There are times, I must admit, when I am writing this blog and a thousand other things are preying on my mind and demanding my attention and content creation is the last thing on my mind, the last thing I want to do. Take for instance the dilemma of a blogger that is inundated with questions and requests from his readers to the point that his time is left answering queries and not actually writing anything new at all. Just what do you do when your mental inbox is full and the last thing you want to do is write anything?
What’s worse is there is a certain pressure with growing a blog that is still in its infancy. There are certain demands and it is like a baby that is growing; it has certain needs and requirements, and just as a baby needs to be taken care of and fed, so too a blog requires that its creators consistently keep at content creation to keep the blog alive. Once a blog dies off, it is very hard to revive it. Let’s take the example of the blogger flooded with questions from readers. What’s stopping him from turning that line of questioning into a blog post? Clearly, there is interest in whatever the subject of the question is. And it isn’t that that hard to simply say that there will be others interested in it too. So that line of questioning can be used as cannon fodder for content creation. There’s nothing to stop you from doing just that.
Take a different approach to content creation from time to time and it will certainly help to keep you fresh. Perhaps you can link back to other blog posts, connect with fellow bloggers and get them to write guest posts. Maybe at other times you could simply do a video blog post. The options are all there before you, and you can make of it whatever you will. By taking a different approach each time, you will not only keep your mind fresh, but you are also likelier to keep your readers more interested as the focus and style of your message delivery change.