Challenges of Regular Blogging
03/24/2011 1 Comment
For the first time in 3 years, I’ve been posting to my blog more regularly. A big motivation for this is the social media course I’m taking at UC Berkeley; the course requires me to maintain a blog and establish a presence on social networks.
While it’s been exciting to see that my blog has a number of readers (yay!), I’m struggling with writing content regularly. Here are three things that I’ve tried:
1. Creating a calendar of posts over the weekend and writing them on specific days.
2. Compiling a list of regular features (e.g. favorite app of the week, top 5 list, roundup of an event, etc.).
3. Writing posts when I have time and scheduling them to be published at later dates.
Despite these strategies, I find it challenging to find the time to write the posts. Sometimes, I also struggle for inspiration – how do I balance the need to write with contributing meaningful content for my readers? And how do I find regular inspiration?
I’d appreciate suggestions or helpful resources on this topic. I’d love to maintain my blog even after the course ends, if I can find a sustainable way of sharing meaningful information.