We all hear that “Content is KING” and know that we should post more.
But many of us seriously wonder…HOW ARE THEY DOING IT?…when people post a few times a day.
Many of these people have contributors and teams that write for them.
But what about those of us that are on our own and don’t have the money, or connections, to take on contributors?
Sorry to be the one to break the news to you, but we still need to post as often as we can.
I’d like to give you 5 benefits of daily blog posts that might help convince you that you should be striving for that too.
Benefits of Daily Blog Posts
When I first got serious about blogging and tried to make the leap from hobby blogger to professional blogger, I committed to posting to my blog daily.
I managed to do this for 3 straight months.
I feel like this was one of the most important things I’ve done in the last two years to move my blogging forward and this is why…
It helped me wok on my craft. Since leaving college (WAY too many years ago to admit to), I’ve written short emails and maybe even a 1-2 page document. I started a personal blog in the Fall of 2007 and randomly posted there. But I haven’t really practiced the art of writing until becoming a full-time blogger. Writing is definitely one of those things that you lose if you don’t work at and I’ve committed to really learning more about the craft.
Practice makes better. You can read articles and books about writing, but without actually doing it…you won’t improve. By dedicating time to write daily, you will improve…and it will become easier.
It creates a habit. Creating habits are hard, but once they’re there…they’re there. Take the time to write daily and you will never lack for content again.
It shows my readers, and Google, that my site is active. Have you ever gone to a site and seen that the last post was from 2009? You automatically think “they don’t care about this site any more and their content isn’t relevant” and you click away. By writing daily, you show that you care about your readers…and hopefully they’ll care about you too.
More content = more traffic = more money. This is the real elephant in the room. The more you write, the more content there is to share. The more content that is shared, the more traffic you have. The more traffic you have, the more money you’ll make from ads and affiliate links.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that you have to have content to get traffic. By committing to writing daily blog posts for 1 month, 6 months or even 1 year, you will develop the habits that create a successful blog.
I know, you’re thinking “OK you’ve convinced me, but how the heck do I find time?”
I wouldn’t leave you hanging!
Dennis Becker, a seriously prolific writer, has a program called 7 Minute Articles where he shows you how to write well researched, quality articles quickly. He also shows you how to repurpose your content and use your time a little more wisely.
So, do you have 7 minutes to write your daily blog posts?