Recently I’ve been thinking it’s been a while since I last blogged, and have been feeling pretty guilty about it. With a little extra time on my hands the last couple of days, I finally ‘forgot my password’ and logged back into my WordPress account. I couldn’t believe it had been over a year, it felt like just a few months ago, honest!
Truthfully, over the last year I’ve spent most of my spare time renovating and updating my new-to-me, old home. Constantly busying around the house fixing things up, painting, buying furniture and art, the whole bit! (There’s a point to me telling you this…)
Feeling uninspired, I started to procrastinate and navigate some other blogs. I quickly realized that besides not posting, my blog was generally out of date. It looked stale compared to some of the cool sites I was checking out, had no pictures (sad, but true), and only a couple of widgets.
I started fiddling with the dashboard, modernized my theme, added photos, more tags, and some extra widgets…basically redecorating my site I thought….
Light-blub moment! I realized that I wasn’t only updating the look, but also some important and valuable content. Really, I was beginning to ‘redeco-right’ my site by making it a better experience for my readers and also for search engines.
I now understand how businesses can neglect their websites for so long without making important changes and updates. It’s so easy to get caught up with day-to-day life and forget how quickly technology and the internet change around you.
A year later, after re-doing almost my whole house, take my advice and don’t be intimidated. It’s a big job and takes time, so start with one thing like the artwork and update/add some pictures!
If you haven’t done it in a while, it might be time to do some ‘redeco-righting’ to your website or blog!
- Aleya Suleman