“I’m to busy to post to my blog!” – Your survival guide

by qwert18qwert18 · 19 comments

This is a guest post by Peter from Ideas Bubble.

As things progress on your blog and as the number of visitors increases, so does the amount of work that becomes yours. Huge numbers of visitors to a blog always leads to more work. This expectation increase with new subscribers that the content you are offering will remain of good quality, or else you lose everything you’ve worked for.

What arises because of this is the constant excuse, “I’m busy.” If you write posts that are 2 pages long on your blog and this is what readers expect from you every day. What do you plan to do if at some point the problem arises, when you truly are busy.

Here are some of the best tips tat you should always consider when this problem arises:

I'M BUSY!

Post a few days ahead

The best thing that you should always do, especially if you manage a blog that needs to constantly deliver top quality content is to post your topics a few days ahead. This method works especially well with blogs that don’t cover topics such as latest news and have topics that don’t matter when they are published. If you write your posts a few days in advance and schedule them for later posting then you provide a fail safe approach for your writing habits. With a few posts still to be published you have enough time to take a break and get back into publishing at a latter time. Just remember to make up for the time you didn’t post.

Encourage guest posting

Encouraging guest posting on your blog can always give you a few days break from posting. Try to reward your readers for guest posting. Give them a reason to do it. For example, write an e-book that you will give only to the people who guest post on your blog. If you manage to get enough guest posts, in the meantime, focus on writing more posts. There is nothing worse than telling your readers you won’t be posting for a while and finishing things with a whole month’s worth of guest posts. This will make things look as though you were never actually engaged with the blog. The posts were still rolling out, but the author was nowhere to be seen.

Be direct with your readers

If you really are struggling to publish new quality posts on your blog, tell your readers this. (Better for a personal blog) Try make up a good quality excuse that you won’t be able to post. Tell your readers that you will be going on a long earned holiday which you had been planning for months. Hopefully they won’t hate you for your leavings.

Write a good set of backup posts

Just like posting a few days ahead, another important thing you can do is write a good set of backup posts. Essentially these are posts which you don’t have any plans on publishing on your blog at any set dates. They are just there as a backup in case you cannot publish. The best time to use these posts is if you fall sick for 2 weeks and you really cannot write any posts, these ones should fill your readers interests.

Conclusion

Having a backup plan for when you really are busy can be a life saver when it comes to your blog. Follow all the tips above and you should be covered if something happens to you and you can no longer write for your blog. Losing readers and subscribers to a blog is horrible, especially if you lost them because you didn’t have enough time to post to your blog.

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Abhay April 6, 2010 at 8:39 am

But you know sometimes you after a long day of blogging you wonder whether it is all worth it for a few dollars more ? I have spent so much time trying to make money from adsense I people never become rich by blogging.
.-= Abhay@Business India´s last blog ..Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance gets Rs 118 crore equity investment from Matrix Partners =-.

Ann Olson April 6, 2010 at 10:17 am

I have one thing to add — when I get an inspiration for a blog post but don’t want to commit to writing the full post, I’ll open up Notepad, write a introductory paragraph, and then list a couple of main points I want to cover. Then I save, close and forget about it until I run into a “blogger’s block” or don’t have a lot of time to create an in depth post. I open it up again and voila! Seems easier to finish a blog post than it is to start it. That’s my $0.02. =)
.-= Ann Olson´s last blog ..Writer’s Guidelines for Lucrezia Magazine =-.

Melly April 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Love these tips. The first one seems to work the best for me – the writing blog posts ahead of time one. I don’t think my blog is ready for guest posting yet, but I would love it if other people would write for me on my blog!

Suzzane April 6, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Hey, nice tips, good ideas for people like me who have to work everyday or are too tired to write good content or others inconvenients (sikness, holidays, ect…).

dal April 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm

wow! this is a very nice post, a good advice for bloggers like me.. thanks for posting.
.-= dal´s last blog ..Useful Tricks And Recommendations For Bloggers =-.

kathleen April 10, 2010 at 4:44 am

Backup posts and guest posters are my two favorite ideas – in fact these techniques “saved” me on a few occasions.

Talk to your peers, they may be the ideal candidate to be a guest post. Perhaps their spin on your niche will increase traffic.

Ray Jasper April 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm

That’s pretty cool, but on my part, got no time to update my blogs because of too much busy.. But in fairness, you’re too young for being an author of such internet marketing.. nice job..
.-= Ray Jasper´s last blog ..BankrollMob’s WSOP FREEROLLS: Yesterday’s winners (19/4) =-.

kbspot April 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

that hits me real hard. I should start working now. Thanks Peter.

jake November 4, 2010 at 8:13 am

I think it really depends on what kind of blog you have for this to make a difference.. if you have the same readers every day than taking a week off will screw you. If you have readers coming back once a month or relatively new readers every time than it really doesn’t matter if you don’t post all the time.

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