Have you ever needed to write a bunch of blog posts for the holidays, but you really didn’t have time to write them all? Well, here are some tips for making the most of your blog posts:
1. Best Of
This is a FABULOUS way of updating your blog during the holidays! Just post a link to your best blog posts of the year, month, or quarter. First of all, it creates value because it shares your best content. Secondly, not all your readers will have taken the time to read all of your posts. They may not even have seen your best posts! Just pick 4-10 of your best posts, link the title to the original blog posts, and give a short synopsis of what the post is about. Then just put a short message on top and bottom of these links and voila! Instant value!
Take a blog post you like, but didn’t have the time or forethought to expand upon and do so. Link the original post in your new blog post for reference. If you make a practice of using bullet points or a numbered list (and you SHOULD!) this is easy peasy. just insert more info under each section and you have a whole new blog post with even more value.
3. Holiday Messages
If you’re really pressed for time and your blog post comes out very near the holiday date, I love this one! Simply post a pretty holiday picture or meme with your heartfelt holiday wishes for your readers. The cool thing is that you’ll be seen as someone who cares about them because the entire post is just to wish them a Merry Christmas or Happy Easter. PLUS nobody really does much too close to the actual holiday so they’ll appreciate that you didn’t take up too much of their time.
If you’re pressed for time and you have some lovely, funny, appropriate holiday memes or pictures you can share, throw about 4-5 of them up there and connect them all with a bit of text that explains why you’re sharing them.
If it’s easier for you, record yourself with a holiday message for your readers. This needs only to be about a minute or so. You can upload it to your YouTube channel and embed it into your blog post for a quick, and more personal, holiday message.
Ok. That should help a great deal this holiday season. If not, you can always hire me!