Managing Your Blog Well is Like a Good Haircut

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Challenge Type: Strategy
Time Required: 1-5 minutes
Impact: Could be small, maybe large depending on what you’re removing!

In the embedded video I share a few thoughts about how constant evaluation of your blog in terms of design elements, features/functionality, plugins, and more will help you prepare for long-term growth.

Obviously happy.

Specifically, I speak upon how removing elements can oftentimes be a healthy practice in order to prepare for long-term growth and success. There’s always been an intimate relationship between pruning and growth, right?

The challenge for you today is to think about what you can take away instead of add. Perhaps it might simply be doing one blog post instead of two. Perhaps it’s something more dramatic. It’s up to you!

Finally, just like going to get your hair done, you do it frequently and a few times a year (perhaps more). Systematically evaluating your blog is not only a healthy practice but a strategic one as well!

[Creative Commons, aurelio]

  • http://jesusgeek.info John Wilkerson

    In the time it took you to record this video my barber would have finished cutting my hair.

    • John Saddington

      hah!

  • http://blog.ourchurch.com @PaulSteinbrueck

    Hoping my blogs have more growth potential than my hair. :D

    • John Saddington

      that shouldn’t be hard. ;)

  • http://dewde.com dewde

    I would very much like to unsee that.

    :-)

    peace | dewde

    • John Saddington

      sad.

    • Tom

      Like!

      • John Saddington

        just like your avatar.

  • http://jonmanna.com jon manna

    I’m amazed that you were able to keep your concentration as you recorded..lol
    Love the analogy!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing! it was a bit odd.

  • http://jizaul.com Josue Izaul

    I just noticed, but we did a haircut video in the same day!

    http://www.jizaul.com/my-haircut-random-video/

    • http://jizaul.com Josue Izaul

      Looking Good! thanks for the great post!

    • John Saddington

      haha! that’s so funny!

  • Gary Hackney

    As well, I usually end up with a lousy haircut because
    1) I don’t have it done on a regular, timely basis nor with a consistent look in mind. ( Just clean it up a little).
    2) Because I don’t make it a priority and book my regular guy, i end up with just anybody and so it’s different every time.

    So, as I plan my blogs (2 coming soon) I need to consider these things. Your insight are helping me get ready. Thanks

    • John Saddington

      2 coming? at the same time? can you handle that?

      • Gary Hackney

        I hope to roll out the easier/simpler one in late March and that should tell me if I can get the other done by early June. In the meantime I am “logging” content ideas so I’m not overwhelmed by either one. And I have someone who is helping design and build the sites so I can just plug in new photos/videos as I go.
        Congrats on your new baby… I have just learned that grandchild 4 is on the way.

        • John Saddington

          thanks so much! wow, #4 is awesome!