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In Makeover Mode for the New Year? Don't Forget Your Blog

Weight loss. Organization. Exercise. Priorities. It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with reminders to makeover our lives and give ourselves a fresh start to the next 12 months…let’s not forget our blogs!  For so many of us, our blogs ARE our source of motivation, expression and inspiration, so it makes sense to spend some time assessing if it’s on track to be as awesome as we want it to be in 2012.  

Things to Consider:

The Design.  This one’s easy.  Are you tired of looking at your same old header? Or do you still love it and smile when you see it?  Is a new theme in order? I just added a splash page to my site, consistent with my design, to better organize things.

The Functionality.  Is it working as well as it should?  Take my blog, for example. I’ve had “Add a Search Feature” on my blog to-do list for ages and never got around to it.  I’m making sure that it’s happening this week!  Thinking of changing blog platforms? Adding a helpful plugin? Are all of your sidebar links and buttons working?

The Content. Is it time to start using an editorial calendar? (*raises hand*) Is there a series that you’ve been wanting to do? Have you been feeling like it’s time for a complete overhaul of your blog’s focus?

Only you know your blog inside and out.  During this time of self-reflection as we all come up with our resolutions and set goals for the year, add your blog to the list of items to nurture and grow.

Don’t put it off one more day!

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