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Be a Better Blogger: DIY GSD (Get Sh*t Done)

Posted 3 August, 2015 in Features / 10 Comments

Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge!

After having some real talk with the wonderful ladies in the BABB Facebook group, we’re going to play around with the format of the challenge over the next few months. I’m open to all suggestions, just drop me a line. 🙂

It seemed that a lot of people (myself included) think they’d be more successful with a looser, less specific theme. So instead of super detailed challenges like email marketing or blogging schedules, you get to pick the tasks that are most important to you.

If the monthly challenge is something like email marketing, and you’re either in pretty good shape with that or have no interest, you have to sit out for the entire month. That’s no fun! That’s also not what I want. I don’t just want people checking off their to-dos in isolation, I would love for us to be a community that helps each other. And if there’s no consistency from one month to the next, how can that happen?

So here’s how it’s going to go this month, the month of the DIY to-do list:

  1. Sit down and think of the things that are pretty quick and easy to do, but you’ve been putting them off without a good reason.
  2. Pick 3 of them. Those are your tasks for the month. 🙂
  3. Share that list in a blog post, Facebook post, or wherever there’s room.
  4. Add that post’s URL to the linkup below.

Easy peasy!

Here’s my list:

  • UBB backlog: when I first bought the UBB plugin, I was pretty good about adding the info to older posts. Then I basically stopped. So I’m going to update at least 20 reviews this month.
  • Email marketing: Update the welcome emails people get when they first subscribe to any list. I’m also contemplating a monthly newsletter, and I need to make a decision by the end of the week.
  • Challenges: Update all challenges. This includes adding my challenge reviews to the linkups, as well as writing reviews for books I read specifically for a challenge.

What’s yours? Add it below:

And if you have questions or need help or advice with your to-do list, ask in the Facebook group! We’re all here to help each other out. 🙂

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10 Responses to “Be a Better Blogger: DIY GSD (Get Sh*t Done)”

  1. Vi

    I’ve been terrible at updating & reformatting all of my old posts before I moved to WP & before UBB. I seriosuly wanna pay someone to do it for me bc it’s crazy how much I have to do. BUT, I’ve slowly but surely been doing lil by lil, so yay for that.

    • I’m so bad with it, too! I have like 100 reviews with no UBB info – that doesn’t even count blog tours, releases, etc. that I used to do, and would like to eventually format with UBB.

  2. I’ve been pretty bad with updating my website lately so my three things to do are going to be:
    1) Update old reviews with goodreads and purchase links
    2) Update the sales pages
    3) Promote website on FB Page to try and get more interaction

    • Great goals! I know sales pages are a bitch to maintain haha. For promoting your Fb page – I recommend setting aside time like once a week to set aside a block of time to schedule posts for the whole week. I’ve found that’s so much easier than trying to do it once a day or as you go. 🙂

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