Trying to be consistent in blogging and have no luck? Or, maybe, you are looking for answers on how to blog consistently. Before we talk about it, I’ve to make a small confession today.
Blogging is fairly easy to start but difficult to maintain. When I started out this blog, I was also working for other freelance clients so that was the most challenging time for me. I wanted to be consistent on my blog but it was not that easy. Let me share some practical advice on consistent blogging.
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 are struggling with irregular blog work.
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 Consistency 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 authority in a niche
- More social media content
- A wide range of keywords
- New opportunities
It clearly indicates that you have to be consistent with your blog. Otherwise, you are just falling apart in your blogging business.
I got some questions for you.
Do 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 Blog Consistently – 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. Prioritise And 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.
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. Map Out Your Content Calendar For Next 6 Months
The idea of planning content in advance allows you to stay consistent. Why always get stressed about what to post next on your blog? Or, maybe, what should be your next Instagram post?
How to plan your content?
Step #1 – Create a content calendar that shows all of your content plans and upcoming schedule. You can use a template or even a Google spreadsheet to build your own calendar.
Step #2 – Input all your content ideas into your spreadsheet. The blog post titles for the next 6 months. Similarly, what emails you have to send to your list?
Step #3 – Always prioritize. It’s important to choose places where you want to put your content. Know that you cannot be everywhere. If your blog and email list are your first priority then plan your content accordingly.
Step #4 – Batch work. Decide on what tasks you can do in one day or a few days. Imagine if you can design all of your Instagram posts in one day? Batching always works and it further reduces stress levels. You start to feel much more relieved.
Don’t just put your random content ideas. Think about old and expiring content that no longer work on social media. Think about strategic content and compelling blog post ideas to include in your calendar.
You can blog consistently if you have a content calendar in front of you. Do this favour to yourself. Take out a whole day or maybe, 2-3 days to plan your content calendar.
3. Schedule Your 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?
Check out ideas to save;
- Keep a pack of blogging ideas
- Slot your content ideas into Trello
- Plan monthly content ahead
- Draft a few backup posts
- Download images for the upcoming month
- Use time-saving social media tools
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4. Be Active In Social Media
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 the audience engaged with your blog content.
For example, post Instagram stories. Show people what you are working on or where were you last 2 days. Use different instagram story ideas to be consistent on social media.
Social media is where your audience is. Keep telling them about your new content, feedback, behind the scenes etc. Your content on social media should tell your followers that you are always available here. You are alive on social media. You are open to DMs and private messages. You are eager to communicate with your followers and happy to response them.
I have shared 100+ social media content ideas to keep your followers engaged. You can use these ideas to get inspired.
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.
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5. Pick Smaller Tasks
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.
6- Celebrate your Small Wins To Blog Consistently
You might be thinking, how celebrating wins can be related to consistency? I think it’s directly related.
Learning how to blog regularly is a process. It takes time to make blogging a habit and become a consistent blogger. There can be days when you don’t feel like working or you have a lack of focus.
But, you have to find your wins and celebrate them. Remember when you made your first $10? Or, maybe, when you collaborated with someone over a project? Or, your guest post pitch was approved.
There are many reasons to celebrate. Keep those happy moments coming. Your victories will motivate you to keep working on your blog.
Do not get overwhelmed with endless blogging steps. Just take few steps at a time and be proud.
7- Eliminate Other Distractions While You Work
The most important tip here is to get rid of any distraction. This goes for anything that you are working on. If you are writing a blog post, make sure that all other tabs are closed.
It’s not just about your intention to work. It’s also about your working principles. When you disable all these distractions, you are more focused.
Eventually, the blogging tasks will get done on time.
- Disable any social media notifications
- Mark yourself unavailable during your working hours
- Assign yourself deadline
- Set timers for every task
8- Get Motivated And Inspired To Boost Creativity
Your blog consistency also depends on your creativity. Sometimes, we just don’t want to continue with our blogs because we are less inspired, or feel unmotivated.
This is why you need to ensure that your creativity levels are still high.
You don’t have to publish a post every day to blog consistently. Instead, think of all other ideas to show your presence while not writing a blog post every day.
- Sit down and get your creative juices flowing
- Listen to podcasts and get inspired
- Read some business books to learn from experiences.
- Take challenges
- Start a new content format or series
- Speak to other bloggers and entrepreneurs
- Join other social communities to see what’s trending
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9- Don’t Cry Over Your Failures
I know, it’s easy to write but trust me, it’s important too. Crying over our blogging failures will never help at all. I also understand that there are times when you start to feel disappointed but you have to trust yourself and continue seeking your blogging goals.
If you continue to feel discouraged about your failures, you will never grow.
Maybe, you have put 5 hours writing a new post, and spent other 3 hours designing graphics and promotions. And, it doesn’t get you more clicks as you expected.
Trust me, it’s normal. It happens with all of us too.
But, you can also have a post that will get your 300 clicks daily from Google? Or, a pin goes viral and it continues to send you traffic from Pinterest every single day?
Trust me, it happens too.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”Og Mandion
Don’t ever let blogging failures disappoint you from your blogging routine. Just blog consistently.
10. 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.
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What Will You Do To Blog Consistently?
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.