As is true with any endeavor, blogging requires effort. I believe you get out of it what you put into it. After you’ve been blogging for a few years, you may find yourself struggling to write fresh blogposts. You don’t want your blog to grow tired and stale. It is time to begin digging deep to create new content.
How do you dig deep to create fresh posts?
That’s a great question!
First, I think you must review what you’ve been blogging about in recent months. What’s been the major theme for your blog over the last year? When you search through your past posts you may discover one that more people engaged with or clicked the like button more frequently to cheer you on. When I cull through my posts for the past year or two, COVID pops up a lot. This makes sense due to COVID dominating our lives for close to two years. When I dig into those posts I unearth other topics and potential subjects to blog about that pique my interest.
Second, read through the comments you’ve received. Often, I will find ideas for new posts within the comments my readers leave on my blog. For instance, a recent post on forgiveness received comments that seeded another post on forgiveness that I am in the process of writing. I’m doing some more research on the subject in order to do the topic justice rather than simply putting out another platitude citing how it is good to forgive. But, the idea germinated from a reader who took time to comment.
Third, dig through your old journals and notebooks. You will likely find a story or an unfinished idea that you can craft into a blogpost. This may expand your blog’s horizons and audience. It may fuel a fresh perspective on something you wrote long ago with the hopes of getting it published once you finished it. It could be a series of poems or maybe even a short-story or an essay on a topic close to your heart. Revamping something you created in one form and intended for a different audience will help you think out of the box as you dig deep to create fresh content.
Fourth on our list for digging deep to create fresh contest is identifying an issue or cause that you care a great deal about and that leaves you wanting to do something to foster change. For me, a topic fitting that mold revolves around animals, particularly feral cats. Strangely, it is a subject that people get fired up about online. In my conversations with neighbors, I learned that it ignites and fuels heated debate among them. It is definitely a topic worth exploring further.
Fifth, and finally, at least for this post, as you dig deep to create fresh content identify your pain points. For me, I’ve recently discovered an increased need for self-care. Through conversations, Terri has heightened my awareness of the critical importance of looking after my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. So, I am researching ways to practice better self-care. Naturally, this offers fodder for future blog posts as I uncover means and methods of nurturing my well-being.
I pray that this quick post will help you in your endeavor to create new content. Keeping it fresh is an important element in blogging. Remember, it’s your blog. You make the rules.
The Devotional Guy™
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