As time goes by, the immediate enthusiasm many bloggers have when first starting up and creating a blog slowly goes away after a few months. This is a natural process and one the main reasons people give up on blogs (apart from they can’t be bothered any more) is the fact they can’t think of anything else to write as they have already written and published the article on their blog. This problem can be easily resolved by what every blog gets: traffic. Search-engine-based organic traffic is the key to inspiration for writing a blog post when you need it most.
As a loyal user of Blogger (not trying to start any debates of Blogger vs WordPress), I get to see the stats of my websites in the form below:
This friendly user interface is great for bloggers like me as it shows the actual searches people typed in on search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and more. Below is askwillonline.com‘s search results just in the last ten minutes of writing this article:
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Now I do know before you ask that there are some random searches but that is because ask will online also has revision material for educational students (for more info look at my ‘about‘ page).
However, as well as that, I have some quite interesting search results such as:
- ‘how many your tweets retweeted’ which leads to ‘How Many Times Have You Been Retweeted?‘
- ‘ad dynamo earnings’ which leads to ‘Ad Dynamo Paid Me My First Earnings‘
- ‘adchoices’ which leads to ‘Ad Choices Replaces Google Adsense‘
This is exactly where you can get your next inspirational blog post from. You will find half the time, what people searched for doesn’t match the page that they clicked on in the search results. Therefore, have a look at what they searched and try to make a high quality post that could completely satisfy the web surfer if he chooses to search the phrase again and click on your article.
Blogger’s block comes when the individual has no ‘seed’ or ‘idea’ in their head to expand on in an blog post. Looking at search results traffic will help you plant that small ‘seed’ in your head to expand the blog posts in ways of your choice. It’s a must try tactic for all bloggers.