Coming up with valuable content week after week, day after day, can get old after a while and it can become quite challenging. Here are a few tips to help keep the wheels spinning and your blog growing.
#1 Get organized. Do you ever notice that great content ideas come to you when you’re driving to the grocery store, taking a shower or waiting in line at the bank? Keep a notebook with you or a recording device and capitalize on these inspiring moments. Then, as soon as you get home or to a computer, draft a quick blog post on that idea so it doesn’t disappear. #2 Capitalize on creative moments. When you’re having a good writing day, do more than pat yourself on the back for a good post. Take advantage of your momentum and write several posts at once.
#3 Keep a file of blog ideas. As mentioned, blog ideas come to us at the most inconvenient times. Keep a log of your ideas or potential titles in a file on your computer or in a notebook you keep on your desk. Now, when you’re stumped for an idea, you can simply open your notebook and pick the one on top.
#4 Borrow. If you keep up on industry publications, blogs and news, then you can borrow from these resources to create a quick post. You can start your post with something like, “Today in the New York Times” or “I read a blog post this week about xyz – here are my thoughts.”
Content is the essence of any blog – you can’t have a blog without it. However, creating blog content doesn’t need to be a full time job. There are time management and content development strategies that can save you tons of precious time and money.