The last seven weeks we have been doing a series of Productive Blogging. Here are links to each of the posts. How did this go? Was it useful? Should I only stick to non-blogging topics in the future?
- The Distribution of Inspiration – Understanding how inspiration is distributed is crucial in maintain a regular posting schedule. Pace yourself and don’t get discouraged when your mind is blank, but plan ahead when you have plenty of ideas.
- Make a Top 100 Tips List – This is a simple method to make sure that you always have a ready supply of ideas for creating posts.
- Create a Series – Creating a series can be a great way to spread out a larger post into smaller bite sized sections of content and give you a way to plan weeks or months ahead for your posting schedule.
- Promotion vs. Production – A discussion about the proper balance between promoting your blog and producing content.
- Starting Slow – Blogging is a long term commitment. Don’t start out at a sprint. Try to take steps today to plan for your readers in the future.
- One Post Per Week – A simple method to make sure your readers always have fresh content even if you go for periods of time without making a post.
- Getting Unstuck – What to do when your mind is blank and you can’t think of anything meaningful to say.
Personally, I’ve found this series of articles to be very helpful and inspirational in my own work. As a matter of fact, I’m currently taking what was going to be a dreadfully long article and breaking it into a series for future publication. Thanks for the great pointers and suggestions.
Mark Shead says
@Will – Thanks. I appreciate your encouragement.
Holli Jo says
I’ve been reading your blog for a short while, and this series on blogging has been one of the most helpful to me. I’m at the VERY beginning stages of my blog, so all these tips have been very relevant to me.
I’m all for more blogging posts. Thanks for sharing!