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"Blogging Tactics- How To Keep It Fresh"


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced person at the blogging business, keeping your blog fresh is very important. If you are new to exploring blogging as your new business, you might face it a bit challenging to maintain fresh updated content to your blog. A few months down the line you will find that the job has become much simpler and you are doing it easily just as any other job that you are good at.

To start off, you might have to read some good books and browse the Internet for adequate information on the topic you have chosen for your blog. You can then post this information to the blog once or twice in a month. If the readers find the information relevant and useful, they will keep coming back to your blog for new information each time. Remember, fresh updated content does not mean only new content but something which should be of relevance to the readers. Along with text content, keep changing the images and graphics as well. Attractive but relevant graphics always have a great impact on the readers' mind.

One of the best ways keep your blog content fresh is to do some research. Check out blogs of other people, especially some of the most popular ones and find out what they have included in their blogs. It is important that you maintain the relevance of your content and thus, research will give you an idea how other people have maintained the relevance of their content and also updating it at regular intervals. If you find any blog post relevant to your topic you can even post your own comments, as a thread of discussion to the posted content and link it back to your blog. This way, you achieve two things. Firstly, you attract people to come to your blog and secondly, you expose your blog to other people for posting comments. This, automatically, will help you in adding new content and keep your blog updated as well as connect to people of similar interest. Later on, this connection may turn out to be beneficial for business in one or many ways.

To maintain consistency, decide on a date for blog posting and put a reminder. Follow this date in every month for updating the content. It is better if you update the content twice a month. This will help you in planning the fresh content beforehand instead of sitting at the last minute and figuring out the about content to be posted.

Alternatively, you can also use the feature which allows you to compose your content and schedule it on the date you choose to. Utilize this feature by composing one or two months' content in advance so that you have ample time to plan out the content for your next post and never have to face back-logs for updated content.

Promoting products and services could be a good way to attract readers as well as turn them into potential customers in future. This will also give an idea to the readers that you are on to business blogging and might open up good business avenues for you. Along with business content, once in a while you can add a personal touch by including things which speak about your personal interests, hobbies, or happenings in your life.

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