BEHIND THE SCENES OF A BLOG POST

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You guys just see the finished product -the new post-, so I thought it would be a cool idea to show a behind the scenes from the getting the idea, scheduling, promoting, and everything else that goes along with blogging!

 

INSPIRATION

I feel like inspiration happens in the most random of times for me. It’s very rare I sit down and brainstorm blog post ideas, they usually spring into my mind when I’m trying to fall asleep (of which I just hope I remember it in the morning, like this one) or when I’m walking the dog. I read my favourite blogs regularly so I would definitely suggest seeing what else is out there and it may lead to a post idea for you! Try not to duplicate though, I’m all for getting inspiration from someone, but make it your own.

THE WRITING

I always write before pictures, which I know may seem strange, but most of my posts aren’t talking about specific products, so I find it easier for me to get all the words out first, whilst I’m feeling chatty! I’m much more of a writer than photographer. I use the YOAST plug-in on WordPress in blog posts to check the SEO and readability of the post.

PICTURES

To be honest, I’m pretty lazy with my blog photography. I usually just use a picture that I’ve taken on my iPhone that sits well within the post. For example, if its a lifestyle post I’ll add a photo I’ve taken of a sunset or a pretty scene. I definitely would like to up my blog photography game in the near future.

SCHEDULE

I work a few posts in advance, so I schedule the post when I have a free gap at 8am on the day I’ve chosen. I find it important to put some kind of routine in my post order, so if I’ve done a ‘blogging’ post, I won’t follow it up with a similar one for the day after.

PROMOTE

One of the important parts I think! I make sure I post on Instagram once the post is live, using the same picture as the post has. I also show it live on my Instagram Stories too. Over the past few months I’ve been making Pinterest Graphics on Canva that I then pin to my Pinterest page with a link to the post, along with adding it on the Pinterest boards I’m a member of.

Did you find this helpful, and do you do any of the same things as me for your posts?

 

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  • Zara

    I usually find I get post inspiration in the most random places too – mine usually come on public transport! Looking out train windows usually inspires me. I do keep a blog notebook though and every now and then just sit and write down post titles so that I have a bank of inspiration to look at! xx
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    • Oh that’s such a good idea, I need to start writing down my ideas incase I forget them! xx

  • Just followed you on Instagram! Can’t believe I wasn’t already! xx

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • Ahh thank you so much! What’s your handle so I can follow back?

  • Inspiration always comes to me when I least expect it and in the most random places! I’ve always taken photos before I have written posts, but lately I’ve switched up and found writing easier before hand x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • I find writing so much easier but then again I don’t have to refer to anything in the picture or it might be trickier! Do you write a lot ahead of schedule?

  • Amy Eade

    I really need to start using Pinterest to promote my blog – that’s such a good idea to use Canva to create a template!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • It’s so easy and I think they look pretty good (if I say so myself!). Would deffo recommend xxx

  • I find I can’t write until I have the pictures – is that really strange? Though I do a lot of outfit based content so maybe that is why. I love writing too but I wish I could be in front of and behind the camera for my pictures ha! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion Beauty Lifestyle

    • That will definitely be why, if I’m taking about products I have to have a picture first too! Who takes your outfit shots for you?

  • I can never seem to put together a post unless I have the pics. Even if the two aren’t always related. Great post hun x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

    • Thank you girl, loving your blog at the mo too xxx

  • I’m the same! Inspiration always comes to me when I’m in bed. I then get all excited and can’t fall asleep šŸ™‚ Really enjoyed reading the behind-the-scenes of your blog, it’s lovely to see the process of creating an article! x

    • It’s a good problem to have I guess! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked it xx

  • I really need to start using Pinterest for my blog too – I always say that to myself but never seem to get round to it! I guess my process is similar, although I sometimes write the posts before the photos and sometimes write them after, it usually depends what it’s going to be about. I definiteyl get inspiration when I’ve just got into bed and turned the light off too – every time haha! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Do you have an account? It’s so frustrating! It’s kind of like my brain knows haha xx

  • Diana Maria

    My inspiration often comes so randomly I have to grab at a pen and paper to write it down before it disappears! I use Pinterest for my blog but should use it more often. I think promoting does so much for your blog but it can be a daunting task for me at times!

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • I need to start taking notes of ideas so I don’t forget any! I would really recommend scheduling tweets, in fact I’m not sure if I follow you on twitter girl?

  • Ugh I WISH I could write before pictures, but I’m such a visual person that I need to write to the imagery. Promoting is something I need to get better at, because I often forget to post about it on IG haha eeeek.

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

    • I find it so helpful posting on there, I usually do it on the morning of the post!