When I started blogging I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t post regularly or even at all sometimes. I guess you can say I didn’t take blogging seriously. Further, into blogging, I started to get in the habit of posting regularly but that would only last about a month or 2 and then it was back to inconsistencies and so on. I always felt pressured to blog a certain way or just not do it at all.
I wasn’t until recently I started to take my blog seriously and treat it as a passion of mine. I treat it as if it were my job. I wanted to share with you the tips that helped me push my blog in the right direction.
1. Create a List of Topics to Choose From
As bloggers, we all know how difficult it can be coming up with content. Especially with blogging regularly, it’s easy to come up short. I find it helpful to always have a running list of content ideas to choose from if I ever need it. If I ever come up with an idea, no matter how random, I always jot it down because who knows it may come in handy.
2. Make a Schedule
Make a schedule for yourself and try your best to stick to it. I say try your best because I know sometimes things don’t go as planned. At least when you have a schedule you have a great idea of when you need to post or have your drafts ready. I find it more helpful to have a set schedule because it pushes me to post rather than having no schedule and then I just feel like I don’t have to.
3. Create a Content Calendar
This is another helpful way to keep organized and on a schedule especially if you’re a visual person like I am. I started this last year but every year I’ll print out a new set of monthly calendars. I get mine from Shining Mom Blog (she always comes through with the cute designs). That way I can plan exactly which days I want to post something and even way in advance if id like. I’d love to do another post strictly on how I use my content calendar.
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Get Inspired
Seriously, what’s the big deal with getting inspired by others? There is nothing wrong with getting inspiration from someone else. The world is filled with inspiring persons, places, and things. Use it to your advantage and just make it your own.
5. Try and Keep Everything in One Place
I mean this physically. Everything seems easier when you aren’t looking all over the place for something. I have a specific section in my living room where I keep my content calendar, planner, laptop, and everything else related to blogging.
6. Don’t Make It Any Harder Than It Needs to Be
The most important tip of all is to just have fun with it. Blogging shouldn’t something you dread doing. When I felt I had to blog a certain way or style that’s when I wouldn’t take blogging seriously. It was when I started to have fun with my blog when I realized how much I loved it. I would be a dream of mine to make blogging my full-time job. Could you imagine doing something you love for a living?
That’s all of the blogging tips I have for you today. I hope this will be helpful. What are some tips that you use to make blogging a lot easier? Let us know in the comments below!
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