When I first started blogging and up until a few months ago, I didn’t have a strict schedule. Looking back I cringe at how badly I was running my blog. I would just post when I had content, which if you are trying to grow your audience is not the way to go about it.
Having a blog schedule means that your blog will show consistency and your readers will get to know when your posts are live and increase your views. I have definitely seen an improvement in my engagement since putting my schedule in place.
5 tips that I find useful in keeping to my blog schedule:
Decide your blog schedule – You need to decide on what day/s and what time you want to put content live. Having specific days, gives your readers consistency.
Plan ahead – Planning your blog content ahead of time, blog titles or ideas helps to take the pressure off of you when you are keeping to your schedule. I have a post coming soon where I am going to share how I plan my blog content months in advance.
Work down your to-do list in order – I am one of those people who sometimes likes to complete tasks from my list in random order, sometimes the easiest or simplest of tasks first. However, once I planned my blog content I have been working my way down my to-do list. Working down my to-do lists in order means I am organised and not forgetting any tasks. I then will not have to rush the day before the post is due to go live.
Do not take on too much – Keeping your work load at a reasonable level, keeps the pressure off. Just because a sponsored post or other content comes up, you should ensure you have the time and resources to produce the content. There will be other opportunities for you.
Balance your time – Balancing your time and allocating time for tasks means you will make sure you can fit all tasks in. If you don’t have a lot of time or if you have other commitments balancing your time is a key tool to making your blog a success.
These 5 ways help me to keep on track with my blogging schedule. These might work for you or maybe just one applies. It is true that consistency helps to grow your brand.
What helps you to stick to your blogging schedule? Do you have a blogging schedule? I’d love to hear in the comments.