Lately, I’ve been super busy with school, work, my internship, trying to keep a social life, finding time to relax, and still making time to blog. A lot of people often ask if I’m stressed out with all this workload. I’m not going to lie, it’s very difficult to juggle but I like to stay busy. And I know you’re wondering how I’m able to post twice a week on top of all these IRL activities. If it weren’t for my multiple (physical and electronic) calendars, I wouldn’t be able to accomplish it all. And if it weren’t for three particular things I do every week, I wouldn’t be able to keep an active blog. So if you’re a busy bee and want to figure out how to stay active like me, stick around. I’ll show you three simple concepts to keeping an active blog. And they all start with P so it’s easier to remember!
The first P is plan. The most important part of keeping an active blog is planning ahead. I don’t know how far other bloggers plan ahead but I always figure out my prompts for the whole month. For example, September is coming to an end so I’ll sit down and figure out what topics I want to write about for the whole month of October. I publish new posts every Sunday and Wednesday so I just choose a topic for whichever day I think fits best. Then I’ll write it out on my calendar so I have a visual of what to post. I hardly run out of topics because I keep a list of ideas and constantly add onto it whenever I think of a new prompt.
The second P is post. Once I have all my posts planned out, I start writing my post. I usually follow the same format, just like I would write an essay — intro, body, conclusion. It makes things easier and much smoother, especially when I don’t know how to organize my posts. I usually write the post a few days before the scheduled date because school, work, and socializing often gets in the way. And I always proofread my posts multiple times, checking for spelling and grammatical errors. When the post is finalized and ready to go, I’ll schedule it to be published on a certain date. That way, my blog will update on its own and I don’t have to worry while I’m at school or work.
The last P is promote. After your post is published, you should promote it to get more readers and views. I wait a day or two after the publish date to promote my post. I’ll have pictures ready to share on other social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. I’ll usually caption the picture with a one liner because people are more visual and tend to skip through paragraphs. Don’t forget to include hashtags and the link to your blog so your readers have easier access. After you’ve promoted your recent blog post, you can start over again and plan the next post!
So that’s it. Three simple things to keeping an active blog post — plan, post, and promote. I’ve been doing this for awhile and it has tremendously helped my site stay active. Not only that, but I’ve gained more views from being more consistent with my content. I really hope these simple steps help you. If you have a different blogging process, tell me about it in the comments! Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you want to see more similar posts.
Also, check back on Wednesday for my next post. I recently purchased an Erin Condren life planner so I’ll be starting a monthly “Plan With Me” series. I can’t wait for all of you to see my September spread! Until then, have a lovely day. xx