Quarter 4 is the biggest quarter for most food bloggers. It is when people are looking for holiday recipes so our traffic is usually at it’s highest (depending on niche.) But more importantly, it is when ad rates are a lot higher too.
This is why we have created this easy to follow 7 day blog challenge, to help you get your blog ready for your best Q4 ever! Now your blog will not be ready after the 7 day challenge, you will have a bit of work after the challenge has ended. But you will have a plan in place for the work you need to do on your food blog.
The food blog challenge is completely free and easy to follow. Depending on the size of your blog, it can take anywhere from an hour or more to complete each day’s challenge, but this is something you need to do! And you are probably doing some of it now but possibly in an unorganized manner (like I used to.)
What is this 7 day blog challenge?
It is a challenge that I created for you to go into quarter 4 prepared. You will decide which posts need to be updated and when you are going to do it.
We decided to go with a daily routine instead of weekly because we feel that it easier to do something daily for 7 days without losing focus. The “assignments” each day are pretty easy to follow and you should be able to complete each one in the day.
If your food blog has thousands of posts to sort through it may be a bit longer. No worries, take your time going through them.
This challenge is for existing content, not so much about creating new recipe posts. Redoing existing content can be huge for Q4 if done properly!
What you will be doing in this food blog challenge
Decluttering – yes it is very important if you want to go into quarter 4 prepared!
Going through posts to see what is best for each month of quarter 4.
Going through your list to determine when it was updated last.
Learning to prioritize the posts you need to redo.
Creating a content calendar the posts you need to redo.
Setting up your email strategy for the quarter 4 recipe blog posts.
And finally we will go over social media planning.
How does this challenge work?
This challenge was originally an email series but we switched it over to blog posts so there is no sign up to participate.
There is a workbook for you to download and print out so you can fill it out as you go through each day. It is a OneDrive file but you do not need a Microsoft account to download it – 7 day Q4 food blog challenge workbook.
I recommend starting on day 1 and not missing any of the days:
- Day 1 – Declutter
- Day 2 – Going through posts
- Day 3 – Evaluate posts
- Day 4 – Prioritize
- Day 5 – Content calendar
- Day 6 – Plan out email
- Day 7 – Social media
Are you ready for your Q4 food blog challenge?
Sharing is caring and I am sure that you know other food bloggers who would love to take this free challenge as well!