Blogging isn’t easy. Being a blogger requires an incredible amount of time and dedication. This is especially true if your goal is to make money with your blog.
Due to the amount of work it takes to run a successful blog, you may find yourself lacking consistency with your blog, or abandoning your blog altogether.
If your blog has been collecting cobwebs, here are a few things you can do to get back on track.
1. Discover Your Top 10 Posts
Viewing your analytics is a great way to find out what types of posts your readers enjoy. When you know what your audience likes, it allows you to create content that has a higher chance of being read, therefore increasing your traffic.
Finding your top 10 blog posts can be done pretty easily if you use Google Analytics.
My article How to Use Google Analytics to Find Blog Post Ideas will show you step-by-step how to find your top blog posts.
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2 Create a Content Calendar
Use a content calendar to write down the posts that you intend to create for the month. Magazine editors do this all the time, and so do professional bloggers.
Having a content calendar is a great way to stay consistent because you’ll always know what you’re supposed to write and when you’re supposed to write it.
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3. Start Writing
Once you’ve discoered your top 10 posts and have written them down in your content calendar, it’s time to start writing.
This part may seem like common sense, but this is where a lot of bloggers fall off. They spend time learning, and planning, but fail to get started writing.
What you write doesn’t have to be groundbreaking, but it will get you back into the writing groove.
4. Get in Touch with Your Subscribers
If you spent time building your email list, now is an excellent time to get in touch with your subscribers.
Keep in mind that because you haven’t sent out an email in a while, some of your subscribers may have forgotten about you. Feel free to re-introduce yourself to your list. You can also let them know that you’re back to blogging and what they can expect from you in the future. Be sure to include a few links to some posts they can check out in the meantime.
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5. Write a Few Guest Posts
If done correctly, guest posting can be a powerful way to get your name back out there. When guest posting it’s essential that you (1) guest post on blogs that compliment your niche, and (2) guest post on blogs that have an audience equal to or larger than your own. Ensuring these two things will increase the chances of having successful guest posts.
In my ebook, The Blogging Blueprint I provide step-by-step instructions (scripts included) for guest posting successfully.
6. Promote Your Content
As a blogger, if you want to increase your traffic, it’s essential that you promote your content. Here are some articles on BDD that will teach you how to increase your blog traffic:
- 8 Ways to Promote Your Blog and Get More Traffic
- The Tool That Helped Me Gain Thousands of Social Media Followers
- SEO for Beginners: How to SEO Your Blog Post
- How to Find Your Target Audience as a Blogger
- 7 Blog Post Titles That People Love to Share
- 11 Foolproof Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic
- The First Blog Posts You Should Write as a New Blogger
7. Get Active in Facebook Groups
Yes, Facebook groups are helpful for promoting your content; however, they are also excellent for building relationships with other bloggers.
Blogging can get lonely, and sometimes it’s that loneliness that causes us to lose our interest in blogging.
Connecting with other bloggers can give you the motivation, encouragement, and inspiration you need to get back on track.
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8. Continue to Learn and Implement
Blogging is a field where there are always new techniques to learn and implement. The experts are always finding new ways to grow their audience. As long as you stay consistent and keep working towards improving your blog, you will continue to grow your blog.
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