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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My blogging tips!

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Staying on top of your blogging game is no easy feat, especially if you're juggling it with working full time and squeezing in as much time as possible with family and friends! I try to stay up to date with my blog as much as I can and there's a few easy things I do/ use to make it even easier on myself – because, let's face it blogging's something you've got to LIKE and ENJOY so if there's ways to make the whole process a little easier, I'm all for it! I've pulled together my five top tips for making blogging a smoother ride…

S T A Y I N G    I N S P I R E D
If there's one thing you're readers are going to notice, it's when you're not feeling particularly inspired. Coming up with new and exciting ideas for your blog is a tough old thing to achieve, even as I type this post I realise there are hundreds of other bloggers who have already written about how to keep up your blogging game strong, google it and you'll find tons. However, you still need to stay inspired: generate ideas from films, magazines, TV shows, news articles, daily activities…the list is endless, you just have to open your eyes and ears and put a personal stamp on everything.

C R E A T I N G    G R E A T    C O N T E N T
Once you're inspired, it's time to write! Creating engaging, sharp and (if you're like me), sometimes witty content isn't for everyone – being a blogger takes a certain amount of gumption, putting yourself out there is a scary thing! If you're already a good writer then content is something you'll find easy to do well – I'm a trained writer, I studied english at College and then went on to study magazine journalism at University so I like to think I know a thing or two about what makes a good post (do I??) however qualifications aren't everything! If you have an idea and think you can put pen to paper – metaphorically, of course – then why not?

S C H E D U L I N G
This is a BIG thing for me – as I work full time, scheduling blog posts and various social media posts is something I like to stay on top of. I try to take photos, write content and schedule all my posts two weeks in advance, however when life gets in the way that doesn't always go to plan. My blog schedule is three posts a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which works really well for me, I don't think I would be able to post any more or any less. Bloggers who post daily? More power to ya! I definitely couldn't do it! I use the blogger scheduler and Hootsuite to keep myself on top of my posts – Hootsuite particularly is a lifesaver and something I think every blogger should have a go at.

T A K I N G    B R E A K S
Sometimes I don't want to blog! Blogging isn't my job and I don't make any money out of it, it's  purely a hobby for me so if I don't fancy doing it one day I won't (and I don't). As I schedule my posts and some social media so far in advance there are days when I don't even have to think about my blog. I think this is a really good idea if you are blogging as a hobby, taking time out is often when I get most inspired. *jots down idea in notebook*

D O N ' T    C O M P A R E    Y O U R S E L F
I can't preach about this too much as I definitely do compare myself to other bloggers from time to time. It's a hard thing to avoid, there's so many out there and while they all do different things and bring their own personality to their blog it's hard not to second guess yourself. Stick to your guns, though and you'll reap the rewards!

Hope you all found this at least a little useful, let me know some of your tips too, see you Friday!

12 comments:

  1. Serious respect to you for being organised enough to schedule your posts that far in advance!
    It's something I really need to get in the habit of, having a really busy lifestyle too.
    I'll defo give hootsuite a go as I've heard so much about it, this post has given me the final push I need haha.
    Leela
    http://herfashionmemoir.com xx

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    1. Hootsuite is definitely a God send, I love it so much xx

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  2. Such important points here, scheduling is so key - i can imagine is must get so stressful working full time but scheduling definitely helps with this! And it's amazing how you can get inspired to blog through so many platforms. Great advice!

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Hannah, it does get stressful sometimes if I'm a little bit behind! Still love it though xx

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  3. Great tips, and I love how much effort you're putting into your blog! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. I can definitely agree with these! Scheduling ahead is something I'm really trying to get on top of lately, makes such a difference :)

    Gemima | Lovely Witches

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    1. It really does doesn't it, cuts out the stress! xx

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  5. Some great tips. I was thinking about scheduling my social media to help me become a more consistent blogger alongside uni and working. Thankyou :)

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