good ideas for how I can do better at growing the blog!
    Amanda H @EatHardWorkHard recently posted..Meal Prep Monday – Cranberry Pear Baked Oatmeal and Chicken Nuggets

  34. This is perfect timing! I was just typing up my daily to do lists last night. Thanks for sharing this information. It’s crazy how much we as bloggers have to manage on a day to day basis!

  35. There is one more think to do daily – being familiar with newses. Google alert or something like that, reading, sharing, reblogging and so on. Up to date knowledge is a key to a succesful blog.

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