How to stay consistent in Blogging | FAQs

PS: Can’t wait to publish this post so I can finish watching ‘SHUGA”  Season 6

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

It’s been a year and a few months since I published my first post. In this short period of time I have learnt how to build a consistent blog flow (with a few breaks in between, which wasn’t as a lack of content to publish but a time to rejuvenate).

As a blogger, I get both Positive & Negative Comments and in the midst of these comments my fashionistas always point out ”how consistent I am blogging” & ask me “how I do it” funny thing was I never ever felt that I had mastered the art of consistency but can anyone tho? I believe with passion, discipline and a few set of tips you can at least thrive in being consistent.

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

On that note: You have your Passion, You have Discipline, Now Read up these few actionable Tips

Be Realistic

Ask yourself “How much time you can realistically spend on your blog?” You do not have to spend the whole of every evening on it, but you might for instance, spare 45 minutes every evening after dinner or 30 minutes during lunch break (it’s your call).

Writing this down would help give you a realistic idea of how much time you have to spend in a week on your blog. Okay let’s say you decide to spend 45 mins after dinner time for 5 days in a week that’s approximately 4 hrs in a week.

Write down a Blog Post Idea every single day

Not every idea might be good you just need a list you can go through later on and take out the bad/non-relevant ones. Trust me it helps. I literally write down any idea I have on my phone (cause I tend to forget things easily) and I build upon each post as it comes. This helps with writers block. so that when you decide to sit & publish a post the next day you realize you already have something written down somewhere.

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

Write on the GO

Bloggers work anywhere and everywhere. A desk at home, a coffee shop, a library––these are all fair game for bloggers.

In fact, I’ll often work on blog posts when I’m waiting in line or going on a car ride. (While I’m the passenger––don’t blog and drive!)

Let your Readers Know What’s Coming Up

This final step is optional, cause I myself haven’t been diligent in carrying this out but I think it can be a useful one when you’re trying to position yourself as a consistent & reliable blogger. You can either give a hint of what to expect or give the title whichever one works.

Plan Out a Month’s Worth of Content

You can go right ahead and create a content calendar for yourself. Yes hun you deserve it, it’s not only brands that require this. I haven’t been following mine cause it needs to be adjusted but it helps to have one.

Take pictures that’d last you a month, If I have pictures i’m good to go. That’s the bulk of the work for me (as a fashion blogger). I try to take pictures every 2 weeks cause that’s what works best for me.


BLOGGERS BOARD

Input from fellow bloggers who have stayed consistent ever since I came across them. They are all really good at what they each blog about & I hope you get motivated reading their proven consistency theories.

 

For Demi of @MsDemi_akin

Sooo for me, I’ll say You have to be intentional and DELIBERATELY make out time to create content. Being consistent doesn’t happen by sitting back and wanting to be consistent. You have to make conscious steps towards it

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

 

Veronica of @brooklynpetite

I’m reminded by my followers. There support in everything I do keeps me going, without them I wouldn’t be as consistent. I have to keep reminding myself that I have supports who need that advice and motivation especially in the curvy women community.

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

 

Ije of @beautyfrenzyblog

“Passion, Feedback & Planning” keeps her consistent”

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

Maryam of @itsMaryamSalam

My consistency secret is staying updated with everything going on in the blogosphere and outside. I do lots of reading and listening. Listening most especially helps you identify what people are talking about, what they want to know and what they are struggling with. This way you are able to provide content useful & valuable to people’.

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

Thandiwe of @Thandigama

I stay consistent by giving up a lot of my free time to create content because I work a 9-5 it’s not easy. Less rest on the weekend but it’s all worth it because I love what I do.

How to stay consistent in Blogging, thisthingcalledfashion

 

Bec & Marissa of @Twiceblessed_

Hey lovely! We’re actually really bad with this haha. But I guess to have pre-organised content and ideas so that you don’t have a chance to not write!

| Thanks for Reading |

Till next time

Xx

 

Nayonde

 

 

 

Did you learn something new from this post? Do you follow any of the bloggers listed above? On a scale of 1-10 how consistent are you ? Please let me know by leaving a comment below 👇🏽

 

13 thoughts on “How to stay consistent in Blogging | FAQs

  1. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! Writing on the go is real! I use Evernote on my phone which connects to my desktop so whenever I get ideas for posts or the content, I write them in my Evernote notebook for my blog.

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  2. 3.5
    I usually use my note app on my tab to write ideas and posts on the go. Problem is most time I don’t go ahead to finish them and lose my train of thought, thereby abandoning the post (sometimes)

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  3. This post was helpful but not so different in what I’ve been learning about staying consistent over the years but the problem with me is acting on all I’ve been reading. I need a push or call to action tbh.
    You look amazing btw

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    1. Same here, that’s where discipline sets in, try putting them in action for a month and see the results you get that should motivate you even more. Thank youu

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  4. Planning ahead really does make a huge difference! Being consistent as a blogger really was a struggle when I first started but once you find that rhythym it all falls into place. These are some great tips!

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