PS: Can’t wait to publish this post so I can finish watching ‘SHUGA” Season 6
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.
On that note: You have your Passion, You have Discipline, Now Read up these few actionable Tips
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.
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.
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
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.
Ije of @beautyfrenzyblog
“Passion, Feedback & Planning” keeps her consistent”
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’.
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.
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!
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Till next time
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 👇🏽