If all goes according to plan, I should be having a baby this week (or I’ve already had one & am reveling/drowning in baby bliss/delirium). So, as you might imagine, I’ve got a major case of baby on the brain. But I’m going to try to make that work to my advantage here today. And so, I present to you:
#1: Schedules are super important.
Or at least that’s one school of thought on babies, especially as they get older. When it comes to your blog, choosing a schedule and sticking to it is also super important.
If you post sporadically, you’ll have a hard time catching regular readers. Whether it’s once a week or once a month, choose a frequency and stick to it.
#2: You have to arrange for care.
You can’t just up and head out to work without making arrangements for your baby to be taken care of. Similarly, if you head out on vacation or are swamped with work, you shouldn’t just leave your blog unattended.
There will be times when you won’t be able to keep up with a typical blogging schedule. You’ve got three options: a) work ahead, b) schedule guest posts, or c) at least announce your time away ahead of time — and when you’ll be back — so your readers know what to expect.
#3: You have to be responsive.
When your baby cries, you can’t just ignore the poor thing. And similarly, you’re really missing out if your baby is smiling, cooing & laughing but you’re too busy to respond.
The same goes for your blog and other social media. When someone takes the time to comment or ask a question, you should make it a priority to respond.
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