Have you ever stepped away from your blog for longer than a week and wondered how you were ever going to be able to get back to producing another piece of content ever again?
It is easy done.
We all have lives and projects and families and tasks and things we need to fit in and sometimes it just becomes all too easy to let the blogging stuff slide.
But what would you do if you were faced with jumping back in to the world of blogging if you’d been switched off for a little while? Sometimes it seems that there is so much to write about, so much that has happened whilst you have been a way that it becomes difficult to know where to start.
Here are my top 5 tips for helping you ease yourself gently back in to the world of blogging.
1) Check out your comments
If you were fairly active before you disappeared from the blogging scene and had regular comments, one of the first places you might want to check is your comments section of your blog. Have you missed a question? Maybe there is some hidden inspiration for the blog post in there.
2.) Read other blogs
I often find I get the best ideas, just reading other people’s content. Sometimes I do a little blog hop, starting on one blog then finding the next blog post by clicking on a comment…it’s amazing where you can end up when you do this. I’ve connected with some pretty amazing people doing just this.
3.) Check out your RSS feeds
If you have any kind of content strategy you will probably have a resource like a RSS feed reader with a wealth of current content for you to check out. I love how this information is constantly updated and that you can flick through and read great content to get your blog brain cells working. If you haven’t set up a Rss feed of relevant content for your niche, i highly recommend you start keeping one.
4.) Ask your community
Ask your people!
Ask the groups you run or the subscribers to your newsletter. If you are thinking you dont have an existing community. Tap in to some of the groups and friends that you have on and offline and ask others about the kind of content they would like to know more about.
5.) Write about where you have been.
Not sure if you’re aware of this, but people are actually quite nosey! Tell people where you have been and why you have been away from your blog.
Do you have any tips for getting back in to the swing of blogging.