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