Sure, we’re all busy these days and when our lives get busy, our blogs get neglected. The casual blogger can get away with this, but if you are seeking to make money with your blog and see some serious income by monetizing it, then you absolutelty MUST make time to write.
1. The search engines love a fresh blog. You will not have Google’s blessing when you make 1 post a month.. or even worse 10 posts in one day and then 2 months without any posts at all. But if you keep your content fresh and lively it will roll in that traffic likes it’s nobody’s business. And besides this, your regular readers will appreciate that they can read your blog along with the morning paper, because both of them have some new content in them to read. (well, sometimes even a newspaper is full of the same old news, but you get my point)
2. A schedule helps prevent writer’s block. We have all been there. You sit down at the computer to make this amazing post, and suddenly you realize that you really have nothing to say. Hmm.. oh well.. might as well go do something else… Wrong. The best writers in the world have writing schedules. They write at the same desk, at the same time, with the same coffee mug and have the awards to prove that it works. As much as we all hate monotony, a routine helps our brain to get used to writing and you will be able to push through that occasional writer’s block with ease.
3. If you don’t schedule it something WILL come up. You can test this one if you want. If you have the attitude, “Well, I’ll just take care of that later.” or “One of these days I need to update that blog of mine.” chances are you will find other things to fill that time. When we schedule a blog post, we are setting other things aside to MAKE time for what we need to do. And if blogging is any part of your income, you know how important this can be.
4. A self-employed job is STILL a job. This especially applies to you if you are trying to make money from your blog, be it with adsense, bidvertiser, affiliate marketing or selling products. It’s easy to be a little too lax when you are your own boss. There is no fat, bald guy in his office telling you what to do on the intercom so you can sit back and take it easy right? Wrong! This is what leads to most blogger’s demise. At a regular job you have deadlines right? You have times you HAVE to be at work and time you HAVE to work overtime. Well it’s no different if you are working for yourself. If you treat blogging like this, it will help you be much more productive. You are your own boss, so be tough on yourself, and go ahead.. give yourself a raise.
5. There is always something new to say. It hasn’t all been said yet. There is always some new technique or some amazing product to write about. And when you don’t make time to do some research on your blog, you will miss out on being the first to announce to the blog readers out there what the big news is. Although writers block may strike you once in a while like we talked about, there is always something to write about.
So may these 5 reasons motivate you to keep on blogging and keep that content fresh. Remember, if you don’t make time for your blog, your blog readers won’t make time for you… hmm yes, saw it in a fortune cookie.