There are a few key points to being productive at blogging that you must never forget while blogging or planning future blogs. An off-topic note would be that you should never ever ignore your health over money matters, the healthier you are the more productive your financial life would be so be sure to either hit the gym once in a while or go for a run!
So, lets get to the 10 key ways to being a more productive blogger.
Most blogger’s just go to the post page, think of something to write and post it write away and then post it without any further research, the best way to make readable and content rich posts is to plan the post out, look for resources or links that might prove useful within the article as well – this part not only gives you a great article but also gives you a nice serp ranking – Planning out posts hours or days in advance gives you the chance of making sure that the content is up to date and relevant to the topic.
Some good sites to perform topic related searches would be blog search engines, here are some that i use to verify the freshness of my content.
3rd Party Media
I’ve always suggested using images and videos from sites (with the due credit) to spice up your post a bit. Content is always king but the surroundings play a vital role to keep the reader going as well, if you do have a few relevant images to spruce up the post then people carry on either to find the significance of the image used or finding links to other posts with other posts.
Here are some sites you can use to get some media on your site, this can also be used as a blogger block breaker yep the BBB, surfing latest news or viewing art always fills a blogger’s mind with new ideas of making new posts or new techniques for a post.
Staying motivated to blog is always the hardest part because at some point coming up with new posts daily gets to you so much that you just want to get away, so keep your eye on the prize the only reason people come online to work is because they have no other choice or have made up their minds to make it online, its a make it or break it situation so you need to realize that all the hard work you put into your blog now will pay off in the future.
A blogger’s success is partially judged by the type of content he/she produces, most successful bloggers are used to writing viral content that is not only digg-able/linkbait but also so useful that even when the trend dies out users still are looking for that content, and thats the kind of content that you need to be making!
Some of the successful viral content is of the following topics
- Tutorials on how to do things
- Top Lists of sites/resources
- Explanation and Definitions of terms and/or processes (specially SEO)
- Free Resources
- Expose’ on big firms
A good blogger is not only good at what he/she does but also very caring of the bloggers around him/her as well, if you have blogs you occasionally read then drop by and add a few comments or maybe get in touch with that blog’s owner and work on something together, collaborating on projects is always a great way to increase a site’s traffic!