Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tips for Avoiding Summer Blog Death

A few thoughts on beating Summer Blog Death via Performancing:

  1. Post shorter posts, but post more often.
  2. Experiment with new features, newsletters, styles and designs, community tools (you can lay the groundwork here for when september comes, try to work out what will be killer and what won't
  3. Hold competions, polls, and generally break out of the norm for a bit
  4. Arrange a blog carnival
  5. Recruit guest authors from your core audience, and go to the beach for the day
  6. Do reader spotlights, the Blog Heralds How I Blog series is a great example of this and the point above
  7. Invite readers to ask a question on your topic, make a series of it.


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