I sometimes marvel at where I would be if I hadn’t met Lisa Butler early in 2012. Dead in a proverbial web development ditch, probably. She has helped me with web development not only for this site, but also Vivaleur, The B Bar, and many client projects as well. And she has yet to NOT find a solution to any complex problem I’ve sent her way!
As a little extra to this morning’s post, I asked Lisa if I could run a column from her excellent blog series Blogkeeping while I’m away. In this series, she shares tips about blogging and gets tons of great insights from other bloggers as well via the comments. Here’s a recent post of hers on creating original content. I highly recommend you check out the rest of the Blogkeeping series!
On the Blogkeeping survey last year, by far the biggest struggle noted was growing your readership. I’m sure you’ve heard this a hundred times (and probably at least half of those in last week’s Alt recaps), but the key to growing your readership is focusing on creating original content. But what does that even mean? And how are you supposed to create original content with limited free time, when you’re earning a living elsewhere?
I think a lot of people think you have to take your own photos and create entirely new concepts to have original content — and yes, that would be truly original content. But that can take a lot of time and resources that many of us don’t have. However, I think you can still create original content by putting your own unique spin on things. Here are just a few ideas: Read more »