As bloggers and readers of other blogs, we know how important it is to always have fresh content published on our blog for readers to check out. And by fresh, I mean that the content not only needs to be updated consistently, but also it needs to be unique and interesting.
Naturally, you can imagine how hard this can be for many bloggers to pull off; it’s something I still struggle with as well. So I started thinking of ways to freshen up content so that readers know that you might include something unpredictable and exciting in your content in addition to the same old posts you always publish.
Start a New Feature
One way to show your readers that you’re committed to providing them with fresh content is by starting a completely new feature. In other words, you could commit to publishing a new feature that could pique their interest. For example, if you cover the electronic gadgets industry, you could start a feature that takes these gadgets on a Test Drive. Starting a new feature for your readers to look forward too, even if it’s a relatively common kind of feature in your blogging niche, can inject some excitement into your blog.
Host an eForum or ePanel
If you can’t put together a new feature, you could instead try to put together a blogging event, such as an eForum or ePanel or eConference. This event would give your blog some publicity, and it would boost your traffic during the few days you host it. Of course, you’ll need to do some work up front: asking for participants, interviewing other bloggers, preparing questions for the panel, and finally writing, editing, and scheduling the posts. But the buzz you can create within the blogging community could do wonders for your reputation, showing you as someone committed to the world in which you blog.
Change How Your Write Posts
This might be a weird method, but it could be useful if your actual writing process is getting too predictable. The idea here is that by changing up your writing routine, you can force yourself out of your comfort zone. The challenge of writing in a new way then works itself into writing unique posts. For example, if you write at your desktop computer in your home office, change your routine by writing with a pen and paper out in a park. Of course, you’ll have to retype the draft later, but you might discover some interesting thoughts you didn’t know you had. Your audience would be happy to read these, I imagine.
Listen to Your Readers
Finally, if you’ve completely run out of ideas, it really cannot hurt you to check out what your audience really wants to see in your content. It’s always a good idea to poll your audience or at least keep your finger on their pulse to figure out how exactly you can best please them with your next series of blog posts. Listen to what they want and see if you can figure out a way to adapt their wants to your abilities.
Alvina Lopez is a freelance writer and blog junkie, who blogs about accredited online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alvina.lopez @gmail.com.
By: Alvina Lopez