I have done numerous blogging experiments over the years; those experiments allowed me to know what worked for me as well as what did not work for me.
I urge you to do the same.
In the end, you will know what you are capable of (And, that is something that all bloggers should be aware of).
I assure you that conducting blogging experiments will make you stronger and wiser.
So, without further ado, it is time to experiment together like mad scientists in a laboratory.
1.) Create Blog Posts At Certain Times Of The Day Or Night
Creating blog posts at certain times of the day or night will help you to deduce the time that you are most effective at content creation.
Dear friend, when it comes to writing blog posts, you will need to know if:
- You are more productive during the early hours of the morning.
- You are more productive during the middle of the day.
- You are more productive in the evening time.
- You are more productive very late at night.
Despite being able to create blog posts around the clock, I have noticed that I usually do my best work at night (And, that is mainly because the temperature is much cooler at nighttime).
Some people will be more productive during the early hours of the morning (And, that is because they work best when their surroundings are quiet).
This particular experiment is worthy of being tried.
2.) Change The Location Of Where You Create Your Blog Posts
Many bloggers that I know of have developed the habit of creating their blog posts in a particular location; for example, in their study room (That is not a bad thing because it has become part of their routine).
What I want you to do is to change up things a bit by creating your blog posts in the different locations of your house; such as:
- Creating your blog posts in the living room.
- Creating your blog posts in the kitchen.
- Creating your blog posts in the bedroom.
- Creating your blog posts in the laundry room.
- Creating your blog posts in the home gym.
- Creating your blog posts in the loft.
- Creating your blog posts in the basement.
And, what is the reason for this particular experiment?
The whole purpose of this experiment is for you to step out of your comfort zone (And, that is being done by changing the location of the place you usually blog).
Those of us who have a laptop computer, a tablet computer or a smartphone will know what it is like to create blog posts in different rooms of our house (And, despite having done that, we still have our favourite room of the house for putting our blog posts together).
Dear friend, I can assure you, that the day renovations are being carried out in the room that you usually create your blog posts in, you will be able to create content for your blog in another room of your house as though nothing out of the ordinary happened.
3.) Allot Yourself A Certain Amount Of Time For Writing Blog Posts
I am tired of reading, “I do not have enough time to create blog posts,” from some of my fellow bloggers.
For the record, I am in no way denying the fact that they are busy people.
What I am highlighting here is that a small portion of their time can be utilized for writing blog posts.
Do you know that you can devote an hour of your time for the purpose of creating blog posts?
Simply use a clock to time yourself when you are writing the draft copy of your blog post.
When an hour’s time has passed, stop!
If you have not completed the draft copy of your blog post, you can repeat the process for an hour the following day.
One of the nice things about doing this particular experiment is that it ensures that you get your quota of blogging done.
4.) Create An Extra Blog Post
Some of you are probably thinking to yourselves, “Renard, I can barely come up with an idea for a blog post and now you want me to create two of them.”
Fear not. I am not being wicked; I want to ease up things for you.
Hours after you have published your first blog post, I want you to create another; you are going to schedule it to be published at a future date.
Because blog posts that are scheduled in advance will ensure that you do not have to worry about publishing a blog post on the day that you are busy or on the day that you intend on getting lots of rest in bed.
Hey, I have been scheduling my blog posts for years and it is quite an easy process to implement.
The article, Schedule Posts & Pages, from the WordPress Support Team, will teach you everything that you need to know about scheduling your blog posts.
The more you schedule your blog posts, is the more time that you will have for yourself.
5.) Add A New Topic To Your Personal Blog
One of the nice things about personal blogging is that you are allowed the freedom to dabble with miscellaneous topics.
However, if your blog is one that deals with a single niche, you can skip this experiment.
In regards to adding a new topic to your blog, it should be one that you love as well as one that you are well-versed in; for example, if you write poetry well, you can publish it on a specific day of the week on your blog.
Personal bloggers should never be afraid of trying new things.
In addition to blogging advice, I have published:
- Health-related blog posts on my blog.
- Linux-related blog posts on my blog.
- Technology-related blog posts on my blog.
- Social media-related blog posts on my blog.
- Movie reviews on my blog.
- Lifestyle-related blog posts on my blog.
So far, trying out new things has worked out well for me.
Personal bloggers can get an idea of what works best for them via experimentation.
In regards to conducting blogging experiments, personal bloggers can:
- Create blog posts at certain times of the day or night.
- Change the location of where they create their blog posts.
- Allot themselves a certain amount of time for writing blog posts.
- Create an extra blog post for the purpose of scheduling it at a future date.
- Add a new topic to their personal blog.
Please feel free to share your perspective on what you have read.
And, most importantly, thank you for reading!