8 ideas for bloggers to boost their content calendar

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A collaborative post by Joseph Peake. 

One thing every blogger wants is to be able to provide endless value with their blogs.

But this takes a lot more work than most people expect. One of the most challenging parts of blogging is creating a regular flow of relevant content. And the key to doing this is by having a blogging content calendar.

Any blogger can take advantage of a blank calendar template to help create a blueprint of tasks they want to complete in a week, a month, or a year. This is why scheduling content is very important.

So, in this article, we will take a look at some types of content a blogger can use to boost their blogging calendar.

1. Use lists

Writing list posts can draw a lot of traffic to your blog. Readers are always interested in the top five or top ten tips for doing something, or top 20 products and service providers. There are several kinds of lists a blogger can make in their field of expertise.

2. Publish interviews

Interviews have a unique way of drawing engagement and interactions from your readers. Publishing an in-depth interview with a knowledgeable person(s) on your blog will help build connections with like-minded people. But interviews should not be over-published – one interview each month is more than enough.

3. Content creation

Content creation is key when it comes to increasing productivity. This requires a lot of creativity in developing original and relevant blogs for your site. Take advantage of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) pointers to write interesting articles for your blog.

4. News

It is important to keep your readers well informed about important news and developments in your area of interest. One of the few ways of bringing readers back to your site is by providing them with the latest relevant industry news when this happens. Publishing relevant news twice a month should be enough.

5. Surveys

Take time to conduct proper research to get to know about the interests of your readers. Polls and surveys are a great way to gather information about your audience as well. There are several kinds of online survey tools that you can use for free. You can also conduct surveys about important topics and publish the results on your blog.

6. Guest blogs

If you are trying to attract more interaction with a targeted audience, include a guest blog on your site regularly. In the same vein, publish as a guest blogger on other like-minded sites as a guest blogger. Do a guest blog post at least once every week and watch the traffic on your own site increase considerably.

7. Infographics

Using graphs, images and other visuals adds life to your posts. Plus they are also more eye-catching and make for fun reading than an all-text post. Infographics go hand-in-hand with well-researched articles.

8. Social media

You cannot ignore the power of social media when it comes to driving traffic to your blog. Globally, there are more than 4.5 billion active social media users across the world. Take time to create promotional content within your blogging content calendar to link your blog to social media users.

Do you use a blogging content calendar?

Let us know in the comments below.

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