For some it’s easy to blog everyday. It’s just what they do. But when other aspects of life get busy, it is usually the blog that gets neglected first. A day or 2 of lapse is usually ok, but any longer and you are likely to lose some of your readers.
I was browsing around the other day and came across a challenge that @thescottbishop is giving himself on his blog, Real Time Marketer. It’s simple, blog something every day for 28 days. Why? My reasons are about the same as Scott’s:
1. Increase blog traffic. Blog traffic can always be better. And a constant flow of steady good content is the way to achieve that.
2. Increase RSS Subscribers. If your content is good, readers will want more and will subscribe to your RSS feed.
3. Get into the habit of blogging more. If you strive to blog everyday, you will be forced to find things to blog about. Sometimes this is hard, but if you are on a mission to blog more, you sometimes realize that almost any idea, event that happens during the day, or question that a friend might ask you can be turned into an informative blog post.
4. Increase reader interactiveness. I get an ok amount of visitors from day to day, but not many people comment. Even when I ask a question as part of my post, usually only a couple if any comments. But some other blogs around the web might post the simplest of posts and get 300+ comments. Why? I don’t know, but I plan to find out the secret.
5. Help folks. I plan to write a lot of informative posts in my 28 days. I am currently thinking up some more tips on WordPress, Twitter usage, and blogging, in general. Like I said above. A blog post can usually come from a question that a friend asks.
So, if you are looking to increase your blog traffic, develop better blogging habits, or just have some fun, join in! If you are currently doing this or plan to try it, leave a comment and let me know.