Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ways to Maintain a Blog

mappa_blogImage by francescopozzi via FlickrKeeping a blog up to date can actually be a lot of work. When it comes to the internet people are demanding, they want everything fast. If a blogger doesn't keep their blog up to date, it won't be successful. People want new posts regularly and will expect them. If no posts are made blog visitors will find a similar blog that does make new posts regularly.
How often a blog is updated is up to the blogger. However, blog visitors will probably expect new posts at least every week. Depending on the topic of the blog and the length of the posts, some visitors may expect updated every couple days or maybe even daily. Bloggers need to pay attention to any comments they get and give the blog viewers what they want. They keep a blog successful, so bloggers need to give them updates when they want them.
There are a few different things a blogger can do to keep their blog up to date. There are some blog publishing software programs that allow a blogger to write posts ahead of time and then set a time for them to be published. This can allow bloggers to make posts daily without actually writing them every day. A blogger can write all their posts at one time and have them post throughout the week. These publishing tools are very helpful and some free software programs may include this tool.
If someone does blogging for a living, they can probably make time to blog every day. The best way to do this is to schedule time to work on the blog every day. Bloggers can think of it like a normal job with designated working hours. Keeping to a set schedule creates consistency and a blog that being successfully maintained. Every blogger may have some days when they are busy and can't make posts however if posts are made every week, a blog should be able to maintain its traffic. Bloggers can also take a few minutes to post a message on their blog explaining why a new blog entry won't be made on a day when the blogger is busy.
If a blogger becomes overwhelmed there is still a way to keep their blog maintained. They can hire guest bloggers. This not only helps a busy blogger keep their blog updated, it also gives blog viewers some variety. Guest bloggers will give readers posts with different writing styles and different perspectives than the normal blogger. This can be slightly risky because not all blog readers may enjoy the changes. Bloggers can poll readers about guest bloggers or read any comments that are left.
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