You know what I hate? Boring blogs. There’s nothing worse than reading a blog that has nothing new to say and just repeats the same thing over and over again. I’m sure you can relate! That’s why it’s important to have a plan for fresh content that doesn’t feel stale or repetitive. In other words, we need to keep our blogs fresh if we want them to grow and thrive. So here are five steps that will help get you started:
Create a content calendar.
Creating a content calendar is an essential part of any blogger’s workflow. It helps you plan out your blog posts and social media posts, so that you don’t have to worry about what to write next.
There are many ways you can create a blog editorial calendar, but here are some examples:
- Use a blog editorial calendar that already exists (like the one from Buffer). If you want something more customized, try CoSchedule or Planoly.
- Create your own spreadsheet and fill it in with dates for each post and other ideas for content you could publish on those days–or use Google Calendar as an alternative method of organizing all this information in one place!
Use a blog editorial calendar.
One of the best ways to keep your blog fresh is by using an editorial calendar. This tool helps you organize your content and plan out what’s going to be published when, so that you don’t have to worry about it later on.
Here are some tips for creating your own editorial calendar:
- Use a free template or create one yourself in Google Docs or Excel (or even Microsoft Word). You can also find pre-made templates online that are already formatted for you!
- Import all of the posts from your blog into this spreadsheet so that they’re all listed together in one place–this will make it easier for us when we start working through this process later on down below 🙂
- Add notes next to each entry indicating whether or not there are any deadlines coming up soon (such as guest posts needed by certain dates), along with other important info like social media posts due soon etc…
Organize your content ideas.
One of the most important things you can do as a blogger is to organize your content ideas. This will help you keep track of what you’ve already written, as well as make it easier for visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for. There are many different ways in which you can organize blog posts, but one of the simplest methods is by topic or subject matter (e.g., “How To”, “Blogger Resources” etc.).
You might also want to organize your content by author (e.g., “My Blogging Journey”) or date published (e.g., “Answering Readers’ Questions”). Another option is using tags so readers can search through all related posts easily without having to scroll through hundreds of posts just to find what they’re looking for!
Determine who your ideal reader is and what they want to read about.
The first step toward keeping your blog content fresh is to determine who your ideal reader is and what they want to read about. If you don’t know who this person is, how can you write for them?
The best way to find out what kind of topics will resonate with your audience is by doing some research. Look at other blogs in the same space as yours and see what kind of articles those authors write regularly–and which ones get shared on social media the most often. Alternatively, if there are any books or e-books related to your niche on Amazon that have good reviews (four stars or higher), take a look at their table of contents; many times authors include an outline at the beginning which gives readers an idea of what topics will be covered in each chapter/section so they can decide whether or not they want it before buying it!
Edit, edit, edit!
The most important part of the editing process is that you don’t be afraid to cut stuff out. If something isn’t working, or if it’s not adding value to your blog post, just get rid of it! You can always add more later on if you need to in order to flesh out an idea or a point that was missing from an earlier draft.
You should also consider changing the wording or changing around how things are ordered in your content as well–this will allow readers who have already read one version of your article another perspective on what they’ve already learned from reading before by looking at things differently; which could help spark new ideas for them as well as make sure everyone gets something new out of reading each time around!
These five steps can help you create a plan to keep your blog fresh and improve engagement with your readers.
- Create a plan
- Use the plan to improve your blog
- Keep your blog fresh, and improve engagement with your readers
If you’re ready to get started with these five steps, we’ve got you covered. Our team at Blogging Pro has created a free blog editorial calendar template that makes it easy to keep track of what content is coming up on your blog and when it will be published. You can download this template here: https://bloggingpro.com/blogging-tools/blog-editorial-calendar/