How often do you take time for the technical side of your blog? If not so often then this post is exactly for you. If you do it regularly then I hope you will find something useful. For you I have also prepared a checklist to make work even easier. The list below is most of the things you should be checking up on at least once a month. 🙂
At least once a month evaluates Google Analytics. Optimize high-performing posts and check referral traffic to your blog.
At least once a month do a backup and keep it in a safe location, or rather two. 🙂 You don’t know if it’s worth? Think of all the time that you invested in creating all blog posts and how you would feel if you lost everything.
Images may take quite some space and significantly slow down the blog, so it is important to optimize them. Ideally you should optimize them regularly, but if not it is important to do once a month. You can save theme smaller and compress them. For this, I use ImageOptim that makes images take up less disk space and load faster.
Check how fast your blog loads. You can use Google PageSpeed to analyze and optimize the site with following web best practices.
Check for dead links and eliminate them. Google Search Console can help you with that. In Crawl> Crawl Errors, you can find URL Errors on your blog.
Update blog platform (eg. WordPress) and if necessary also update template and plugins. Before updates don’t forget to make a backup and after update check if all on your blog is how it should be.
There is a to-do list that you can download, print and add some more task (eg. planning post for the next month).
Do you regularly care of your blog? Would you add anything?