One of the most important questions you must ask yourself is – Do I blog every day? If you answer this question with a ‘no,’ then you’re not doing the best you can for your blog, especially if you want to monetize your blogging. Blogging every day will help you build up a great base of awesome posts and good content that readers will be able to access for a long time. Also, blogging every day will keep your readers coming back to see new content. Both of these methods of growing traffic will create an audience for your ideas. So, if you want to greatly increase your traffic, try following these few tips to help you blog each and every day.
1. Creativity through Routine
One of the best ways to spark creativity or work yourself out of a blogging slump is to create a comfortable routine that allows you to focus instead on the tough mental exercise of creation. The idea here is to write at the same time every day, get up at the same time every day, and follow the same steps to get into your writing mood each and every day. Even if what you write is not very good, you have a solid rough draft down that you can edit or revise later on once your bad mood has passed. Your mantra, then, must be this
There is no such thing as writer’s block, there is no such thing as writer’s block. Write through the tough periods, and you’ll find success on the other side of your rack.
2. Everyone Is Doing It
Think about all the professional athletes, airline pilots, doctors, and novelists out there and what they do each and every day: Practice makes Man perfect. No one becomes the best at what he or she does without practice. No one writes a book without writing every day. No one sets a world record in the 100m dash without exercising their muscles. Find a role model, someone who is an expert in their field, and look at their commitment. Model yourself after your inspirational figure. Think of yourself as an expert in your blogging field, and do what the experts do day in and day out: Write. Use formulas! 🙂
3. Meet the Demand
Another thing that might help you blog every day is to think of your audience. They want more content. They want to hear what you have to say. Every day they open their browsers and navigate to your blog to see what great ideas you have shared with the world. Pressure yourself to meet this demand. Think of the consequences of not keeping your readers happy. This will encourage you to meet deadlines every day, because you’ll know that if you don’t, your readers will be disappointed and go elsewhere.
4. Avoid Distraction
Probably one of the greatest things that keeps us from blogging every day are distractions, whether they are small and unimportant, like a few hours of television, or urgent, such as a nine to five job or family member. That said, you should know there are ways to handle these two kinds of distractions. For the first, it is very simple: ration yourself! If you like television, only allow yourself to watch it for a certain amount of time a day. For the second kind of distraction, you have to compartmentalize. Ask your family member to give you some time each day to blog. Keep your career at the office and your blogging at home.
Related: How to avoid getting distracted while writing killer posts?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post contributed by Alvina Lopez, who writes on the topics of accredited online schools. She welcomes your comments at her personal email ID: alvina.lopez [at]gmail[dot]com. We don’t mind if you drop them right here. 😉
If you wish to write a guest post in Chaaps, just go through the guest posting guidelines.