It’s a new year, and that means you need to start thinking about the future of your blog.
Here’s some simple questions for you to ask about yourself and your blog.
- Did you miss your blogging goals in 2012?
- Was it hard for you to come up with new blog content?
- Are you tired of writing about the same topics?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then you might want to start thinking about where you can find improvement in your blogging business model.
It’s not that your blog won’t succeed, but you need to have a consistent flow of enjoyment and interest in what you do. It’s one thing to have a boring job that you get paid for on an hourly basis, but running a make money blog is a whole different story and it’s way too easy to fall out the grove and let things fall apart.
So what’s a blog owner to do?
In 2013…. MIX IT UP!
If you missed your blogging goals in 2012, an excellent way to stay on track is to make sure you make a list of where you want to be on a month by month basis, while also staying up to date on your post activity, building links, coming up with new revenue sources or anything else you have in mind.
Sometimes blog niches just don’t have as much information as others. Take the “make money online” niche for example… you could come up with new topics for a blog like that all year long. Now think about the “bacon” niche, sure you can write about bacon a few times, but how long could you keep coming up with new topics. The fix? Expand to a new niche or re-write and swing old blog posts so they are seen by your new visitors and readers.
Creating content for your blog should be somewhat enjoyable and not a burden on yourself. A great way to solve the problem of not wanting to come up with blog post ideas and writing daily is to hire new writers for your blog. Don’t forget, there are plenty of writers out there looking for work and they are probably most cost effective than you think. Many of them are likely knowledgeable about your blog topic as well.
I’ll be the first to admit it, running a successful blog is not easy, especially when you run more than one of them!
In previous years I let BloggingTips.com slip away from my interests and grasps and I’ve made it a personal goal this year to bring it back to the thriving site it once was.
Here are just a few of the areas I’ve focused on to bring the blog back to life and gain my full interest again.
- Improved blog design with better navigation
- Interview and hire a bunch of new writers
- Create a blog case study that puts me in the spotlight
One of the best ways to MAKE SURE you keep yourself active in your blog is to actually call yourself out and have readers expect killer content, progress and case studies from you.
The last thing you want to do is disappoint your blog readers.
With all of that said… make 2013 your best blogging year yet!