Posted on January 12, 2016

Analyse Other Peoples Blogs // 8 Weeks to #ImproveYourBlog

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Welcome to 8 weeks To #ImproveYourBlog, week 2.

During this 8 week course, we’ll be focusing on one thing per week. Every Tuesday, they’ll be a new post for you to read, go away and do some tasks that will hopefully enable you to improve your blog.

If you want to see what’s coming up in future posts, then check out the introduction post where I go through each weeks topic.

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In last weeks blog post, Check Yourself, we were looking at how to go back to basics in order to get your blog in order, this week, we’ll be analysing other peoples blogs.

The full series:

  • Week 1: Check Yourself an audit of your blog and social media accounts to make sure everything is up to date and ready for the new year.
  • Week 2: Learning From Othersanalysing other peoples blogs to see how you can improve your own.
  • Week 3: Figuring Out What You Wantbeing clear about your blog goals and what actions you need to take to achieve them.
  • Week 4: Improve Your Images how to improve your blog images, use props, make graphics and where to grab free stock photos. 
  • Week 5: Improve Your Contenttips and tricks on how to improve your writing.
  • Week 6: Blog Consistentlycreating a schedule that works for you and sticking to it.
  • Week 7: Socialiseusing comments and social media to get involved in the community and grow your traffic and social proof. 

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Analyse Other Peoples Blogs

Todays challenge is to take yourself over to other blogs and find inspiration in others in order to grow.

We’re often told not to compare ourselves to others and focus on what we’re doing. But it’s okay to learn from other people and take a look at what they’re doing great at.

I find that surrounding yourself with inspirational blogs can really keep me motivated – but sitting down to really look through a blog that you love can really make you see how attainable it is to be seen as successful, too.

It’s also a great way of looking recognising the direction you want your blog to take – are there things from these blogs you can seek inspiration on, put your own spin on them and use them to your advantage?

What I’d like you to do is go over to at least 5 other blogs that you see as successful or inspirational and think about the following:

  • What are they posting about?
  • What is their writing style?
  • How often to they post?
  • How do their readers engage with the blogger?
  • How does the blogger use social media?
  • What is it about the blog that makes you view it as successful?
  • How do they use images?
  • What other pages do they have in their menu bar?
  • How do they end blog posts?
  • What do you like about the design?
  • What would you do to make the blog better?

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Download the printable to help you.

I’d love for you to come back and tell me how you’re going to use this analysis to improve your blog. What have your learnt and want can you make better?

I do have an existing printable and very in depth guide for analysing blogs if you want to delve further than the questions above.

I’d love you to let me know if you’ve learnt anything by doing this!

Come back next Tuesday, when we’ll be figuring out what we want from our blogs, so we can figure out which direction we need to take.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Candice January 12, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I’ve always been looking for ways to better my blog especially readers – thanks for sharing these

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  • Reply Amy January 12, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Oooh definitely going to try this tonight! Loving these posts xxx
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  • Reply Suze The Luxury Columnist January 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    What a helpful check list, it’s certainly worth checking out as many other blogs as possible as there’s always room for improvement on our own
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  • Reply Jackie Harrison January 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

    This is very helpful so are good to have those printable to keep a log. Great detail post.

  • Reply Becky January 12, 2016 at 11:30 am

    This is such a fantastic idea! I did this when I first made me my blog, I made notes about the sorts of layouts I liked etc and it really helped. I think I’m gonna do this with your template now before the year properly kicks in!
    xxxx

  • Reply KizzyDoll January 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Super tips, might try some 🙂 x
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  • Reply Darina January 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Great tip! I will try this! Thank you!
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  • Reply Julie January 12, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Another really helpful post. I’d like to know how other bloggers copy and paste images from the internet in to their posts (e.g wish lists). When I’ve done it, it doesn’t look as slick!
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  • Reply Becky January 12, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I love this. It made me realise there’s a lot of different reasons why I love the blogs I do. I definitely have a long way to go before I’ll have mine exactly how I want it (and by the time I get there I’ll probably want to change it again!)

  • Reply Anca January 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Having a spread sheet is such a great idea. I try to analyze what other bloggers are doing. I mean the ones that I read almost daily as I’m still reading them and find their blogs interesting. I’ll print the pdf right now.
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  • Reply Beth May January 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I love this idea! Lovely way to make improvements. Can’t wait to give this a try xx
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  • Reply Oksana Zolotukhina January 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Really useful post for bloggers! Thanks a lot for letting us know about it!
    Have a nice day, Corinne!
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  • Reply Ela January 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Checking other blogs and finding the bits I need to improve is one of the thing I’ve been doing. You can learn and get inspiration from other blogs which would help you in the long run. These questions you came up are great, I am doing some of them but will definitely be checking other bits too.

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  • Reply Sam January 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    What a handy idea! I always envy the photos on other blogs(yours always look lush) so I think I need to get some props together. Looking forward to next week’s post as I have no idea what direction I’m going in with my blog haha
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  • Reply Serene January 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I love your tips Corinne, Looking at other blogs definitely helps with self improvement on your blog 🙂

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  • Reply Phoenicia January 13, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I always read other blogs. I am amazed at how well some bloggers write and feel challenged. There is always something to learn from another blogger. I never want to feel I have “arrived” as then I will believe my own hype and that there is absolutely nothing more I can gain.

  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves January 13, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever done this before since I started blogging. It’s a good idea though. Thanks for the printable!
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  • Reply Akaleistar January 13, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Excellent questions and I love the printables!
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  • Reply Mica January 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    This is a great idea to do! 🙂

    I find the reason I do some things the way I do on my blog is because there are things I didn’t like or found missing on other blogs, so I’m trying to create something I’d love to read. I’ve never gone through the blogs I loved to read and had a good look at them to see if I could get any inspiration from there though!
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  • Reply Lucy January 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Great advice and tips. Many of the blogs
    I like have updated theirs so there is something in keeping it fresh and current Lucyx
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  • Reply Sian January 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I love this idea. I always try to think about what I love about certain bloggers and try and think if it would work for me. It won’t always (I can’t pretend to be a funny as you are haha), but sometimes it does and it helps a lot!

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