In my last week’s post, I shared that the I began my blogging journey 08 months ago. However, taking the initial steps was just a part of prep for the final dish to be prepared. The fact is there is never an end to it! Don’t worry I’m not saying this in a depressed but a joyful way, doesn’t it fell the same to you? Just making the site is not where the task is over, next comes maintaining your blog site!
Let me tell you if you have started your blog, but are unsure where to begin, let this be your guide. In this post, I hope to offer you the insight on how you can manage your successful online publication i.e. your Blog. Since your blogging website is your online gateway for audiences to check out your work.
Today being static is boring and can be considered as lacking movement, development, or vitality. One needs to constantly as well as regularly keep your audience engaged. You need to make sure to create content regularly since I have started my blog I have been writing at least once a week to make sure that I have plenty of content for people to read when they come to my site. In fact, once your readers become accustomed to your blog, they also get used to your writing schedule. Over the time you can increase the quantity of writing on your website, like now I try and get guest bloggers to share their knowledge and experience on my website to offer them exposure to my website audience and the same way it a win situation for my audience as they have more quality content to come back to.
However now if you are wondering where you must head to connect with some amazing bloggers and if it is a difficult or a tedious task let me tell you it’s pretty simple, check out the post ‘How Social Media Groups Can Give a Boost to Your Business’ and I can surely say that you won’t have to find a way to connect with new bloggers, rather you will be choosing from various options. As there you can connect with hundreds to thousands of creative individuals living their journey.
An important tip: Keep one thing in mind, your blog must add value to your reader’s lives since that is the only way you by which you will get Great Quality Readers to your site & it won’t stop there they will keep them coming back as well. It’s pretty simple adding value is the only way to get someone’s long-term buy in. Don’t just pile up information on the website, as I believe piling up the matter and sharing true value content are two entirely separate things.
Also, when designing your blog keep your blog’s look, overall design and content professional. Always convey a professional image, regardless of the subject matter or your audience. The look and overall design of your blog should be professional, and easy to read and understand along with standardization i.e. once you have finalized the look of your Blog in spite of the timely tweaks your basic look must remain the same since your audience connect with your brand via look of your website which it has been accustomed to just like the way they connect with their favourite bands like for example take Starbucks, they always exhibit the same look in spite of small tweaks based on the time of the year you visit.
Plus, be sure to edit and proofread your work carefully to avoid or correct any errors. Spelling mistakes or grammatical errors in your blog take away from your credibility and make your blog appear amateurish.
Following, what I focus on is Paying Attention to & Answer Comments like if your post once published gained enough traction and you have a significant amount of comments, take a look at them. Find out what is being discussed or what common threads go through each user’s input.
They are the keys to doors which when open lead you to what they want to hear. Take those ideas and run with them for subsequent posts, even if they’re not your next ones. Like for example this post of mine is in reply to a post requested by Aaron Junior in my previous posts comments. Further, answer those people to encourage them to keep reading and commenting. Sometimes it takes me little more time to reply back but I do make sure to take time out and revert back. So must you.
Currently, I am working on transforming my blog into an interactive online community by not only encouraging my audience to post feedback and comments, interact with each other, share their ideas, but also by offering them to join my Facebook Group to connect with each other as well and help each other in growing as well.
That way my audience not only gets to connect with me but also they get to know and connect with my audience as well.
Last but the most basic requirement which will help you to easily maintain your blog will be following a daily schedule along with establishing an editorial calendar. Having a planned schedule helps me work on my tasks in a timely manner with the focus, instead of working like a headless chicken where one is just busy but not productive.
It’s always recommended that you must schedule your articles in advance that way you can easily plan your schedule and divide the tasks accordingly. Until now I have been using my bullet journals to schedule my work but have recently joined Trello to help me make my editorial, work and social media calendar all at one place. I have started using both ways together and it is helping me big time.
I always plan my week in advance that is a total game changer and then take it further by each day spend just 15 minutes before going to bed the night before creating my to-do list and prioritizing it. Which in turn helps me minimizing my distractions and keep my goals may they be small or big in sight all the time.
One small tip: Keep your desk clutter free and organized as much as possible that way the time you spend looking for misplaced papers each day is the extra time you could be using to complete your work. Think about it!
What do you think? What are some other ways of maintaining your Blogging website and growing it with the time?
How do you manage your blogging schedule? Are there any tips that you would like to share with other readers?
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