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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. Thank you for this post. I am in a transition that’s supposed to move me to my long-awaited plan to share a post at least weekly. I struggle with everything you mention in your blog, especially “self-doubt.” I am slowly learning to recognize roadblocks and find a way to embrace them in a way that helps unpack the moment so that it heals and allows me to move on.

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    1. Omgosh, yes Victoria! I just posted about this because I have definitely slipped up big time lately with blogging and planned posts! That’s why I’m getting back to this comment nearly a month later (sorry about that!)

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  2. I have done that in the past and it’s been very successful. Right now, I haven’t had time to do that because I’m letting myself get overwhelmed with other parts of the process and haven’t sat down to develop a list of topics that I want to blog about.

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    1. I am right there with you. It’s a great plan, when I have the time, but lately I’ve been pretty overwhelmed as well and my blog has suffered because of it. All we can do is get back up on the horse and try again.


  3. You make an excellent point with don’t post multiple times a day! I have a few followers that do this and I find some of their posts get lost in the shuffle. Plus, I can’t keep up with those that post more than one post a day. The only time I post more than one post a day are reblogging for my weekly event.

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      1. Yes, me too. I follow a blogger that posts several times a day which most of his posts are related to music. I don’t mind reading them since I love music. Plus, he is a good writer and knowledgeable about his subject. I listen to his playlists and read at the same time.

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  4. Thank you. That is something that I have not done yet, but can see the benefits of planning ahead and having a few posts in reserve. I tend to be the spur of the moment, let’s blog right now type of person. That does not help with consistency.

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