Top 5 Year Ending Trends in Popular Blogs

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2008 is almost history, and the blogosphere is trying to wind up the year with cool posts. Being an avid reader of more than 80 blogs, I just noticed some year ending trends. Here they go.

Article Writing Trends before 2008 Ends

2009 is hereBest Posts of the year: A review of the year’s top posts with links to them is a common trend everywhere. There are two advantages for doing this. One, the new readers can know what the old posts were. The second is that, the older posts get more exposure and more visits through publishing them again. I posted my Best Posts too.

Site Goals for next year: New Year is the time to take new resolutions and set new targets. Many bloggers have made their site goals public. Making site goals public is like committing it to your readers. Such posts create more responsibility in the blogger himself and act as a drive to achieve them.

Stats Analysis and Review: Year ending is the best time to Review the site goals of the previous year and mark which all you checked-out. If you failed somewhere, analyze the reasons and add them to your next year’s site goals.

Awarding Top Contributors and Lots of Thanks Giving: Year Ending is the time to thank all the top contributors of your blog. Top Commentators, Guest Authors, and those who helped you throughout the year must not be missed out.

Preview of the Next Year: Giving a slight insight into what to expect the following year is useful to generate curiosity and interest in the readers. Doing this might keep the new visitors to keep coming back.

If you didn’t do any of these this year, save this post and do them when 2009 ends.

Generally Speaking, year ending is the time to look back into the past, analyze them in the present and aspire for a better and glorious future. Have a great year ahead.

Guest Article by Arun Basil Lal from MillionClues.com where he writes about Technology, Pro Blogging Tips, Tips and Tricks and Reviews. If you have some tips to share, write a guest article on QOT.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author

7 comments on “Top 5 Year Ending Trends in Popular Blogs

  1. Ken Barnes says:

    “Hey everyone! This is what blogs do when the year winds down!” – Like our RSS readers haven’t been cluttered up with “These are our best posts of 2008”-style posts for the last three weeks.

    The “Best of 2008” posts are just an excuse to get as many internal links into a page as possible, and quite frankly, everybody knows it. It provides very, very little for the reader.

  2. Wesley says:

    The only thing I can do and have done is list my site goals, since my blog is only just started :)

  3. Quakeboy says:

    Good post.. simple, straight forward.

  4. Arun Basil Lal says:

    @Quakeboy,

    I think i have learnt the virtue of respecting readers time. Cheers

  5. Arun Basil Lal says:

    @ Wesley,
    Maybe you can do all these the coming year, All the best for you. Have a prosperous new year.

    Cheers

  6. @jennkim says:

    The link to “year’s top post” is broken… is it just me?

  7. Arun Basil Lal says:

    @jennkim

    Sorry for the broken link, The correct link is:
    http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/category/best-2008/

    I have notified the editor, will be up soon.
    Thanks for the heads up
    Cheers

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