Want to know how to stay consistent with blogging?
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Staying consistent with blogging IS the most important thing in blogging and tbh, the hardest part as well.
You wonder how the hell other bloggers post fresh new content regularly and how they are able to maintain their blog for months and for years!
Wait! Its not only you who thinks like that. I used to think this too, but now I post new blog post regularly every 2-3 days and do so with ease.
So today in this post I want to tell you what I have come to know from my experience about how you can bring consistency in blogging.
Why Consistency matters in blogging
Before I decided to take my blog seriously, I was an inconsistent blogger for a long time. Being unable to handle it anymore, I even took two whole months of break from blogging.
But after this blogging break, I determined to be consistent. As I became cosistent with blogging and increased the number of blog post I published from 3 to 10, I started to see actual results.
My blog traffic started to increase.
I went up from less than 1000 to 12,000 pageviews in the first month, then 30,000 pageviews in the second month and more than 60,000 pageviews in the third month.
I have written about what changes I did to increase my blog traffic to 60k in this post.
I would owe this surge in traffic all to staying consistent with my blogging efforts.
Once you blog consistently you will definitely start seeing remarkable results from your blog and start reaping the many wonderful benefits from Pinterest, from Google, from your traffic and income!
That is why it pays to know how to be a consistent blogger. With the tips that I share with you today, I hope it helps you to become the consistent blogger you wish to be too.
So lets start..
How to blog consistently- 10 tips to be a consistent blogger
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1. Set a Posting schedule to blog consistently
The most important thing to do if you want to blog consistently is to set up a posting schedule.
Decide how many blog post you want to publish every week. One post a week is very doable.
But whether you decide on publishing one post a week or two posts a week, decide which day you want to publish.
Once you set this clear in your mind, it becomes far more easier to stick with it, than just going by impulse and inspiration.
I say this strictly, don’t wait for inspiration if you want to be consistent and instead set up your posting schedule immediately.
P.S having a planner as a blogger is a must! You can use an app or a physical notebook for it. I personally use both.
2.Keep blog post ideas ready in one place
One of the main reason why I struggled the most with consistency when I was starting out was because I didn’t know how to come up with blog content ideas every week.
Not knowing what to write about every week, sometimes I would skip one week and then another, until I decided to totally take a break from blogging.
After this blogging break, one thing that helped me be consistent in blogging was taking out the time to keep a bunch of blog post ideas ready and in one place. I use Notion for this purpose.
I came to know that you can actually generate hundreds of fresh blog content ideas from Pinterest, from Google and from so many other places in just one sitting and that is exactly what I did.
I have written in detail about how to come up with endless blog post ideas for any niche in this post.
I now have blog post ideas ready for each of the categories in my blog and I am all set for the next 6- 8 months.
This way I don’t have to think hard about what to post as I can easily choose from my bunch of blog post ideas.
Sometimes I choose an easy topic which can be finished in no time and for other times when I have time, I choose a topic that needs to be written elaborately.
I have all my blog post ideas in Notion, which is also installed in my phone. If I have any new content ideas I quickly add it to the list.
This has helped me set up my content calendar in advance and become a consistent blogger.
3. Create a content calendar to be consistent with blogging
If there is one thing all content creators have in common, then it is this- they all follow a content calendar.
They all have months of content planned out in advance and this is what helps them remain consistent.
Once you have your blog post ideas ready, you too can easily create your content calendar. Plan it out for the month ahead what you’re going to post and when.
Follow this post to check out how to plan one year on blog content
For me personally, I don’t like too much planning, like creating a content calendar for 6 months ahead.
I tried, but found it just to be a waste of time as there always ends up being too many changes and I was hardly sticking to it.
So I make a content calendar for one month at a time and I do this at the end of each month.
This way I have a month of content planned out and it has been working for me perfectly.
I know what content was popular in the month and I can re-focus on it the next month as well. You can do the same.
Create a content calendar for the month ahead. If you think you can stick with it for longer unlike me, you can as well create a 3 month content calendar.
4. Write blog posts in advance to blog consistently
If you haven’t started a blog yet, here are 10 things you must do before starting a blog.
And from there, one of the main important thing is to have a bunch of blog posts (atleast 10-20) ready before you launch your blog and then publish them in a month’s time.
P.S Here are 7 steps to writing the perfect blog post faster
In the meantime, this will allow you to write blog posts without any pressure and you will always have blog post ready to be published beforehand and will make you so consistent in your blogging efforts.
This helps even if you already do have a blog. Write blog posts in advance and schedule them.
Its easy to write a bunch of blog posts in advance if you carve out time for writing everyday.
Its also easy to write blog posts in advance when you write a similar kind of blog posts which falls under the same category.
5. Get clear about your blogging tasks
Suppose you have to clear an exam, but you don’t know the syllabus. How will you ever pass it? Well, you can’t.
Blogging is the same. You need to get clear on the blogging tasks. What is it that you have to do?
Set your daily to-dos based on your monthly blogging goals.
If you haven’t yet set your blogging goals, here is how you must set SMART blogging Goals
Blogging is not just writing posts and publishing. There are a bunch of other things to do as well to grow and maintain your blog.
If you are unclear about it, you will soon feel lost.
So set out your planner and organize your blogging tasks.
If you are unclear about what blogging tasks to focus on here are some things to focus on:
- Creating Pins for Pinterest
- Researching about the topic you want to write next
- Writing new content
- Writing blog post outlines
- Updating old posts
- Creating an email list
- Creating content calendar for next month
6. Set timers
When you’re working on your blogging tasks, you don’t want any distractions. I like to set timers when I’m working on something and make sure to not open any other tabs other than that which I am working on.
I also turn off my wifi or switch on to airplane mode when I am writing.
These small habits helps me to actually get things done and bring consistency in blogging.
7. Get into the writing habit to be a consistent blogger
This might be obvious, but this is really crucial. As a blogger, if there is one habit you need to build then it is the writing habit.
Many people think that you need to have a knack for writing if you want to be a successful blogger, but this is hardly true.
Anybody can be a blogger because anybody can build the writing habit.
Before I started blogging, it was just in my journal that I used to write and that too not every day.
Blogging has allowed me to build the writing habit and now I write everyday.
If you want to build the writing habit, I have found that it’s not just enough to say, ‘Today I’ll write’. You need to specifically allot a specific time in your day to writing and write in that time every day.
Even 1 hour a day to writing at a specific time is great!
8. Utilize mornings
We want to do many things in our day, but fail to get it done because of procrastination. This happens not because we are lazy, but because we don’t know how to follow a routine to get things done.
And because we don’t have a routine, we wait for inspiration (which comes just once in a blue moon).
The remedy for this is to start utilizing your mornings and to get your main blogging tasks done early in the day.
Having a morning routine has helped me utilize my mornings not just for my personal self care but also for getting things done.
P.S this is my Morning routine before 8 am
When you tackle your things early in the morning there is no chance for being distracted and your evenings are left free for relaxation or less intensity blogging tasks.
9. Invest In Blogging to be a consistent blogger
If you want to become a consistent blogger then first you need to learn the ins and outs of blogging.
I’m not saying you have to know it all, but you need to atleast start leveling up your blogging knowledge if you want to be a successful blogger.
And for this, you have to invest in blogging, and invest not just your time, but also your money.
Remember you need to take blogging as a business and for a business you need to make investments. For blogging bussiness, nothing reaps the benefits as much as investing in your own blogging knowledge.
As you invest, the more you start having clear idea on what you must do and must not do and this will keep you on track and consistent.
As a beginner blogger, I know investing money on your new blog sounds scary but trust me you don’t have to take a hell lot of courses- just get started with one and once you’ve got hold of it and applied, then purchase another.
I have purchased just three courses till now and they have helped me so much and paid itself back.
Those three courses are:
- Pinteresting strategies by Carly
- Traffic Transformation Guide by Lena Gott
- SEO Bundle Ebook (Easy On Page SEO and Easy Backlinks for SEO) by Debbie Gartner
10. Allow yourself to be a beginner blogger
Sometimes we’re not consistent just because of the fact that we’re too scared to go all in. We’re too scared thinking, ‘What if I go all in and still don’t get the result?’.
But you need to trust yourself and trust the laws of nature. Remember, ‘What you focus on expands’. Focus on your blog and it will definitely start growing.
But for this, you need to go all in and allow yourself to be a beginner. Every successful blogger started clueless and without any knowledge of blogging at one point. But as they kept going, they learnt.
Don’t expect that you must know everything. Allow yourself to be a begginner, you will see that you will be kinder to yourself in your blogging journey and you will progress faster.
Final thoughts on becoming a consistent blogger
So these were the things that allowed me to bring consistency in my own blogging journey.
Lastly, I would just like to add that blogging might be bit difficult when you’re new, but once you get a hang of it, it isn’t so difficult. You just need to push yourself till you start seeing results.
Once you start seeing results, you will automatically know what you must do and will want to stay consistent and to stay on top of your game.
- How I reached 30k pageviews in 2 months
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- 10 places to find blog post Ideas for any niche
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I hope these helps you to turn into a consistent blogger and blogging more consistently.
All the best!