If you’re managing a large number of blogs or a blog network yourself, you might be yet another tired problogger running out of ideas to write about. Here are a few tips to keep, if not the creative juices, the blog output flowing:
1) Product releases. You can win a lot of links, traffic, comments, and acclaim if you’re the first to thoroughly examine a new product. Sure, a dozen guys have already linked to the press release, but when you try it, review it, and trackback them all, you’re blogging an instant hit post. It could even go to Digg, Wikipedia, or Slashdot as a source!
2) Devil’s advocate. Also known as commentary, writing a response to a more popular article will often get you good results. And the more controversial that you are, the more people will apply number two to YOUR post!
3) Citation spam. It’s not really spam. You read something interesting, pick the most salient snippet, write a sentence or two commentary, and link. For example, take a look at Darren’s Digital Camera site, a perfect use of this technique. Use websites like Digg, Slashdot, and cNet to fuel your approach.
4) Original research. Think of an interesting question or possible correlation, like whether the holidays of the year have a measurable effect on traffic, or the question of how many women are into tech and gaming. Then answer it. If it’s good science, people will link to you.
5) Top lists. Everyone likes top lists. Especially funny, adult-themed, or sarcastic ones. So write a top-ten sexy bloggers list, or a top-ten ways to monetize your blog list, or like me, a how to keep blogging when you’re bored list.
6) Memes. The infamous 4-things meme is a great example of something you can just steal, fill out, and stick on your blog regardless of whether anyone’s fingered you or not. www.memepool.com/ is a great place to find memes to jump on.
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