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  • Writer's pictureDianne Lange

Help! I can't keep up with my blog! What can I do?


Blog about Blogging – Part 2.

So, you started a blog. You wrote great posts, attracted some interest, gained a following, and posted regularly. But then something happened. You got busy. You ran out of ideas. You lost interest. You started posting irregularly. Weeks, then months passed, and before you knew it, your blog flatlined…

 

This doesn't have to happen!

 

What can you do if you have a blog but need help to stick to best blogging practices? Here is a list of suggestions that will ease your workload so you can keep your blog going at a pace you can keep up with. 


 

1) Identify what you CAN do: Break the tasks into more manageable increments. If you get discouraged because you struggle with writing one post a week, write one post monthly. Or, instead of maintaining a personal long-form blog, get on to X and share your content in short-form.

 

2) Delegate, Delegate, Delegate: Make the blog a team effort. By sharing the workload with a group of like-minded individuals, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Each person can publish a blog post at an agreed frequency, or if one is a talented writer and the other is technically savvy, stick to your strengths to get the posts published regularly as a team.


3) Guest Contributors: Invite guest bloggers to write posts for your blog. You can invite them to write it together with you, like having a friend over for a chat, or they can write a post which you can later add your own comments. This not only diversifies your content but also brings a new dimension, changing it up and keeping it fresh.


4) Batch Writing: Set aside a day to write multiple posts, one after the other. This can make the process more efficient than writing sporadically. The feeling of accomplishment that comes with having a backlog of posts ready to go is a huge relief. Then, plan and schedule when to publish your posts in advance with the help of a scheduling tool.


5) Short and Simple Posts: Not all blog posts must be lengthy. Short, concise posts can be just as effective and easier to write with the added benefit of lightening your workload.


6) Curate Content: Share interesting articles, videos, or infographics from around the web relevant to your blog's topic. Provide a brief commentary to add value.


7) User-Generated Content: Encourage your readers to submit their own content or experiences related to your blog's theme. This triggers discussion in place of a blog post. User-generated content not only saves you time and effort, but it also fosters a sense of community among your readers. It can spark interesting discussions and provide different perspectives on your blog's topic, making it more engaging and valuable to your audience.


8) Combine Posts: Write comprehensive, long-form posts less frequently than numerous shorter posts. This way, each post provides more value and requires less frequent updates.


And if you still can't find the time:


9) Hire a Writer: We live in a busy world and don't always have time to maintain a healthy blog. But you know from experience that your blog increases your online presence, generates leads, and drives visitors to your website.

 

Some writers specialising in content creation will happily write blog posts for you (like me!). Finding the right person with experience writing about your particular niche is a good investment once you see increased traffic to your website or your ranking climbs on search engines. They often have better skills in finding original ideas to keep your followers happy or even specialise in SEO-optimised blog posts.


 

Conclusion

If you anticipate the hurdles before they happen, you can have an active blog that doesn't feel like a drag to keep it up and running. And if you can't manage it, delegate the task to someone who will, even if you have to pay for the service.


No time? Out of ideas? I can help! Get in touch if you need my services!




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