5 Ways To Stick To Your Blogging Schedule

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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58 thoughts on “5 Ways To Stick To Your Blogging Schedule

      1. Yes, it is. It’s something I have done for years. Even before my current blog I write. I find it’s easier to have something easier in advance set, so that in case there is a reason for me not to blog, then something is still airing. Any posts I have the need to write either get aired on the day as spon as written, or scheduled somewhere in between others to air later.

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  1. I found myself nodding all the way through this post, Lauren. I do have a schedule and I try to post twice a week but recently things have got very busy on the work and home front so I don’t always manage it. You’re absolutely right about consistency being the way to grow your audience, it’s key! Great post and tips, thank you for sharing xxx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. I have been caught out when I have been busy and then found I have no time to create content. So now I have this in place, if I am ill or have family get togethers etc, I feel less pressure and can enjoy being on a break as such xxx

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  2. Great tips! However, I gave up trying to schedule content so I wouldn’t feel guilty about missing my own set “deadlines”. Life quite often gets in the way for me (not helped by health issues), so my ideal one or two posts a week, now quite often turns into one or two posts a month. I do, however, feel a lot better when I manage posts more often than that! I do keep note of post ideas etc though, so I have a kind of rough plan.

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  3. 🙂 One of the best ways of sticking to a blogging schedule is to choose one that is realistic for you.

    In my case, I publish content on my blog on a weekly basis because I know that I can always produce high-quality content within that timeframe.

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  4. Your little lists and journals are so neatly organized, and always colorful. I am afraid mine should not be as pretty, but I can say a schedule has helped me balance my time and, as such, made me more productive! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I don’t have a blogging schedule because I’ve always failed to stick to one whenever I’ve tried to make one. I’ll definitely have to follow these tips and see whether it makes a difference. I’d love to have a schedule because, as you said, it shows consistency and lets people know when it’s live. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  6. I love these tips of having a good blogging schedule! I like that you have the different blogging threads! It is a challenge to balance everything, especially when there are different responsibilities. I love your tips – I have a blogging schedule where I try to publish by Friday. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. This is such useful advice. I am getting pretty good at scheduling my social media but not everything else.

      I have a week off this week and I am really hoping following these tips will help me sort my blog life out.

      Thank you for sharing x

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  7. Reading your post felt like listening to my current thoughts. I know I need to establish a blogging schedule, but I haven’t done it as yet. Your post is definitely a push in the right direction.

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  8. I’ve had schedules before… but they always end up being impractical and/or I don’t have time to actually *make* the schedule.

    So now there is Only Chaos. *hysterical laughter* 😉

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  9. These are some really useful tips – I’ve struggled a lot of the last couple of weeks with keeping consistent but I’ve found a to-do list paired with your content schedule is the best way to keep on top of things! x

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