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Blogging Tip: Plan Ahead

I posted this blog before and I’ll continue to do so because it is truly the only way that I know how to blog consistently without feeling like I am losing my mind.

One of the biggest obstacles to blogging (I think) is consistently pushing through posts on a regular basis that contain great content. What I mean by this is it is hard to post every day, or even every other day, and on top of that, it is harder to post great blogs every time.

Let’s be honest, some days we just don’t feel very creative. We’re tired either physically or mentally or both and we just don’t have anything to contribute. We sit down at this blank screen and think, “wow I literally have nothing to say.”

Or worse, you sit down and write something up but then that evil villain known as Self-Doubt crawls into your ear and commands that you erase the entire post because he doesn’t think its good.

First off, tell Self-Doubt to take a hike. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life! And so what if you post one blog that isn’t up to your regular standards? Be honest about it at the end of your post and maybe ask for feedback. Ask your followers to help you out, there’s nothing wrong with being human!

Yet, there will be days when you simply cannot write, you can’t think, and you definitely can’t create a blog post. That will happen, so prepare for it and plan ahead!

Part of blogging is spontaneous creativity, the other part is being prepared with planned posts.

You heard me, Planned Posts.

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When you have great days where creativity is flowing, don’t stop after one post and don’t post multiple times a day. Instead keep creating and scheduling them in advance. For instance, this is the third tip I have planned ahead today on September 9th. 

Write in advance on your good days so that you don’t need to worry on your bad days.

Happy Writing & Blogging Everyone!

What about you? Do you plan ahead with your blog posts? Do you find it helpful?

 

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24 thoughts on “Blogging Tip: Plan Ahead”

  1. I really enjoyed this post. Self-doubt is paralyzing, freezing finger tips the moment they strike the keyboard. Then there are days when words flow and fingers strike keys with ease. I am learning about the “villain” since starting school. I have written Self-Doubt take a hike on a post-it and stuck it on my computer screen as a reminder.

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  2. I’m not entirely sure why many bloggers think they must write and publish a blog post everyday. Blogging should always be about fun and enjoyment. Sure, if they get fun and enjoyment out of publishing a blog post every day, then go for it, but blogging should never become a chore, make us feel stressed or frustrated or make us feel guilty for not publishing a post. Finding that perfect blogging balance can be difficult, but I know of many successful bloggers who write and publish once a week or even once a month.
    Good quality content is critical. I don’t know about you, Kayla Ann, but I much rather read one good quality post once a week from a blogger than seven poor-quality posts that tell me they’ve been rushed into publication. I’m far more likely to leave a comment and share that good-quality post than leave any comments or share any of the poor-quality posts.
    Writing and scheduling posts in advance is a great tip, so thank you for mentioning it.

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    1. I completely understand where you are coming from. I would much rather read one quality blog a week than 7 blah blogs. Yet at the same time, I don’t want to miss out on someone altogether (as I have unfortunately done to my blogging community the past couple of months). Consistency is importance but it must be paired with quality.
      Thank you for such an insightful comment!

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