I recently met a lady who started a blog. She was full of enthusiasm and ideas in the beginning and the first couple of months went well. However, with other demands of her time and worrying about whether her blog was good enough, her enthusiasm waned. She posted less often, until she barely managed a post every couple of months. Does this sound like you?
I admit I’ve been there too and the two biggest problems with writing a blog are what to write about and are my posts interesting/witty/engaging enough for my readers. Even the experts struggle from time to time!
I’m mostly tackling the first problem here today. I’ve trawled through some of our old posts as well as some great resources on other blogs about what to write about & a couple on writing in general. I hope you find these posts as helpful as I did:
Savvy Blog Resources – from Savvy Marketers
What Shall I Blog About Today? – from Savvy Marketers
How Do You Plan What to Blog About? – from Savvy Marketers
Writing Doesn’t Have to Be Hard Work – from Savvy Marketers
7 Ways to Find Inspiration: Think Outside the Blog – from Problogger.net
Essential Reading on Content for Your Blog – from Problogger.net
How to Write Great Blog Content – from Problogger.net
How To Write Your Most Popular Blog Post – from ThinkTraffic
7 Quick Start Techniques for Fighting the Fear to Write – from Copyblogger
Finally, some really useful planners to help you plan what to write about on your blog and organise them into a monthly calendar. Louise and I have both found these particularly useful.
IF you’re looking for help on blogging, check out our ‘Get Started with Blogging’ Guide.
What resources have you found to be useful to help you move forward with your blog? Please share your ideas and thoughts below!