Seems a fare question.., right?
Let me tell you why I ask:
- I am wondering if you find it worth the time and effort you put in.
- I am wondering if you get the responses you would like.
- I am wondering if you would not like more traffic, more comments, more interaction.
- I am wondering if you would not like to take your blog to the next level (and the next, and the next).
- I like to have a place to share my thoughts on what’s relevant for me.
- I hope that people benefit or learn something from my posts.
- I aim to have some side income from my blog (at some point).
- I aim to generate leads through my blog, leading to actual clients.
- I like writing.
- It pushes me to think about my business.
- I enjoy the interaction, comments, tweets and communities I join and create.
You and Your Blog
Back to the question (and you can leave the answer in the comments): Why do you blog?
Chances are you’d say, because you enjoy it.
You might like/love the writing. You might like helping people or you might just like a place to give your uncensored opinion.
OK, so why this post?
Something that I noticed in some niches, or rather most niches, is people spending quite some time on writing a blog.
But, it seems they do not want to take their blog to the next level. To give it a boost, let it grow a bit.
I’m sure some bloggers are quite content with just writing a post now and again, and that’s okay.
But, I’m sure there are some (maybe even many) among you who want more out of their blog.
Maybe it’s you. And maybe you are thinking about the same goals as I do.
So Why Don’t You?
That is actually my main point.
If you’re writing articles for you blog, and you make it look good, and you like writing and your subject.., then why wouldn’t you spend that little bit more time and effort and give your blog a boost.
And it’s not that hard, here’s just a couple of things you can do:
- Don’t be afraid (if you like your posts and your blog, there’s always someone else who’ll like it too)
- Buy a book. (“Born to Blog” is an excellent place to start. Here’s a review, it’ll give you a great overview of how to get started and keep going.)
- Join Triberr (If you read this blog more often you’ll find I like Triberr, you can read about Reblogging, their great community and how it can help to grow your following.)
- Just do it.
This list could be a 1000 points long, that’s how much there is written about blogging. The infinite amount of advice given on blogging is, well, infinite. There is just so much.
I’m helping you out here.., you can even forget about number 4, I added that to make the list 25% longer. But, basically, if you feel you want more out of your blog, step 2 and 3 will give you a substantial boost.
From there.., well.., there are a 996 more things you can do.