It has taken a while to finally get to a comfortable stage with blogging where I feel so much more relaxed with organisation behind my blog posts; writing, scheduling, publishing and promoting them. I have picked up a few pointers which hopefully will help you be that little bit more prepared with blogging.
Scheduling posts in advance is the most important step into feeling that little bit more organised. It also relieves a lot of stress in that day, week, and month of having scheduled posts. I schedule my posts few weeks ahead so I am not distracted away from other work.
Lists are a perfect way to stay organised. Categorise each list with a subject which related to a certain topic you commonly blog about. Use these lists to jot down any ideas of posts. You can use your phone as one of the places to make lists if you don’t carry notes in your pocket.
Having a theme is very important for a blog and for every aspect in all social media, colours, writing style and all. Stick to one theme to make it look simple with an edge. You want your blog to have a statement, and make it stand out upon others. Having a theme creates this effect and will keep your stats high.
I have a separate diary for blogging and for other things to do and meetings. I think this is a good idea, one which I have considered, because it doesn’t make your diary overcrowded and confusing. I hate having a messy diary so would rather have separate diaries for different sections in my life.
Categorising makes my blogging a lot simpler and I think it is easier to find my way around my blog. I categorise my posts in quite a difficult way, so am currently trying to make it a little simpler for people to find certain blogs.
I have recently been improving the look of my blog, and social media, by sticking to a look which will improve the attraction of my blog. I consider myself to be a perfectionist, and have slight OCD, so I have to have everything in shape and look best. I make changes to my blog and blog posts weekly by reading and finding other blogs for inspiration. Believe me having a change now and then to your blog can attract new viewers.
How do you keep organised? Are you happy with how organised your blog is? What apps do you use to keep yourself organized in blogging? Let us discuss.
Novemberschild is a proud member of the Thirty’s club. She is an experienced blogger who has been around since 2004. She is a voracious reader, e-book author, devoted coffee-drinker, avid thinker and a fashion lover who has a huge collection of bags. Music is her passion and you can find her writing most of the time. She is extremely friendly, helpful and a happy person. She accepts bouquets and brickbats on her writings. She blogs at Novemberschild and can be connected on Twitter @romspeaks.