So I’ve been blogging for three months already. Except I haven’t really been blogging for three months because I only posted twice all July and twice all June. I didn’t really stick to the schedule I set out for myself in May either.. (oops)
So while I realize I’m hardly qualified to be providing tips on the subject, I’ve been doing some reflection lately and I thought it would be good to share. Plus, I kind of just needed to put this list together and write it down for me and if it helps anyone else that’s good too.
Three things I’ve Learnt in Three Months of Blogging.
- Re-evaluate. This could apply to any thing but for me, this is a reevaluation of the content I’m creating/not creating. I have a ton of posts that I’ve half written only to lose interest and move on. The more I look at them the more I realize that it’s the content that’s just not inspiring me that I always give up on. Sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in the post’s everybody else is writing and not thinking about what content you actually want to make. As soon as you refocus on what you love the creativity starts to flow.
- Write down ideas and make a plan. I was listening to a podcast recently (TSC: Him & Her) that recommended that you shouldn’t start creating content unless you can write down at least 50 ideas. I thought this was such a good tip to make sure you remain consistent. Maybe to some, this might sound a bit extreme, but I think a massive list of ideas is exactly what I needed.
- Hold yourself accountable. I’m so guilty of setting out with the best intentions at the beginning of the day/week/month and genuinely believing I’m going to get stuff done and then just not doing it. As a new blogger, no one’s going to call me out if I miss a post, so it’s easy to think that skipping one is no big deal. Until that turns into another post and another post and then the next thing you know you’ve only posted twice all month… for two months running (no? Just me?). I realized just need to set aside the time. The only way to achieve anything or grow is to put the time in. I feel like this was so clear to me a few months ago, I needed to remind myself of this.
Reflecting on things is so important. Whether that’s blogging, work, fitness or any other area of your life.
So here’s to three more months of (hopefully slightly more consistent) blogging!
Do you have blogging tips to share?