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!