Fresh blog posts are the surest way to keep readers coming back to your site. If you look at any popular blog they all have one thing in common and that is a consistent stream of fresh content.
Ask any blog owner what’s the most challenging part of maintaining a blog is. Most will respond supplying fresh content by maintaining a frequent posting schedule. Now the reasons for this may vary but the end result is posting frequently on a blog can be challenging.
Let’s explore 5 ways in which you can easily publish frequent posts to your blog without compromising the quality of the content:
1) Keep Your Post Brief One reason many have for failing to post frequently is the time it takes them to compose ‘article length’ posts. Trying to consistently compose a post of 500 words can take time and can be discouraging. Relax, not all your blog posts need to be lengthy. In fact it’s best to often times keep blog entries brief. Your readers don’t always have the time to read a lengthy post and would generally prefer a brief and to the point blog post.
2) Prepare Posts in advance
If your schedule doesn’t allow for you to consistently compose blog posts then grab the time when available to compose several in one sitting. You can then schedule to submit them evenly over a period of time. Some find this approach easier since it helps overcome writers block. This is accomplished by allowing them to maintain their train of thought when composing a series of posts without interruption.
3) Invite Your Readers to be Guest Bloggers
This has a few benefits. Encouraging participation by your readers to contribute to the blog gets them more involved which is a major reason why blogs are popular. Readers like the interaction and the feeling of contributing increases the sense of community. Another benefit here is the different perspectives readers will introduce in their posts. This will give more depth to your blog content. This also gives the blog owner some insight into what the readers are thinking and what they want to talk and read about. Lastly and most obvious, reader participation in contributing blog posts lessens the work load for you as the blog owner.
4) Invite Other Bloggers within the Niche to Contribute Posts
You should already be visiting other blogs and developing relationships with these bloggers. By inviting them to contribute posts to your blog, you are allowing them access to your readers while you also will benefit from their readers visiting your site. This is a wonderful way to generate traffic for both blogs.
5) Team Blogging
It is not unusual to set-up a blog with the standing agreement to have it maintained by a pre-designated group of people. Many realize they may not always have the time to contribute regularly so they therefore share in the blogging. Once again an arrangement like this lessens the work load of the individual and also presents multiple perspectives in the blog content. The varying perspectives add to the overall richness of the blog which makes for more interesting reading for visitors.
Fresh blog posts are a great way to generate traffic. They also keep reader’s returning and increase the search engine rankings of your blog. If posting regularly poses a challenge to you consider some of the approaches we’ve discussed here. You’ll likely find your workload diminishes as the popularity of your blog flourishes.