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How to revitalize a dormant blog

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Is it possible to revitalize your dormant blog? Maybe you should start a new blog from scratch and move your content.

Something I’ve done in the past is left a blog for some time with no fresh content and then taken time to rebuild it. And rebuilt it I have.

Here’s how you can revitalize your dormant blog, the steps I’ve taken to make sure blogs that I’ve left to do nothing for months (and sometimes years) will build up.

Start by blogging on a daily basis

The best way to revitalize your dormant blog is to work on it daily. Post one blog post per day for a whole month.

I do the 30-Day Blogging Challenge, but there are others out there that you can join in with. Or you can just make an effort to do it all yourself.

You will need to plan ahead for this. Don’t try to write a post per day. You can pre-write everything, posting them once a day.

I try to get two weeks ahead, so I have content for those two weeks and then I can write content during those two weeks for the next two weeks. But you can also be a month ahead.

As you get a good amount of content on your blog, you can then drop to one post every two days or one post every three days. You want to get the initial boost of posts first, though.

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Create a schedule to help revitalize your dormant blog

You need to treat this seriously. It’s essential that you set up a schedule and make this an essential part of the day.

Don’t got into something half-heartedly. You’ll only get half the results you could. And that’s if you get half the results at all.

Set some SMART goals for your business. You can then set up a plan of attack to meet those goals.

One thing I will suggest is that you plan out all your content for the month. Work with a theme for the entire month to make it easier to write your blog posts. This will also help you build your audience faster.

Don’t forget to plan in how you’re going to promote your content. It’s not a case of “build it and they will come.” You know that doesn’t happen. That’s why you have a dormant blog in the first place. So, plan out how and where you’re going to promote.

How to revitalize your dormant blog

Update your old blog posts

You likely already have content on your dormant blog. It’s time to use that content to your advantage.

This is a great chance to look through the content to see what can be updated. Very old posts might need a complete rewrite, and you might as well do a new blog post entirely. Others will just need extra tips added in or will just need links updates.

As you revitalize your dormant blog, people still start visiting the older content. You need to make sure it matches your current style, including through the images you’ve used.

You can’t update everything at the same time. Look at the most popular posts on your blog. You can make sure they’re updated first. Then you can work on the next section of popular posts until, eventually, all of them are done.

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Are you ready to revitalize your dormant blog? What do you need help with when it comes to blogging? Let me know in the comments.