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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?