I’ve been blogging for almost 6 years, now. I discovered that I really like to write. It’s a really nice creative outlet for me. I’ve had some regrets, over those 6 years. The two main regrets are that I never collected email addresses or at least not from the beginning. I realize that it’s never too late and I’ll be doing that from now on. The other regret is that I never did videos. I now think that having videos is a great way for people to “get to know you.” I put that in quotes because I’m not sure how well people can get to know you if all you do is talk to them. There’s no exchange of ideas, so how well can people get to know you through a one sided conversation.
I’m not here, today, to whine about my regrets. Well, apparently, I am. That’s not my main focus, though.
I want to talk about batching content. Batching content is when you make a week’s worth of content in a day or two. It’s something that I’ve never been able to do. I have written 2 posts in a day, but I’ve had big problems creating that much content in a day.
I’ve written several posts about where to get ideas for content, but I just can’t seem to write enough in a day or two to make batching work for me. The closest I ever got to having a batch of posts at my disposal was a couple of months ago. I listened to two podcasts and I got 5 ideas for articles and I was able to write all 5 articles in a day and a half. Somehow I managed to have 5 articles ready to go and I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
For me, being able to batch my content would mean that if a day came up that I didn’t have any ideas for my post for the day, that I could dip into this reserve and not have to worry about skipping a day.
Skipping a day, here and there isn’t that big of a deal. I just don’t want it to be a habit. Google seems to like blogs that are growing, on a regular and consistent basis. I like to keep up with the articles for them and the readers of my blog. Thank you!
Getting back to my batch of articles … Unfortunately, the stuff hit the fan, here and I used up all of my reserve articles in about a week or two. I haven’t been about to write enough articles to get a batch of them together.
I’m getting to the point of this article. If you just hang on for a few more minutes, I’ll get to it.
It was a couple of days ago and I didn’t have any idea what I was going to write about. My goal is to write between 24 and 28 articles per month. Google seems to have appreciated my diligence. I’ve had a rise in traffic of about 50% in the last 3 to 4 months. Thank you to the Google boys!
What was I going to do? I had no idea of what to write about and I had already skipped 4 days in the last 30. I went to a fall back article idea. It’s one that is easy to write and seems to be fairly popular. I wrote a quotes article. That one was a list of quotes by Jim Rohn. He is one the big thought leaders in my niche.
It seems like people love to read quotes of thought leaders. Here’s the point of my article. Yes, I finally got to it! Why can’t I write a bunch of quote articles and use those as a reserve or batch to draw on when I have no ideas on what to write about?
I wrote this article to say that most niches have their own thought leaders and why couldn’t other bloggers do the same thing. You don’t have to write about only quotes of thought leaders in your niche, you could quote anyone who is motivational, inspiring or helpful.
That’s my helpful hint for the day.
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