I’ve been able to maintain a fairly regular blogging schedule since I’ve revamped this blog and really put some time and effort into it. So today I thought I would share my top tips for people wanting to blog regularly. And also, I like lists, so double-win.
Scheduling is wonderful. It allows you to be able to keep track of your posts, and to schedule them in advance. In other words, it let’s to get on top of things.
2. Know what you’re going to write about in advance.
Don’t be flailing wildly at the last minute, panicking about what you’re going to post. (Yes, I’ve so been there.) But instead, have some sort of plan of what you intend to write about. Or at least, like me, have a schedule to follow. For example, my schedule looks like this:
Monday: Book review
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: A post on writing
Thursday: Another book review
Friday: Where I talk about whatever, really — it might be related to book/writing, it might not. (Sometimes I’ll post a Stacking the Shelves post on this day instead.)
Saturday: Reader/Writer Confessions
See how things become ordered? Now you’ll have something — a guide — to follow when you’re not sure what to blog about. You might only blog once or twice a week, but that doesn’t matter. The same idea applies: Know what you’re going to write about.
3. Don’t freak out if you’ve missed out on a post.
Who cares, really? People will understand. You have school or work or both, and you’re stressed and worried, so you might have to cut down on your blog posts. This is what I had to do during my HSC trials, and what I’ll do again during the HSC proper.
4. Get out there in the blogging community!
There are some amazing blogs out there. Check them out. Read, comment, like. Make yourself known in the blogging community. You’ll received comments and/or follows in return, and that way you might be more motivated to blog in the future. You can’t just sit on your ass and wait for people to come to you. And besides, I’ve learned so much about how to blog just from reading other people’s blogs. The bloggging community is, simply put, amazing.
I never know whether it’s GIFs or gifs. So I just use them interchangeably. I know, I know. You’re sitting at your computer/phone/laptop, wondering, How on earth do GIFs/gifs improve the regularity of blog posts? Well they don’t really. But they’re awesome. And besides, they’re fun to look for. Sometimes I spend more time looking for the perfect gif than I do actually writing the blog post. Heh.
6. Have fun.
Well, obviously. But what I’m trying to say here is to not let blogging become a chore — otherwise, what’s the point? I blog for fun. To show my love for everything book/writing related, and so I can express my opinions online. (I am a MUCH better writer than I am speaker.) If blogging is stressing you out, and you can’t cope with it as well as your day-to-day schedule, then take a break. Breaks are good, breaks are great. Distance from your online website may help to refocus yourself, and more importantly, so you can find the love for blogging again.