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As a mommy blogger, you’re always thinking about ways to improve your blog and online business. I know I am! We all know that blogging can improve your online business, however some may have issues blogging on a consistent basis. I too struggle with this. Truth is, it’s hard to come up with relevant topics and post them regularly. Or you may not like to write. Whatever the case, I have a few blogging tips that will help you blog consistently.
But first things first, do you have a blog? Is it set up? If not, great! Let me help you get started. I am here for you and that’s the purpose of this blog – to help mommy bloggers. As a result, I have written a tutorial that gives step-by-step instructions on how to start a blog in 5 minutes. Click HERE to get started. I am excited for you. Let’s do this together. Okay, now back to the tips to help you blog consistently.
Why My Blogging Tips About Consistently are Uber Important
A blog is perceived as current when it has up-to-date blog posts. That sends a signal to readers that this blog has the latest information and is continuously updated. Don’t be fooled into thinking that people will just keep coming back to your blog if you don’t update it or the blog posts are old. A blog that hasn’t been updated sends out a signal to the reader:
- You don’t care about this topic
- You are not serious about your business
- You are not a professional in this industry
Perception is reality and to be perceived in the best light possible, blog consistently. So here are my 4 most important blogging tips and tricks to help you do just that.
Blogging Tip #1 – Use an Editorial Calendar
I use WordPress for my blogging software. They have a great plug-in called Editorial Calendar that is free to download. This plug-in makes it easy to see when your posts are scheduled. The editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can also drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog. It’s a must for every blogger.
Blogging Tip #2 – Write at Consistent Times
What I really mean is to write on a schedule, Treat it like a job. Get in the habit of blogging at the same time, on the same days. You may only blog once a week. That’s fine. But do it at the same time on the same day each week. Or you may write notes about your blog on the subway ride to work each morning. Whatever you do, be consistent and intentional about it.
Blogging Tip #3 – Keep a Document or Journal for Future Blog Post Ideas
If you are like me, you are not always going to have ideas of what to blog about when you sit down to write your blog. Inspiration for blog posts may come when you are at the gym, while you are grocery shopping or while you are watching television. You want to capture these ideas by having a central place where you record your future blog post ideas. It could be a word document, a voice memo, or a physical journal. Just have it ready and accessible so you can always refer back to this when you have no idea what to blog about.
Blogging Tip #4 – Don’t Blog All Willy-Nilly! Have a Purpose
Have blog themes, series and related topics that you will blog about. A good idea is to map out what you will be blogging about in the next months ahead. I like to think about what I will blog about 6-8 weeks in advance. It helps me plan my content better. Holidays, new seasons and upcoming events are good times to think about and plan upcoming blog posts. Lots of people also use the beginning of the year as a time to focus and think about the topics their blog will focus on in the coming year.
What blogging tips do you have that help you blog on a regular basis? Which one of these 4 blogging tips will you use from now on? Let me know in the comments below.
Dr. Marcella Wilson