Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. 💛 If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few weeks, then you’ve seen that I shared a blog post every day for the entire month of October. I wanted to do this because I did the exact same thing this time last year, and I had an awesome time! I’m happy to say that it has now been a fun blogging tradition two years in a row. 🙂
Different people were curious about how this venture worked out for me, since it takes time, dedication, effort, and a whole lot of inspiration to write 31 blog posts! I’m honestly surprised at how well I did, although there were times when I wasn’t sure if I’d have a post ready for the next day. 🤷🏻♀️😂
To wrap up this awesome month of blogging, I’m going to share some blogging secrets with you: I’d like to tell you how I managed to post daily in October! I hope this can help and inspire you on your own blogging journey. 💚
How I Managed To Blog Every Day
- I have developed a method that helps me to quickly set up my blog posts. This routine helps me immensely in writing blog posts efficiently. It saves time and allows me to get my ideas down before I get distracted and forget what they were! In fact, I’ve written out how to do it, if you’re interested (see below). I hope you can benefit from it!
My 10 Steps To Writing A Blog Post
- Document the original idea that comes to mind.
- Think of a title.
- Make a list of the points you want to make.
- Find/Take any pictures you need.
- Set up basic post structure (signature, dividers, headings, etc).
- Write the introduction (and outro, if you’d like).
- Elaborate on the list you’ve already made and fill in all the blank spaces.
- Proofread. Then proofread again.
- Decide on a date/time to post it.
- Read through it once more before posting.
- I’ve been writing posts since I was eleven years old. Being extremely familiar with the WordPress platform (i.e. how the blog post-editing page is set up, which image sizes work best for posts, etc), as well as being used to writing blog posts themselves, plays a huge role in why I’m able to write a lot of them!
- I had enough free time in the evenings to write the post for the next day. There was at least a week’s worth of days over the course of the month that I barely had a post ready the day before I needed one to share. This resulted in quickly-written, yet still fun posts that I do like, although they weren’t what I had ever planned on sharing. The crazy thing is, I didn’t even have a list of post ideas I turned to when I needed to write one – I improvised and came up with something on the spot! That surprised me hahah
- I had just come back from two months away from blogging. I’ve seen it said throughout the blogging community: time off from posting really does fuel your creativity! Even though there were days when I had to quickly come up with a post to share, I still felt inspired and happy to write over the course of the whole month. 💖 I know that’s because I spent so much time away (:
- I wrote about what I was thinking about. For most of the time I’ve been blogging on Dreaming of Guatemala, I continually shared content on the same topics, and even within the same series. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially if what you’re writing is close to your heart, but repetitive content drains the writer, as well as the reader. I challenged myself to ditch potentially “good” post ideas in favor of what I was actually feeling inspired to write. It made me panic at times because at first, I just wanted to write what would be the easiest – when it’s nearly 11PM and you’re tired, necessity comes before motivation haha – but I’m so glad I shared what I did. It made a difference in how I feel toward blogging!
Thank you for reading! I hope you have a beautiful day 💕 Let me know in the comments below:
Were YOU inspired by these tips?
Happy Wednesday to you!