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Never Too Boring to Blog

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Sep 9, 2011 9:56:06 AM

The number one objection I hear from authors when I suggest they create and maintain a blog is that they think they are too boring to have a blog. But I am here to tell you that there is no one more boring than me. I put the "yay" in "stay-at-home." Nothing thrills me more than a night in my easy chair, falling asleep to a bad movie my wife and I have rented.


Yet I have been consistently blogging since April 2008, in addition to two inconsistent years before that. I discovered somewhere along the way that people don't visit my blog because I'm a particularly interesting person; they visit it because we share some of the same passions. For example, I regularly make observations on pop culture that sometimes spark debate. 


The key to bringing in traffic to my blog - and yours - is the volume of original content. You have to write post after post after post to accumulate a history of search-term-worthy material to bring in views on a regular basis. In short, visitors will forgive your lifestyle, or lack thereof, but they won't forgive a lack of credibility. Credibility in the blogging world is tied to consistency and original content.


You may be just as boring as me, but we're fortunate that the world is far from boring. There are plenty of topics out there for you to comment on, and these posts can form the foundation for your blog. In the beginning, whenever it feels like your blogging is an exercise in futility, banish that feeling! Don't give up on your blog if it fails to bring in traffic within the first weeks or months. Keep at it for no other reason than to accumulate that original content that will give your blog - and your brand - credibility.


Good luck and happy blogging!


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Richard Ridley is an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor.


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