Get Organized… Planning for blogging success.

Everyone has their own methods when it comes to planning out your blog content. Some people just post as they go, other’s plan out the entire month in advance… but for those of you who are still in the process of growing your followers and making your mark on the blogging world (like myself) I thought I’d share a bit about my process.

1| Plan out your posts at least two weeks in advance… You can buy yourself a fun agenda that will help keep track of events your going to, and write down the posts on the dates they’re published. I like to plan them out in the Notes on my iPad because if I decide to switch out posts from one week to the next its a simple copy and paste.

2| Brainstorming sessions to make lists of future posts you’d like to do… If you have several categories you can divide your future post possibilities by category if you want to keep things really organized.

3| Make a list… I like to make lists of places that I’d like to go to and write about. Then I check them off as I go.

4| Keep consistent so your readers know what to expect. For example… on Mondays I’m usually posting on what I did over the weekend, Tuesdays it’s either about Beauty/Fashion/Home. On Wednesdays, my readers know exactly what to expect with my series (Any Given Wednesday) which is often a combination about what’s on my mind, and other blog posts that currently inspiring me. Right now I’m posting five days a week with an occasional weekend post depending.

5| Reach out (if you are unsure if what you are writing about is interesting ask.) Even though I’ve been blogging for four years now, it’s only in the last year that I’ve really grown the blog. Since I’ve gone to posting five days a week I often wonder if what I’m writing about is of interest to my readers. Some bloggers will actually ask their readers what they’d like to read more about, and others ask their families and friends who support their blogging endeavors. (I’m the later.)

6| Write about topics that you’re passionate about. There’s nothing worse than trying to write a blog post and your heart just isn’t in it. Don’t write a post simply to have something to publish. If you don’t love it, don’t write about it.

Have some tips about blogging? I’d love to hear from you.

~theavidpen

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