How to keep blogging long-term

How to keep blogging long-term

Ever wonder how your favourite bloggers stick around for so long? Blogging is super tough but there are ways to keep it going for you in the long run. In this blog, I will be discussing what I have done in order to keep myself going for 220 blog posts and 19 months of content creating. I would also love to know how long that you guys have been blogging and what you think of my content. Let’s get right into this blog post.

Keep it fresh

A big thing I used to struggle with was keeping my blog fresh. This can be done by changing themes every so often but for me, it’s far more than that. For me, keeping things fresh means trying so many different ideas out on loads of different topics and that is also why I dropped my niche. I used to solely blog about mental health but after a while, I struggled to keep it fresh and people were beginning to lose interest in the content I put out and I stopped enjoying it.

Appreciate your readers

This is a massive thing for me. Without your readers, you would have no views or engagement and that would be a massive disaster. Life is really busy for everyone too so even having just one person who can make time in their days to read your content is so awesome. I feel like I say thank you a lot to my readers but trust me guys, you can never say thank you too many times. The readers appreciate too when you are thankful for their time and that is what keeps them coming back to your content.

Keep being you

A massive thing I find in the blogging world is that too many bloggers try to be the same just because something is working for someone else. Normally if you try to copy someone else in the blogging world it just won’t work. A big part of succeeding as a blogger is because of your own uniqueness and stepping out from the rest of the community. I feel like this is something I do superbly well due to my nature of being very opinionated and fearless when it comes to being different. I know I will be judged in life no matter what I do therefore I couldn’t care less what people think of me and that has made me excel in the blogging world.

Don’t let numbers define you

A big thing about blogging is the numbers and the impact they have on a lot of the community. Far too many of us end up getting discouraged due to low numbers but here’s the thing guys, everyone has bad days and posts that don’t do as well as we initially thought and that is completely okay. The numbers are cool and all that but in the end, blogging is about having fun and that is more important than getting so many views on our content.

My final thoughts

I hope you all had fun reading my blog post here today. I am always appreciative of feedback so any comments will be read and responded to as soon as possible. Have a great day everyone.

Here is my previous content below:

An Altered Schedule

Inactive blog followers

Different social media, different tactics

Should we lighten up?

30 Minute Blog Challenge-My Attempt

 

 

34 thoughts on “How to keep blogging long-term

  1. I’ve been blogging for nearly 6 months and wrote about 55 blog posts so far. I’ve always struggled to be myself around others but my blog has enabled me to accept who I am for what I am and I actually like myself (not in a cocky way) I completely agree with not sticking to one niche, there is just so much to talk about!

  2. Thank you! I’ve only been blogging a month but I’m not good at sticking with things so I’m going to need to keep it fresh for myself so it doesn’t become a chore. I’m definitely learning the importance of connecting with others. It’s good to know that it’s okay to explore new things and not just keep to the same format!

    1. Yeah you’ll have fun with it all. I wasn’t ever good at sticking to things but blogging seems to have gone well so far lol

  3. I am enjoying the blogging journey so far. I agree that it’s best to just be yourself. My biggest problem is creating good content and getting the much needed traffic.

  4. I got so excited about the content that I forgot to answer: I’ve been blogging constantly for 2 years now and I started blogging here and there since I was 12 (I’m almost 30, dear lord).

  5. I have been blogging since November 2013. I constantly have added new tabs to comment on different things. Facebook is my biggest audience I think because I personally know all of my, β€œFriends” and because my plugs basic premise is my personal battle with fighting MS, something I was diagnosed with back in December 2000. I always post on Facebook how grateful I am for the 2616 subscribers and 13,000+ views. I know that’s not a lot in the blogosphere, but I appreciate it! I treat my blog as my personal, electronic journal on the Internet.

      1. For me, it’s more about just getting my writing out regardless of how many people read it.

          1. I think it’s apparent when you wrote that you are enjoying it and then others will read it.

  6. Ooo the bit about numbers is so true! I became quite caught up in them and was getting disheartened when I wasn’t doing as well as I wanted. That’s why I set myself a goal to not check my stats for the whole of March! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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