Blogging can be a very funny hobby, however it does take some serious time and effort to make a blog successful. If you have started a blog you probably run into days when you can’t find anything to blog about. It happens to the best of us, we start a blog and it is going along well and then one day out of nowhere we hit a creative roadblock.
I have run across a large number of blogs that get off track every once in a while. One includes a foodie blog that I follow faithfully, which a few days last month didn’t have any new exciting recipes or any fresh posts from the author. This was definitely a let down since I had gotten accustomed to finding a new recipe on this blog at least once a day. The author of the blog finally posted an apology stating that they had been sick in bed with the flu for a few days.
Then there is the travel blog that I checkout at least once week, which for about five days in a row did not feature any new updates or information. Prior to this there was always a new daily post of great travel deals. The author of the blog never gave an explanation for this laspe of information, which would have been a welcome courtesy to their large number of weekly readers. Once again this is a good example of a blogger not meeting reader expectations.
On the flipside, there is a site that I visit at least two to three times a week that features daily posts and photos of cool office designs. I really like this site because it features office designs from a very wide range of small businesses and large companies. The site also focuses on a large range of industries which include publishing, manufacturing, computer animation, marketing, architecture and graphic design. It is so cool looking at all the different designs which are typically very eclectic and unique.
The main reason I visit this site so frequently is because I know that one office design post will be posted every day. As a result I have become one of thousands of loyal daily readers. The author of this blog could definitely give some tips to other bloggers.
One of the things to keep in mind when you become a blogger, is that if you start out posting daily updates that your readers will always expect this from you. Because along the way if you change the routine on them, you risk losing readers.
Also, having a well designed blog will keep your readers coming back.