Keeping a blog alive
It is so easy to create a blog, a few clicks and you are done. Then comes the first article with the traditional “welcoming” post… The next articles are not so difficult to write, in fact, they will mainly deal about the topics which have actually encourage you to create a blog to share your point of view.
Let’s write something, but what?
After a few posts, it becomes more difficult to get a topic to talk about. The 3-5 posts per week becomes 1 post per week and it finally drops to 1 post per month.
Wait, Dhaneesha blogs once every 2 months, isn’t it sweet heart? Kidding, this month has been an exception 😛 And my sister stopped writing since long, lol. There are so many other bloggers who follow the same trend, you say what blogger friends ? 😛
If I had to blame something for the lack of motivation to push bloggers to write, I would choose Twitter 😛
Why? The article initially written for a blog is now compressed to the tweet format, with only 140 characters. So, instead of writing a blog post with images etc, you just need to write a short sentence, that’s it.
The definition says it all : “Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets.” [wikipedia]
And here goes the one for microblogging : “Microblogging is a form of blogging. A microblog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically much smaller, in both actual size and aggregate file size. A microblog entry could consist of nothing but a short sentence fragment, or an image or embedded video.” [wikipedia]
What I usually do…
I am blogging regularly since nearly 3.5 years now. I must admit it, finding topics is difficult. Finding topics which will generate comments is even more difficult! You can get inspired to blog anything, you just have to listen and observe the world around you… And a bit of imagination and creativity…
I usually note down any ideas that come across my head, on my mobile phone or on the blog itself. Later when I am free, I usually develop that idea into a blog post, with text and some images. But most of the times, I write articles on the fly. Right now, I have 2 articles in my blog section(excluding this article), ready to be posted 😛
I even wrote an article one month ago on “Des motocyclistes inconscient du danger” and a few days ago, I saw that there is an awareness campaign going on the same subject lol! Another forthcoming blog post (probably on saturday) will talk about “understanding photography lenses, for beginners”. And of course, a blog post on my birthday, on the 22nd March 2010.
Lack of ideas and time are the other reasons which determine the frequency of publishing blog posts. I almost forgot another thing… Privacy, that may be another reason why some people might stop or reduce their blog posts. One alternative to keep your blog alive would be to enable guest blogging, and above all, find those guest bloggers!
I hope that this article was not that boring!
A message to all bloggers (et aspirant bloggeurs) : I want to see more articles from you 🙂
Finally, “Stay tuned to yashvinblogs.com” !