I have a bookmark for all of my favorite blogs. These are blogs that I frequently visit because the content is interesting and a refreshing take on my favorite subjects. These blogs span the gamut from nutrition, hair care, writing, fitness, finance, spirituality…blah blah blah.
You name it I have a blog bookmarked for it.
What I’ve noticed the last few weeks is that alot of my favorite blogs have gone silent.
Regular bloggers (who post everday) have decreased posting. Sporadic bloggers have gone on hiatus.
I think all of our situations are similar as bloggers. I’ve been down this road before. I blogged for a few years for my entertainment blog (several posts a day for years) and a few things start to happen over time.
1.) Life – When you have a lot going on in your personal life, its sometimes hard to pin yourself down to your computer and crank out a blog post.
2.) Writers block – This is especially true of “niche blogs,” meaning blogs where you write on one particular subject. It is very easy to run out of things to talk about.
So here are a two tips to prevent your blog from going silent:
1.) Visit forums and websites related to your sites subject matter. Answer the questions people are asking on your blog and then if possible direct them to your site for the answer.
2.) Write draft blogs. If you have an idea for a blog but don’t have the time to complete a post, write a draft and then complete it as you have time.
What are some of your challenges as a blogger? As a reader of a blog, does it bother you when you visit a blog and they haven’t posted in a while? Please share in the comment section below.