Trying to be consistent in blogging and have no luck?
I’ve to make a small confession today.
Blogging is fairly easy to start but difficult to maintain. I had few other blogs before I started SheMeansBlogging, and due to inconsistent blogging routines, I had to abandon.
One thing I learned from experience is that consistent blogging is the key to successful blogging. So, this post is incredibly important for bloggers who suffer from inconsistent blogging.
Do you struggle with consistency in blogging life?
If you face the same problem, this post is for you.
I m going to tell you little tricks that can help to be consistent in blogging life and how to make blogging a habit.
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WHY BLOG CONSISTENTLY IS IMPORTANT?
You must have read blogging is all about an exercise of persistence and consistency.
That means while quality content matters, how often you publish content is simply as important. This is why consistency in blogging matters;
– Readers love fresh content
– For better SEO page ranking
– For building an authority in a niche
– More social media content
– A wide range of keywords
– New opportunities
Now, tell me if you face following problems while running a blog.
Your blogging schedule is haphazard.
You fail to get your post publish consistently.
You find it difficult to blog every day.
Your content hardly gets noticed online.
All above queries can easily be solved by adopting a routine to blog consistently.
If you adopt a blogging habit and become consistent in blogging life then good results automatically dive in.
How to be consistent in blogging life – 5 steps to become a consistent blogger
I will give you simple tasks to become a consistent blogger and live an effortless blogging life.
1. Always Set Blogging Goals
If you ask me one thing to make blogging a little easier I suggest setting blogging goals. It doesn’t matter how minor or big blog you run. If you often visit my blog, you had always seen my urge for setting goals.
Goal setting keeps business desires in an efficient manner. It reminds you about tasks you need to accomplish every day, week and month. If you have a blog planner or a goal setting workbook then it’s easy to blog consistently. However, a simple notebook even does the trick.
You got the plans. You know what to work every month. You have developed content strategies. You would like to publish 3 posts a week, increase social media followers, get email subscribers, send guest post pitches, purchase an ebook, invest in a course etc.
There are a lot of things you need to do.
Just click this image to check out a gorgeous planner.
Here’s what you need to do;
- Create achievable goals.
- Keep your target audience in mind while setting goals.
- Establish a strong content strategy
- How much content and what type of content you share a week.
- What sort of posts to create.
- How many images to be inserted.
- Set time frames for multitasking.
These hints are just written to help you get some inspiration for goal setting.
For the exact method of setting goals, check out this post.
If you’ve already made blogging goals then blogging life becomes stress-free and more focused.
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2. Schedule Content In Advance
Wondering, how to get your blog noticed?
The only step to building your online presence stronger every day is through scheduling the content in advance. It also helps to get your blog noticed to your targeted audience. This is equally important for increasing blog traffic.
Remember, if you disappear and fail to schedule content then readers will also forget you and the blog.
Even if you wish to take a gap or days off from blogging consider adding few posts in drafts and schedule it. This is a simple way to be consistent in blogging life. By doing this, your audience would still get the content from your blog. Right?
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3. Be Active In Social Communities
To get blog things done, engage in social media communities and show your presence.
Consistency in blogging life is not just limited to writing content or publishing posts. You’ve to interact and engage with your targeted audience.
This way, your readers will get a word from you every time. Keep audience engaged to your blog content.
Similarly, make blogging friends.
Growing your blogging network is as important as building your blog. To be honest, it’s the essential part of your blog growth strategy.
Are you looking for a free facebook group? Come, and join ‘Bloggers Camp’ and participate in weekly threads to get new opportunities and collaborations.
4. Pick Smaller Tasks And Celebrate Wins
One of the common blogging mistakes many new bloggers commit is trying to do multitasking every time.
Believe me, I’ve tried to experiment it multiple times.
The results were destructive. Very Poor.
I ended up doing nothing at all. (just being unproductive)
I started writing smaller tasks on my notebook or even Evernote (mobile app) every day. As I gained momentum to blog consistently, results got better each day.
Smaller tasks work!
Pick up one or two tasks every day and try to accomplish it before you take another action.
And, don’t forget to celebrate your small win 🙂
Learning how to blog regularly is a process. It takes time to make blogging a habit and become a consistent blogger.
Do not get overwhelmed with endless blogging steps. Just take few steps at a time and be proud.
5. Develop A Writing Habit
Blogging is never complete without writing. Both are connected with each other. Developing a writing habit is significantly essential for becoming consistent in blogging life.
Remember, writing should come from inside. Whatever you write, just do it from your own voice. It brings a flow to your writing and you’ll also love doing it every day without any hassle.
Consider few of these steps and write freely.
- Look at your goals, and write accordingly.
- Make a cup of coffee or an energy booster.
- Set one writing task.
- Outline the post and write headlines.
- Take out 30 minutes every day for ‘pure’ writing.
- Write from your inside
- Shut down all the distractions.
Everyone has different schedules and routines.
You have to set aside writing hours for regular writing. No one can do it better than YOU!
P.S: Don’t wait for another day to start writing. Just do it now. Take out a notebook and set an hour for writing. Pick one step and follow it.
I've discussed a few ways that help to be consistent in blogging life.
Tell me how you tend to be consistent with blogging?
How do you follow the rule of consistency to your blog?
I'm waiting for your answers.
Maybe, I can learn a new trick from you to gain momentum and trigger my blogging routine.