Blogging is a lot of fun and when you start out, there is a lot of inspiration and motivation but this reduces after a while. It happens to me when I first started blogging for money with six blogs registered using free blogspot. Then, I gave up blogging after 3rd month of blogging noticing it is not easy to make a living from blogs within short period of time. Now, with only one blog active for over 2 years, I manage to get four figure incomes monthly. Earning from blogging is not a quick way to make money online. It takes time and effort to reach financial freedom from blogging. When you are looking for content for your blog, you need to determine what inspires you to come up with unique material. The inspiration can come from a variety of sources including interesting web pages, other bloggers and news stories. Another aspect you need to consider when you are looking for content is links. You can find interesting articles or stories and link them to your site. There are various mistakes that bloggers make when they are looking for content.
One of the mistakes bloggers make when farming for content is not using social bookmarking websites. There are various sites that can help you to come up with unique ideas for your blog. These sites offer valuable information on a variety of topics and this can give you the content you need. The sites are usually community-based and they focus on current events. People who frequent blogs want interesting information that will be valuable to them. The content you provide has to be unique and keep the users coming back for more. Not only unique, but it must be relevant to your niche. Try not to mix around with several non-related niches like health, travel, home improvement, money, etc in one blog. It will reduce the quality of your blog too. Posting highly relevant contents to your selected niche will help your blog ranking goes up within that particular niche. It has the potential to attract high paying advertisers too.
When you are farming for content, you should not ignore the various video and audio podcasts that are available. These sources cover a wide range of topics and the best thing about them is that they are free of charge. It is easy to download the videos to your media player, PC or iPod to help you come up with something creative for your blog. You can also blog while out for lunch, dinner or shopping. Make use of latest gadgets to keep you active wherever you go. Plus, most restaurants and coffee shops now offers free Wifi where you don’t have to use any broadband connection to stay connected. All you need is a device with Wifi, large screen and keyboard or touch screen keyboard to post your contents with some pictures and videos. Try to make use of Animoto to design your photos and videos with professional touch.
Another mistake bloggers make when searching for content is using irrelevant links on their blogs. When you decide to use backlinks for your website, you should make sure the sites you link to are relevant and in the same niche that your blog covers. There are several plugins to post all relevant links that will analyze your blog post content and show relevant links in the post at the bottom of your post. However, try not to use it heavily because the more outgoing links from your blog, the value of each link will be dropped. Try not to exceed the max of 100 outgoing links for each page including links from commenting section. You can control this with showing max of 10-20 comments per page. Also, when you use plugins to generate or find relevant backlinks for you using contents you posted, try to analyze sites that you are linking. Make sure it is relevant and not some bad neighborhood sites which potentially will affect negatively too.