5 Sure Ways To Keep Your Blog Active & Consistent
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So, you have started blogging and blogging for quite some time. Everything is turning to your favour and you get a complacent attitude. Or you reached a point where you find yourself difficult to think what to write next.
Finding yourself familiar in this situation? Yes, everyone faces this. No matter if you are a newbie blogger or pro, at one point you have to experience this so called ‘Writer’s Block’. There are various posts that can help to you overcome this writer’s block and think of the ways to find ideas for your next article.
But here I share with you few points that you duplicate and follow so that your blog remains consistent.
Stick to Updates:
I always used to wonder how many blogs keep updating their blog regularly when I am stuck in what-to-write-next syndrome. Then after some analysis, I can find that these people, apart from writing their mind also writes updates in the industry. They never miss any crucial updates as they never get a chance to write about it once again. Updates don’t happen often.
For instance, take HellboundBloggers, you can see any update regarding technology in this blog. It gives you the latest news that happen in the industry. So, on seeing this, I swore myself to stick to updates and to blog about it anytime possible.
Tip: Use Google Alerts for finding newer updates.
Multi-Authoring or Guest Blogging:
Everyone starts with only one author or two for a blog but when you emerge as one of the leading blogs in blogosphere chances are that you get more guest bloggers in your blog and also people will show interest in regularly authoring your blog. Having multiple authors in your blog can help you to increase your blog’s consistency.
Apart from that, new authors means new views. People always don’t think in the same way you do. So for a same news, each author can blog differently thereby you can blog the best of those. Having different views over a same topic can sometime help you to give two or more articles on same topic.
Once again, take HellBound Bloggers for example. I’m following HBB since I started Blogging. In fact, it is the inspirational blog for me. The Alexa rank of the blog when I came to know about it was 35K. Now the rank has moved around 16K I guess. One of the reasons, I can see is that Pradeep encouraged more Guest Blogging in his blog.
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Share your experiences:
So you tried to get some updates from the industry but them are up to the mark to write, or you are less able to attract guest authors in your blog. Now the responsibility lies with you to keep the blog active. But still you are not able to come with a idea for list post or tutorials. In such times you can always rely on your past and your experience.
Experience always helps you at any point of time. You can come up with a article on your past regarding blogging,share your experiences when you experienced something terrible, or some mistakes you committed and how it could have been avoided etc..,For example, you can write a post why you started blogging or why you thought Guest Blogging is better than blog commenting.
People always tend to write more when they write about themselves. But make sure the points you mentioned should be as guidance rather than speaking more of yourself. Keep it balanced and brief.
Broaden your niche:
People always say that niche blogging is very good and working. For those who don’t know what does it actually mean, Niche is a specific industry or domain you are blogging about. If you ask yourselves, what am I blogging about, the answer is the niche. But make sure you shouldn’t blog about various niches. Blogging about Food, Technology, Travel and Photography in a same blog will not work out.
But its not wrong to broaden your niche. Let us say , you blog about giving some tips and guidance to beginners, then you can expand it to something related like theme customizations, hosting. Because anyone who starts blogging should know about these too. Think how you can expand your niche based on what you are blogging about and write some articles on those areas.
Talk to People:
Alright, so you have tried all the above. Shared your experiences as possible as you can and you can find yourselves coming back to the same place of what-to-write-next. What are you supposed to write?
In these scenarios, you can always talk to other people communicate through IM or emails and share your thoughts on these. They must have come across all these and should have a better solution always. Blogging is no secret. Its always showing what you know to others and learning new things. You always fall in any of the category.
So never hesitate to ask people about any things and learn something whenever its possible. I have shared some of my experiences here. Let us know in comments if I have missed something or if you should add more.
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