Do’s and Dont’s for making a Blogging comeback

Haven’t you been blogging in a regular frequency for weeks or even months together? If that’s for a legit reason, you are well excused by me.
I’m sorry but not all can excuse you  and hence you’re traffic is going down and down. Now that legit reason is expired, you have enough free to time to spend for your blog. But you see, all comebacks can’t be superhits. I’ve been blogging with short and sometimes big breaks as well. Comebacks aren’t new to me – so are unpopular posts. Reason being I wouldn’t have been in the touch of blogging for months. That’s more than just a valid reason for comeback posts not impressive. Based on my experiences, here are a few Do’s and Don’t for making a Blogging comeback.

 

Blogging - are your comeback successful?

Blogging - are your comeback successful?

Do’s

  1. Read: If you haven’t been writing a thing in your blog for a long time, it is certain you could have neither read a thing. Read and keep yourself updated.
  2. Round-up posts: You might be running out of content, but in all probability a round-up of the posts that you have previously written(as in madrasgeek.com) or a round-up of posts from various other blogs, but with the same niche of yours(as in kikolani.com) can prove to be really successful.
  3. Out of the box articles: Rather than writing articles with plain text with a heavy load of content, small posts with a video or a Top-ten kind of post can be milking you heavy traffic.
  4. Use your personal blog for a comeback: As I often stress upon, to every niche-blogger, a personal blog must be just next. A personal blog can be a great testing ground. Make your comeback in your personal blog. After a look at your critics and compliments, make a move and come with a comeback in your niche blog. Things can get real easy!
  5. Assume you’re now an Amateur. Indeed, you are! This feeling is enough motivation for you to work hard and bring the best out of you. Create your own theories and formulas in blogging and act accordingly.

Dont’s

  1. Don’t blog 24/7; Get social, Exercise, get enough sleep. Always remember, your offline life is equally important.
  2. Don’t pave way to distractions.
  3. Never forget to build relationships with your readers. They matter more than anything to you, as far as blogging is concerned.
  4. Don’t write an article conveying news. News niche, first of all, is the toughest of all. Moreover, you are subject to being outdated and it’s pretty obvious. You must need to be blogging+reading at least for a couple of weeks to be totally updated.
  5. Never say never! ;)

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Do let me know, by dropping a comment, what do you do and what you don’t do when making a comeback in Blogging.

  • http://www.netchunks.com Shiva @ Blogging Ideasa

    Hey Muru, fantabulous post.
    I think the most important thing that we need to make a comeback is the determination and strength to make a comeback. In blogging specially, when you have had a long gap not writing posts in your blog or not updating your blog, you feel that you may have lost all your readers and no one now comes to your blog but then again one should never give up..Best of luck and welcome back to blogging…blog with a bang.. ;)

    • http://www.chaaps.com Murugappan

      Yeah, without determination and strength, all your hardwork goes in vein. We must try the most to give our best in our comeback. Even if it doesn’t work well, we must be determined enough to apply more efforts and come even bigger with our second post.
      And thanks shiva, yes I’ll be blogging with a bang! ;-)

  • http://fastgush.com Shashank

    Hey Muru,
    You have put nice piece of words there.
    My fav point:” Always remember, your offline life is equally important.”

    • http://www.chaaps.com Murugappan

      Exactly! This is something I had been doing in the earlier phase of my blogging career. With due course of time, I’ve realised both are equally important.

  • http://zeninspiration.blogspot.com/ kalyan

    HI,this is a very useful post for me ! i was not regular to blogging and recently i started blogging again and it has been taking much of my time and my productivity went down in offline life ! and your DONT’s have some real valuable points . thanks !

    • http://www.chaaps.com Murugappan

      Glad it helped you, Kalyan. Thanks for dropping by here! :-)

  • http://www.murlu.com Murray Lunn

    Hey Muru,

    Lot’s to take in here considering that I have a lengthy vacation coming up in front of me. I think it’s important to do at least a bit of a buffer so that you still have a bit of content to release in the meantime. You could also open up the blog for guest posting which will take care of the downtime.

    If your community cares than they will stick with your absence. Sure, traffic may go down a bit but as long as you have your core community you’re still set.

    • http://www.chaaps.com Murugappan

      Exactly Murray, here in Chaaps core team we were off for a long time, I’m really grateful to our Guest bloggers without whom we’d otherwise be kicked out of the league.
      I also agree with you that as long as you have the core community can make tough times a lot easier to handle.
      Thanks for dropping by Murray! :)

  • http://dancristo.com Dan Cristo

    Good advice on the news niche. Never thought about that before, but you’re right.

    • http://www.chaaps.com Murugappan

      Thanks Dan. Glad you liked it!

  • http://gautamad.blogspot.com/ Gautam A.D.

    hey muru superb post. my fav. point was never say never! :)

    • http://www.chaaps.com Murugappan

      Thanks for the comment, Gautam. Super-glad you liked it! :)