So I use 37signals’ Backpack. Really just to keep random factoids when I am away from my home computer and to keep projects organized between home and work (I also use my phone, so I have a lot of scratchpads). I always leave notes I forget about. Articles to read, blogs to check out. Whatever. Nothing critical, but stuff I found it interesting. Some blogs die off….and I delete you from my reader if you don’t post for 4 weeks. It’s a blog not a bookmark. I want new content. 🙂
Here’s the question of the day. Where have all the bloggers gone? Brought to you by Paula Cole.
So there are some blogs I found interesting, and the authors just stopped posting! They had good insights or interesting topics and poof they went away.
These days starting a blog is really easy. Keeping it up on the other hand is a challenge. I don’t post as often as I’d like, and I often go in bursts (ahem see late november/early december archives vs october). So I guess here are my tips on how to keep posting.
- Login to your blog app regularly to check your stats. When you see which posts are popular you might want to post a follow up.
- Save clippings: images, articles, blog posts, videos to use as fodder for future posts. Peruse your list regulary when you need new ideas. I just started using tumblr for this purpose.
- Pick one day per week to write posts. Read: plural. And schedule them for later in the week.
Keep reading, and more importantly keep blogging! 🙂