Running a successful blog requires a high level of consistency. That’s something we’ve all heard before, right?
However, if you’re seeking strategies to keep consistent with blogging, you’re probably aware that it’s tough to stay constant not just with your posting schedule but also with all of the chores that come with it.
Let’s face it, blogging is more than simply writing. Running a blog entails a lot more than just blogging.
So, let’s get started with some advice on how to blog on a regular basis.
1. Establish deadlines.
Setting deadlines has been the most effective way for me to maintain consistency. In fact, I like working under tight deadlines.
Have you ever observed that if you set a deadline for a month from now, you will complete the task or project on time? However, if you set a deadline for a week from now, you’ll be able to complete the task in that time frame.
Isn’t it fascinating?
I’m not suggesting that you establish unrealistic timelines for yourself in order to stress yourself out. Set hard but attainable deadlines.
Is a month truly necessary to complete that job or task? Or will two weeks suffice?
2. Make a schedule for the day
Staying consistent with your blog relies heavily on good organising. What I prefer to do is write out all of the chores that need to be completed within the week each week, generally on Sunday evening. Then I focus on the most crucial chores for the day each day.
In general, I don’t advocate adding too many items to your daily to-do list. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and end up binge-watching Netflix instead.
If you’re new to blogging, try not to take on more than one major project every day. If you add too many chores to your daily to-do list, you’ll merely hurry through them to do them.
The trouble with this strategy is that you will be dissatisfied with the outcomes and will have to redo everything you’ve done.
3. Create a posting schedule that you can stick to.
When it comes to publishing timetables, we are often overconfident. It doesn’t matter whether it’s for the blog or social media. The majority of us are unable to maintain a daily blogging schedule.
In any case, how often should you update your blog?
As long as your material is of excellent quality, you may publish as many times each week or month as you wish.
Don’t do it if you know you won’t be able to write three blog entries every week. You’ll hurry things, and the ultimate result will be of poor quality. Keep in mind that in blogging, quality trumps quantity. What if you just published once a week instead? If the material is excellent, it will almost certainly not result in a loss of visitors or subscriptions.
4. Let go of perfectionist tendencies
We artists have a proclivity towards becoming perfectionists. It’s logical. We want only the greatest content to be published.
But, guess what?
There is no such thing as perfection! You’ll never be completely satisfied with everything you create.
Do you want to know a little secret?
Nobody can compare your vision to the one you have in mind since no one knows what it looks like. People will almost certainly be satisfied with the version you provide.
Another issue is that it’s impossible to predict what your audience will like as a creator. Sometimes you make something you believe would be a smash, but it turns out to be a huge flop. And occasionally you put something out that you don’t particularly like, and it turns out to be the most successful product/content you’ve ever created.
Don’t get too caught up in the pursuit of perfection. Create the finest material you can using the equipment you have right now, to the best of your abilities.
5. Write anytime you get the opportunity.
Some individuals believe that blogging is only about writing. However, writing remains an important aspect of blogging.
And, although I feel that dedicating a certain period of day to writing is the finest thing you can do, this isn’t always possible.
Instead, write whenever you get the opportunity. When you’re stuck in a line or on your way to work.
The good news is that you won’t have to lug your laptop around with you. You may use a notepad or even your smartphone to write in. Sure, writing on a laptop is more convenient, but it isn’t always possible. This is especially true if you’re in line. Just a thought!
6. Make a daily commitment to show up.
The tiny steps that lead to huge outcomes are the ones that count. Showing up on a daily basis is one of those modest steps.
Don’t get me wrong: I believe in taking pauses so that you may be your best self at all times. So, yeah, take your weekends off if you can, but commit to showing up every day.
I’m not suggesting that you work for eighteen hours every day. In the long term, that isn’t possible. Just remember to work on your blog on a regular basis to come closer to your aspirations and goals. Even if it is just a little duty.
7. Make a to-do list for yourself every day.
It’s critical to make a to-do list with the day’s particular activities.
But I’ve lately made a daily checklist for myself, including all of the activities I need to do each day. These responsibilities include things like uploading a certain number of stories to my Instagram account, engaging with a certain number of accounts on a regular basis, and so on.
Keeping myself responsible and consistent has been made easier by creating this little daily checklist.
You may get a daily checklist for bloggers by filling out the form below!
So, what does content marketing entail for you and your company? Is it a top priority for you? Does it appear on the quarterly strategic agenda?
Don’t worry if it’s not a priority for you; providing regular material shouldn’t be a concern. Spend your time concentrating on other aspects of marketing.
But, if it’s a top priority, how much longer can you keep going at this rate?
How much longer will it be OK to “defer that blog article” until next week?
Apply some of these strategies if you’re tired of spinning your wheels and making excuses every time you miss a deadline. If you’re still having trouble, pay someone to assist you or rearrange your priorities.