Most bloggers run into days where we don’t feel like writing. Sometimes we can push through and get that post written anyway, but sometimes it’s worth taking a break and trying something different. Throwing something new into the mix on your blog can pique interest and boost your creativity.
So if you want to post something new to your blog but don’t feel like writing, try one of these seven ideas.
Reprint Articles: There are many quality articles available for reprint. Check directories like EzineArticles, ArticlesBase, Idea Marketers, or GoArticles. Search for topics your readers are interested in and pick out a helpful article to share. The authors allow you to reprint in exchange for including their attribution and promotional blurb at the end of the article.
Do a Podcast: Record your thoughts with CinchCast or AudioBoo and share them on your blog. Both services make it easy to embed your recording and offer easy recording options. Give your fingers a break!
Try a Video Blog: Use your web cam to record a video blog (or vlog) of your thoughts. Upload to YouTube or the video sharing site of your choice and embed it on your blog. Video is a great way to connect with your readers.
Feature a Guest Blogger: Who do you know that has great information to share? Find someone in your circle of friends or colleagues and invite them to write a guest post for your blog. You could also invite them to share a video with your readers, or setup a time and do a quick interview via teleconferencing line or Skype that you can record and share with your readers.
Create a Group Blog: If you find yourself consistently stuck and out of ideas, consider turning your blog into a group effort. Recruit experts who are willing to commit to a post a week (or month).
Record & Transcribe: If you don’t feel like writing but do want written content for your blog another strategy is to record your blog post and then have your virtual assistant or transcriber put it into written format for you.
Hire a Ghostwriter: Find a good, competent ghostwriter who can occasionally contribute quality posts to your blog. This will allow you to take a break while still posting unique content to your blog.
You can keep fresh content on your blog without constantly writing. There are other strategies you can use, too, so don’t limit yourself to these ideas. Get creative!