Blogging Life: How to Keep Your Blog Going as Long as Possible, 5 Easy Ways

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By: | June 30, 2022 | Tags: , |

Are you a happy blogger and want to know how to extend your blogging life?

If you have a blog of your own, you are probably keen to make sure that it is going to stand the test of time as well as possible, and this is something that might be harder to achieve than you think.

The truth is that keeping your blog going for as long as possible can be quite tough, so it’s the kind of thing that requires a lot of work and patience.

However, as long as you follow some basic tips, you should find that it is perfectly possible to do this effectively.

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In this post, we’ll take you through some of the best ways to keep your blogging life going for as long as possible. All of the following is really worth paying attention to, so make sure that you do.

How to Continue Your Blogging Life and Never Again Lose Your Blogging Motivation

Focus On A Niche

You need to have some kind of niche or other if you are going to keep your blog going for the long term. Having something to focus on in this way is really important, as it will ensure that you are doing all you can to keep yourself on track.

That niche can be anything you like, of course, but the important thing is that you are sticking with it, and that means that it needs to be something you feel has traction – which is not always as straightforward to work out as you might hope.

As long as you can figure out a niche that will work for you, your blog is going to be much more likely to last a long time – but you’ll also find that you enjoy it more, given that you are writing about something that really matters to you.

Many content writing companies like Trust My Paper believe that you need to have some kind of niche or other if you are going to keep your blog going for the long term. Having something to focus on in this way is really important, as it will ensure that you are doing all you can to keep yourself on track.

Select A Publication Schedule

It is a very good idea to make sure you have a publication schedule to follow, as that helps you greatly in keeping yourself on track. Without such a schedule, it can be quite challenging to keep up with your blog, so it’s important that you think about this.

Of course, you need to make sure that the schedule is actually one that you can reasonably and realistically follow, which is not always the case when you first start out because you might be trying to do too much. So you need to find a balance here as best as you can.

Once you have your schedule in place, be sure to stick to it. This is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to keep your blog going for much longer, so it’s definitely something that you will want to focus on as part of your blogging life.

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Keep The Website Up & Running

Of course, you don’t have a blog if there is no website to host it, so you are also going to have to put a lot of time and effort into keeping the website itself up and running too as part of your blogging life.

As long as you do this, you are going to get a much better sense of how likely it is to keep your blog going for the duration. There are a few important things you need to spend time on in your blogging life to ensure that your website remains up as long as possible.

First of all, you should make sure that you are using a hosting provider that you can trust, as just having them by your side could help you out in a huge way here. That will make it so much more likely that your website keeps on operating as well as possible at all times.

Beyond that, you should also consider seeking some outsourced IT support, who will be able to help you in keeping the downtime of your site as low as possible, even from a remote location. This is the kind of assistance that can really make all the difference.

Build A Community

All the most successful blogs are really more than blogs – they’re communities, populated by bloggers and readers alike. What you need to do, then, is to try and build some kind of community around your blog, so that you can hope to gain more and more readers who are actively engaged in the blog itself. This is the kind of community that helps to really keep your blog in one piece, so it’s amazing if you can make this happen.

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How do you actually build a community around a blog? Well, a first step is to allow – and encourage – comments beneath your posts. You can also make use of social media and anywhere else you might have a following and bring them over to the blog too. These kinds of acts are really going to make a huge difference to how your blog develops and how likely it is to carry on for good, so that is something that you should think about if you are trying to make that kind of change.

Plan Ahead

The more that you are planning ahead, the better it will be for your blog, so it’s important that you are doing all you can to think about this as best as you can.

Good planning is fundamental to any business, and you really do need to think of this as a business if you are going to find success with it. The more effectively you plan, the more likely it is that you are going to have the necessary readership and the blog to deliver to them still. Good planning makes a world of difference.

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Be sure to be as detailed as you can here, and to focus on whatever areas you think might need particularly detailed planning. The more effectively you do this, the better a chance your blog has of success in the future.

If you can do all that, you are going to find that your blogging life keeps on for much longer and that you are going to get so much more out of it on the whole. So these are definitely the kinds of things you want to focus on if you are keen for that to happen as soon as possible.

Readers, please share so new bloggers discover what is entailed in order for them to maintain their blogging life over the long-term.

I look forward to your views in the comments section. What do you feel is necessary in order to sustain your blogging life?

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  1. Ruth

    Your post could not come at a more propitious time for me. I’m coming up
    On fourteen year anniversary of having started my blog. I read your post, digested it and I am now planning to focus on building community.
    Thanks Janice. I feel my effort has been half hearted these last couple of years. I’m going to renew my commitment as I start my fifteenth year.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ruth,
      14 years! Congratulations! I am in my 8th year. Good luck with your community building.
      I have found over the last 7 years when I start to get new, I add a new dimension to my blogging life. For instance, I tried adding TikTok, then YouTube and I find this novelty gets me back into blogging with renewed interest. See if that works for you.
      Janice

  2. Sara Dsouza

    Hey Janice,

    Really great tips about blogging. This will be really helpful to the person who is new to the blogging world like me.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sara,
      Thank you for writing to tell me. Enjoy the journey. There really is nothing more rewarding than blogging.
      Janice

  3. Dominique

    Great insights. I am now at the stage of building a community. Hopefully everything goes well.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Dominique,
      Thanks for the compliment on the article. Good luck with your new community. Thanks for writing to let us know about it.
      Janice

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