Blogs are a great way to share your story, connect with others, and interact with your audience, at least, that is, if they are updated on a regular basis. It can be easy to lose track of blog updates in our busy lives, which is why a blog schedule can help you get back on track.
Whether you are blogging for personal or business reasons, the new year is a great time to make a fresh commitment to content. We can help with our favorite tips for creating a blog schedule you can actually stick to.
Get started with our easy-to-follow steps below, and before you know it your blog will be crushing your 2019 goals.
Step #1: Analyze your purpose.
What are you trying to achieve with your blog? Are you keeping in touch with distant relatives or promoting products and services? Having a close eye on what it is that you want to achieve helps you schedule throughout the year or even the next few weeks.
Step #2: Choose your goals.
Now that you know what you are trying to achieve, set some dates and action points to show your progress. Try to make a variety of short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals. Be as specific as possible, as the more detail you include in your goal, the greater the chances that you will reach it.
Step #3: Create a routine.
Studies have shown that consistent content builds better audiences. Each time you publish a new post, you (hopefully) follow with social media, which leads to increased traffic to your site an (again hopefully) higher conversions whether this represents total sales or leads. Whatever you plan to build, you can reach your goals faster by continuously supplying content that promotes your overall purposes.
When you begin to create your routine, start with one week. Think of what you can realistically achieve each week of the year. Once you have decided what you can accomplish in any given week, duplicate it for the rest of the year. It is important that you don’t set your sights too high, as you will quickly tire of the pace. You will notice that even realistic goals quickly build when achieved on a regular basis.
Step #4: Create topics that engage your audience.
Creating content for the sake of content will bore your audience to tears. Instead, try to engage your audience with topics that are relevant to them at that moment. Of course, this is much easier said than done. Knowing how to separate out those topics that work from those that flop takes some trial and error. We suggest that you read as much as possible. What are you interested in? Which articles have you read until the end? Knowing what is available on any given week can help you choose your own blog topics.
Step #5: Start writing!
Hopefully, the steps above have motivated you to make 2019 your best blogging year ever. Now that you know your purpose, audience, and subject matter, the next step is to put pen to paper, or fingers to keys. Remember to let your personality shine through your writing because no one else has a voice like yours. Happy writing!