Here's a quick checklist to help you maintain your WordPress blog. Feel free to print it, bookmark it, or do whatever else you want with it.
One of the most time-consuming activities as a blogger is 'maintaining your blog'.
I'm not referring to creating content or doing marketing and promotional work for your blog, I'm referring to all the other essential blog management activities that are involved in keeping your blog in tip-top shape.
If your blog runs on WordPress then managing it is fairly straightforward and doesn't require a University degree.
WordPress is already a pretty rock-solid platform to work with, and, it comes with frequent updates too.
That said, below I've put together a checklist of things you need to do to manage and maintain your WordPress blog properly.
I've broken this checklist into three sections, daily, weekly and monthly tasks.
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Let's start with the little things you can do each day to maintain your blog.
Some of these things you obviously won't need to do, for instance, if you don't get very many comments then you won't need to respond to them on a daily basis.
Probably the most important item on the list above is backing up your WordPress blog. Don't fail to do this, here's why.
Now, let's take a look at some of the things you can do on a weekly basis.
Here is a list of things you can do every month to make sure your blog runs smoothly.
That's it. That's all there is to it.
As you can see, maintaining your blog doesn't have to be time-consuming at all. Keep this list handy or bookmark it for future reference.