Original Blog Content
As a blogger who writes more than twenty blog posts, sponsored and unsponsored, a day on average on a good day, I sometimes feel my mind going numb just thinking of what to write in my next post, trying to keep it at 50:50 with sponsored and unsponsored content at the very least. It is not easy but it has to be done.
I wonder how other semi-probloggers like me can think of so many topics to share daily, consistently. It is especially difficult when the blog is a niche blog and it’s the blogger’s responsibility to keep the posts on topic.
One thing I like about blogging here is that the only rules to follow are my own. I don’t need to worry about what others may think, if a post has a link or not, is it paid or not, is it too long or too short or not personable enough? Did I manage to work the link in sensibly, am I being true to myself, is this post relevant to my blog, what does the advertiser think? What about the sequence that my posts are being published? Am I publishing too many posts throughout the day that causes sponsored posts to be pushed down the page? I always feel guilty about this but hey, I’ve got a living to make, you know?
Dang…that’s a whole list of things to worry about when you are blogging for pay! Don’t you feel old and tired just REMEMBERING the rules?
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What I do is read tons of other blogs, and when I find a post that interests me, I save it to my swap file (basically a huge document of clippets from everywhere).
When it times come to write a post, I pick one out of the file, read it a couple times, then close it and write a post of my own with the goal of making it far more useful, easier to understand and better written than the one that gave me the idea. Expand on the idea, and relevant links, etc. I never copy & paste anything, it is just for inspiration.
Even with that strategy, writers block can still kick in. In that case I find a walk around the block does wonders.
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An interesting idea there, indeed. Thanks for sharing, Jeff!