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Staying Consistent with Blogging

Staying Consistent with Blogging

The last thing I want to do is disappoint my audience. I cringe when I log into my analytics and see how many people check Pretty Weird Bombshell daily- even when there hasn’t been a post in days… That being said, it’s still rather easy to lose momentum blogging.

Even long standing bloggers often find themselves on the short end of a down day. Energy and inspiration can be hard to come by. As a result, many of us struggle being consistent with blogging. And even when you DO find the energy and inspiration to work on your baby (be it your youtube, social media, or blog), it can difficult finding the time.

Oh, but there’s something that you ought to remember, dear Ms. Blogger Girl. When you find yourself swamped with deadlines and things to accomplish, think of the tale of the Turtle and the Hare. It’s a pretty common Aesop fable, so you certainly already know what I’m getting at. Slow and steady wins the day…


 

Staying Consistent with Blogging

Have a realistic posting schedule

There’s little efficiency in throwing the kitchen sink at the mountain of work to do today, only to find yourself completely drained for tomorrow’s challenge. Self-pacing is key to success in any line of work.

I would love to post 5-7x a week to keep my dailies coming back. That’s not realistic for me though. Not if I’m going to invest 80% of my time marketing and promoting my brand, as well as fine tuning Pretty Weird Bombshell. Creating content is only 20% of my business plan, because that’s what is ideal for me. Your posting schedule should be ideal for your brand, as well as manageable for you.

Build a content bank

Take advantage of the times where you are incredibly energized and inspired, and write your heart out! That way when inspiration is harder to come by, you have content to fall back on. I sometimes go weeks where I suffer from writer’s block! Having a content bank of at least 7-8 posts helps me stick to my set posting schedule, and be consistent with blogging.


Write about what you love + know

It’s easier to post consistently when you’re writing about things that come to you naturally. Blogging is something you can do from just about anywhere nowadays. If you’re out of the house or the office and you come up with an interesting concept, open the notepad on your phone and get cracking! When you’re somewhere interesting, with fun people, or doing something you love, look around and get ideas.

Use a guest blogger

If you’re still struggling with creating content and being consistent with blogging, try finding a guest blogger. They can supply you with write-ups, and you can provide them with exposure to your audience and growth opportunities. Collaborating with others can lend your blog a certain kind of flair not everyone else has.

Grab a coffee with your blogger girlfriends

Blogging dates with some of my girlfriends has been crucial to Pretty Weird Bombshell growth. We bounce ideas off of each other and help stay each other stay motivated. Having someone to communicate the ups and downs of having a blog with is really energizing. Often, at the end of the date we go our separate ways, more inspired than before. And if you don’t have blogger gfs, make some!

Give yourself rewards

Lastly, reward yourself when you accomplish your blog goals for the day. Go out and grab some cake and coffee, take a nap, do something for you. When you do something awesome (like being consistent with blogging), you should feel awesome for it!


  • Staying consistent can be tough. Good tips!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Great tips. Staying consistent has been a struggle at times but I managed to keep my blog updated (almost) every week! I’ve learned to let it go when I don’t get a post out and strive to do better next time!

  • Hannah Christensen

    Good tips! I need to do a better job of writing out posts when I am motivated. At the moment I try to schedule out post topics a month ahead of time so I at least have an idea of what I’m going to do but I’m not great at sticking with it

  • love the great tips! you are darling!

    kelseybang.com

  • I’m in a total rut today so this post is great motivation for me! I agree on having a good balance between content and marketing your content. The latter is so important, but often gets pushed aside to create, create, create.

    xx Yasmin

    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Such a great and relevant post as we head in to 2017! I love that you say “write about what you love!” That is so key!! You’re no killing it and I love following you!!

  • I’ve had numerous slumps this year and found a monthly planner to be of help. Of course it takes more than that too, like worthwhile ideas and photography that is on point (to my standards at least!)

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • Great post, girl, especially for this time of year as so many of us are thinking about ways of improving our blogs and the direction we wish to head in. I’m glad you found a plan and system that works best for you. It’s hard to find at first, but once you do, it makes everything that much easier! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • I love this post!! I sometimes get so caught up in life or run into a creative dry spell, that I ignore my blog for days at a time. To combat this, I try to keep a posting schedule and ideas at the tips of my fingers!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

  • Lovely thoughts. It’s certainly safe to say that each person has their own blogging plan & things that work well for them. I liked your thoughts about a finding a blogging schedule that works for you. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  • Emily Bendler

    These are excellent tips for overcoming writers block. I am definitely looking for more local blogger friends to meet up with!

  • Such a great post doll! I could definitely need to do a content bank! I’ve put it off for ages, even when I’ve had a lot of inspiration and a great energy flow, I’ve been off doing other things! Anyways, thank you for the reminder and the tips! Have a lovely weekend gorgeous! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • These are wonderful suggestions on blogging! I love your casual look in these shots.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • I 100% agree with you especially on having a realistic schedule. I posted 3 times a week for two years and finally raised the white flag a month or so ago. I just couldn’t keep up anymore and I was feeling stressed out and am not enjoying blogging anymore. Posting twice a week works better for me and I feel like my writing is getting better too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Dressed With Soul

    Thanks a lot for your post, everything you have written here is absolutely true and most of the things you recommend I used to do, too 🙂 I think blogging can be challenging but also give so many satisfaction – it is definitely worth the effect. You look adorable and the pictures turned out perfect <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • This is so helpgul. I always struggle with my posts and social media.
    But staying consistent is so important. Thanks for sharing!
    Richa | Fancier’s World

  • This was super helpful! For the past few months, I feel like I just can’t keep up. Time management is my main issue with onevfull time job, a side business and blogging, it’s hard to fit everything in. I’ve been staying up until midnight every night but it’s just not realistic. Writing out ideas for inspiration is a great idea!! I find that I live when I post about something specific, but sometimes I can always do that (see time management lol). And I would die to have blogger friends in real life! I’m the only blogger that I know of in my town and no one seems to “get” it. Haha! Definitely bookmarking this!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Bonnie McConaughy

    Those are wonderful tips! They are some of the ones I’ve figured out or discovered along the way as well. I’ve found a posting schedule that works best for me, 2-3x a week on Tuesdays/Thursdays and maybe another one on Saturday. I’m slowly getting into a rhythm with this and it works well. There are so many other things to do with a business and blog that just writing blogs is only part of it. I also discovered when I’m on a roll with creating blog posts, to keep it going as long as I can in the moment because it helps for the future!

  • Loved this post Kandj! I feel like I can totally relate to these! Love our blogger dates they are so fun and like you said motivating 🙂 My biggest issue is finding the time to sit down and blog. I honestly wish I could post 2x a week, but for 2017 I am going to try for 1x per week on blog and YT- and be more strict with scheduling my posts ahead of time! 🙂 – Mitra xo

    http://leopardcouture.com/how-to-make-new-years-resolutions-work/

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