There must be a reason behind how and why you started your blog; and just for that you must remember that the blog must go on. Whether you write a blog post every day or once a week – don’t forget to blog – by way of your own posts and by commenting on other blogs.
There are some posts that evoke strong reactions and the comments themselves can sometimes be considered blog posts themselves and you can use it to create a brand new post for yourself.
You may read that one needs to maintain X number of posts a day / a week to become an established blog or to keep readers interested .. I reckon that all you need to do is maintain a basic blog schedule / blog goal for yourself. When I started out in 2008, I aimed for at least 2 posts a week / 8 posts a month; and between 2009 to 2011 I’ve gone from an average of 10 posts a month to 17 posts a month – that’s a huge achievement for me.
It takes each of us time to discover our blogger voice – but at the end of the day your blog is a reflection of you and your blogger voice. And if you are ever stumped, just ask yourself ‘why do you blog’ and the post will be ready before you know it !
Bookmark Blogs That Appeal To You
When you aren’t blogging – you should be reading other blogs (and book marking them too). Let’s face it, there are thousands of awesome blogs out there in Blogosphere and as much as we would like to think we can singlehandedly remember every single blog we have ever visited – we can’t and that’s why bookmarks are an awesome way of collating all the blogs that have made an impact on you.
I’ve used ‘De.li.cious’ in the past and have found it to be a useful tool for bookmarking my favourite sites – especially since you can log onto any computer / laptop and import your bookmarks over.
If all the fancy tools for bookmarking are too much to deal with – then I suggest just making ‘folders’ in your regular bookmark provider that comes with IE / Chrome / Firefox and save your favourite blogs on there.
Yay ! That marks the end of my 2nd post for the A to Z Challenge. Would love to know why you blog and if you feel that you have discovered your inner blogger voice ? Are there any social bookmarking tools that you would recommend that has made it easier for you to keep track of your favourite blogs ?