Keeping On Track With Blogging


3 TIPS TO HELP YOU BECOME A MORE ACTIVE BLOGGER


Getting that extra little bit more organised with your blog.

Photography: Myself & Sourced from Pinterest

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As I’ve known a handful of people who have dipped their toes in the blogging community, some of them have often come to me for advice and tips of different ways to keep their blogs active… It is surprisingly challenging to get sometimes even one blog post, well a good blog post out a week, with everything that goes on in our lives we’re naturally very busy, so it is hard sometimes to have the time to write up a lengthy, interesting post, and get all our other tasks done too. I know that from first hand experience, and it’s exactly what has happened to me in the last week.
It’s not very often that I find myself with no ideas of what to write about on my blog, but with a hectic schedule of work, college and even more college work I’ve found myself with very very little personal time, and very little blogging time, so for those of you who regularly check my blog you may have noticed the amount of new posts has been decreasing, and for that I apologise. Tomorrow I have a day of rest, and as much as I’d love to spend the day lounging around in bed watching Haters Back Off on Netflix, I’m going to try and kick my butt into gear and get some blog posts written up ready for editing, to try and get everything flowing a little more activity than before and whilst I can’t exactly promise that there’s going to be a bunch of blog posts this week (photographs and editing needs to happen too before I can get one out) I’m certainly going to try my best, and I’ll definitley be using these tips to help me!
It’s not very often that I find myself with no ideas of what to write about on my blog, but with a hectic schedule of work, college and even more college work I’ve found myself with very very little personal time, and very little blogging time, so for those of you who regularly check my blog you may have noticed the amount of new posts has been decreasing, and for that I apologise. Tomorrow I have a day of rest, and as much as I’d love to spend the day lounging around in bed watching Haters Back Off on Netflix, I’m going to try and kick my butt into gear and get some blog posts written up ready for editing, to try and get everything flowing a little more activity than before and whilst I can’t exactly promise that there’s going to be a bunch of blog posts this week (photographs and editing needs to happen too before I can get one out) I’m certainly going to try my best, and I’ll definitley be using these tips to help me!

The Notebook.

I own more notebooks than possibly anything else, most of which are filled with different post ideas, paragraph testers and other useful notes. Getting a notebook where you can write down all your different post ideas is probably one of the best things you can do. If you’re going to listen to one tip out of all the ones in this post, make sure it’s this one. Write down any post ideas you get in a little notebook, that way when your mind goes blank and is caught up in all the other tasks of the week, you won’t have to wonder what to write about, or spend a long time trying to come up with an idea on the spot as they’ll all be noted down. You could always do this on your phone as well, I personally prefer to have all of my ideas actually written down as it’s just something which works better for me, but if noting them in your phone is easier, defintiley do that.

Diary Time.

Plan your posts. Time keeping and schedule following are extremely important when it comes to blogging, if you don’t make time for yourself to get all the work for each post done, you’re not going to have a post. Writing something off the top of your mind and picking any random image to go with it may work, but it means your content isn’t going to necessarily be the best that it could be. I always try and spread my blog work over a variety of days. Maybe having Monday for photography and drafting some posts. Tuesday for editing, Wednesday for finalizing, and so on and so forth. It may seem like a lot of work, but you don’t necessarily have to put as much time into editing a post as I do, what time you put in depends on what you want out of your blog.

Community Service.

Whilst writing blog posts is fun, looking around at other peoples blogs and work is equally as interesting, reading other peoples posts might be just what you need for some added inspiration for your own blog, their images might inspire you to go out to some more interesting places and their content might inspire you to do more for your next post, there’s really no negatives, plus you’re also supporting fellow bloggers who are trying just as hard in the same industry as you. As well as reading blogs, commenting on blogs and talking with other bloggers for extra advice and tips is a win win situation. Every blogger has a different approach when it comes to how they blog and what they do before they publish a post. Have a look around for some more blogging techniques posts and really get all the advice you can.

Are you a blogger? What are 3 of your tips you use to help keep on schedule with your posts?