This is the 4th post in a series of seventeen posts I’m doing following Kim Roach’s list post of “17 Copy-And-Paste Blog Post Templates“. You can see all the posts from this series on my blogging challenges page.
One of my first guest blog posts that ever got published was on ProBlogger, the article was titled “What Bloggers Can Learn From Musicians“. In the article I compared a lot of what bloggers could learn from artists in the music industry. One of my favorite musicians, is Lil Wayne and I apply (or plan on applying) a lot of what he does to be successful so that I can move up on the success ladder as well.
Produce as Much Content as You Can
I know this is easier said than done, but it really is important. The more content you can create or have created for you, the more chances you have at being successful. Obviously, you want to have good quality content, but you need to find the equilibrium that is right for you. Lil Wayne produces new music non-stop, he’s always recording music or writing new lyrics. You should do the same, whether it’s just post ideas, or actual posts, always be writing!
We could debate quality versus quantity all day long, and depending on the situation you need to decide how to split it up. It can be a personal choice, as it can be a choice that varies depending on what purpose the content has.
Produce Content Everywhere
Lil Wayne doesn’t just make 15 or 20 songs and then release and album, and then goes on to the next one. He’s a brand, and his success depends on him constantly being present. The more albums, or mix tapes, or guest appearances he makes, the more people will remember and/or get to know him.
The same thing goes for blogging, don’t just post on your blog, be everywhere. Make sure you have content for your blog, but then go out and make content for other blogs in the form of guest posts and comments, then create content for social media websites and finally if you still have time create smaller websites or mini blogs that you can update too.
Why do all that?
It’s simple, everything you do can be used to link people back to your main website, which can convert them into whatever you want; visitors, readers, subscribers, customers, etc.