What NOT To Do When Blogging

This week has been a tough blog week. I wish I can say I’ve been on schedule, but I can’t – because I haven’t. Sometimes when life happens at 30 mph over the speed limit, you just have to prioritize. And if your time management skills are above average, then you have nothing to worry about. Don’t get me wrong, my time management skills are something I take pride in but this week was …. WOW …. speechless. Everything happened so fast. Super excited but also bummed out that blogging was put on the back burner for a few days.

Fun Fact 1: I had published a post on Monday, but deleted it because it didn’t feel right.

Ever had that happen to you?

If I write something, I want that something to leave you satisfied, and the 5 minutes you spent reading my post – worthwhile.

So …. Yah … I deleted it …

And here is what deleting that post taught me 🧠 💭
  1. Spend more time deciding what to write about
  2. Keep a notepad at all times in case you get an interesting blog post idea
  3. Write your ideas in a calendar
  4. Write the blog post in advance and edit it the day before
  5. Don’t rush writing your post, and do take your time making it appealing
  6. Schedule the time you want to publish your post in case something comes up

I could have spend an hour writing excuses about how life happened and why I didn’t post when I said I would , but I choose not to. Instead, I choose to learn from it and work on being more consistent.

Fun Fact 2: I have already written my Wednesday blog post. WOOT WOOT 🎉 🙆‍♀️ 🍾

And that ladies and gentlemen makes me sleep like a baby 👶 💤

Take your time when choosing a topic and writing  your posts so your readers keep coming back for more. Write your post in advance, and schedule it in advance for posting. Don’t put it off until the day of your post due date and think you can write the post in 1 hour.

 

I did that and miserably failed.

I thought I had a good blog post idea, but when I actually sat down to write it (days later), I was no longer feeling it. If I had made notes when the idea came to mind, and only had to edit and revise before publishing, it would have been a different story.

I will definitely not be doing that again!

So, I am curious …


What is something you learned early in the blogging game?

 

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