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Maintaining and Growing a Successful Writer Blog

Maintaining and Growing a Successful Writer Blog

By Mandy E. Barnett

Once you have set up your blog and identified your target audience and know what theme/topics you will cover, you need to maintain it.

One of the most important tasks is to ensure you have a regular schedule, so your readers know when to expect a post from you. Set days and times that are manageable for your lifestyle and time constraints. Be realistic about how much time you can give to your blog, do not overwhelm yourself with unrealistic goals. Posts can be weekly, monthly or quarterly – as long as the schedule is recurring.

Remember, having a schedule allows you to write posts in advance and schedule them. Make use of this option by dropping a quick sentence into a draft post of an idea you have for a post. We all know we won’t remember the idea later!

So why do you need to blog consistently?

In short, it establishes author credibility. Readers become familiar with your work and it attracts new readers to your site. Consistent blogging means you are continually attracting a stream of potential new readers to your site with fresh, updated content. Readers love to get an intimate view into the life of their favorite authors along with any upcoming events and book launches. The more you share the more they will want to come back.

Remember to keep your author information, pages, books and events current. It doesn’t take a lot of time to ensure any changes are corrected or updated. This includes the copyright statement for your blog content to ensure it is not pirated. This is essential for the safety of your content should you need to take action on unauthorized copying. Unfortunately, this does happen.

Make Connections to Grow

You want your blog’s reach and popularity to grow, so connect with authors in similar genres and also readers of your specific genre(s). This should be a constant work in progress in the maintaining of your blog. Don’t let it become static. The more you connect, the larger your reach.

To attain growth here are a few tips:

Additional Maintenance and Updating Tips

By following these simple guidelines you will grow a successful Writer Blog.

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