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Before starting a blog every blogger design a schedule to become a successful blogger. When I started blogging I made a schedule for my blog.
Here is the schedule
- At least 3 articles per week
- Commenting on 5 forums a day
- Answer 3 questions on Yahoo Answers
- One gust post for every 2 weeks
- Blah blah blah…
But I couldn’t stick to the schedule even for one week, to say exactly I dropped this schedule after my second day of my blogging.
Go and ask successful bloggers two questions
- Following a fixed schedule help us grow?
They say yes
- Do you have any blogging schedule?
At least 90% of bloggers say No
Writing articles for your readers help you and your blog to grow but writing for schedules makes your blog unpopular.
So what you think, schedule for a blog is a complete waste? No, Without a blog schedule you can’t popularize your blog.
Schedule is not just limited to time (don’t create time tables) you can schedule your blog posts in terms of tasks.
What I do before publishing my next blog post?
- I will post at least 5 forum postings
- I will answer 3 questions on Yahoo Answers
And other things
I write blog posts each and every day but I don’t publish them until I have done some particular tasks for my previous blog posts.
I don’t want you to follow my routine because I know all blogs are not similar. So follow different blog schedules at least try to stick to the one of given two.
How we can schedule our blogs
Two kinds of blogs as per scheduling regard
There are several kinds but select one of these by your priority. Don’t bother about terminology as I invented these so keep reading the concept.
Time based Scheduling Blogs
I consider these blogs as Search engine blogs. Yes, these blogs get most of the traffic from search engines. These bloggers write posts on recent tech releases or trending topics, once they complete the blog post make it optimized for search engines. You can see famous tech blogs which publishes at least 5 articles a day. You know recently Samsung galaxy S III was released, you can find it on any gadgets featuring Tech blogs.
How to Schedule
- Selection of a topic
You can make full use of Google trends to find out the trending topics and use those keywords for your post.
- Publish it and keep writing
Yes, it’s done
The more you post on these blogs the more are the visits to your blog. Try publishing a post on trending topics, these searches last for few days but give lot of visits in less time. Imagine posting 3 to 5 trending articles each single day. You can find months old websites sold at a high price on Flippa or other similar sites. What are they doing? They simply write articles on recent trends.
Task Based Scheduling
Other blogs fall under this category. You no need to worry about time but you need to do some necessary tasks for promoting your blog posts to attract more and more readers to your blog.
How to Schedule
- Write a blog post
You can write on any topic which steals the viewer attraction.
- Publish it
- Promote the blog post
Once the post is published, blog owner concentrates on promoting on various blogs. As I said earlier, they do forum posting, running campaigns or any other techniques.
- Promote by giving Freebees
These bloggers offer free giveaways like e-books or e-courses. By doing all of these they attract more readers to their blogs.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not going to explain anything about coding or at least the basics as I’m poor with designing. Keep reading
Let’s talk about Sidebars
Some popular blogs maintain amazing sidebars, you can easily copy and apply same design for your blog but it does not look great for your blog. So what’s wrong with your blog? Because those sidebars are not for your blog. Here are few tips for you to choose.
Date Vs Category Archive
I love placing the archive by category rather than by month because the posts in my blog are time independent. If I publish category archive it will help my readers to find the posts which they are interested in. I’m running two blogs one is on money making online and the other is on gadgets. I use category archive on money making niche and Month archive on gadgets niche. Still undecided, no problem you can make use of both but not on the same place. My suggestion is place month archive in the side bar and premier categories in the menu.
Most popular posts Vs Recent Posts
You can get more reader conversion rate just by placing links for killer posts on your blog. When it comes to my gadgets blog it is simply a waste of space, because there is no popular posts all are just informatics posts. I cannot judge a single post will get attraction from more visitors so I publish links to recent posts.
Subscriptions – post or daily or weekly
One post can change your visitor to your reader it is true vice-versa. So to retain your visitors you have to maintain some good subscription strategies. If you write blog posts less frequent it’s better to send email for each post. You are posting two or more posts every day then your readers’ mail boxes filled with your messages only, they simply mark you as spam or unsubscribe to your blog. It’s better to go with weekly subscription, just create list of all posts with excerpts and send to your readers. They can see all the posts at a time and they surely visit your blog if any one of those posts looks interesting.
Design your blog schedule today but before that decide what type of blog schedule and design well fit your blog.
Note: All these tips are for beginners if you are an expert blogger please do add some more points to this list.