- It gives you a theme to write about. Writer's block is a blogger's worst enemy and at least knowing your topic is a one step down the road to a finished post
- It gives your readers something to look forward to. Same time, same place - readers like consistency!
- It deepens your connection with your readers. If readers find your blog series engaging, they are apt to share their opinions and leave comments. That sharing is reinforced week over week as you 'continue the conversation'.
- You share valuable information. Posting regularly about a narrow topic means that over time you accumulate a wealth of info about that topic. In this BlogTalk series, I've talked about everything from Networking to The Art Of A Pitch, from Photo Editing to Personal Branding and many topics in between. Its out there now, as a resource, forever on the interwebs!
Then there's the downside to having a blog series:
- At some point, you run out of things to say.
And so it is with BlogTalk. I thoroughly enjoyed posting about these topics and engaging in the back and forth comments with you all. It was great to hear that you found some posts helpful and learned new tips - and at the same time, you taught me a few things too. But I'm no blog authority and there are so many other and more successful bloggers who handle these topics better than I can.
Maybe because its September and I'm feeling "new school-year-itis", but its time to move on. Who knows, another blog series may pop up before you know it ;)
Tell me, do you write a blog series? Or do you have a favourite series run by another blogger? I love Barbara's So Canadian, Eh? series and Kerry's Fancy Friday Love.