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Posted by Judy Curtis on April 11, 2016 - 11:20pm Edited 4/22 at 6:23pm

Tips to Keep Your Blog Up to Date

Always keeping a blog up to date is probably the most important aspect of blogging. This can be so important because regular site visitors expect new articles on a regular basis. Not all visitors expect to see a new post as often as once a day, but most site readers expect the content for the blog to be updated consistently. In most cases visitors expect completely new content on at least a weekly basis.  However, depending on the subject matter, the visitors could expect updates on a time frame which could be more frequent or even less frequent.   Blog users should be aware of the frequency in which readers expect new content and should make an effort to oblige their readers.

This article will discuss methods for trying to keep a blog up to date which includes scheduling a regular time to publish blogs, using publishing equipment wisely and hiring guests bloggers when necessary.

Finding Time and Energy to Post Daily

One way to ensure a blog stays up to date is to schedule time and energy to post blogs on a daily basis. This is particularly important when blog viewers expect new posts on a regular basis or at least several times per week. Blog writers who allocate a specific time each day to researching, writing and publishing personal blogs are more likely to have a blog that is certainly up to date than bloggers who plan on accomplishing tasks after they find time to do so. There may be days where the blogger is unable to publish a completely new post on the blog. However, bloggers who set a block of time each day versus those who do not, will invariably  have blogs that are more up to date.

On days when the blogger cannot devote time to blogging, often the blogger may wish to at least create a short message explaining the reason it was not possible to post a fresh blog entry. This will permit readers to know you are aware of their desire to read more details but are simply unable to build a new blog post. As long as that does not become a regular occurrence, website visitors are not likely to end viewing a blog mainly because the blogger skips a couple of days.

Taking Advantage of Publishing Tools

Several blog publishing tools permit bloggers to write blog posts beforehand and specify when each and every post should be published. It is really an excellent feature for blog writers who want to publish new content daily but are unable to commit time each day to creating blog posts. This way the blogger can dedicate time each week to write content and have the posts published through the week. This is often an easier way for many bloggers because they are capable of being more efficient this way.

Hiring Guests Bloggers

Bloggers may also consider hiring guest blog writers to assist them in keeping a blog up to date. This can be a beneficial method for bloggers who are not merely having difficulty keeping their particular blog up to date but are interested in providing readers with a little variety.  However, site owners who opt for this way of keeping their site up to date should carefully think of how the dedicated blog followers will react to this. This is important because some followers may not be interested in reading personal blogs written by a guest blogger. Therefore,  a guest blogger can actually be more detrimental for the blog than not updating the website regularly. Bloggers can assess reader reaction to guest bloggers in a couple of methods. The simplest and most straightforward technique is to poll the readers with regards to the use of guest bloggers. This is done by asking readers to comment on the issue and tabulating the comments received. Another solution to gauge reader reaction is to introduce a guest blogger and compare and contrast the traffic the invitee blogger receives compared to the targeted visitors the blog owner receives.


Judy Curtis,