Do You Know How To Attract Readers?
Blogging is hard work, and it involves a lot of writing. One of the hardest parts of blogging is coming up with compelling blog content day after day. The longer you have been blogging, the more important it will become to get organized and figure out some sort of system to keep the good content rolling.
If you have been blogging for longer than one month, then you know how difficult it can be to constantly pump out quality, relevant content. Here are a few tips that I have used that help me generate ideas, keep them organized, and keep on top of my writing.
Tips To Creating Blog Content
1. Make An Editorial Calendar
An editorial calendar keeps you on top of your blog content. You can make a calendar for the month, week, or quarter. It doesn’t matter how you decide to do it and it can be as intricate or as simple as you want it to be. Our editorial calendar is pretty simple. Each day of the week a different task is due such as “keyword for post” or “first draft of post due”. Simple but effective. We work as a team and each contribute to our posts so it is especially important to know who is doing what and when. Even if you are working by yourself it is a good idea to have the way you write and publish your blog content planned out.
2. Keep An Idea Bucket
You can call this a journal, an idea bucket, and thought jar… whatever you choose to call it, make sure you have a place where you can jot down ideas as they come to you. You can keep a journal, use traditional paper and pen, or you can use an online tool like Evernote where you can create different notebooks and bookmark things of interest as you browse the web. It’s always a good idea to keep a collection of ideas and/or keywords to pull from when you sit down to create compelling blog content. It also helps combat writer’s block and blog burnout.
3. Use StumbleUpon
Up until about a month ago I would have never had this on a list of tips for blog content creation, but as I have begun to use this tool, time and time again I find interesting things that spark ideas and eventually content. It is a quick way of sweeping the web for content that is relevant to your industry. It is a great tool to see what is being said in your industry, how many people are talking about it (in the comments), and also questions that are begging to be answered. Try StumbleUpon!
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So there you have it, 3 easy tips for creating compelling blog content. Simple right? So now it’s your turn. I know that there are tons and tons of tips, tricks, and lessens in blogging that you can share with us. What are some things you do to make creating blog content easier? Please share your thoughts so we can all learn from each other.