Summer's here and you're short on time for writing blog posts. What can you do? Well, you don't want to short your readers, so here are a few ways to still meet your post quota and give you a little extra time for some summer fun.
First, consider inviting a guest to post a blog entry. If your blog already gets good traffic, it'll be a great way to give the guest blogger more visibility. Get choosy about the blogger, and you'll get some high-quality, original content.
If you already know when you're planning to take a break from your blog, you can schedule your guest blogger well in advance, which is only polite when you're asking someone else to step in for a post or two. After they've written the entry and you've published it, they'll probably post links to it on their own Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Say you don't want to ask someone else to write a guest post. How about linking to something that someone else did, and giving it your own slant? YouTube contains a hidden gold mine of stuff to share, because not all of the good stuff on it goes viral.
The trick when exploring YouTube is to stay away from the stuff that everyone else is sharing; instead, dig deeper for the rare gems that are no less awesome. Don't simply link to it, though; look at it from your own unique angle. Add a paragraph or two of text when you link to the video, and you're done.
Okay, so you don't want to spend time poring through YouTube. How about collecting some statistics and drawing some conclusions? It's not as hard as you might think.
Google Trends makes it easy to spot and compare interesting phenomena. Google News Timeline lets you search for coverage of all news related to a particular concept or event. Both of these tools are free, and there are plenty of other free tools out there. All you need is an idea, and these tools make it easy for you to build a story around it.
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