When I first started blogging up until about three months ago, I would blog whenever I had the inspiration and it would lack so much consistency with the days and times I was posting. Three months ago I decided to put a strict schedule in place for my blog and it has helped me stay organised. Having a schedule also means I can plan my blog content ahead of time. This way of working has been so helpful for me, it has been stress-free and I have been enjoying blogging so much more. I haven’t had the blind panic of what to post and what to write about, which is sometimes what used to happen ha ha!
I have been blogging for just over 2 years and I have learned so much about blogging but also about myself. When I first started I didn’t really know very much and just did as much research as I could. In keeping with helpful blogging posts this month, I am going to share some tips that I have found the most effective for growing my blog.
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.
Recently I have had a lot of readers write to me and have asked how I stay motivated with my blog and consistently post. I am not going to lie previously I struggled to stay motivated and I fell behind with posting. Sometimes I lost all motivation and didn’t know how I was going to get out of the rut I was in. If you are currently feeling this way I have a post 10 ways to improve your creativity, those tips helped me get creative again!
Keeping up with social media can be hard and time consuming, especially if like me you are trying to keep up with numerous platforms. I have been using Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to promote my blog and connect with other bloggers since I first started posting. When using these apps for a while, you find what works well and what doesn’t. I am going to share with you some tips I find useful to make my social media posts as effective as they can be.
When I first started my blog, I knew the WordPress platform as thats the where I host my blog, but I didn’t even have the app for a while. As I developed my blog and learned more I found more apps and websites that help me edit photographs or even help with scheduling and posting. There are so many different apps and websites to help you boost your efficiency and I am sharing my top 6 that I think you should be using.
Every blogger works differently when it comes to running their blog and have different perspective on what their essentials are. When I first started blogging, I didn’t use some of these. I have changed and I am constantly learning and evolving. I thought I would share my 5 blogger essentials that allow me to run my blog.