Do you wonder how so many big name bloggers manage to keep putting out great content on a regular basis?
Here’s a tip:
“What you put in is what you put out.”
I don’t know who said that, but it’s true in so many areas of life, isn’t it? In the context of blogging — reading and listening to others will fill your empty cup and help you create a steady flow of great output that will keep your readers coming back for more.
One way to do this is to set up alerts and newsfeeds related to your niche. Whether you want to keep abreast of what’s happening in your niche, or you would simply like an unending flow of ideas, you will find it by using one or more of the following:
Enter as many keywords as you want, and you will receive alerts by RSS feed or by email (your choice). Don’t use long tail keywords, or the results will be too broad. Keep them short and specific.
Search for exact phrases, hashtags, locations, etc. You can see top results or live results.
Make a list of people in your niche you want to follow, so you don’t miss anything they have to say.
Facebook Interest Lists
Look down left sidebar for interests. Add specific pages, and name your list so you can easily find it later. You can mark the list as public, friends, or only me if you want to keep it private. Search Facebook to find and follow similar interest lists of others.
Search for podcasts in your niche. They make for great listening while you’re doing other things.
Most blogs make it possible for you to subscribe to their feed by way of an RSS reader. This will bring together all of your favourite blogs, all in one place, making it easy to see their latest posts.
Again, a word to the wise…
Don’t spend so much time reading what others are saying, that you aren’t doing any writing yourself!