How to Keep Your Blog Relevant
Keeping your blog relevant, interesting and current are a few of the most important aspects of blogging. Regular blog visitors expect content to be updated on a regular basis. Depending on the subject matter visitors may expect updates on a weekly basis or more frequently. You should know your ideal reader and the frequency of updated content they expect when visiting a blog. In this article we will discuss methods for keeping your blog up to date by using simple methods of finding time to post daily, using publishing tools wisely and hiring guest bloggers when necessary.
Finding Time to Post Daily
One way to help to ensure your blog remains up to date is to create posts on a daily basis. This is especially important when blog readers expect new posts frequently. Bloggers who allot a specific block of time each day to researching, writing and publishing posts are more likely to have a blog which is up to date than bloggers who plan on accomplishing tasks when they find time to do so. There may be days you are unable to publish a new post and that’s ok we all have busy lives and other obligations. Remember to always keep your blog true to who you are, don’t feel like you always have to push out new content just because, there can be days when you don’t have new content and that’s ok too!
Taking Advantage of Publishing Tools
Some blog publishing tools enable you to write blog posts ahead of time and specify when each post should be published. This is an excellent feature for bloggers who want to publish new posts daily but are unable to dedicate time each day to writing blog posts. You can dedicate a block of time each week to write blog posts and have the posts published throughout the week. This is often an easier method to use because you can efficiently use your time and get the content written that’s important to you.
Hiring Guest Bloggers
You may want to consider hiring guest bloggers to assist in keeping your blog up to date. This can be a worthwhile method for bloggers who are not only having difficulty keeping their blog up to date but are also interested in providing readers with a little variety. If your readers are used to you writing and you are unsure of what the reader reaction will be to guest bloggers you can easily run a couple tests to gauge their reaction. The simplest and most straight forward method is to poll the readers about the use of guest bloggers. This can be done by asking readers to comment on the issue and tabulating the comments received. Another method to gauge reader reaction is to introduce a guest blogger and compare the traffic the guest blogger receives to the traffic the blog owner receives.
Just remember to keep your blog relevant and true to you and your blogging goals!