I always hear that if you have a blog, you have to consistently post on a schedule. I know there are times when I get busy and don’t have time to think about writing a blog post.
That’s why I always write all my blog posts in advance. Today, I am writing this post on February 27th, but it won’t be posted until August 1st. How am I able to post in advance? The 3 tips below are my secret weapons.
Brainstorm blog post topics
I have blog post topics already prepared in advanced. When I first started blogging, I wrote down all the topics that I wanted to write about. I think I had a list of 100 topics before I first started.
Here’s a tip. I work best under pressure. I set a timer for 30 minutes and started writing down all my ideas. With a race against time, I wanted to win. Is my competitive nature shining through?
If you hate pressure, maybe the next tip will be helpful.
Brainstorm blog post categories
After I ran out of ideas or didn’t like some of the topics I brainstormed, I hit a rough patch. What should I write? I didn’t know. That’s when I thought about all the categories I needed to focus on for my business.
I knew I wanted to focus on branding, web design, small business issues, etc. I wrote down those categories and then asked myself, “what issues I had with them or what would be helpful tips for each category?”. This created a whole slew of new ideas. It also helped me focus on relevant topics.
Always outline your blog post
I talked about this in a previous blog (read here), but I always outline all my blog posts. This is the biggest thing that saves me time. Since I outline my blogs, I already know what I want to write about. This helps me write 3 to 4 blog posts in less than a couple of hours. In fact, this is my 5th blog today! I’m playing catch up because I was sick last week. It’s been less than 2 hours.
What are your secrets to keeping up with blog posts? Let me know in the comments below.
-Paigon | Natasha Lane Design Co.