Something I have noticed recently with my own blogs is the quality of my content is starting to slip. I’m used to writing great content, getting lots of social media shares and comments, and seeing increases on Google Analytics. Currently, I’m right in the middle of the fall semester at school with lots of homework and other obligations in life to tend to… All of which interfere with the amount of blog posts I’m writing and the quality of the posts that do go live. I have also been behind on sharing, commenting, and networking with my fellow bloggers. I haven’t written a guest post for another blog in months. My blog just isn’t delivering the quality content to my readers that I’m used to providing… So what do I do about it?
Take a 2-4 Day Break
Although I don’t recommend taking a break from blogging unless you have to, this is one of those times where it’s acceptable to take a break for 2, 3, or even 4 days. Taking a break means to stop writing posts, leave comments unanswered, and abandon your blog completely while you are on your break. This will give you some time to relax and you can always pick up right where you left off. Just remember when you do come back to your blog to stick to a schedule.
Actually Go To Sleep
As many bloggers are very busy during the day, we tend to write the majority of our posts during the wee hours of the night. In fact, it’s 11:33 PM as I am writing this post now. Because it is so late in the day, bloggers often get very sleepy and their thought processes start to slow down drastically. If you are having problems thinking clearly, save your post as a draft and go to sleep. It’s not going anywhere – it’ll be there in the morning – waiting for you to produce something better.
Allow Guest Posting
If you are suffering from writer’s block, a good way to get some good, quality content flowing on your blog is to allow some guest posting. If you are networked with a community of bloggers like I am, simply let your colleagues know that you need a guest post or two and I’m sure they can provide you with some good content. In my blogging group, Enstine of Em Fast Income was recently having health problems, so he had a fellow blogger talk about writing viral social media posts.
Do An Interview
If you can’t find anybody with time to write a guest post for your blog, simply find somebody to interview. I have interviewed one of my favorite bloggers, Ehsan Ullah, here on Omega Web and the success of the interview was great. Ehsan wrote most of the content for the post, but it encouraged social engagement and sharing among his readers. Blogger interviews are a good way to publish content quickly, but I would not suggest posting one more than once a month.
It’s Over To You!
Has your blog ever slacked off and lost some readers? Have you tried one or more of these methods? Do you have any other methods you would like to share with us? Hit the comments below!