Hey guys! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day. (: I have some more blogging tips to share with you! I’ve really been enjoying coming up with these tips, because I’ve learned a lot in this past year of blogging. ❤ Knowing I can help my readers and other bloggers makes me so happy!
Over the past couple of weeks, I have written different posts with tips on growing your audience, and staying organized with blogging, too. For today, I have nine tips for you on writing better blog posts! These are meant to encourage you to stay inspired, find when/how to write posts, and also decide on the best atmosphere to blog in. Timing, space, and inspiration are three of the most important things to consider when starting work on a post! 🙂
I hope you all enjoy!
9 Awesome Ways to
Write Better Blog Posts
1. Write posts in the same place/s.
I have found that it inspires me immensely to write in the same one or two places in my home whenever compose a blog post. At the moment, the two I enjoy most are my writing desk and our dining room table. Anywhere else (i.e. the couch, the den) is distracting. Just like I once read somewhere, when one gets in the habit of regularly writing in a particular place, it trains your brain into being in that zone every time you sit there.
2. Have a basic idea of what you
want to work on each session.
If you know what you’re wanting to work on in the blogging world each time you get on your laptop, phone, or whatever platform you use to blog, that will really help you to get things done. Instead of simply having “blogging time,” where you set out to accomplish whatever comes to mind, make a mental list. What posts do you want to start writing or finish working on? Does your blog dashboard need some work on regular upkeep? Decide on a handful of things you could get done in the amount of time you have to work, and you will be much more successful.
3. Listen to music that keeps you inspired.
Whether that’s your favorite band’s newest album or some awesome instrumentals, choose what works for you! This is always changing for me, as my favorite songs change and alternate weekly, so listen to whatever inspires you in the moment. After a while of listening to the same songs / track, find something new to blog to. It will keep things interesting and creative!
4. Create post templates for your blog series.
This tip has saved me so many times. It is an essential if you regularly keep up with post series! Keep template/s in your drafts which you can easily customize and add to whenever you feel like writing an addition to those series. It saves time, and can even save your inspiration, as well; when you don’t have to worry about formatting and choosing a picture, you can write freely!
5. Come up with good titles before working on posts.
My mom taught me this one early on when I began blogging on Dreaming of Guatemala. I have been so thankful for this bit of advice again and again! It can be tempting to write out a post, and then pick a title, but it’s way easier in the long run to have titles and then write posts that go with them. Acquiring titles before posts helps lead the way the post will go. I highly recommend practicing this! (Also, if you realize after writing a post that you have a much cooler title than the one you first gave it, don’t worry about changing it. Simply having an original title is something to keep in mind.)
6. Write when you have the inspiration.
There have been days when I was planning to write at a certain time, once I finished up with whatever I needed to do … but then the inspiration fled. When/If this happens to you, don’t stress it; don’t force the inspiration. You can’t force creativity; it doesn’t work. However, when you have a time of dead inspo like this, it may do you well to write down ideas, or read others’ sites; I’ve done this from time to time. Planning whenever works for me, but with writing the posts themselves? You have to be happy, inspired, and in a creative mood. It matters. ❤
7. Break post-writing into steps.
For example, this could be to find the pictures you want to use, take notes on where you want the post to go, start the draft, brainstorm some more ideas, then begin writing the actual post. You could combine or skip some of these steps – it depends on your preferences and the post. For me, I really appreciate working on posts in increments. It saves time, which makes it much easier. 🙂
8. Keep your posts fresh.
For a while, I covered basically the same thing every week on my blog. I had certain types of posts I put up every day of the week, and I usually got those posts written. Before long, however, the weeks were beginning to blend together. There was minimal variety, and it wasn’t long before I moved on to other series and post focuses. If you ever feel like you’re writing too much of the same thing, seek out post inspiration! Browse Pinterest, read posts from others in your niche (my mom suggested this one – it’s a great way to become re-inspired!), bring back an old post by writing an updated version or a part two – get creative, be original. ❤
9. Proofread thoroughly.
My mom and I both agree that this is a crucial tip for good writing. Once you’re done writing a post, read it back through again. And again. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes, make sure you’re allowing your point to come across the way you desire it to – make your writing the best it can be. ❤
Thanks for reading, guys!! Have these tips helped you? They have really helped me to become the blogger I am today. 🙂 ❤ I hope you have a beautiful day! And let me know in the comments below:
What has helped YOU
become a better blogger?