Taking time off for blogging from your busy schedule (if you are not a full-Time blogger) is extremely difficult.
This post is really important for you to understand, why you must keep your blog updated and at the same time you need to make sure that you don’t suffer from blogging burnout.
Blogging burnout is a typical condition in which you sit down in front of computer spending hours doing just nothing.
Well, this post is not about blogger burnout, but you can read these 15 amazing ways to avoid blogger burnout.
That was an amazing & inspirational blog, wasn’t that? Well Just move on further to understand why all this?
Why Must You Keep Your Blog Up to Date?
I am still working to find out the complete list on “Why You Must Keep your blog up to Date”, but I think this should prove to be a good starting point.
#1 Setting Reader Expectations
In the last 3 months, I have been rather slogging and posting every now and then. This is a big blogging mistake I have been doing for a number of valid reasons.
But definitely, this is the not the right way. Ideally, you must schedule your blog at regular intervals like one post a week. This is really important so that your User’s know at what time you publish your blogs and they get sufficient time to read and provide feedback.
It’s never a good idea to bombard your readers with blogs or keep them away from fresh blogs for a long time.
Make Use of WordPress Plugin’s like Editorial Calendar to schedule your posts.Another good idea to keep your readers informed is using an RSS Feed.
Remember, returning visitors is the kind of traffic you need and you need to make sure that they understand your products or services.
Yes!! This is the biggest reason why you must Keep your blog updated and post regularly.Companies spend a huge amount of money on Search Engine Optimization to rank their pages higher in search engines.
#3 Fresh Content (Increased Traffic)
You will see a surge in blog traffic every time you post a Fresh Content on your site. So I personally feel this is the most organic way to increase your traffic on your site.
Fresh content, effectively means higher Crawling and Indexing of your site.When you publish fresh content, search bots like Google-bot will visit stop by your site more frequently to browse the latest content. This will increase your chances of appearing in search results.
#4 Google Loves Regular Bloggers
Google loves what other’s love and more importantly it loves bloggers who post regularly and keep their site fresh with Unique Content. Producing Unique and high-quality content is the hardest thing to do.
#5 Increased Keyword Landscape
Regular blogging on your niche helps increase your chances of ranking better in search engines. One of the obvious reasons is that the Keyword Landscape is increased if you publish regularly.
Each time you publish a new blog, you introduce new Keywords in your site and search engines recognize your site as a valuable content resource for that niche.
#6 Practice Makes a Difference
When I started blogging,it took me almost a week to Publish a Post,but I have now become a better blogger now. The real credit for this is regularly publishing unique and quality content.
You can judge the quality of your content from the amount of Traffic and comments you receive on your blog.
The more time you spent practicing research and publishing, the better your blog would be.
#7 Building Good Habit Takes Time
It’s really really really hard to change one’s Lifestyle.Old Habit’s Die Hard and new ones are Born Hard.
It’s really difficult to post regularly. I suggest you set smaller target’s for yourself, like a single post a week of around 1000 words. I generally don’t publish posts less than 1000 words.
You don’t want blogging to be an overhead for you and it does not have to be boring. This will not happen overnight. It takes time to build any habit. So be patient….
#8 Competition Next Door
For many people blogging is much more than hobby or passion and is more about monetization and also you are not blogging alone.
There are tons of blogs in your niche. Keeping your blog up to date is the best way to keep yourself ahead of others in the race, since readers love blogs which are updated regularly and contain’s latest information.
#9 Skill Development
In order to publish Unique content, you need to be an expert in your niche. Targeted research is very important to build new skills. When you research and blog about the niche, you develop a habit of learning which helps you to add fresh content every other day.
Skill development is all the more important if you want to become and Authority Site in Google Eyes.The more information is available on your site for your niche,the higher is your site Authority.
#10 Bread and Butter
There are bloggers who have full-time earning from blogging and is a source of livelihood for money. It’s become even more important for them to keep their blog updated, to have a steady income flow.
#11 Keeping Your Blog Alive
Your blog is a living entity on the internet.Now, this is the least you can do with your blog. When you start blogging, you have a lot of passion, but with Time, you start slowing down and comes to a stage where you hardly post a blog for months.In other words, your site becomes static, which is then seen as a “Dead” entity by Google.
Keeping your blog updated will make sure that your blog is alive and if you have Time in future you can revert to this anytime.
Don’s Quit blogging. Even if you can post a quality blog in 15 days, that should be good enough to yield astonishing results over a period of Time.
I hope this post provides you a reason to keep your blog updated and Post at regular intervals, not only for your readers but yourself as well.
Let me know if you can think of any other reasons, why we should keep our blog up to date!!