On Blogging Balance

I read an insightful blog post over at Blog Herald earlier and I realize that it actually put into black and white what I have been thinking all along. When my blogging friends and I get together and chat about our blogging activities, we normally share our own tips and tricks – best practices so to speak. I like how Anne Helmond actually laid the ideas out clearly by identifying 5 key areas which you would need to find a balance for. Let’s look at them. Writing This is obviously the core of your blogging activities. You need to actually sit down and write in order to produce content for your blog. This is what I am doing right now. Though instinct may tell you that you have to spend MOST of your time writing, it might not be always the best scenario. Writing is as important as anything but it is not the only thing that counts when maintaining a successful blog. Reading I have written many posts on the importance of reading in order to come up with fresh, relevant, and quality content. Sometimes, you may not feel the need to read in order to write for your blog. That is not wrong. This is especially true if you are not focusing on a particular niche or topic. However, there will always come a time when you would want to offer something new to your readers and you would find yourself at a loss as to what to write. If this happens, reading up on various topics is the best way to come up with content. If I were you, I wouldn’t wait for the dry spell – I’d make it a habit to read on a regular basis. That way, you would have a “topic bank” or “idea bank” which you can draw from anytime you wish to do so.c