Have you ever looked up “how to start your own blog” or even “how to create evergreen content”?
Both of those topics themselves are evergreen content, and I wanted to share with you why that’s important to encourage you to create evergreen content for your own platform and community.
So, let’s start with the question: What is evergreen content?
Evergreen content is content that stays relevant forever and ever, so it’s not about something that’s just happening right now. Rather, it’s something that someone would read 2 years from now and it would still apply to them.
So, why exactly is creating evergreen content important?
Reason 1: It continues to help long after the original publish date.
Most of the content created on this blog is intentionally evergreen content, because I want to make sure that it’s still helpful even if someone discovers it for the first time two years from now.
Topics like imposter syndrome? It can be 1990 or 2010; either way, I know there are going to be people who are struggling with imposter syndrome and would like to know how to overcome it.
And this can be applied to any industry. There are always opportunities for more evergreen content to be created.
If you need help with content creation, check out this blog post on what makes great evergreen content and how to create it.
Reason 2: SEO helps people find you and keeps traffic coming in.
Since evergreen content is still helpful and relevant long after the original publish date, people can search for the topics you write about (which, hopefully you’ve named your blog posts tiles strategically and intentionally so that they’re actually searchable and can be found) and find you as a result.
And when you search for common keywords like imposter syndrome or evergreen content, you’ll find that many people have written about those topics too.
You might think that that’s a bad thing, but it’s very much a good thing and here’s why:
- It’s a topic people actually want to learn about and are interested in. You don’t want to be writing about something no one even cares about.
- Have you ever searched for something and clicked on a bunch of links only to click on more links?
Even if your blog post isn’t in the top searches, you still have a chance of being found especially if your post is different (which is why it’s important to add your own perspective and takeaways).
If your post is just like everyone else’s, it doesn’t give them an incentive to stay on your page when they can just as easily get the same information from someone else. Go the extra mile and give a little more.
That’s also why it’s important to create a free resource library. People love free stuff.
I mean -- we've all gone to Costco to get all the free samples before, amirite?
Reason 3: You can always repurpose that content!
Let’s be honest: Content creation can be hard - and sometimes, our brains just need a break.
If you think you can only write about something once, think again.
Say you’ve written a blog post that did fairly well, why not talk about those things in your email newsletter or share it on Instagram?
Chances are, most people on your email list and who are following you on Instagram haven’t read your original blog post before.
And even if they have, they can always use a refresher or just skip it altogether.
It goes back to reason 1 as to why creating evergreen content is important - because it can continue helping people long after the publish date.
So now that we’ve establish how this type of content helps your blog grow, are you going to start creating more evergreen content?
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Hi there! I'm Molly, the founder of Wholehearted Woman.
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