I’ve been blogging for eight years now, so I am very used to creating content and coming up with ideas so that my readers keep reading. But I know for some, coming up with engaging content on a regular basis for your blog can be a chore, and quite difficult.
Your blog is an important tool to help you make a profit. It allows you to tell a story and create compelling reasons why people should buy from you, brands should work with you, and readers and followers should continue to follow your feeds. Consistent, entertaining, and thought provoking content is key to all of this.
As your Digital Debutante, I have taken the liberty of helping you oil those gears a little bit with 12 Months of Writing Prompts that can help you with blog post ideas. No need to struggle on what to write about. My Blog Post Ideas printable will give you topics for every month of the year in which you can use to create content that is right on time and applicable for what is going on during that time of the year.
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You can download it HERE.
Having these blog post ideas is just one component to compiling a successful blog. Here are a few more additional tips:
Write on your blog at least once a week
In order for your blog to grow and be taken seriously, you’ll need to update it at least once weekly. On TheCubicleChick.com, I try to update my blog 2-3 times a week, and have done so since the beginning. I know life happens and you may not be able to blog at least once a week, which is why I suggest writing several blog posts in one sitting, so that you can publish them when you aren’t able to churn out content.
Develop a schedule then follow it
Select a day of the week that you want to post and stick with it. This will help you teach your audience what to expect and when you have new content, plus, this will put you in the habit of having new content go live on those days.
For instance, I typically post new content on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. My audience knows this, so even if they haven’t subscribed to my blog or don’t see my new blog posts on social media, they come to my site on those days because those have traditionally been the days that I publish new content.
Have a conversation
Don’t talk at your readers. Try to have a conversation with them so they feel like you are sharing your story, not a speech or a dissertation. This helps them get to know you. People buy from who they know, like, and trust. So be knowable, be likable, and be trustable.
Pay attention to what readers respond to
As you are writing your content and serving it to your audience, see what blog posts get the most shares, comments, and traffic. Then try to create content around what they respond to to help grow your blog and readership.
I hope that these blog post ideas get those creative juices flowing.
Once you’ve gotten your blog work done, you can use my Free Social Media Planner to help you share these blog posts on your social media channels.