My Streamlined Blog Process
Since I’ve started blogging more consistently these past few months, I have picked up a few habits that have streamlined my process + allowed for more efficiency. I am all about being productive and streamlining any process: whether it is through Illustrator shortcuts, utilizing templates or publishing blog posts. Here are a few tips that have helped me post frequently, that will hopefully resonate with you as well!
Collect post ideas
You would think after blogging consistently for a while now, I would run out of blog post ideas. However, the more I blog, the more specific ideas I have to share. These ideas come to me at all times, both convenient + inconvenient. Think car rides, showers or time with friends. I have found a system that works out great for me to capture these ideas, which is through keeping a running list in Evernote. Google Drive, Trello, or any other app would work great for this as well! The key is to have the app synced on your phone, computer and online. That way you always have access to add new ideas as trickle in. I keep organized + on track by
each of my post ideas. This helps me stay consistent and organized at all times!
Block out time to write
Probably the toughest part of blogging for me is to actually set aside time to write. I have found that devoting 2–3 times a week to writing helps ease this struggle. I even block out time on my calendar, so that I remind myself to keep up with blogging! If I don’t know what topic to blog about, I simply reference my running list in Evernote as a starting point.
Sidenote: I also write my blog posts in Evernote. I recommend writing your posts somewhere outside of your WordPress/Squarespace dashboard. This helps prevent content loss if your wifi goes out!
Utilize a template post graphic
I highly recommend utilizing
for blogging! Just the other day, an Instagram friend posted a few blog posts they recommended for #followfriday. Without seeing the tagged accounts, I immediately recognized which blogs were tagged. This is attributed to not only consistent blog branding, but also templated post graphics. Templates allow frequently posting to your blog more feasible, as well as a familiar design to your readers.
Schedule social media
Once my blog post is finalized, I like to schedule a few posts to social media. A few of my readers are in earlier time zones, so I post early in the morning, sometimes before I wake up! Apps like
help schedule Twitter posts while you sleep. I use it to schedule Twitter + Facebook posts. With that said, I also recommend that these social media posts aren’t your
outreach. I like to build authentic community on social media, and not solely self-promotional.