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8 Ways to Boost Your Blog Presence When You’re Bored

We all have those days when we feel bored or uninspired. Sometimes you don’t feel like creating an entire post, and that is okay! It doesn’t mean you can’t use your downtime to boost your blog presence in small ways. The following is a list of things you can do in moderation whenever you have a spare 20 minutes or an hour. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and try some of these stress-free blog boosters:

Create a list of blog topic ideas

A notebook is a blogger essential. Use this time to curl up on your sofa and jot down a list of ideas for upcoming blog posts. Feeling uninspired? Try flipping through a magazine or browsing the web and making note of what jumps out at you… it may just be your next topic!

Comment on other blogs

Networking with other bloggers is always one of the best ways to boost blog traffic. Take an hour and dedicate it entirely to reading through other blogs and leaving comments on the posts. Always be genuine, and don’t feel shy to leave a link to your blog following your signature.

Follow new people on Twitter

Growing your Twitter audience can be as easy as finding and following other like-minded people. Use a few of your minutes to follow some new people and send them a tweet if you feel inclined. It’s important to interact with other people online if you want to get noticed! If you have some extra time, you can also try adding a background image to your status updates.

Research brands you’d like to work with

How do you find brands you’d like to work with? You search for them! Hop on Google and search for some topics in your niche if you don’t already have some brands in mind. Create an Excel spreadsheet of the information you find, including the brand name, website address, and contact information.

Email those brands

If you’re feeling confident, email those brands you researched. Introduce yourself and let them know that you’re interested in working with them. Keeping it short and sweet is the way to go as long-winded emails often get overlooked. You might just spark up a new blogging relationship!

Expand your blogroll

While you’re at it, search for some new blogs to add to your favourites list. New blogs are popping up all the time and you might just find ones you adore. Bookmark them or add them to your blog reader.

Write to a fellow blogger

Building relationships online can be as easy as sending a nice email to a blogger you admire or one you have been following for a long time. Shoot them an email and let them know your thoughts.

Write a blogging goal for next week in one sentence

Goals are always great to have. Use some time to think about what you hope to accomplish next week. Maybe you want to write “x” amount of posts, or gain a set amount of new followers? Write it down and keep it by your keyboard to stay on track.

What are some other ways you can use your time wisely?


  • This is too funny. Literally came across this as I was bored. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Rachel

  • Some great tips! I need to be more active on my twitter…
    another thing i do when im bored is search blogging and photography advice on pinterest, there’s toooons of advice out there from other bloggers.

  • Julie S.

    The comments line item is my fave. Reading posts and leaving comments is a great way to make new blogger friends.

  • Thanks for the list! I totally needed this last night when I was dead bored but I’m saving this for when I get bored… which is probably sometime later tonight since I don’t really want to study πŸ˜›

  • Agustina Cabris

    Thanks Dana!
    I am blogger very recently and this is great!

    Gracias Dana! Soy bloger hace muy poco tiempo y esto es genial!

  • Lucy Platt

    Love this post, is really useful as i haven’t had my blog long at all!

  • thank you for this great tips !

  • great tips, I just got into twitter yesterday!! normally when IΒ΄m bored I just look at blogs and blogs πŸ˜‰

  • Marta Barrales

    Great ideas hon <3

  • Thank you for the tips. Sometimes I tend to forget that there are more things to do with blogging other than creating posts πŸ™‚

  • I love blogging, don’t get me wrong, but lately I have been full time student, neglecting to be with my friends and blog as often. Is that wrong, because I like to think that I am a good time manager–school-wise I guess.
    Long time follower and friend,
    ~Lily
    P.S.: I always love your hair!!

  • These are great tips, thank you!

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  • Love this tips! I also get inspired on Pinterest or sometimes even Tumblr! Great photography always inspires me to do more πŸ™‚

    aniqadreams.blogspot.com

  • Great tips, thanks for sharing! It’s really important to make daily habits to work on a blog. Personally, this year I really need to work on online relationships. I’m not even sure why I’m so shy about emailing fellow blogger… You just helped me to create my new years resolution! πŸ™‚ Thank you! And happy new year! xxx

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    Great tips! Thank you!

  • I like this. I haven’t started school yet and I’m trying to work a lot on my blog before the crazy year starts and this is perfect. Awesome ideas, thank you πŸ™‚

  • I’ll definitely be trying these tips out, thank you!

  • I am quite obsessed with reading blogs and try to leave comments as much as I can. It certainly makes a difference to growing your own blog and you never know what conversation you’ll end up sparking. Twitter is definitely the one I have the most trouble with… I just don’t get it πŸ™‚

  • vicky kim

    Such a helpful post. Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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  • I have started following new blogs this past week. And whenever I visit someones blog, I always try to leave a comment! πŸ™‚ And I’ve been reaching out to new brands this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  • S L

    These tips are perfect!! πŸ™‚

  • These are great tips, thanks for sharing. I really need to get myself more into Twitter!
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  • Jenna Meow

    Great tips! As a new blogger I just discovered your website and it is so helpful, thank you!
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  • IcePick

    Your posts always amaze me. Thank you so much as you have been so helpful for newbs like me.

    http://raveandview.blogspot.com

  • Seri

    This post is SO helpful!!! I am going to take your advice and leave my link here! My blog is serisblog.com and I would be so thankful for you to stop by!

  • I love your posts I find them so interesting.

    I’m much too scared to contact any companies to work with them, I feel like I’m not a strong enough blogger yet and I’m still finding my feet, but I do love coming across new blogs, newbies and long timers πŸ™‚

    Hayley \ cityandcode

  • Marilyn Foster

    Great tips

  • Rachel Sturz

    I just came across this post, and think these are great tips! It’s a nice little checklist to use to think of things to help drive traffic to my blog.

    Do you have any advice on how to contact companies or other bloggers you may be interested in working with? Or have you already done a post on this topic?

    ~Rachel

    FitToWander.com

  • Your sites are just what I needed to improve my blog! There is all information on one site! Thank you so much. πŸ™‚
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  • Love the ideas but I wish there was something a little deeper for those people who have been doing all of those things already. Well, minus reaching out to brands. I may be the only one out there but I’m not really interested in hunting down sponsors. Sponsored posts seem to me where every blogger loses themselves. Spare me the contrived 5 paragraph love fest about an item you didn’t know existed from a company you hadn’t heard of until they emailed you about free stuff. *gag*

    • Hey πŸ™‚
      If you want something more in depth, you should check out my new course called Get Noticed here: http://www.heyblogger.com. It’s more focused on getting your blog seen πŸ™‚

  • Emily

    I’ve always wanted to work with brands, but waited for them to contact me rather than the other way around. I’ll have to do some hunting soon! πŸ™‚

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

  • Thanks for sharing the tips, now i shall try these and gain more presence for my new blog here — http://www.tofucar.com/

  • Urvee

    Amazing post as always Dana!
    xo Urvee <3
    http://www.urvee.co.in

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  • Love this, I just been getting back into blogging. This post was very helpful with tips for when I’m a little bored πŸ™‚ https://justbreathesite.wordpress.com/

  • awesome post. I haven’t had the nerve to email brands before…this post have inspired me.

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