9 Blog Tasks That Take 10 Minutes

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!

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Check emails

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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23 Replies to “9 Blog Tasks That Take 10 Minutes”

  1. Replying to comments is such a big one that I need to implement! I have a horrible habit of forgetting to reply.

    1. Same girl same!

  2. These are all great ideas. Commenting on other blogs is a good one and it really makes a difference in community and blog traffic. Thanks for sharing Tweeting this!

    1. Thanks Ivanna!

  3. I love all of these tips! I definitely need to spend more time checking email and scheduling social media posts! I am notoriously bad at that.

    Trecee | http://www.treceefabulous.com/

    1. Girl I am too! Thanks for reading!

  4. Scheduling post is always the best. I try and plan posts for the week.

  5. Really great tips! I love checking out other blogs and commenting!

  6. I’ve been trying to accomplish little blog tasks during my lunch break at work so these are great suggestions!!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  7. All of these are great to do in a quick time to help your blog and get ahead!

  8. Oh my, I wish pitching only took 10 minutes haha, it takes me hours! Ugh.

  9. These couldn’t be more true! I definitely think social media takes longer than 10 minutes, but I think it definitely depends on the person 🙂

  10. This is the perfect reminder for me! Thank you! And I love what you say about being the perfect customer for the fidget spinner lol

  11. All great quick/easy things to do! I actually do most of these in the mornings to start the day, and because they are so easy to accomplish it gets me ready for the day!

  12. I seriously need to do these! Lol thanks for sharing.

  13. allisonarnone says: Reply

    it’s amazing what you can do in ten min – i really try my best to read/comment on other blogs AND respond to comments on my own every day so it doesn’t pile up.

  14. ugh I def need to start doing all of these haha. Especially the pitching thing!! I’m so behind on blog work it’s insannnneee

  15. This is a great post! Reminds me of how much I need to get done, haha! I’m so bad with replying to comments too, but def need to step up my game. xx

  16. Great list- I so need to keep this handy! There’s ALWAYS something to do

  17. Oh my gosh this is an awesome list! I really need to prioritize more when it comes to my blog because so many of these tasks take such little time.

  18. I’ve been so bad at replying to comments lately! I always feel so bad about it too. I need to mark off 10 mins a day to reply, this is such a great post!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  19. These are such great ideas. Sometimes blogging can get overwhelming but dividing into smaller tasks can make it more manageable!

    Emma | Seeking the South

    1. So true! Thanks for reading, Emma!

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