It is a well-known fact, that bloggers who have fun with their blogs and the blogging process remain committed to their blogs.
And, it is no huge secret, that bloggers lose interest in their blogs when all the fun of blogging has dissipated.
So, for the sake of our blog’s longevity, it would be in our best interest to make blogging a fun-filled activity.
If you are one of those bloggers whose level of fun is slowly fading, I would like to say to you, “You have come to the right place!”
Because I am going to show you how easy it really is for you to have fun with your blog.
1.) Host A Prompt
In the earlier days of blogging, certain members of the WordPress staff would create prompts (Lots of people participated in those prompts back then).
Unfortunately, WordPress brought it to an end.
The good news is that people like my friend, Fandango, took up the mantle and started creating prompts of their own (People have been loving them ever since).
A prompt can be based on any topic, picture or word.
The participants of the prompt would create blog posts that were based on the theme that was created by the person who hosted the prompt.
Also, participants of the prompt would send a link back to the blogger that created the prompt.
Prompts usually perform well because:
- They provide the blogger with a topic to write about (This comes in handy for those who have trouble with coming up with topics for their own blogs).
- They provide an opportunity for all the participants of the prompt to show their fellow bloggers how creative they are.
- Bloggers who participated in the prompt usually make friends with some or all of the participants.
- They drive a lot of incoming traffic to the blog of the person that hosted the blog.
- They provide an opportunity for all the participants of the prompt to get their blogs noticed.
Prompts are usually a lot of fun and if you are into that sort of thing, you should consider hosting one of your own.
2.) Give The Appearance Of Your Blog A Makeover
Now, before I land myself in a proverbial bathtub filled with piping hot water, I would like to say, “This step is optional. If you are satisfied with your blog’s appearance, you can keep the appearance of your blog exactly the way that it is.”
However, if you are the type of person who is bored with their blog’s appearance, you can:
- Find a new theme (Old-school bloggers refer to them as templates).
- Customize your existing theme with a different colour option.
- Change the type or the size of your fonts.
- Update the header image for your blog.
- Remove or add widgets.
Some people actually feel better whenever they update their blog’s appearance.
Hey, once you are happy with your blog’s appearance, there lies a high probability that you will make the effort to have fun with your blog.
3.) Introduce Your Readers To A New Tag Or Category
Introducing your readers to a new tag or category can be somewhat of a gamble; they may or may not like your new tag or category.
The good news is that there would be readers who would be open-minded to the new tag or category that you added to your blog.
Also, the addition to a new tag or category on a blog is ideal for the personal blogger that has multiple interests.
The ardent followers of Renard’s World know that it is not solely about blogging tips and that it is a blog that deals with miscellaneous topics.
Besides, I would lose my mind if I had to stick with a particular tag or category or a niche.
On Saturday the 4th of May, 2019, I created a new tag called, Streaming Movies And Television Episodes; the first blog post that was created under that tag was Taking The Path Of A Cord-Cutter; which was based on replacing one’s cable with an online streaming service of their choice.
The following year, I thought to myself, “The tag, Streaming Movies and Television Episodes, is too good to waste; it should be put to good use.”
So, on Saturday the 31st of October, 2020, I published, 6 Shows To Watch When You Are Bored; which was based on a review of the six shows that I watched online.
It turned out to be something great (Other bloggers were streaming online movies during the COVID-19 lockdown period).
For the record, I have dealt with other tags and categories (which, of course, are too numerous to mention) and they all worked out in my favour.
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that the majority of personal bloggers have multiple interests; therefore, they can create tags and categories that are based on those multiple interests of theirs.
4.) Create A Poll
Creating a poll is optional; it is not something that is mandatory for a blogger to do.
A poll can be based on anything (It usually involves the reader placing their vote on something that they are in agreement with; for example, picking their answer from multiple answers to a single question).
A poll is a nice way to get into the minds of your readers.
For example, a blogger who wants to know what type of blog post that their viewing audience would like to read next can let them place their votes via a poll ― one that contains the following options:
- Blog posts that are based on blogging advice.
- Blog posts that are based on books.
- Blog posts that are based on electronics.
Unfortunately, not everyone participates in polls; however, it would give you a general idea as to what type of blog post that your readers are really into.
5.) Interview A Fellow Blogger
Interviewing a fellow blogger is not hard at all.
You simply send the blogger an email that lets them know that you would like to interview them (the interview will be in the form of a blog post) and you provide them with the questions that you would like answered.
Here is a short example of what interviewing a fellow blogger could look like:
Me: Dave, it was brought to my attention that you became a blogger by accident. Is that true?
Dave: Yes, it’s true. My brother Jim had a blog. He asked me to help him out because I had a degree in journalism and when I told him, “Yes,” he made me another one of his blog’s administrators.
Me: Lucky you! I am glad that you accepted your brother’s offer because you write blog posts really well.
So, my friend, as you have witnessed with your own eyes, the format for the interview is a simple one (No rocket science required).
There are bloggers who interview other bloggers and those blog posts of theirs are put together in a similar fashion.
If you are one of those bloggers who gets a whole lot of fun by interviewing their fellow bloggers, then go for it!
So, to recap, you have fun with your blog by:
- Hosting a prompt.
- Giving the appearance of your blog a makeover.
- Introducing your readers to a new tag or category.
- Creating a poll.
- Interviewing a fellow blogger.
Please feel free to share your opinion on what you have read via my blog’s comments section.
And, thank you for reading!