Building and maintaining a blog can feel like a thankless chore and finding the energy and motivation to update said blog with fresh content on a consistent basis can be taxing to your creative self. Besides having to combine an array of search engine optimisation tactics into the blog as a whole and each blog post, you also have to make the content of each blog post original, informative and engaging.
Especially helpful if you are just starting out, the tips I am giving to you in the following paragraphs will help centre your focus and give you the ability to see the greater picture when it comes to blogging, which will hopefully keep you invested in the task of developing your very own successful blogging enterprise.
Subscribe to Blogs in Your Niche
One of the best ways to draw daily inspiration for your blog is to keep a pulse on what your competitors or the rest of the blogs in your niche are talking about that day or week. You can sign-up to receive updates from each of these blogs as they post new blogs, which can then be forwarded to your primary or an auxiliary mailbox for viewing.
There is no limit to how many blogs you can subscribe to and the best part of doing this is that any new idea or piece of information is delivered straight to you. Not only does this let you keep your finger on the “pulse” of what is going on in your niche but also gives you talking points and topics for use in your own original posts. I have consistently used this tactic as a way to stay motivated and updated on my blog topics.
View Blogs/Posts/Multimedia from Top Bloggers
After signing up for an inundation of emails on updates from dozens of blogs, you will begin to grasp which blogs are real powerhouses and which ones are mills churning out uninformative and bland content. You will then be able to eliminate unhelpful blogs or blogs that have since gone dormant and can streamline the amount of time you spend researching like-minded blogs.
The very best blogs typically have great content and great SEO tactics deployed, so you will be able to pick up on more than just ideas for a new article but new ideas for the general approach of your blog and how you reach others. I have often found some of the best SEO-related tactics employed on the sites that remain after I have eliminated the chaff.
Also, consider taking note of any blog’s video catalogue as well; many of the most successful blogs use their own videos in conjunction with posts to make them more successful and to broaden the audience of the blog. Google Reader and other feed managers make keeping up with YouTube video subscriptions and updates much easier.
Create Something Original That’s Missing
The great part about being an individual is that each person will see the opportunity for something that is not there. By keeping an eye on all blogs, you may realise that other blogs are failing to address a proper topic or situation that is relevant to the category. By getting the upper-hand and posting first about such a category, you can attract visitors that might not find your blog through any other blog post. The more feelers you have, the more hits you will get!
Consider Copywriting Services
If you are like me and end up with dozens of blogs that cannot be managed solely by one person and need monetary management, then copywriting services may be something to consider. There are an endless number of companies and service providers out there waiting to help you create the unique content for your blog and after it becomes successful and is generating its own revenue, you may be able to simply outsource the blog work to a company and continue to reap the rewards as they come in.
If you are considering copywriting services get in touch with Apple Copywriting today and see how their SEO copywriters can help to revitalise your blog.