A Little Blog Love

My blog could really use some love. It has been almost five years since I started Life Without A Manual. I have done quite a bit of work on it, but a makeover is long overdue. From the beginning, my plan has been to grow the blog in readership so that if I ever write a book (WHEN I write a book), I’ll already have a following. My day-to-day plan is to come up with engaging blog posts that inspire people or at least let them know that the struggle is real, and they are not alone.

That’s it. That’s my whole plan. And I know, there should be more to it.

A few years ago, I was hosting another blog in GoDaddy, and the two crossed paths. As they say in Ghostbusters (the original), “Don’t cross the streams. It would be very bad.” Well, let’s just say streams were crossed, but the world didn’t come to an end. Instead, my website crashed and took months to rebuild from scratch, which cost me a pretty penny.

In a few weeks, GoDaddy will send me a renewal notice, and I will pay for another year to exist. But, to be honest, existing isn’t enough. I want a brand. I want a social media presence. I want more. And yet, I have a terrible habit of letting my blog lag for a few months and pick it up again when the mood strikes me. For 2020, I don’t want that to happen. This is why I’m joining the Blog Audit Challenge. I need a more strategic plan, which will mean a deep dive into what is working and what could be improved upon. I’m excited about this venture, and I look forward to bringing an even better blog to you!

If you have a blog and have done a recent makeover, I’d love to hear about it! Special thanks to Lady In Read Writes for posting about the Blog Audit Challenge. 

6 comments on A Little Blog Love

  1. Martha
    January 21, 2020 at 6:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Interesting, I haven’t heard of the blog audit challenge. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. Carrie
    January 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm (1 month ago)

    We might be blog twins! I started mine for the same reason and am very sporadic in posting. Tell me more about this audit.

    • Elisa Heisman
      January 22, 2020 at 9:59 am (1 month ago)

      Hi Carrie – click on the link in my post for details. I can’t remember her name but the blogger behind Lady Who Reads Writes posted about it as well. Blog twins! Love it. 🙂

  3. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA
    January 21, 2020 at 10:05 pm (1 month ago)

    You need to keep active here. That will work. (I have another group that is waning or I’d recommend it to you.)

  4. vidya
    January 22, 2020 at 4:26 pm (1 month ago)

    So glad you are going to be doing this also.. definitely helps when you know others are in the journey with you, wherever they may be ..

  5. Jo Linsdell
    January 28, 2020 at 4:21 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Great to have you joining us. We can do this! 💪


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