This article was NOT written by me. The author is GREG SCOTT and was discovered and posted by JOHNNY RAY. It was exactly what I need to expand my knowledge of blogging and even more important, finding the topics to help me and my readers become better and more creative writers. For instance, I know one of my topics will be editing. How I miss so much stuff is beyond me. See? It's already working for me. I hope it works for you.
All bloggers want to do a better job. Simple advice that goes straight to the core of blogging well are always the best. I hope this article helps you become a better blogger.
4 Essential Tips To Blogging Consistently And Successfully
Author: Greg Scott
Consistent blogging is the key to achieving success on your blog. However, life if full of surprises that can sometimes keep you from blogging as often as you'd like. With these 4 tips, you can attain a consistent blogging schedule to help you gain more readers, and earn more money from your blog.
1. Write A Topic List
Coming up with a topic can be one of the things that can stop you in your tracks. When you write out a list of topics that you want to write about you know exactly what you're going to write just by looking at your paper. Also when you keep a list of topics to write about, you can see what you've already written about so you don't have multiple blog entries about the same thing. (Or you can at least word them different to avoid duplicate content.)
2. The Buffer Zone
Life gets hectic. It's a fact that most of us experience on a daily basis. Stuff comes up at a moments notice, and it doesn't always allow time for blogging. When you have a buffer zone where you keep pre-written blog entries, you can just cut and paste the blog entry into your blog with a few clicks of your mouse. This helps you to maintain consistency without having to literally write EVERY day.
Take your topic list and pre-write a few entries. Write as many of them before hand as possible. Then keep a file on your desktop called ‘Blog Posts' or something that makes sense to you. Then once you get into a time crunch you'll have a buffer of entries that you can post up to maintain your schedule.
3. Use Your Down Time
Figure out a time of the week that works to write a few blog entries to add to your buffer zone. If it's Sunday afternoon before dinner, always try and write at least one or two entries for the week at that point. Then if on another day you're just sitting there watching TV after work, write a couple more. Once you get into the habit of doing it, you'll get quicker at it. Use your down time to write, so when stuff comes up that takes away your time, you'll have a buffer zone full of entries that are easy to post to your blog.
4. Create The Habit
Creating the habit of writing on a consistent basis is probably the hardest and most important step to achieve a consistent blogging schedule. That's why I recommend a specific time every week to write a couple entries if possible. Once you get into the habit, you'll just start doing it on auto pilot and you won't even think about it. The right habits are what it takes for success.
5. The Shortcut
I didn't mention the fifth tip, did I? The reason is that it's not really a tip for writing, but more like an easy way to get it done. This easy way is to hire an article ghost writer to take care of you blogging needs for you. Give them your topic list, or let them come up with their own. If they're good at what they do, they'll be able to handle it.
Consistent blogging is the only way to gain readership, and rocket your blog to the top of the internet heap. With these techniques you can develop a successful blog, and blogging schedule that will enable you to get your word out there, without taking up all of your free time.
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Posted by Johnny Ray at 12:53 PM