5 Tips To Managing Multiple Blogs
If you maintain several different blogs here are 5 tips to help you better manage multiple blogs. You don’t have to compromise quality of content or quantity of content. Following these simple tips will allow you to keep several blogs up to date and interesting to your visitors.
Original content is always the best content. It helps to prevent your blog visitors from feeling that the information they’re receiving is rehashed. It also gives readers who frequent several of your blogs or subscribe to your RSS feed an incentive to return, because they know your posts will be updated frequently with relevant information they find of interest.
Here are the 5 tips:
- Keep a diary of your ideas
- Create a schedule for regular posting
- Find ideas using Google Trends, Google Alerts, Amazon.com, Ebay Pulse.
- Use guest contributors
- Curate Content
Keep a diary. One thing that I’ve learned that has helped me tremendously is keeping a diary of my ideas. I’m always searching for new ideas and concepts to post about. I find these ideas in many ways including through reading materials of other experts, talking with friends, TV, radio, and the newspaper. When I find something that peaks my interest, I simply make a note of it in my diary. It may be a quote, a thought, a URL or even a drawing. This way, I always have a reference point to come back to.
Create A Blogging Schedule. Designating a specific time to post to your blog will increase efficiency and frequency. Rather than posting to your blog as an after-thought or out of guilt, set aside a time to post to your blogs. How you schedule it will be based on your available time. I set aside an hour each day to update my blogs. I simply use my diary, as mentioned above, as a guide for what I want to post about, either based on category or theme.
Use Online Services To Find Ideas. I use Google Trends, Google Alerts, Amazon.com, and Ebay Pulse as some of the sources to find fresh ideas for my posts. Also, because I subscribe to several safe-lists and the list of other online markets; I make a note of the trends that they’re talking about. Google Trends is an excellent source to check the pulse of what’s hot. Likewise, you can set-up Google Alerts based on keywords and schedule the results to be sent directly to your email. Amazon.com and Ebay Pulse are also great sources for current trendy topics.
Guest Authors. You can always invite a colleague or even a frequent commenter to write a guest post. Of course, you want to be selective about giving people access to post to your blog, but guest authors offer new and different perspectives that can add balance and freshness to your blog posting.
Curate Content. Content curation is defined as: “the process of finding, organizing and sharing content online. There are several reputable Content Curation software tools available to business owners who don’t have the time and webmasters who do not have the luxury of a marketing team. For a small investment they enable you to compete on equal footing when it comes to creating relevant content, shareable content and generating backlinks for SEO purposes.
I’d love to know how you manage multiple blogs… let me know in the comment section below!