I’ve been asked quite a few times how I keep myself organised, particularly with my blog recently, and how I keep myself on top of posting almost everyday. So I thought today I’d try talk through three simple steps I take, and some little tips that have helped me plan content for the next month or so.
When you think about your blog, how do you want people to feel when they visit? What type of posts do you want to be known for most? What type of blog posts make you happiest to create? Try to jot down some ideas and you’ll start to get the big picture of your blog and how you really want to present it. I find this helps me focus on my best, most challenging ideas rather than just ‘filler content’ which we should all try to avoid. Keep all these notes written down somewhere you can refer back to for inspiration when you need it.
Now that you have an idea of what type of posts you love to write most, you need to break it down. Come up with a few specific blog post ideas for each category/theme. I plan on which days I’d like to have them published on my blog and how often. Planning everything like this doesn’t have to be a chore, in fact; I really enjoy it! Plus this has motivated me to improve my content and I post a lot more often because of this planning now, without any hassle.
Now that you’ve got the big picture of what you want your blog to be, and broken it down into the type of posts you want to write/create; you need to take small actions everyday (or as often as you like!) working towards getting them done. For me this means every single day I have a to-do list. Now that might not work for all of you guys, but for me it means I’m so much more focused on what I need to do.
So for today’s to-do list, I have this;
Schedule tweets for tomorrow (15 mins),
Write blog post on organisation (1-2 hours),
Brainstorm ideas (15 mins).
And as I write this, I’m already half way through this list. I get each task done as soon as possible so that I have the rest of the day to enjoy doing whatever I like 🙂
And there we have it! My three simple steps to blog organisation, which should make it easier for you guys to plan ahead for the next month or so. I really hope it does help, as I find this improves my organisation enormously.
Let me know what you guys think, and don’t forget; blogging should be fun! If this doesn’t seem fun for you, then stick to whatever you find best! 🙂
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