It’s easy to get overwhelmed with blogging sometimes. Not only do we have content to create, but there are so many other activities such as website maintenance, social media and email marketing to think about.
3 Positive Content Creation Habits of Bloggers
While I am a fan of batching work (it really helps me balance working full time and being a blogger), I lose the ability to write “easily” if I don’t do it often. I might be writing a post every other day, but I will schedule them out so that I don’t publish 30 posts in one day and then nothing for three months.
Following on from the one above, a positive habit for bloggers is to actually finish creating the content. I am excellent at writing half a blog post and leaving it in drafts for years. Naturally, it ends up deleted as when I go back to it, I have no idea what on earth I was originally trying to say.
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I have a great system set up (using ViralTag) to share old posts. It’s pretty much 100% automated and it keeps my content going out there. But you know what I am bad at? Remembering to share my new posts! #headdesk No one will know you have a new post if you don’t tell them. You can tell them via your email newsletter, social media and heaps of other ways, but you still need to actually do that for people to see it. For me, I can see my failings in this area as a result of me lacking a system to share it. I’ve got a few ideas about how I will tackle this but only time will really tell what works.
What do you find is a positive habit for creating new content?