Sometimes you get writer’s or blogger’s block. You run out of inspiration (or information?) so you just can’t quite figure out what to blog about. For personal bloggers, this wouldn’t be much of a problem since their they almost always have something interesting to say about their day (or life) so far. But if you’re writing for a niche blog, sometimes you run out of steam and need to recharge. It’s been said time and again–sometimes you need some change in your blog and your blogging style to stay interesting.
Collis over at North x East suggests nine types of filler posts that you should try.
Keeping a posting schedule consistent can at times be a little taxing. There are those days when you don’t feel particularly inspired or driven or perhaps you simply don’t have the time. Hopefully you will have had the presence of mind to stock up some spare blog posts, but this isn’t always the case. That is why every blogger should know these 9 essential posts to help fill the gaps while still delivering quality content to their readers.
But first a warning: These posts are for padding purposes only. Use them at your discretion only. Overuse will cause side effects such as causing your blog to become irrelevant, distracted or offtopic.
To summarize, these are:
- Speed linking
- News reading
- Having a guest blogger
- Making announcements
Collis also includes some examples for each–some familiar blogs and names, actually. Now, as part of #4 or questioning, let me ask you: do you have other suggestions?