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How to keep a blog going for over a year

I have to admit I’m not sure quite how I managed this but I find myself over a year into my blogging and still going strong. I love the scheduling feature wordpress has and I have grown my readership an alarming amount with keeping consistent and blogging in themes.

There does probably need to be some kind of structure I’ve found. At least some kind of theme where readers have a little bit of an idea what to expect. If I dotted around all sorts of subjects I think it would put people off but at the same time I do sometimes throw a really random and different blog into the mix.

My blogging has definitely evolved over the last year. When I first started blogging I was set on it being part reviews part how-to’s and part things I’m interested in and distracted by. Since then I’ve also started sharing things with my readers that I’ve been working on. In some cases finished things and in other cases just photo’s of something I’m part way through.

I still don’t have the hugest number of people commenting but if my hit numbers per month are to be rellied upon I’m doing very well in terms of regular readers and quite a few of you are lurking in the back ground, especially rss feed readers.

The best thing about blogging every three days for a year has been the discipline I’ve been taught. Almost without fail I sit down on Monday’s, Wednesdays, and Fridays and write a blog to schedule up. The only time I don’t do this is when sick or on holiday which usually means I’m about a month ahead with writing blogs and covered against emergency breaks. It even meant that I could do NaNoWriMo last year and not need to write any blogs while still having it appear as if I’d been writing them.

There have been times I’ve struggled to think of subjects to blog about, especially with my how-to section but I think it’s been good for me to figure out what I’ve learnt and how I’m learning it over the last year. I’ve come a lot further than I realised I had when I look back on all the how-to articles.

Here’s to hoping the blog continues for many years to come, but since we’re a year in and it seems a good time to play with the format of things, what would you all like to see more of or less of? Just more blogs in general or possibly even something I’ve not thought of doing?