Get back on the blog writing wagon

Get back on the blog writing wagon

By Beth Hodgson-Graddon who writes with a chip on her shoulder,  still bitter about that Wayne Gretzky trade back in ’88. 

If you haven’t been blogging for a while, it is hard to know how to get started again. You’ve fallen off the “writing wagon” but more importantly, do  you still have the same audience just waiting in the wings?  Or do you need to start from scratch to build up your readership again? 

To answer those questions, try the following:

  1. Check on the number of your subscribers – if you have an RSS feed setup on your blog that will tell you quickly if you’ve lost a substantial number of readers since you last posted.
  2. Test the waters – continue from where you left off and see how your numbers do. Not jus your traffic, but the number of comments. If people are still paying attention, they’ll jump right back in.
  3. Post a refresher – to appeal to your old readers as well as new ones, post a refresher post or too summarizing some essential points of past blogs with new summaries.

If it appears as though you have lost your main base of readers during your time off, don’t abandon everything you’ve done in the past. Bring back a few of your top posts, refocus your energy on guest blogs for link exchange and get active on social media – including RTing to connect with other relevant businesses – to draw attention to your blog once again!

 

 

8 Comments
  • Small Business PR
    Posted at 10:21h, 05 October Reply

    Good article. I just wanted to point out a small typo in point number three, “post a refresher post or too summarizing…” “Too” should be “two” I’m assuming.

    These are all great point to get a blogger back on track though. I know it took me a bit to get back into it with my blog.

  • California Free mls
    Posted at 04:35h, 09 October Reply

    Its kind of sad when a blog you often visit starts to slow down from less posts to no posts at all. Its so easy for a blog to die down so better to keep it moving ahead. This post is definitely for those bloggers or site owners who tries to run a dozen of sites and then starts to abandon some good blogs.

  • New Orleans Lawyer
    Posted at 22:20h, 10 October Reply

    Good blogging is good blogging. If your product was good before, then your readers will check back periodically to see what you have to offer.

    • bonnie
      Posted at 23:42h, 10 October Reply

      Well said. And in that same vein I hope to see you back here soon.

  • Peter
    Posted at 00:53h, 11 October Reply

    we all believe that blogging is the most common type of self expression because in blogging you can say all you want and you can express your feeling. Your tips are very helpful to me.Thank you.

  • Taaza Finance
    Posted at 01:00h, 11 October Reply

    The post is really very nice. However while writing you must keep your readers in mind to make your visitor visit the site more frequently.

  • canvas tents
    Posted at 03:53h, 20 October Reply

    It unfolds in chronological order, by date. Search engines love blogs more than conventional websites, because they are updated on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Search engines are programmed to scan blogs for activity and unique content periodically; at least once a day.thanks

  • RES
    Posted at 06:11h, 17 January Reply

    The post is really very nice. However while writing you must keep your readers in mind to make your visitor visit the site more frequently

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