I’ve made plenty of posts regarding blogging, but I beat around the bush a good bit. I focused mainly on why you should set up a blog, rather than on what should go on your blog. Now, I wanna focus on the main reason anyone should have a blog. The cherry on the sundae, the icing on the cake, the ink on the page: Your. Content. Now, coincidentally, the content of this post, is about making content for your posts. So, have a drink, and take a gander. See whatcha like.
- STILL IN NEW BLOG HEAVEN? USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. WRITE.
There’s nothing more alluring than a blank slate. Once you’ve made your first, new, shiny blog, euphoria hits. This is the best time to write some posts. Take advantage of the creative flow and write as much as you can. This will be the freshest your blog-mind will ever be, and you might as well use it to push out as many blog posts as possible. Write until your brain is sponge. Don’t post them all though. Save them and add them whenever you have your schedule set up. That way, you have more time to come up with even more content.
- HAVE A LENGTHY POST? SEPARATE IT INTO PARTS
This is a simple trick to keeping your blog posts coming out regularly and keeping with a theme. If you write on a topic, and it gets fairly lengthy, chop it up. You can get two posts from one, and be able to have even more content. For example, my two posts about blogs, which I mentioned above, started off as one post. I noticed I had a lot of why, and a lot of what. I had two topics inside a single topic. I halved them, and made a point to expand on all of my points, which led to two nice-lengthed posts.
- CHECK OUT DISCUSSION BOARDS ON YOUR THEME
Mine is mainly on writing, so I check out writing boards. If I notice a discussion where there are more questions than answers, there is some gold to be had. You already know there are possible readers because people are looking for answers. See if you can answer some of their questions in your blog. This is a great way to inspire content.
- CHECK WHAT TERMS PEOPLE ARE USING TO GET TO YOUR BLOG
Someone searched, “how to use hashtags,” and somehow stumbled on my posts. So, I took that and created an entire post dedicated to the use and utilization of hashtags. I’m not sure if all blogs have the ability for you to see what people search to find your blog, but if you have a WordPress blog, this is definitely the tip to utilize.
- DEVELOPED A READERSHIP? START ADDING MORE THEMES!
Once you’ve developed a decent following, you can start adding extra content. I’ve added fanfics and book reviews, which I think ties in nicely to my overarching theme of writing in general. Blog about makeup products? Maybe add some tutorials! Blog about travelling? Add posts about foreign recipes! Expand and conquer.
- RECYCLE EARLIER POSTS
After you’ve been blogging for a while, some of your content may become outdated, and your writing might have changed, as well. Take some of your earliest blog posts, give them a bath, a makeover, and repost with new and fresh eyes. Your new readers will like it, and readers who might have seen it before will appreciate a new view or added content. It’s a great way to maintain your blog and keep it fresh.
I have used all of these tips, and I’ve found them to work the best when it comes to generating new content. Now, time for my regularly scheduled questions. Do you use any of these? Have you used them before? Which ones will you be using or using more often? Did I miss a tip? Have something to add? Let me know, and comment below!
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