5 Tips To Stay Consistent With Your Blogging Schedule

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When I first started blogging, I did not have a schedule. Looking back now, I cringe at how badly I was running my blog. I would post when I had content, which if you are trying to grow your audience, is not the way to go about it.

Having a blogging schedule means that you will be consistently sharing content, which will help to grow your blog traffic and increase your DA score.

Before we delve into tips to help you stay consistent with your blogging schedule, you need to create a kick-ass schedule for your blog. You will need to decide on how frequent you wish to pot in a week with a designated day(s) and time(s). Posting regularly, at the times you decide, can help you develop a loyal audience. It can also help you to be much more organised and productive when working on your blog.

It’s all well and good that you have created your blogging schedule, but then the hard work begins when you have to work and stick to that blogging schedule.

Here are 5 tips to help you with staying consistent with your blogging schedule:

1. Plan Ahead

One of the best reasons for using a blogging schedule is to have the opportunity to work in advance. Creating a content plan will help you to make the best use of your schedule. When you have blog post ideas and titles, you can write them down. In that way, you can take the pressure off when it comes to creating content.

I always feel far less overwhelmed about the blogging tasks I need to complete if I know my blog content is already planned out and scheduled for the days I need them.

2. Do Not Take On Too Much

It is important to make sure that your blogging schedule is realistic and achievable, or you will be setting yourself up for failure. If you have a full time career, or a busy home life (or both!), creating a blogging schedule, where you post twice a week may be too hard to keep up with. You do not want your blog to feel like a chore, or you will become demotivated. Starting small is best; maybe one new blog post per week at first is sufficient. The key is to build consistency. You can always alter our blogging schedule if your circumstances change.

It is vital you keep that same principle when it comes to taking on sponsored or gifted campaigns. Yu must ensure that you have the time and the resources to create some amazing content because remember that you are representing your brand and your name.

3. Use To Do Lists

To do lists can help you to complete your blogging tasks to help you stay organised and consistent with your blogging schedule. Make sure that you prioritise your tasks and then you can work your way down the to-do list, so you do not miss any of your deadlines.

Using lists can help you be the most productive with your time and then you do not have to rush the day before your post is due to go live.

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4. Batch Tasks To Blog Faster

Blogging is not a quick task! It takes effort and A LOT of time! But there are ways to make it go a little bit faster by batching similar tasks together.

Darting from writing a blog post to searching for images for keyword research in one block of time is far less efficient than creating a month’s worth of blog posts in an afternoon. Batching works well because it keeps your mind focused on one type of task. So when you’re able to blog faster, you’re more likely to stick to a posting schedule.

5. Make It A Habit

Build blogging into a habit that you work at regularly. By doing this, you do not leave creating a blog post to the night before. You do not want to end up resenting your blog. Allocating time to get blogging tasks done can be a great way to stay on top of everything. You could allocate a block of time every morning or an entire day once a month. You can do whatever works best for you. Taking these small steps can help you progress your blog and not become overwhelmed.

If you have tried these tips and others and you are finding it hard or you are not committing to your blogging schedule, then maybe it is time to evaluate your schedule.

Blogging consistently does not mean you have to blog all the time. Blogging once a month is consistent. So is blogging three times a week. You are never going to be able to stick to a schedule that is unrealistic for your lifestyle.

Reminding yourself about your outside commitments whether it’s family, a full time job or other things that you need to consider is crucial. You will then get a clearer understanding of how much time you really have and what you can allocate to your blog. Really think about how often you want to blog and how often you actually enjoy creating content. These are all aspects you need to consider.

There is nothing to say you cannot blog more certain times or seasons. Just as long as you stick to the schedule, which is right for you and your business.

How do you stick to your blogging schedule? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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78 thoughts on “5 Tips To Stay Consistent With 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. 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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  2. 🙂 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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  3. These tips are awesome I’m a new blogger so finding a balance is hard but I will definitely be using the to do list in order to get organized.

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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 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. As a new blogger, I don’t have a strict blogging schedule for a particular blog post but I do plan ahead by writing ideas on my drafts. In that way, I can choose which topics should go first or next. And on the day when a blog post goes live, I make sure to write the future blog post ahead (draft) and promote the current one to save time. Loved your tips! Thank you for sharing.

    http://www.lifebeginsattwenty.com

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  12. I do usually stick to my blogging schedule. I use reminders and daily allocated blocks of time to donthat. As you mentioned in your post, I do batch activities. When I’m hit by creativity, I dive in, create as much content as possible so if life goes awry, I have that cushion to fall back on. Great post.

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  13. Such a great post, Lauren! For me, my end goal is to be a full-time Content Creator and be comfortable with my salary, and it’s all about doing things sustainability! I see so many bloggers quit so fast and its so sad! These are great tips xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  14. These are great tips! At the beginning of the month, I plan my posts & I only post once a week as that’s what works best for me & I also have more time to promote my post & interact with other bloggers.
    I also love making to do lists!

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  15. These are great ways to consistent in your blogging schedule! I took a break recently as things got a little too much and I also felt uninspired and the break did me the world of good and now I’ve learnt new ways to stay on top of my schedule which has really helped! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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  16. I needed to read this today. Such great tips to keep on top of blogging. I had a schedule at the start of my blogging and found it so easy to follow but now I’m back at work full time it’s harder, I’ve had to adjust the plan to be able to do it all. I like the idea of preparing lots of posts at once, I’ll work on that. Thanks for sharing

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  17. I’ve had a tentative blogging schedule for a while now, but I’ve been having trouble sticking to it. You’ve helped me to identify how to be more consistent and have helped me to realize that I might need to modify my schedule now because of how busy I am lately. Thanks for posting!

    – Hannah | http://www.dolivestudy.com

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