Blogging – when and how much

Blogging – when and how much

Blogging can be tedious if you do in a wrong format. Bloggers must assess their topics and their taste for a niche, before jump starting on an article.

Blogging should be composed of the following –

  1. Blogging must never become a compulsory piece of work in your tight schedule. Blogging continuously is ideal, but that continuity must be out of fun and a relaxed gesture.

             Do not force an article on yourself each day just for the sake of feeding the search engine bots. You would end up creating                   bad content.

  1. Blogging on topics that require thinking and patience (like coding techniques and snippets) must be allotted some good time. Do not hurry with this stuff.
  2. Blogging on a topic that fascinates you is the best path to successful online presence. When you write something you know and something you love sharing with others. Your content will automatically have a good presentation. Your readers would love to have more from you
  3. I personally think that reading is very important in a blogger’s life. Unless you are aware of what the blogosphere is going through in the present time, your content would be out-dated.

I personally do this and I suggest all beginners you are reading this – read more and gain from what you read. Often the same topic you read might fascinate you to compose something of your own. You can try the tips that boosted my traffic with minimal efforts.

This isn’t bad. In fact, when you write in a new perspective, readers would be thrilled to mark the difference between the previous one and the one you wrote.

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Separating a specific time for your blogging

Consistency is the key to success in this internet world. Content is king and SEO comprises a lot of content. Your words on the internet slowly build your image. So, select one particular time of the day. Maybe an hour or so and keep it allotted for blogging. It doesn’t take much of your time when you know the matter.

What I do is, I create a list of topic I feel I would write in the near future. Very frankly speaking, I go through a lot of blogs all the day and jot down how I can alter the topic and write in a different perspective.

The idea is simple. I do not copy the same topic. When I read a blog, at times I feel that the author could have added another perspective or section about the topic. This concept or view, I keep it for myself to write. I feel that in that way, I might relate to some readers who think my way.

Well, once you have the topics ready in a list, just select one topic each day and write about it.

I prefer writing my blog posts late at night. I do this because I start reading popular blogs late in the evening. Once I finish my reading classes, I feel the energy to do something for myself. I start writing with the same momentum and end up with something really beautiful (I hope so).

Several people prefer writing right in the morning, before indulging into any other work. Well, this is good also. Writing in the morning is better because the mind remains fresh and speaks out loads of things.

The main idea is, select a particular time and fix it permanently for blogging.

Blogging each post

Often people ask – how much do I write for each blog post?

This is a common question because people generally fall into a trend of writing five hundred words at least for each blog post.

This practice is quite common because of several reasons. Some of the main reasons being, SEO gets hampered or should I say doesn’t work when posts are too small. Pages with very little content are not well indexed in the major search engines.

The latter reason plays a vital role for Google AdSense to make it a mandatory guideline under their policies. AdSense policies say that each post must be at least of five hundred words. Naturally, they have the same issue. Unless the page is well indexed, it won’t get enough traffic to generate revenues for AdSense.

I would say – this isn’t true always.

Quality is always way over quantity. This has been said by several bloggers and even Google appreciates this. Google Webmaster guidelines clearly specify that your website must be useful to the reader. Otherwise your organic search rankings would also be hampered.

So there is no point writing rubbish just to reach a specific count. I do my writing as long as I feel my clarification is incomplete. As soon as my thoughts have been said, I end my pitch.

Search engines and Google and many others; they look into your content word count – true. But have you ever thought it this way. They do not look into each and every single post specifically to match their criterion.

What they mean by their requirements is that, you cannot publish a hundred pages and have just two or three words in each page or a paragraph maybe. Overall, your website must contain pages with hefty number of lines. Now, it might happen that out of a 100 pages, 95 of them meet their criterion and 5 are having word counts like 400 or 450. That’s not an issue at all.

  • I do agree with you buddy, quality matters a lot than quantity. There is no point in publishing 2-3 or even more blogs, when none of them are making any sense, or providing any unique value to it’s readers. So as I mentioned in one of my recent blog that do share only one blog posts daily, or even weekly as well, but do make it valuable.

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  • I do agree with you. It is an age of quality but we can’t compromise on quantity as well. We need to give a good mix of both of them. But yes we should not go crazy for any work so much so that instead of taking benefits from it we may suffer any loss eventually. So we need to adopt a balance approach in every activity.