Keeping your Motivation to Write
When you first start to write your blog, you are enthusiastic, full of motivation and eager to publish as much as you can. As the days and weeks pass, it is easy to lose that motivation, especially in the early days when your posts are attracting very little traffic.
For some people it also can become harder to find subjects to write about and to keep their content ‘production line’ going on a daily basis.
We have a few tips and tricks to help to keep your motivation up so that your blog has the opportunity to become successful.
Blogging is slow process initially, it takes time to build an audience and to gain some traction in search. Because of this, it can sometimes feel like you are beating your head against a brick wall and getting nowhere fast and it’s really easy to lose your motivation.
The important thing when you feel like that is to keep on keeping on, as the traffic will come to you if you follow the strategy we have outlined.
1. Post at least once per day.
2. Ping your blog URL after every post.
3. Share your content with social networks.
4. Social Bookmark all your posts with our recommended social bookmarking sites.
5. Link to related blogs, and add high quality blog comments on their sites, telling them that you have done so.
6. Build your Email List so you can contact your readers.
7. Rinse and repeat to keep your motivation going!
Thinking of New Post Topics
Coming up with new content can be a struggle at times, there are occasions when we all feel like we have nothing left to say. It is at times like these that you should use the following technique to create a list of possible topics and this list will soon get your creative juices flowing again.
This process does depend on your particular topic or niche, but use the following questions to build a list of future topics;
1. Topical News stories
2. Reviews of products or services in your niche
3. Reviews of other websites/blogs in your niche
4. A review of previous content… make a top 10 list from previous posts
5. Break every element of your subject down into it’s parts…… create a post about each of those.
6. Give your opinion on what the future has in store for your niche
7. Give your opinion on the past history of your niche
8. Write a ‘White paper’ on your niche to give away as a download
9. Ask yourself… What do my readers want to know about?
10. Go through previous posts and look for words or phrases in that content that you can link out to a new post explaining in greater detail.
That list should have helped you to start writing a list of potential posts for the future.
We keep out motivation going by always keeping an active list of posts to add. It is important to keep adding new ideas onto the bottom of that list as you think of them, so your list never runs dry.
We also always have 5 or 6 posts in ‘Draft’, sat, ready to be posted, so if you ever find yourself short on time, or motivation, you can just click publish and keep your blogs momentum going.
If you keep on producing good quality content, and present it well on your pages, then as long as you continue to share your content, use social bookmarks and link with other bloggers, then you will gain readers and rankings.
Think of your blog as a massive lorry, parked on a gentle uphill slope. You have to pull it up the slope, over the crest before it can begin to freewheel down the massive hill on the other side. Progress will be slow to begin with, but as you build readers and start to get some organic search traffic, your blog will accelerate quite quickly.
Bear than in mind when you are low on motivation to write.
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