I’ve been blogging from last 8 months and in my last 8 months of blogging I’ve put together what helped me to take my blog to the next level in less time and what formula did I use. In this post I’m going to show you how to have your own blogging formula.
Remember Tom & Jerry?
How they used to run after each other and made you laugh? I still watch the show sometimes and can’t help but notice how there’s a small underlying formula there.
- Toms always chases Jerry but fails miserably.
- No matter how different themes are there, this always happens.
- Jerry will be a US Secret Agent, Tom will be Russian.
- Jerry will be a super hero, Tom will be be a super villain.
- Jerry will be a thief, Tom will be the guard.
Notice how roles are opposite and they always clash?
This is the formula of Tom and Jerry. They stick to this formula and this is one of the contributing factors to their success.
You need a Blog formula for your blog too. That’s how you will succeed!
You don’t have a formula? Then read on, because this post is all about finding the blogging formula.
Making Your Own Blog Formula for Success
A formula basically means a plan. You need a plan that you will follow and succeed. Yes, it is simple but simplicity works!
Here are some formulas you can start with:
1. Publishing Time:
There are a few blogs which always publish on a fixed time. I eagerly wait for Seth Godin’s new post around evening. Because I know it will be there and it will be fun. Whole TV industry is running of this formula. They have a time for everything.
Tom & Jerry? It will be broadcasted on weekdays at 6:00 PM, no matter what. What will happen if TV channels start operating like us bloggers?
It will be national crisis and a lot of noise pollution when Tom & Jerry misses the schedule and millions of little kids start crying!
So, have a fixed publishing time. Schedule posts consistently.
2. Content Strategy:
No matter what you blog about, I am sure you publish different types of content.
You may be doing a big mistake by publishing random content types consistently. Having a content strategy in place helps you to make sure that all the categories of your blog are well fed(with content, of course!)
Here’s a small exercise for you:
Make a list of categories on your blog and then write for each category equally. If possible, spread categories on a specific day. Have a reading list published on Saturday, a list on Monday, a big post on Wednesday and so on.
3. Blog Promotion:
Here’s how a lot of us do promotion for our blogs: We run around like headless chickens doing things that may or may not make sense. One day, we are commenting heavily. Next day, we are not doing anything.
You need to get organized with blogging. Set some time aside, make a plan and then execute it well. Yes, distractions and disturbances will be there, but you can deal with them by reading following articles:
- 5 Secrets to become a prolific writer
- Simple tips for newbies to grow their Blog
- Blogging for Idiots guide
So, what are you waiting for? Set 10-20 minutes for your blog, make a plan and conquer the blogosphere.
- Do you have a Blog formula?
- What is your formula if you have one?
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