There are numerous people who take their blogs for granted (I am proud to admit, that I am not one of those people).
When one has been blogging for as long as I have (twelve years), they make it a priority of theirs to fill their blog with valuable content on a consistent basis.
Today, I am going to tell you the reasons why I do not take my blog for granted (Hopefully, it will inspire you to do the same).
1.) Updating My Blog With Fresh Content Is A Form Of Self-Discipline For Me
Dear friend, updating one’s blog in a consistent manner requires a lot of discipline (It has become second nature due to the fact, that I have drilled myself into publishing content consistently).
Also, it is a well-known fact, that habits are formed by doing certain actions on a regular basis.
Brian Tracy’s, 7 Steps to Developing a New Habit, is a must-read for those people who would like to know how to go about developing a habit.
So, it is possible for almost any blogger on the face of the Earth, to develop the habit of publishing content on their blog in a consistent manner.
2.) I Am In Love With Blogging
Yes, it is true about me being in love with blogging.
As a matter of fact, I cannot imagine myself neglecting my blog.
I am always creating draft-copies for my blog posts in my spare time.
Also, I would not waste my time doing something that I hate.
People who are in love with blogging seldom neglect their blogs.
Are you in love with blogging?
3.) I View Myself As An Exemplary Blogger
I believe in practicing what I preach.
Therefore, if I have stated to others the importance of publishing content on their blogs consistently, I need to do the same — it is imperative that I set an example.
If I am unable to set a positive example, I should leave blogging alone and get involved in politics because a lot of politicians have a high track record of saying things and doing things contrary to what they said (Unfortunately, only a small percentage of them can actually walk-the-talk).
Besides, exemplary bloggers are known to keep their word.
4.) My Followers Expect To See New Content From Me On A Regular Basis
For the record, I am grateful for the followers that I have and I intend on keeping them happy by adding new content to my blog in a consistent manner.
Also, it is nice to see that there are people who are deeply appreciative of the types of blog posts that I publish on Renard’s World.
I want all bloggers to know, that if they fail to keep their followers satisfied, they will unfollow their blog and go elsewhere (These days, there are lots of blogs competing for the attention of readers).
So, never take that blog of yours for granted; show interest in it by publishing high-quality blog posts on a regular basis (Your followers will appreciate that sort of thing).
Do your followers see new content from you on a regular basis?
5.) My Blog Is A Digital Space For My Self-Expression
Most personal bloggers on WordPress (and most of the personal bloggers that blog on other blogging platforms) will agree that their blog is a digital space for their self-expression.
In my case, my blog is the medium that I utilize for the following purposes:
- To share my thoughts with my viewing audience.
- To share what I have learned about blogging.
- To share my genuine love for Linux.
Blogging is a wonderful way to express oneself via the internet.
It is hard for a person to neglect their blog when it is used as a medium for their self-expression.
6.) I Enjoy Responding To Comments
Those of you who have been following Renard’s World for quite some time would know that I enjoy responding to comments.
There are bloggers who wished that their blog could receive a large influx of comments (It is a known fact, that not all blogs are fortunate in the area of receiving comments).
It does not take a rocket scientist to let you know that people like it when you respond to their comments.
Also, comments open the proverbial doorway for:
- Finding out what the reader thought about your blog post.
- Creating friendships with other bloggers from around the world.
- Acquiring a solution to a problem that you published in the form of a blog post.
- Knowing the types of blog posts that your readers are interested in.
If a blogger neglects their blog, they will end up missing out on the various opportunities that were mentioned above.
Do you enjoy responding to comments?
7.) My Blog Lets Me Know What My Strengths And My Weaknesses Are
One may never think for one moment, that working on their blog post has the potential to highlight their strengths and their weaknesses.
In my case, I do well in the area of writing; it is one of my strengths.
However, proofreading was something that I needed to pay extra attention to; it was one of my weaknesses (I had to learn how to proofread the draft-copies of my blog posts in a highly effective manner).
The truth is that there is more to proofreading than meets the eye.
Kaelyn Barron’s article, How to Proofread: Tips for a Cleaner Draft, goes into full detail on how to proofread our work.
In regards to blogging, do you know what your strengths and your weaknesses are?
8.) I Have A Team Of Contributors
If you have been following Renard’s World for some time, you would have noticed the presence of guest posts; for example, you would have seen some wonderful work by:
I highlighted those three people because they are the ones who have contributed guest posts on a regular basis.
For the record, the team of contributors is a larger one and some of those people only wanted to highlight their work once or a few times (Which is something that I am absolutely fine with).
What does this have to do with me not neglecting my blog?
Oh, a lot!
Because my contributors can only add their guest posts for review in my WordPress Editor; they cannot publish any of their own guest posts.
If all of that appeared somewhat confusing to you, an article from the WordPress Support Team; the one that is entitled, Invite People to Your Site, goes into full detail on the list of user roles.
Anyway, I am a stickler for formatting.
And, whenever a guest post is done via the Classic Block or the WordPress Mobile App, I have to reformat it via the Gutenberg Editor (Which is commonly referred to as, “The Block Editor” by the kind folks at WordPress).
Ironically, things do not always go as planned when some of those guest posts are converted into Blocks and when formatting issues arise, I am left with no choice but to format the guest post from scratch.
So, my friend, it is impossible to neglect my blog and do all of those things at the same time.
Taking my blog for granted is not an option.
You also became aware of my reasons for not neglecting my blog.
If you happen to be one of the bloggers who never neglect their blog, I would like to know your reason (or reasons) for being fully committed to your blog via my blog’s comment section.
And, thank you for reading!