Over the course of a year, clutter – both physical and non-physical clutter – can build up fast. And although the title of this post says “Spring” cleaning and it’s also August (almost September) when this is going out to you, it’s important to remember that these Spring cleaning activities can be done (and should be done) throughout the entire year!
However Spring is definitely one of my favourite seasons; with it’s warmer weather, blooming flowers and new life, it’s also a great time to go inwards and reflect and rejuvenate. I don’t know about anyone else but I always feel motivated in Spring. It’s always the time of year where I want to make more plans, start a new project, set some goals and just generally have a shift in energy.
And being a blogger with blogging being a big part of my life (and yours too, probably, if you’re reading this!) I wanted to focus on some simple, quick and easy Spring cleaning activities that will benefit you AND your blog!
Spring isn’t the only time for blossoming, change and for getting rid of anything that doesn’t serve us anymore. Whether that’s mentally, spiritually, emotionally or physically. So if you’re feeling a bit stagnant, stuck or need a little energy shift, then it’s worth checking out some of these quick and easy Spring cleaning activities for you and your blog! (Or whatever time of year…)
Declutter your space
Feeling a bit frazzled and out of kilter? Your space might be making it worse. Whether you blog in an office, from your bed or on the couch, it’s worth having a little de-clutter of your space to help clear your mind and making it easier for you to function and concentrate!
Related read: How To De-Clutter Your House – Room By Room Checklist
Get rid of anything that isn’t working
Now that your space is clear, it’s time to focus on your blog. Did you pick up a new habit in the New Year? Did you join a new blogging group? Did you decide to branch out into different topics only to find that you’re not actually enjoying it? Whatever it is, drop anything that isn’t working. Leave it behind.
Brainstorm and plan content for the coming months
It’s not always about throwing stuff away and de-cluttering, right? If you’re doing that, then you’re also making room for the new stuff into your life. Which includes ideas! So now is also a great time to plan and brainstorm content for the coming months. I don’t mean get it all written within a day but just getting those ideas down is a great idea!
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Which brings me nicely onto this next point – organization! My favourite thing in the world! If you’ve been wanting to get more organized, now is the time to start. If your current organization method isn’t quite working, bin it and try something new or adapt it to suit you.
Spring cleaning activities for you and your blog continued:
Re-write your about me page / disclaimer / privacy notice if it’s out of date
I took a look at my about me page a few weeks ago and almost vomited. It was so horribly out of date and cringe and I couldn’t believe I’d left it like that for so long. Your blog and the blogging world in general is always changing and evolving so make sure your blog keeps up to reflect those changes – and your own personal evolution!
Need some help with your pages? Check out my Beginners Guide To Blogging for some advice and templates!
Make a plan
Going forward, where do you want your blog to go? Do you want to start working with brands? Write about different topics? Turn it into a business? Whatever the answer, make a plan. Whatever you want, write it down. Where do you want to be in 1 month? 1 year? 5 years? Manifest the heck out of that what you want for your blog and go and get it!
Set some blogging goals and intentions
And how are you going to get to where you want to be in your plan? By setting goals and intentions and working towards it gradually, of course. I’m all for small, achievable goals that we know with a bit of hard work, we can cross off our list. Start setting small goals for the week or the month and tie them in with your intentions.
Do a personal well-being check
So your space is all clean and tidy, your blog is up to date and your intentions are set. But what about YOU honey? How are YOU doing? This is why this post is about “activities for YOU and your blog”. Because without you, there is no blog. So please take some dedicated time to Spring clean yourself.
- What appointments do you need to make? Are you up to date on your cervical screening?
- How’s your mental health doing? Are you over-whelmed? Grounded? Feeling low?
- How’s that spirit feeling? Are you in tune with your inner voice or just going through the motions?
With your blog being such an important part of your life, it’s vital to keep on top of it. Of course you want your blog to succeed but not at the detriment of your own mental health and well-being. So all of these ideas combined will help tend to it all. By staying organized, you’re going to be under less stress. Less stress means there’s more space to brainstorm those amazing blog ideas! You get the gist!