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Tips For Consistently Posting To Your Blog

If you have a blog and want to become a successful blogger, the key is to consistently provide well-written and well thought out posts. The key word is consistently. I know from personal experience that finding time to write a blog post isn’t always easy. I’ve come up with a system for posting on my blog that works well for me and maybe, this system will work for you also.

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1. Start an “ideas” folder.
I have a file folder in my file cabinet filled with ideas for future blog posts. I also have a folder on my computer that has articles I’ve read that I may want to quote or refer to in future posts.

When I read something I know my readers will want to know or, when a coaching client asks a question, I write it down and place it in my “ideas” folder. Because my ideas folder is overflowing with potential blog posts, it should be a long time before I run out of writing ideas.

2. Chunk out writing time.
Literally block out writing time on your calendar. Generally, how long does it take you to write a 200 – 400 word blog post? Chunk out that amount of time in your schedule and block it out on your calendar.

When is your best writing time? Is it first thing in the morning, early afternoon or late evening? Find your most creative time and schedule your writing at that time. It’s easier to write when you’re in the “writing mood.”

3. Schedule your posts ahead of time.
Don’t wait until the last minute to write your blog posts. Decide how many times per month you intend to post on your blog and schedule your writing time accordingly.

I encourage you to have at least two posts ready to go “live” at all times. We all know that “life” happens and you may not have time to sit down and write. If you schedule posts ahead of time, your readers will always have fresh material to read and enjoy.

4. Write in batches.
If you can, write more than one article at a time. When you’re on a creative roll, go with it. Here’s a word of caution though: Don’t sacrifice quality just to write more than one article. If you’re feeling creative then use that time to write and schedule future posts. Picture how satisfying it will be knowing you have 2, 3 or 4 posts scheduled ahead of time.

5. Have fun!
Enjoy sharing information with your readers. When you enjoy writing your posts, your readers will sense it. Write from a mindset of sharing and providing benefit. I always believe that if I enhance the life or business of one reader through my blog, then I’ve done my job.

Your blog can become a powerful platform for you to share knowledge and enhance the lives of your target market. You’ll develop a loyal readership when you consistently write well thought out posts.
 
 
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  • Tricia June 24, 2013, 9:49 am

    Thanks Sharon! These are such good, practical ideas. I struggle with blocking out time to write but will work on that this week.

    • Sharon Michaels June 24, 2013, 10:23 am

      I find blocking out time to write is vital to keeping up with my blogging schedule. The beginning of each week I chunk out writing time and stick to it. It’s been a “learned” discipline.

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