Committed bloggers will most probably have a regular blogging schedule, perhaps blogging on a certain day of the week or a number of times in a week. If you don’t have a blogging schedule you should get yourself one. However, there comes a time in a bloggers life, when other things, just get in the way. Sometimes it is just life, but other times its illness, tiredness, an expected event, a change of focus, a change of mood or perhaps you have been swept away by a new business venture.
If you are find yourself to be out of the blogging game for longer that you intend you might find it difficult to get back on your blogging horse and you might be wondering how best to start blogging again.
First of all, don’t be hard on yourself. Life is what it is and if we never had things happening all around us we would never be able to create content with any passion, purpose and perspective anyway. I always find it helps to think about what was going on while you were unable to blog. Have you experienced something, however big or small that serves as a life lesson?
Although we all have different blog niches and it may not feel appropriate to get all personal on our blogs, I actually think every now and again, doing a ‘personal’ blog post gives you that human element that people warm to and grow to love. It is what makes you YOU and what makes you unique from everyone else in your niche.
People by their very nature are nosy and curious and want to know what you have been up to whilst you haven’t been blogging. If it feels ok to do so, tell people, share your wisdom and also share it with your list.
So here are some ideas of how you could write a personal blog post for your business blog:
Have you been away on business or pleasure, where did you go, what new people did your meet? Sharing your interests will help people relate to you, especially if they also have a similar interest.
Why was your time away hard?
What happened that made it impossible for you to be around? Be honest; tell them what you have been up to, it maybe that you have been away because of other commitments, other business ventures, people might not have realised you were an expert in a particular area or that you had other skills.
Has something exciting happened?
Sharing good news is great, if you have a strong fan base and following, people will be delighted to hear your positive news. It is great when you can take your community on the journey with you.
What did you learn?
Whatever the situations good or bad think about what you learnt and share it with others. Being able to see the bigger picture about where you have been and where you are going, is a great way to show people how far and how quick you are moving.
Now of course some people will just not feel comfortable writing a ‘personal’ blog post on their blog and that is fine too. But if it feels like this could be a win win situation for you and you know your community will be receptive, it is worth a shot. The bloggers that I follow are those that are open and transparent that offer value and are genuine, honest people, who aren’t afraid to stick their head up when things are going a little of course. We are humans after all.
Give it a shot if it feels right for you.
What’s your best way to find inspiration for your next blog post? Have you got any good ways to get your brain cells buzzing? Please comment and share this post if you have found it useful.
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