HOW I MAINTAIN MY BLOGGING SCHEDULE

Blogging requires us to be organised. It tends to be when you let things slip, that the whole pot goes out the window. Heres how I (try) to  keep on top of things…

 

PLAN IN ADVANCE

I like to be a week in advance with blog posts, especially now that I’m posting every other day. I know that if I wrote a post to go live the day before, I would feel SO panicked and the words wouldn’t flow.

With a few already up my sleeve, I can write more freely and I don’t feel pressured at all.

I rarely write multiple posts a day, as that’s just not how my mind works, but because I’m already ahead I can write one on one day, have a day off writing, write the next day etc.

 

WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE

Because I write about things I love, things I’ve learnt, what products I’m currently using, I don’t feel forced to write any kind of posts in particular.  I tend to use a loose schedule of one lifestyle, one beauty, and one skincare post a week.

Focusing on this makes me have more ideas for upcoming posts, as I don’t feel like I need to have tons of the same category written at the same time. If I made myself write 3 beauty posts in one go, I’ll get brain freeze! Plus, I totally run out of words to describe products.

Make sure you schedule tweets once your posts go live, so your readers know. I make sure that I post on Instagram & Instagram stories once it’s been published.

HAVE A GOAL BUT BE GRATEFUL

I find that focusing on a realistic goal makes me want to blog more, and blog better.

My ultimate goal is to reach a 1,000 followers on each social media platform, but as a more ‘reachable’ one, I like to try and beat my monthly blog views.

Having a goal is great, but don’t lose focus on how far you’ve come too. Striving for a number can feel intimidating, and it doesn’t discredit all those hundreds of people who follow you now. They read your posts because they want to, not because they have to!

 

Do you have any blog tips? I would love to hear them!

 

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  • I loved this post! I definitely find planning and being ahead of my schedule really does work wonders in my blog productivity. I’m slacking behind this week, so I need to catch up and really focus on getting some posts ready xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • I plan all of my blog posts in advance using a CoSchedule plugin. It’s so helpful as you can see all the posts in a calendar view and also schedule all your social media in one place. For real, this website completely changed my blog post planning routine and made my life so much easier! Here is the link, in case you are interested: http://coschedule.com/r/30145

  • I definitely try to keep up with planning in advanced, it just makes things so much more easier and I like to write out all my ideas in a notebook so I can always go back to if I’m lacking in inspiration! x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  • I think it’s so impressive how you manage to post every other day! I’m desperate to get ahead enough to be a week in advance but at the moment I am either finishing the post the day before it goes live or just writing and publishing it immediately. The day I find myself able to plan ahead and be a week in advance will be a very happy day for me because doing it this way can get stressful. Completely agree about writing what you love! xxx

    Sophie xxx | http://www.sopharsogood.com

    • thanks girl! hope you don’t get too stressed! x

  • This is such a great post! I love seeing this tips and will definitely take these into consideration with my own blog x

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • sophielaetitia

    This is a lovely post! I write posts in advance too and I completely agree, if I didn’t I would get so stressed out. I’m trying to get ahead with my blogging while we move as I don’t want to not have blog posts during all the busy days. Love these tips, particularly the one not to lose focus on how far you have come. I too would love 1000 followers on each platform but I think it might be a while hehe! xx

    • thats a good idea, being ahead feels so much better too! x

  • Planning is key! I have been so busy and out and about lately I have struggled to upload content, I just need to sit down and plan my month ahead so that I know what posts to write and what to photograph! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Scheduling and planing is definitely something I need to do everyday to e on top of everything. I like to write, photograph and schedule posts at least week in advance. That’s how I know that I won’t miss my posting days. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • I write most of my posts over the weekend in preparation for the week to come. And then every morning before work, I do little bits of blog admin for the day. (Mainly scheduling tweets, instagram, etc) xx

    rhymeandribbons.com

  • Wildfire Charm

    I absolutely agree about planning posts at least one week in advance. It gives me more time to proofread and go over things a few times before I post xx

    Pallavi
    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

  • I like all your points, but my favorite is the last one. It’s so true — we can get too caught up in numbers and not really do what we feel like doing or feel good enough. I need to remember this one. Thank you!

  • Courtney Hardy

    This is awesome how you plan yours in advance, I literally do all my blog posts the day before, or the day of. And I don’t even get stressed out either!!!
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • Amanda

    These are really good blog tips. I’m new to blogging and will definitely keep them in mind!

  • Yana Kasekamp

    I am still trying to figure out this blogging thing, and these are tips are so helpful! Awesome post! 🙂

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

  • I loved this post, I’m definitely going to start planning in advance, because I’ve had to work more this week and I’m struggling to post on time these days, and it would break my heart to not post on the right day because I’ve done well so far. Thank you for all your tips. x

    Lisa | Soho Stripes

  • Thanks for the tips 🙂 I always like to make sure my photos are taken and edited before I start a post!

    Love Katy @ The Rawrdrobe x

    • Photos are my least favourite bit, but I’m trying harder with them ATM!

  • So impressive you post that often! I try to post twice a week and I should really start planning out my posts in advance instead of trying to come up with things the day before haha!

    xxx http://thenavigatio.com/