Planning and Posting
Starting a blog often times goes like this...You look thru some blogs..Think that it looks cool...And you sign up on BLOGGER or Wordpress or wherever...And in a minute and a half you have a blog...That's ok except for one thing. There is no direction. Take your blog to the next level by planning out your posts and doing some basic housekeeping. For instance in blogger, don't just leave the Google news, Edit me, Edit me, section the way they are. I so often come across great blogs with good content that is kept up to date with posts and see that they have no links in that section. Put a few links to web sites that have something in common with your topic. If you are blogging about investing then link to the DOW Jones or Wall Street Journal. Another thing is if you have a bunch of ideas running thru your head then write out the articles and save them, but don't publish them, this way if you are having writer block a few days down the road you can pull from your arsenal of posts and publish one from there. It's all about keeping the content fresh and posting on a daily basis. Don't be lazy, it only takes a few minutes.