I always need to be doing something. Whether I’m out doing something, checking social media, writing blog posts, it doesn’t matter. I always like being productive. I joke that I’m probably the perfect fidget spinner customer because I can’t even watch Netflix without doing something else.
Sometimes, I have just a few minutes of spare time at work or between classes, and I want to do something productive. I can’t really start on a big project because I won’t have time to finish it, but I can’t just sit around and do nothing. That’s why I’m glad there are a ton of things I can do for my blog that don’t take much time at all!
All of these blog tasks are perfect for when you’re on the go or when you’re at the computer for a few minutes. You could even do some of them if you’re chilling in a waiting room! Whatever the case, they take a maximum of 10 minutes!
Checking emails is a great way to spend a few minutes! It’s a great feeling seeing the little red number by your inbox disappear because you’ve read everything. There could even be an opportunity of a lifetime hiding in there!
Related: Erica from Coming Up Roses has a great post on how to get to inbox zero!
Pitch to brands
Related to checking emails, you may want to take 10 minutes to pitch to a brand or two! Pitching to brands is a great way to grow your own brand as well as increase your confidence level. You never know when you’ll get a positive response back!
Reply to comments
This is something I always put off until my comment inbox gets way too full. Even if you don’t get to all of them in 10 minutes, you’ll definitely make a big dent! Plus, replying to the comments on your blog creates a valuable community between you and your readers.
Comment on other blogs
Another great way to grow your community is by commenting on other blogs! I mainly do this through Facebook blogging networks like Blog Passion Project, Millennial Blogging Network, and InfluenceHer Collective. You can usually get through a thread or two in 10-15 minutes. I’ve actually found some of my favorite blogs and a lot of my inspiration by doing so!
Repin older posts on Pinterest
Another great task to do if you have a few minutes is to repin some of your older posts! People who didn’t see it the first time may see it now and click through to your blog. I always like to do this with some of my more popular posts that did well on Pinterest the first go-around.
Tip: Pin these posts on new group boards you may be a part of. This increases the chances of your post being seen!
Record blogging stats
If you’re anything like me, you like to keep a tab on your monthly stats. Sure, Google Analytics has your data going back to approximately forever ago, but it’s nice to see the numbers side by side! Take a few minutes every week to record things like unique page views, bounce rate, popular posts, and your top referrals. These are important things to know in case you want to start adjusting your strategies!
Update an older post with new information
Did you publish a post on healthy snacks awhile back but recently discover a brand new super yummy life-changing healthy snack? Well, go back and make an update! What if someone stumbles upon the post sans life-changing snack? Do you want people to miss out on the holy grail of snack foods? If you answered yes to that last question, then you might be kind of evil.
Anyway, always keep an eye out on posts that might need adding onto. Then, you can always share the new and improved post on social media! BOOM! More page views. It’s like magic!
Schedule social media posts
It’s always nice to have your social media posts scheduled so you don’t have to worry about them during the week! Fill up your queue with upcoming posts, oldies but goodies, and some of your favorites that you’ve seen around the blogosphere!
Learn something new
Last, but certainly not least, learn something new. Now, you may not be able to school yourself on a brand new Pinterest strategy in just 10 minutes, but you can definitely get started on some research. It’s always important for bloggers to keep on learning so they can deliver the best content to their readers.
What blog tasks do you like to do when you have 10 minutes to spare? Let me know in the comments!
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