Friday, August 1, 2014
Shooting Thoughts: Expanding Your Blog
I figured it was about time for another discussion post! Today's topic is all about expanding your blog. I've been blogging for about seven years now, I'd say, and I've gone from doing just music to focusing on all sorts of topics. My main focus is entertainment, but I also like to mix things up and include products and other types of posts. It keeps things fresh for myself, and hopefully for those of you that read my blog on a regular basis.
So my question for you all this weekend: How do you keep your blog fresh and/or if you could expand your blog, what would you want to include?
A lot of the people I follow are strictly book blogs, but I know people have other interests. It's fun to see the blogs that try and mix those in, such as using music (Novel Sounds, etc) or food (Caffeinated Book Reviewer, etc.) I love books, but I also like music, movies, plays, crafts, and more, so I do what I can to keep things different and hopefully exciting.
I'm sure many bloggers have a main topic for their blog and I'm sure they are worried about changing things up, because they don't want to alienate readers. However, I think you have to remember that blogging should first and foremost be for you. If you aren't happy, or feel stuck in a rut, then you should try and mix things up. I'm not saying change your book blog to a beauty blog or vice versa, but how about mixing the two? You're sure to keep old readers with similar posts and hopefully interest them in your new posts too...as well as garner more interest from others! It might not work for every reader, but overall, it's a win-win situation I think.