I didn’t know the importance to having a blogging schedule until recently. Just think about it, if you are consistent with something you’ll get results no matter what it is. So why should blogging be any different? Today I hope to share some tips on how you can perfect your own blogging schedule and how that will help you see the results you want from your blog.
Before I get started I wanted to say thank you! I hit 500 followers a few days ago! It feels like just a few days ago I was celebrating 200 followers! I’m so excited to see what other goals I can achieve this month! I appreciate all the love! Thank you.
This is probably the most important thing to have in mind when putting together your blogging schedule. By creating prioritisation you are letting your brain know what needs to be done. Maybe create it in a list, from most important to least and get that done in the allotted time you give yourself to work on your blog. We naturally prioritise the things that mean most to us, so do the same with your blog.
Set Yourself Time Limits
Make sure you are putting enough time aside for blog writing, networking, social media work… you get the idea. Not only is it important to put the time aside for those things, its also important to set yourself time limits. If you’re anything like me, you work far too many hours on your blog and other things start to fall apart. Which is not the way to do it. So I’m taking my own advice here. Set aside an hour or two to write content or brainstorm ideas, then give yourself a break and come back to it later.
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To help keep yourself disciplined you should set yourself some rules to help keep you focused.
- No answering emails whilst writing posts
- No checking socials whilst looking for stock images
- No phone calls whilst editing photos
These are just a few examples.
Define Your Goals
Many people do this with a lot of things! Goals are important to have in mind, they can really help in paving the way for motivation. When you know you have a goal and a clear schedule and a goal date to accomplish it by, you are destined for greatness! Set yourself monthly, weekly or even daily goals. It helps to have a clear focus and goal in mind which in turn can help with motivation too.
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Choose How Often You Want to Publish Content
This comes in with creating a plan. Set out set days where you will be publishing content. I read somewhere once that said when you first start out blogging you should be posting frequently. This is in order to increase followers, traffic and interactions with your blog, and I agree. At the beginning you want to be posting fresh content for your viewers, but remember not to overwhelm your audience with too many posts. A draft plan could look like this:
Monday – Post
Wednesday– No post, Marketing, social media work etc
Saturday– No post, writing blogs
Sunday-No post, writing blogs
Woww! Congrats!! I needed these tips
Thank you so much!!
Im glad u found the tips helpful😊
This month, I post during Wednesdays and Sundays! The rest of the days are for blog promotion in other social media sites like Pinterest and Twitter and catching up with others’ blog posts. x
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Thats a good schedule! I think making time for blog promotion is equally as important as posting blogs regularly! 😊
I have recently started being active on my blog and I’m surprised how fruitful it really is. Though I m struggling to be consistent and have been thinking about scheduling. This post really helped 👍🏻 thank you 🙏🏻 💕 blessings
It really does make such a difference when you start interacting with others and building those connections!
Im so glad it helped 💕
An interesting and informative post Olivia. I think scheduling is something I need to look at. I feel like I’m getting bogged down with all the other social media sites and I might have to unsubscribe so that I can set myself a schedule. Caz
Thank you, glad u enjoyed Caz!
Its important as i said in the post that we set aside time for specific things. Blogging and social media life can be alot to take on! I think you’re doing great 😊 prioritise whats most important to you!
Thank you for kind words Olivia. Yes, I think my blog’s most important right now.
Congratulations on 500 followers! These ways are really helpful andd yes posting too many articles may not justify each article. Thanks
Thank you so much 😊😊
As a reader, seeing so many blog posts from one person its impossible to really read and digest them all! Its important to not overwhelm our readers! 😊
Yes true! 😊
This was such a useful post thank you for sharing!!! Also congrats!!! I only post twice a week but I do agree with setting time limits and making a plan so I don’t get carried away but also so I have time for other things. Thanks again for sharing 😊
Thank you so much! 🤗
Its always good to give ourselves limits on things. I know if I didn’t give myself a time limit on things I’d spend far too much time on my blog! haha
I knoww haha I’m the same!! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring and helpful posts xxx
Thank you so much Tia! You always have such lovely things to say💖xx
Awww that’s so sweet of you to say thank YOU – you are as sweet to me in return💖💖😊
Such useful tips! I try to maintain a posting schedule but usually fail thanks to work commitments.
Congratulations on reaching 500 followers! Can’t wait to get there myself!
This happens to a lot of us too, so you’re not alone in that one. I always bulk write posts if I can or write when I feel most inspired. That way I can schedule posts for a later date and not worry about not getting content out 😊
Thank you very much! You will get there, and I cant wait to see you get there too!
This is really a great and inspiring post too. Much needed tips right now. Thank you for sharing it. 😊🥰😍 I am new to blogging but this month I have planned my posts for the month and when do i have to post it.However, this was a great post for planning a blog schedule. 😊🥰
Yay so happy you enjoyed it!
And also yay for you being so organised. Its the best way to do it! Consistency is key! 💖
Yaay! I definitely did. Haha actually my online classes begin from tom. So i thought I why not plan it now. 😊😅. Yep right.
A big one for sure is being clear on your goals and your motivations behind blogging! With blogging, people blog for different reasons. If you are someone that wants to make money with your blog then that should be reflected in your goals in publishing more regularly. If you are someone that only wants to blog for a hobby, then your goals can be publishing once a month. To set good goals, its important to know what you want to get out of blogging
For me personally i don’t blog for money and i post on a regular basis so i think it varies alot in the persons individual goals rather than how many times they post!
I agree, you must know what you want out of blogging to be able to set and achieve those goals!
Thank you Olivia, I find this post very helpful.
would try to work on my blogging schedule for effectiveness. Thank you
Thank you Emmanuella and thanks for your comment! Glad you found it useful 🤗
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Thank you so much Darell! 🤗
Your so welcome Olivia. I am impressed with your blog site. Keep up the outstanding work! 😊🙏💛👊🎉
Thank u so much 🖤
Your welcome 😃🙏💛
Congratulations 😊, I need to plan my posts too, thank you for sharing the tips!
Thank you so much!! 😊
You’re welcome, hope they were helpful
Thanks, I really needed this
You’re so welcome 😊
I really needed some tips because i was so confused about creating a schedule for myself. Sometimes it gets overwhelming
I think having a schedule will help alot! It allows you to have a focus and a goal every week or everyday!
It does get overwhelming, but remember its okay to take some time off!
Congratulations on the milestone and thanks for the tips. They will help in consistency which will lead to the much needed growth in time.
Thank you so much & you are so welcome! I hope they do help😊
First of all WOW!! Congrats on hitting 500 😊 That’s super exciting (but not surprising 😉)
As for the tips, these are really useful. I’m a bit of a magpie so I find myself doing a thousand things at once then not finishing any… will work on this
Thank you Shelly 🥰 im super excited!!
Yes me too! I do that alot 😂 im certainly taking my own advice with this post!
Nice post, I’d try implementing the tips. Congrats on 500 followers 🎉
I hope they are helpful☺️☺️
Nice tips and advice, I intend to learn from this and implement some ideas.
Thank you! Let me know how they help!
I definitely need to get better at bulk writing. When I’m done I’m so eager to post I don’t tend to “save” anything for a better posting time. And I think committing to a posting schedule is super important 🙂
I feel like that sometimes! I get excited and wish i could post it now! But bulk writing is great because you have posts ready to go whenever you need them😊
Great tips! Time limits is definitely important for me 🙈 congrats as well for 500 followers! 🎉
Thank you! Girl me too, I have to set myself time otherwise I could spend all day working on my blog lol!
Thank you so much 🤗
LIVVVVVVVVYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE 550 FRIENDS ON WORDPRESS! Me included!!! You deserve it! And I mean it , truly and really! Also, great tips!
Thank you so much🥺🥺 im so excited!!
Thank you for the constant support and love! 🥰
I know how exciting that is to reach the 500 mark; congratulations! And these are some wonderful tips, thank you so much for sharing them. I never thought about setting a time limit on my blog work, am chewing on that 😉
Its very exciting!
Thank you for reading! I hope the tips help 😊😊
I need to do this. I have been doing fairly well recently, but I need to make a solid commitment and stick with it. Nice post. So much good advice
I’m so excited for you!!
I hope this advice helps you😊😊
Congratulations and celebrations 💐💐👏👏🎉🎉…
Good going… Nyc post along with the points good to go with 👏👏
Keep smiling 💛😊😊
Thank you so so much 💕
I’m glad you enjoyed the post!
Thank you.very helpful
Thank you! I’m glad you found them helpful!
Congratulations for that milestone! I absolutely agree with you when it comes to time limits! I tend to work too much, or at least for too long on my blog, and even on other things. The truth is that when I start doing something, I struggle stopping until it is not “finished” but I need to remember most things are never really “finished”. Just now that you are not alone in that situation!
Thank you so much Camille!
You’re right, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking that we must get things done that we started. Truth is, sometimes you need to step away from something to regroup and gather your thoughts. I usually do that when I feel as though I have ran out of blog ideas. I take some time off and come back again!
Well done on 500 followers. I just recently started blogging and it’s good to know when and how to post. Appreciate these
Thank you so much!!
Im glad you liked the post☺️☺️
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Enlightening ! In a way, I could practice your style. Thank you.
You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed!
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Thank you so much!
Congratulations on hitting 500 followers! 🎉 Love this post! Infact, it’s just what I needed to read. Thanks for sharing 😊
Thank you so much!! You’re so welcome. Thank you for your kinds words🤗
And your blog is growing really fast.. congratulations 👍
Thank you! Its very exciting 🤗
Amazing tips; just decided to pass by and my God, I have been blessed.
Brilliant work Olivia. I use Excel to ensure that my title, outline, keywords, author, and social media platform are laid out neatly for specific publish and production days. This keeps me in the zone and I love it. Thanks for this post.
Such a great tip! Didn’t think to to use excel to do that! Thanks for sharing