In this post I will share with you some tips on how to remain consistent at blogging - One of the monstrous challenges bloggers face when getting into the swing of blogging, past the stage of starting their blog’s usually in the 3rd or 4th month of blogging, is how to create great content on a consistent or regular basis.
I won’t deny it; creating content on a regular basis is damn well hard. Creating high quality content on a regular basis is even harder. So how do you face such a challenge?
Before I begin let me just say, I’ve been there many times before myself. I’ll open up a blank page in word document and scratch my head for about 20 minutes before thinking of something awesome to write about. I’ll probably have a cup of tea or two before even starting on the headline… Even after blogging for 2 years it still remains challenging at the best of times.
So how do you go about staying laser focused and consistent at blogging? Check out my three tips below –
Staying Consistent at Blogging Tips
1. Have a blogging schedule
You’ve probably heard me mention this before on my blog many times before, but being organized and having a blogging schedule is the key to staying consistent at blogging. You see if you’re use to meeting a deadline, 9 times out of 10 you’ll meet that deadline. The best way to create a deadline is to plan out what posts you’re going to write for the week ahead, that’s exactly what I do.
If I plan to write 4 great posts, and make the rest up in guest posts, then I know I need to get 4 really good posts out in the seven days that I plan to do it in. Give it a try for yourself!
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2. Write about the things you love the most
If you’ve selected your blogging niche very carefully, you should be able to write about the things you love to rant about the most. This is very important for succeeding in blogging in general. One of the reasons why so many newbie bloggers flop at the first or second hurdle even is because they’ve picked a niche which they knew nothing about, or had very little interest in, and two months down the line, they lose all interests in writing about it. Blog about the things you love most and you’ll have no trouble staying consistent at blogging.
3. Forget about the myth that you should be writing everyday
I know what you’re thinking, how can you be consistent if you don’t write every day. I don’t believe in the theory or ‘myth’ of having to write everyday to remain consistent at blogging. In my mind that’s pure BS at its brutal best…
What is the point in writing about everything you love most about your niche in such a hurry? Why share everything at once? If you’re going at roadrunner speed, you’ll burn out and run out of ideas fast, that I can guarantee, and before you know it, you’ll have nothing to write about.
Instead take your time. Write 3 or 4 top quality posts per week and put everything into it. If you’ve made a list of let’s say 100 posts ideas you want to write about, spread them out over the course of a couple of months or so.
Well folks that’s my three tips for staying consistent at blogging, over to you now readers, let me know your own thoughts, or perhaps you have a few tips you’d like to add to the list above. Please leave me your comments below.