Whilst many Internet marketers still say that ‘the money is in the list’ there is strong evidence to show that fresh, useful and above all high quality content is just as, if not more important if you want to be successful at making a living online.
And of course blogging and list building aren’t mutually exclusive and can work hand in hand to help you extend your reach and interact intimately with your readers.
It is this concept of fresh content that I want to talk about today. Recently we looked at how, for a business blog or at least one you hope to make money with, you really need to stay on topic.
Doing that is sometimes easier said than done however and you wont be long into your blogging career when you experience the dreaded writer’s block or hit the wall for the first time.
This is where your beloved readers come in.
Here’s one trick (professional writing technique) you can employ to give you inspiration for tens if not hundreds of blog posts.
Open up the admin area of your blog and at the same time open up notepad or your favoured word processor and have them in side by side windows.
Now simply scroll down your comments list in the back admin area of your site and either copy and paste the title of each comment or type a sentence that captures the essence of the subject that each comment is covering.
Make a new line for each comment and capture something unique about each one. Even if there are 20 comments on one post, there’s probably 20 different views or opinions there.
Once you’ve completed that, open your cpanel area and go to awstats or whatever stats program you use or your Google analytics account and look under Site Search.
Now scroll down to where it says “Search Key Phrases”. This is a goldmine of information and a great source of inspiration for any blogger. Click the link that allows you to open the full list of Search Terms and copy and paste this into your notepad file.
You now have titles and subject matter for possibly hundreds of blog posts. Start writing the posts right there in the notepad file, starting under each title.
Not only is this a good source of inspiration, but it also guarantees that you are talking about the exact subjects that your kind of reader wants to know about.
Get to it!
Meantime if you need any help with anything WordPress related or to do with blogging, social media and /or doing business on line, as always just give me a call on 07939 149103 or drop me a line. Happy blogging!