March 06, 2007

10 productive things to do when you don't feel like blogging


On one particular day of your blog life,you wake up and you don't feel like blogging.But you still don't want to feel or sound or look lazy.So what's the way out.How about a productive break?Here are a few things you can do which don't require tremendous effort from your part but will add points to your blog.

1.Submit your blog&feed to directories.
This one would be an efficient use of time as it increases your chances of being discovered at the same time gives you a bit more exposure in the blogosphere.You can find some directories for blog and rss submission from rss-specifications.com.

2.Format your posts.
You can do spell checks,change the picture positions,validate the links or add more useful links to your existing posts.Dividing long posts into short paragraphs will give a classy look to the article.Or you can consider adding bookmarklets below your
posts which will make it easy for your reader to do social bookmarking.

3.Modify the template.
Play with your blog template.You always wanted to do it,right.Change the banners,backgrounds,the css buttons,sidebar positions etc.This will add a fresh look
to your blog.

4.Tweak the ads.
Tryout new positions for your ads.Position them at points where the would get maximum
exposure.Change the ads background and link colour.Try to make those boring ads a lil
bit eyecandy.

5.Analyse your growth.
Combine the data about you blog and its traffic from Google Analytics,Feedburner,Technorati etc. and get a big picture of your blog's progress.Check out how your ranks have improved and find out where your loyal readers
are from.

6.Create a ravishing avatar/favicon.
Why spend time on creating an avatar?Now as communities like Mybloglog have evolved,there's no wonder if you find your picture on the blog you're reading.Mybloglog widgets are now on almost every blog.So creating an avatar which defines you or your blog will be a good investment of your time.Same are the reasons in the case of a favicon.

7.Check out the top100.
Find out what the top blogs are upto.Skim through their presentation styles,the templates,the boasting numbers and the fat subscriberships.There's a lot to learn and
more knowledge will do only good in the blogosphere.

8.Build relationship with other bloggers.
Make someones day by commenting on his blog.Commenting on blogs related to your subject of expertise will be a good idea,since it elevates the chances of pulling inbound links.But don't forget to leave your blog title and url along with the comments you make.

9.Get some motivation.
Reread your most applauded articles,the inspiring responses,the thanks messages.If you still don't get that punch,remember that you've a reputation to keep up with.

10.Surf around.
Surfing around other blogs or news websites will help you find subjects you would be interested in blogging about.Make a 'To blog' list and do some research on items you'll be blogging about.

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6 comments:

  1. funny...normally, when I don't feel like being productive, I blog :-)

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  2. May be you've not yet heard of a group called Professional Bloggers.

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  4. dude that was nice...

    and just to tell u I do many of those things itself once not in mood to blog.

    But that rarely happens. After college, blogging is the next best thing for me :)

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  5. I did most of these, but it's funny how you sometimes don't figure out the obvious things like checking out the top 100. Thank you for pointing it out.

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  6. Thank u for all those tips! Some I knew, some I didn't. It's a good post! Thanks

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