8 Ideas for Adding Additional Content to Your Blog

“Whenever I discuss the benefits of blogging, inevitably I hear grumbles and groans from the audience. It seems that many people resist blogging due to the fear that it will take a lot of time. While it’s true that blogging can be time consuming, there are ways to make it easier.

I have been blogging for many years now, and it’s truly one of my favorite things that I do each week. There was also a time when I would occasionally get stricken with ‘blogger’s block’ (the equivalent of writer’s block). So here are some ways you can add more content to your blog and save a little time—and without always having to be the sole author. …

Compile round-up posts. Ask a question and compile the responses into one long post—or a series of posts. You can conduct this effort via social media or submit your request via http://helpareporter.com. …

Compile an index of previous posts. If you’ve amassed a series of blog posts about a specific topic, put them all into one easy list for readers to discover. A friend of mine did this recently and reported a big boost in traffic as a result.

Hold a comment contest. Ask site visitors to post a comment with an answer to a trivia question or explaining how they do something. Give away a free ebook, audio recording series or other prize and enjoy the amount of buzz you can generate as a result.

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