Hello Everyone! Thank you for visiting my world for another edition of “Become a Blogger Mondays!” As you know, there are many benefits of having a blog site, but in order to keep reaping those benefits, you must be diligent in posting regularly. Everything is pretty much tied to how often you post, when you post, the things you post about etc., so it is important to remain consistent in staying true to your readers and build a rapport with the virtual world. Here are some tips and examples of what has helped me remain consistent with posting:
1. Create set days for posting.
It took some time for me to realize that this was key, but with some guidance and following successful blogs, it was clear that setting a schedule for myself would really help with creating posts on a weekly basis. For example, I block out Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for definite posts, so anything that I may feel the need to post in between those days, is strictly at my leisure (i.e. no pressure).
2. Keep a personal “life schedule”.
No matter what I have going on or no matter how busy I am throughout the day, I always set at least a half an hour aside to work on my site (sometimes more). This time can be used for anything (writing, maintenance, design, etc.).
3. I stick to my blog’s overall theme, but throw a curveball every once in a while.
I think it’s important to give the readers what you say you are going to give them. My whole blog is based around chasing your dreams, living outside of the box, inspiring others to follow their dreams by interviewing people who have made it or are on their way, etc. But every once in while, I like to have fun with my posts and tap into a unique visitor pool. I manage to remain consistently inconsistent (lol).
4. I put it in perspective.
When all else fails, I force myself to maintain my site. In order for me to achieve the goals I’ve set forth for, danithedreamgirl.com, I need to stay on top of what I do.
As always, I hope this helps and feel free to add your tips in the “Comments” section. Happy blogging and I will see you next week!